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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Types of Online Banking

November 1
When it comes to your money, online banking is a great way to keep track of your funds and stay on top of payments. It also means no more running around town, working around business hours, or waiting in line to access your assets. At Mission Fed, there’s a wide range of online resources to make your banking experience as convenient and efficient as possible.
When it comes to your money, online banking is a great way to keep track of your funds and stay on top of payments. It also means no more running around town, working around business hours, or waiting in line to access your assets. At Mission Fed, there’s a wide range of online resources to make your banking experience as convenient and efficient as possible.
Woman on the phone reviewing her credit card benefits.

What Are the Different Credit Card Interest Rates at Mission Fed Credit Union?

October 25
Credit cards are convenient, flexible, and offer many perks. In fact, there are many benefits of having a credit card over other methods of payment,. And while they have a bad reputation for getting people into debt, but when used responsibly;, credit cards are an empowering financial tool. First and foremost, by wielding your credit card wisely, you can extract more value from your money. This is not possible with a debit card or cash.
Credit cards are convenient, flexible, and offer many perks. In fact, there are many benefits of having a credit card over other methods of payment,. And while they have a bad reputation for getting people into debt, but when used responsibly;, credit cards are an empowering financial tool. First and foremost, by wielding your credit card wisely, you can extract more value from your money. This is not possible with a debit card or cash.
Couple at kitchen table working on paying off their credit card debt.

Tips on How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

October 18
So, you are in debt. Maybe you spent too much on a bouncy house for your brother’s wedding, and it turns out there were no kids on the guest list. Or perhaps you bought an expensive plane ticket to the wrong Georgia and found yourself in Eurasia instead of your cousin’s cookout. As we all know, life happens.
So, you are in debt. Maybe you spent too much on a bouncy house for your brother’s wedding, and it turns out there were no kids on the guest list. Or perhaps you bought an expensive plane ticket to the wrong Georgia and found yourself in Eurasia instead of your cousin’s cookout. As we all know, life happens.
Woman paying for her coffee and baked goods with her mIssion Fed credit card.

Should I Get a Credit Card?

October 11
With daily credit card offers in the mail and the prospects of a cashless society becoming more and more realistic, you might ask yourself, “should I get a credit card?” Sure, debit cards and cash may seem like more effective ways to stay under budget, but if used responsibly, the benefits of having a credit card definitely outweigh the negatives
With daily credit card offers in the mail and the prospects of a cashless society becoming more and more realistic, you might ask yourself, “should I get a credit card?” Sure, debit cards and cash may seem like more effective ways to stay under budget, but if used responsibly, the benefits of having a credit card definitely outweigh the negatives
Woman checking her credit score.

How to Get a Credit Card When You Have Bad Credit

October 4
There are many benefits to having a credit card: they act as small loans, provide purchase protection, fraud protection, and typically come with a rewards program. Additionally, successfully applying for a credit card allows people to access a line of credit that can build throughout their lifetime. But, what if you have bad credit or have no previous credit lines opened? Don’t worry, you can still apply for certain types of credit cards.
There are many benefits to having a credit card: they act as small loans, provide purchase protection, fraud protection, and typically come with a rewards program. Additionally, successfully applying for a credit card allows people to access a line of credit that can build throughout their lifetime. But, what if you have bad credit or have no previous credit lines opened? Don’t worry, you can still apply for certain types of credit cards.

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