Free Credit Freezes from Equifax
September 19, 2017
Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
Attorney, FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education
Many people have had very sensitive personal information exposed in the Equifax breach — Social Security numbers, account numbers, even drivers’ license numbers. Equifax is offering free credit freezes until November 21, 2017. The company also will refund fees to anyone who already paid for freezes since September 7, when it announced the breach. If you’re thinking...
Practical Tips to Prepare for a Hurricane
With Hurricane Irma still making its way towards Florida, it's best to be prepared for anything. That's why we're sharing a few financial and basic hurricane tips you might not think about when preparing your home and family for an incoming storm. Get Cash Early During and after a storm, power outages and downed communication lines are a common occurrence. As a result, you may experience difficulty using credit and debit cards so it’s always a good idea to have an adequate supply of cash o...
Should You Buy or Lease Your Next Car?
Has your current vehicle seen better days? If so, you need to ask, should you buy or lease your next car? The choice can be complicated so we’ll boil it down for you. Leasing is a good option if: You drive few miles Trade cars frequently Want a lower down payment, monthly payment and repair costs if anything unexpected surfaces But remember, you don’t own the car! If that sounds like you, leasing might be best. But be sure you understand the fees and look over everything carefully. B...
5 Fraud Warning Signs
These days there are so many people out to scam you. That's why it's good to know these 5 Fraud Warning Signs . The first is unexpected charges on your account. Sounds obvious, but if you don’t check your accounts carefully, someone could be out buying something weird with your money. The second is inaccurate information on your credit report. You can go to this site for a free credit report every year. The third sign of trouble is checks that are significantly out of order on your bank st...
Welcome to the New McCoy Federal Blog
Welcome To Our New Blog on our New Website! We are very excited to welcome you to McCoy Federal's new website. While our previous site served the credit union well, we trust that the new site will be even more useful for you. Designed with the credit union's members in mind, we hope you'll find our new website responsive to your financial needs making navigating and accessing important account information easier. Our new Blog will feature articles about saving money and money management to help ...