As the largest locally based financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County, we take pride in providing our members financial services to help them reach their goals—and financial education to help them make money-wise decisions along the way. The Live Smart Bank Smart Blog provides information on a variety of topics that will help you learn more about financial services, money management, and our community. Check back each week to learn something new! At Mission Fed, your success is our bottom line, and that includes providing information to help our members live smart—and bank smart.

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Possible Real Estate Tax Change

February 22
This proposed real estate tax law change to Proposition 13 could affect all of us. Read how in this week’s blog.
As we all know, real estate owners pay a tax on the property they own. The tax is based on the market value of the property, which is generally set based on the latest sale price of the property. Find out how this proposed real estate tax law change to Proposition 13 could affect all of us financially.
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Need a low Auto Loan rate? Check out our Auto Loan Slideshow

February 15
For Auto Loans in San Diego, you’re in the driver’s seat with Mission Fed. Check out our Auto Loan Slideshow to learn more about our Bottom Line Rates, Autoland and our Auto Loan Express Check.
For Auto Loans in San Diego, you’re in the driver’s seat with Mission Fed. Check out our Auto Loan Slideshow to learn more about our Bottom Line Rates, Autoland and our Auto Loan Express Check. When you’re ready to purchase your next car, visit a branch, call our Contact Center at 800.500.6328 or apply online with a short easy application.
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Credit unions make a difference because of you

February 8
Mission Fed loves being able to make a difference in the community and for our members. Whether it’s by supporting local schools and nonprofits, providing financial education to San Diego County students or helping our members achieve their financial goals, we’re proud of the work we do with our community members. Find out more about how Mission Fed makes a difference, and how our members help make it happen.
Mission Fed is able to make a difference in our community because of our member-owners. We began as a credit union serving the educational community, and we have continued our commitment to education and to the San Diego community. We have a number of programs that support, donate or offer services to local schools and nonprofits, as well as programs thanking our members for helping us make a difference in the community. Whether you join Mission Fed to help make a difference in the community, or to help make a difference in your own life, your membership is a part of making our mission a reality. At Mission Fed, your success is our bottom line.
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Get your 2019 Finances on Track After the Holidays with these Tips

February 1
Are you wondering how to get back on track financially after a holiday season of spending? With these tips, you can repay your debt and start building your savings for 2019.
The holidays are tough on most people’s finances, but it is possible to get back on track if you went over budget. You should start by repaying any holiday debt and then you can replenish your savings throughout the year. Over the next few months, plan ahead for the funds you’ll need for a summer vacation or for the next holiday season. This way, you can be prepared and save for your purchases in advance. With a good plan, you can get your finances back on track for 2019.
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Survey: How San Diegans Feel About Homeownership in the Current Market

January 25
Buying a home is a big step, and when you’re looking to buy a home in San Diego in today’s market, it can feel particularly intimidating. Mission Federal Credit Union is here to help.
Buying a home is a big step, and when you’re looking to buy a home in San Diego in today’s market, it can feel particularly intimidating. We surveyed 400 San Diegans and asked about their thoughts on purchasing a home in today’s market. The results highlighted that 31.1% of participants said their biggest fear is not being able to afford a home in San Diego. Mission Federal Credit Union is here to help with low rates and competitive products to help you make homeownership affordable.

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