Friday, December 18, 2009

$25 Gift Card Winner - Pet Shelter Donation

Thomas from Willoughby Hills is the winner of a $25 Eaton Family Credit Union Visa Card.

The credit union's Pet Shelter Donation Project raised over $360.

The Fourth Quarter Morale Booster Team worked with the Euclid Animal Shelter and the Lake County Humane Society.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Charitable Giving

Since 1998 Eaton Family Credit Union has provided a holiday party and personalized gifts to the residents a group of special needs adults living in a large, beautiful home in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood, near the credit union called Notthingham Home. Click here to see photos from our December visit.

In 2009 Eaton Family Credit Union raised over $4,000 for various charities including Marching Miles through the Children's Miracle Network, Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital, Race For The Cure, Relay For Life and more. Click here to see where we have volunteered or have provided financial support.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Supporting Troops With Holiday Pens

For the fourth year in a row Ohio credit unions, friends and partners donated a tremendous amount of ink pens for deployed U.S. troops. Eaton Family Credit Union delivered over 120 pounds of pens to Global Glass Block in Euclid, OH where Tony LaPorte collects necessities for our troops throughout the year.

Click here for more information.

Ohio-based credit unions contributed, including: ACME FCU in Eastlake, Cardinal Community CU in Mentor, Eaton Family Credit Union in Euclid, FireFighters CU in Cleveland, L.C.E. FCU in Painesville, Steel Valley FCU in Cleveland and Unity Catholic FCU in Parma.

Credit union friends and partners contributed, including: ATM Solutions in Cincinnati, OH, CUVillage.com in Plymouth, MI, PSCU Financial Services in St. Petersburg, FL, R.C. Olmstead in Columbus, OH, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Cleveland, OH and Xpress Printing in Willoughby, OH.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Roll Your Change Week

Did you know that there is over $10 billion dollars in loose change sitting in homes and cars across America not earning a nickel of interest? That breaks down to approximately $99 of loose change per family!

Over the last seven years, nearly $1.2 million has been deposited with the participating area financial institutions by 13,140 area residents.

Click here for more information on Roll Your Change from Cleveland Saves.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Finding Hidden Money Secrets

Area residents and credit union members learned how to “Find Hidden Money Secrets” in four simple steps on Thursday, November 5th in the evening at Willoughby Hills Community Center.

Steps to financial stability
1. Establish a spending budget
2. Get a free credit report
3. Pay down unsecured debt
4. Use emergency savings
BONUS: Determine your net worth.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ID Theft Alert: Debit Card Text Message

Recently an Eaton Family Credit Union member was contacted via text regarding debit card transactions. Other credit unions in the area have reported similar phone calls too.

"Community FCU Alert: Your CARD has been DEACTIVATED. Please contact us at 877-571-8952 to REACTIVATE your CARD."

We will not contact you to request your debit card number. In this case the toll free number does not work. We recommend that you not respond to the text message. Click here for more information on identity theft.

Please contact us regarding any account or service questions. For specific credit or debit card questions contact Robyn Ext. 1000.

Thank you for your support,

Eaton Family Credit Union

Friday, September 04, 2009

Home & Family Finance Radio

Eaton Family Family proudly presents Home & Family Finance Radio in conjunction with area credit unions.

Tune to WELW 1330 AM every Sunday at 3:00 PM for this weekly one-hour program of helpful information and advice on the consumer finance issues most important to you--retirement, education, budgeting, buying a home, and much more!

Click here for more information.

Brought to you by Eaton Family Credit Union, ACME Federal Credit Union, Cardinal Community Credit Union, L.C.E. Federal Credit Union, WES Credit Union with support from Ohio Credit Union Foundation.

Friday, August 28, 2009

What’s in your FICO® score?

FICO Scores are calculated from a lot of different credit data in your credit report....

Payment history = 35%
Amounts owed = 30%
Length of credit history = 15%
New credit = 10%
Types of credit used = 10%

Click here for more information.

Note: Eaton Family Credit Union is not responsible for information from www.MyFICO.com

Monday, August 24, 2009

Junior Achievement Involvement

Eaton Family Credit Union supports Junior Achievement.

The thank you notes from Mrs. Hogan's class at St. William's in Euclid were very touching...here are some highlights:

Shakeela: When I go to college I am going to study medical classes...I feel more confident that I will be a nurse because of this.
Briana: My favorite part was when we made resumes. I'll totally use mine next year because I'll be 12 and that's the age allowed to babysit.
Peyton: I am going to babysit. I gave my aunt my resume for this summer...My dad is going to Afghanistan and Iraq. I miss him while he is gone...he is very brave.
Riley: Every Wednesday I got so excited because I knew we were going to learn more.
Abhay: When I grow up I want to be a cardio vascular surgeon because my mom is a nurse.
Domenic: Thank you for teaching us about business. I like the game "Get Connected" the best.
Jacob: Your volunteerism inspired me.
Adrianna: I want to be a veterinarian when I grow up but if that doesn't work I have a back-up plan.
Kevin: I'm thinking of joining the marines if my parents let me. If I can't be a marine I'll always remember to say "HOORAH" once in a while.
Nick: My goal is to start my own landscaping business and make money for college by using the materials I learned in Junior Achievement.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Surcharge-FREE ATM Options

Eaton Family Credit Union now offers even better Surcharge-FREE nationwide ATM options through the Credit Union 24 and MoneyPass ATM Networks featuring U.S. Bank.

If you previously used KeyBank ATMs then please switch to U.S. Bank for surcharge-free ATM access.

Click here to find surcharge-free ATM options near home and work from MoneyPass and Alliance One.

Click here for a quick reference on MoneyPass and AllianceOne ATM options nationwide.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mobile Banking Now Available

Eaton Family Credit Union has gone mobile to better serve its diverse membership with a whole suite of mobile applications for Internet-enable cell phones.

“So many people are cutting the cord and going mobile. We want to be everywhere our members need us to be,” said Mike Losneck, President. He continues, “Our members have said they want to check account balances on the run so we’re excited to add this service.”

Mobile Banking webpage: www.EatonFamilyCU.com/mobile.php

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cash For Clunkers - Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS)

● Your vehicle must be less than 25 years old on the trade-in date.
● Only purchase or lease of new vehicles qualify.
● Generally, trade-in vehicles must get 18 or less MPG (some very large pick-up trucks and cargo vans have different requirements).
● Trade-in vehicles must be registered and insured continuously for the full year preceding the trade-in.

Click here for more information.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

New student-loan refinancing program IBRP

There's good news on the student loan front, but the new income-based repayment option isn't the be-all-end-all for all college graduates (CNNMoney.com June 24).

Click here for more information.

To determine whether you're eligible for the new repayment option, visit finaid.org/calculators/ibr.phtml. To learn how the IBR program works, visit IBRinfo.org.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

7 Steps to Boost Your Credit Score

See seven simple, real-life steps you can take to improve your credit standing. Don't waste any more time fretting about your score - take action today and, before you know it, those dings and dents in your credit report will be a thing of the past!

Click here for more information.

Note: Eaton Family Credit Union is not responsible for information from www.dolansstraighttalk.com.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Member Appreciation Day Is Sweet Success

Eaton Family Credit Union’s sixth annual member appreciation day on Friday, June 26, 2009 was an early Independence Day celebration. During the Hawaii-themed day the credit union raised funds in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Ohio.

Click here for photos and more information.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

The Myth of 0% Financing

Our friends at www.LoveMyCreditUnion.org have posted information and examples on why 0% Auto Financing deals are "Too good to be true."

Click here to see more information on their Blog

Click here for an update

Monday, May 18, 2009

Relay For Life Efforts Raise Over $550

Eaton Family Credit Union raised over $550 during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life held on May 15th & 16th at Euclid High School.

“It was not easy staying up all night so the team really appreciated support from everyone who came by,” said Mike Losneck, President, Eaton Family Credit Union. He added, “We had a blast walking the track, updating on Twitter and meeting our Euclid neighbors.”

Eaton Family Credit Union shared a booth with the Euclid Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to donate to our team or learn more about Relay For Life.

Click here to see Twitter updates and photos.

Press release, images and more information available at www.EatonFamilyCU.com/RelayForLife.php

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

$1,000 College Scholarship Winners

Eaton Family Credit Union is very proud to announce that Michael Maroney, Melinda Arko and Eric Hornung have each been awarded $1,000 college scholarships.

“We had some great candidates this year and these three came out above all,” says Mike Losneck, President. “I like the fact that they’re superior students and are involved in extracurricular and community activities. We are committed to helping our members and their children achieve their financial goals.”

Congratulations and Good Luck to Michael, Melinda and Eric

Click here for photos and more information

Friday, April 24, 2009

Marching, Tweeting & Raising Money For Rainbow

The Eaton Family Credit Union, its employees and members donated $615 to Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital during this year’s Marching Miles through the Children's Miracle Network; the Searcy, AR branch also raised $50 for the Arkansas Children's Hospital. In total, Ohio’s credit unions raised over $80,000 during Marching Miles for Miracle Kids.

Click here for more details, photos and tweets.

Monday, April 20, 2009

ID Theft Alert: Debit Card Phone Call

Recently an Eaton Family Credit Union member was fraudulently contacted regarding debit card transactions. Other credit unions in the area have reported similar phone calls too.

We will not contact you to request your debit card number. In this case the member reported that the caller had a strange accent and purportedly worked in the Phillipines. Our security partner stated that callers will try to gain confidence through multiple phone calls with the goal of getting more personal information. Click here for more information on identity theft.

Please contact us regarding any account or service questions. For specific credit or debit card questions contact Robyn Ext. 1000.

Thank you for your support,

Eaton Family Credit Union

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Bringing Out The Millionaire In You

Jay Seaton presented an updated workshop focusing on debt. Credit union members found hidden ways to handle money and credit better so they could move from savings to investing.

Click here for photos and the audio broadcast.

The program was sponsored by The Northeast Chapter of the Ohio Credit Union League Managers: ACME FCU, Bailey Controls FCU, Eaton Family CU, PACO FCU, PEF FCU, LCE FCU and WES CU. On a monthly basis they work to ensure credit union growth in the area by promoting educational and community programs.