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Manage Your Money

Christian Community Credit Union wants you to be financially healthy!

We’ve partnered with GreenPath Financial Wellness, a company dedicated to empowering people to live financially healthy lives. GreenPath has the expert staff, financial education tools and resources to help you get on the path of financial health.

GreenPath Money Blog

GreenPath counselors are available:

  • Monday and Wednesday 5am – 8pm (PST)
  • Tuesday and Thursday 5am – 7pm (PST)
  • Friday 5am – 4pm (PST)
  • Saturday 6am – 3pm (PST)

To use this service, simply call 877.337.3399 toll-free or visit GreenPath’s website.

Smart Money Resources

Smart Money Blog

Christian Community Credit Union’s own blog about everything financial.  Check out the Smart Money Blog

Smart Money eNewsletter

A quarterly newsletter, Smart Money eNewsletter, contains articles catered for the Millennial and Gen Z generations.

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Money Management

Biblical Stewardship

Wondering what “Biblical stewardship” means? This post on our blog by author/speaker Matt Bell explains.

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Budget System Basics

An interactive online budgeting tool from GreenPath Financial Wellness which helps you create a budget and manage your spending to make your money work for you.

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Car-Buying the Smart Way

An article from GreenPath Financial Wellness to help you understand the car-buying process so you can make the best decision for your needs and budget.

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CheckRight - Checking Account Management Course

An online course covering all aspects associated with a checking account from opening an account to creating a spending management plan.

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Credit & Debt Counseling from GreenPath

To help you eliminate financial stress due to debt, GreenPath offers free credit counseling and debt counseling. Their caring, certified staff of experts will partner with you to develop a plan for living a financially healthy life.

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Credit Reporting—Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union

You’ve heard of credit reporting. But what goes into a credit report? GreenPath Financial Wellness explains.

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Credit Reports and Credit Scores—A Consumer Guide

Describes the content of a credit report, explains how a credit score is used, and discusses the role of credit bureaus in collecting and disseminating this information. Contains tips to help improve credit scores.

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Crown—Biblically-Based Personal Finance Resources

Crown is an interdenominational ministry dedicated to equipping people around the world to learn, apply, and teach biblical financial principles.

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Financial Education—GreenPath University

GreenPath University financial education e-modules are designed to teach sound financial principles in a fun and engaging way. The modules are free and include interactive games and quizzes.

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eBook: The No-Nonsense Guide to Managing Your Money

In celebration of the Credit Union’s 60th anniversary, we’re offering you a free eBook! The No-Nonsense Guide to Managing Your Money provides simple, no-nonsense tips to help you make the most of your money.

Struggling with personal finances? Want to avoid common financial mistakes? Have no idea how to manage your money? Download the eBook today!

Financial First Aid

Many circumstances in life can derail even the best money management plans and leave us with less money than we need to meet monthly obligations. Our partners at GreenPath Financial Wellness have an 10-point plan to help you rebuild your credit score.

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Financial Resources for Consumers: We Own Our Bank

The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues have brought together a wealth of resources – calculators, worksheets, educational resources and financial basics – to take some of the stress out of finding your way through the financial maze.

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Financial Success—Eight Tips

A solid grounding in fiscal responsibility is basic self-defense. Learn how you can control your finances and improve your financial success.

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Financial Wellness Program from GreenPath

Whether you’re interested in developing a workable spending and savings plan, getting out of debt, looking at your credit report, buying a home, or planning for your financial future, GreenPath Financial Wellness provides confidential financial counseling and education.

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Matt Bell: Biblical Tips from a Financial Author and Speaker

Helpful financial & stewardship articles from author/speaker Matt Bell.

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Money Management: Student Debt

Managing student debt can seem daunting, but you can do it. GreenPath Financial Wellness outlines some of your options.

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Money Management: A Family Affair

Got kids? Here are some tips from GreenPath to help teach them about money.

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Money Management - A Powerful Budgeting Tool for Better Stewardship

Money Management is a new and powerful personal finance tool available within Online Banking and the mobile app. Visualize and interact with your money in a more meaningful way. Get better control over your finances. Learn where and how you spend. It’s free, easy to use and available in online banking.

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College and Young Adults

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Finances for College Students

Explore student loans and repayment options with our partners at GreenPath Financial Wellness.

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Saving for College 101

Saving for college? This blog post from our partners at Greenpath Financial Wellness talks about your options.

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Repaying Student Loans

Student loan debt can be fairly large, and the monthly payments may take up a big chunk of your income. However, being educated about student loans and your options can make it easier to repay them.

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Student Choice

Credit Union Student Choice Private loan solution. A Better Way to Pay for College.

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Teens and Money

Learn how to track your spending and budget so you can make the most of every penny and achieve financial independence.

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Home Ownership

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Housing Counseling Services

Behind with your rent or mortgage? Considering buying a home? Or are you considering a reverse mortgage or home equity loan? A certified GreenPath housing expert can help.

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The Road to Homeownership

Buying a first home is exciting, but it can feel overwhelming too. A GreenPath housing expert can help you prepare and understand the home buying process, so you can achieve your dream of home ownership.

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Does the Roth IRA Make Sense for You?

The IRA Conversion Analyzer will assist you in evaluating potential benefits of converting (or not converting) Traditional IRA funds to a Roth IRA.

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Retirement Planning Strategies

See what experts have to say about sources of income, social security benefits, working in retirement, and reverse mortgages.

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Retirement Videos

Topics include a wide variety of information about retirement from funding and managing your money to social, legal, and medical care aspects.

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Should You Use a Traditional IRA or a Roth IRA?

The answer depends on a number of factors. The IRA Selector will help you evaluate which type of IRA will provide the greatest amount of after-tax income at retirement.

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Financial Articles

GreenPath Money Blog

Guarding Against Identity Theft

Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft.

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Ways to Save

Informative articles on multiple ways to save money.

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Family, Kids, and Money

A range of articles from how to teach kids about money to estate planning for the family.

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All about Credit Cards

Multiple blog articles about the ins and outs of Credit Cards.

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Fraud Protection and Member Security Resources

Fraud Protection

Learn more about the types of emails our credit union sends so you can guard against phishing scams. Plus view videos on how to safeguard your identity from phishing attacks.

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Member Security Videos

View videos with valuable tips on how to secure your confidential information. Among the topics covered are secure mobile banking and how to protect yourself from ATM and credit card scams.

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Books and Calculators

Finance and Calculator for Money Management Books

eBook: The No-Nonsense Guide to Managing Your Money

In celebration of the Credit Union’s 60th anniversary, we’re offering you a free eBook! The No-Nonsense Guide to Managing Your Money provides simple, no-nonsense tips to help you make the most of your money.

Struggling with personal finances? Want to avoid common financial mistakes? Have no idea how to manage your money? Download the eBook today!

Money Management Books

A collection of helpful resources on money management and good stewardship.

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Financial Calculators

These financial calculators will help you answer important questions like if you can afford your dream home or car to how much to save for retirement, and other significant life decisions.

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