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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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Trends for Getting Cash in 2018

March 2
New technology in banking is changing some of the ways we access cash. Whether you’re grabbing cash in person or transferring cash electronically, find out how to get your cash using new technology at your credit union.
In 2018, credit union technology allows you to access cash in exciting new ways. Person-to-person payments are becoming more and more popular, while cardless ATM technology is being developed by ATM providers. Want to earn cash on money you’re already spending? Make sure you enroll in your Mission Fed Credit Card in Mission Rewards, where you can earn points and redeem them for cash back, travel, gift cards and more! Learn more about the benefits of banking at a credit union today.
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4 Ways to Start Rebuilding Your Credit Today

February 23
When it comes to using credit, anyone can make mistakes. The good news is that you can come back from a negative credit history and rebuild your credit. Find out how to improve your credit score by reading these tips.
There are a few ways you can improve your credit score. Start with a solid budget to begin repayment and make timely, consistent payments. Keep your spending in check with a secured credit card and a debt-to-credit ratio of 30 percent or less. With a little time and determination, you can rebuild your credit and bring your credit score up, which will help you make larger purchases later.
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7 Common Mistakes in Budgeting Money

February 16
When it comes to budgeting tips, one of the best ways to learn how to save money is what not to do. Read on to learn how to save money by budgeting well and spending smart.

Some of the best money savings tips have to do with budgeting your money properly. Common mistakes, like not leaving room in your budget for fun or everyday spending, can break your budget and cause unnecessary frustration. Use these budgeting tips to keep track of your spending, save for emergencies and pay off debt. A realistic budget can help set you up for financial success!

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San Diego and Mission Fed Fun Facts

February 9
Did you know that San Diego is home to more than 10,000 nonprofit organizations? Or that Mission Federal Credit Union is the largest, largest based financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County? Learn more fun facts now.
Did you know that San Diego and Mission Fed have a lot in common? San Diego produces more avocados than anywhere else in the nation! And just like San Diego rewards its residents with this rich and healthy fruit, Mission Fed thanks its customers with our $1 Million Mission Fed Money Match! As a member, you’re automatically entered to have your Money Matched in one of our daily and monthly drawings. Learn more fun facts now.
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Win $500 toward a Dream Valentine’s Date

February 2
If you’re a Mission Fed member, you can enter to win a Valentine’s Day Date! Whether you want to celebrate with your friends, your family, your significant other, or favorite furry friend, there are lots of good ways to spend February 14. Read on to find out how to enter.
Valentine’s Day is about spending time with the people you love and showing them how much they matter to you. Mission Fed is taking the day to heart and giving away $500 to one of our members! If you’re a Mission Fed member, you can enter to win, and you could receive $500 to enjoy your dream Valentine’s Day Date with your friends, family or significant other. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about romance—just show your most treasured loved ones how much you care with a little help from Mission Fed.

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