Tuesday, December 22, 2015

There’s No Place for Stress During the Holidays

The holiday season is here, and there’s a good chance your wallet has already taken a couple of blows. With all of the enticing deals, gifts to buy, and social gatherings during this time of the year, it becomes rather easy to overspend and run short on money. This may be especially true if you found yourself tempted into buying something you didn’t need on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Regardless of how it happened, running low on money can be a very stressful situation, especially during the holidays.

Have no fear - Financial One is here to help! Whether you’re running low on money for gifts, or looking to afford a holiday trip, we have your solution. We are offering a special holiday solution loan, which can be applied for now. The rates on this loan are fantastic (we recommend checking them out), and it might just be your ticket to a stress-free holiday season.

A Holiday Solution Loan is not the only option - we also offer budget-friendly financing on personal loans and lines of credit, which come without annual or prepayment fees. You will receive helpful, member-first service throughout the entire process, and we will tailor your financing to fit your unique situation. After all, not everyone’s financial situation is the same. Not to mention, we handle the process in-house, which helps ensure that we get you money as soon as possible.
Regardless of your plans this holiday season, there’s no need to stress. Whatever you want to do, Financial One is here to get you there! Stop by one of our branches or give us a call at (763) 404-7600 if you have any questions regarding our holiday solution loan, personal loans, or lines of credit. We’d love nothing more than to help you make this holiday season one to remember.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Tis’ the Season of Giving

With the season of giving heading into full swing, many people are looking for ways to give back to their community. Giving back to our community is a huge part of who we are at Financial One Credit Union. However, we understand the ability to give varies from person to person, as it is often dependent on an individual’s financial situation and amount of free time. If you are in search of ways to give back to your community this holiday season, check out some of the ideas below. You’re sure to find one that fits your budget and your schedule.
The Salvation Army
During the holiday season, the Salvation Army is always looking for volunteers to be bell ringers. By volunteering for just one shift as a bell ringer (which is two hours long), you will be able to raise enough money to provide a week’s worth of groceries to a family in need. If bell ringing isn’t your thing, there are several other opportunities to give back through the Salvation Army.
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Another great organization to give back with is the Greater Twin Cities United Way. It is their mission to create better lives for both individuals and the community by uniting people in the fight against poverty. They offer a variety of ways to give back, which include volunteering, donating, and participating in events.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
If you’d like to give back to children this holiday season, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities is a great option. This organization focuses on helping children realize their potential and start building their futures. They also have several ways to give back, which include donating, volunteering, and participating in events.
Toys for Joy
Similar to Toys for Tots, Toys for Joy is a charitable organization that collects Christmas toys for underprivileged children. The difference is that all of the money raised stays in Anoka County. They have volunteer opportunities available and also welcome donations of food, toys, and funding.
Meals On Wheels
This association works to ensure that seniors and people with disabilities in your community receive the nutritious meals and social interaction they need to live independently at home. You can give back through Meals On Wheels by volunteering to deliver meals to these individuals or helping provide meals.
At Financial One, we encourage you to find a way to give back to your community this holiday season. The list we provided contains some great opportunities to give back, but they are just a few of the many ways you can do so. Check out other great opportunities at Anoka County Online.