Is It Time to Consider Debt Consolidation?

For better or worse, debt happens.  However, when debt becomes overwhelming, it may be time to consider debt consolidation.  I'm sure you've turned on the television, or surfed the web, and seen countless ads for debt consolidation loans from hundreds of lenders. Debt consolidation can give you piece of mind and get you back on the right financial track.

What Happens to Your Credit Score When You File Bankruptcy

Sometimes bankruptcy is unavoidable and really the best option. Divorce, job loss, and major health issues often contribute to the decision to file for bankruptcy. While it may feel like you cannot recover, and you may have many questions about rebuilding your credit, rebuilding is possible. It just takes patience, time and commitment. 

Interview with a Lender: Tips on Buying Cars

So you’ve decided it’s time to buy a car, but where do you start? There is a lot more to buying a car besides the test drive. To help you navigate the car buying process I sat down with two expert auto lenders, Kim and Hayley, to get their advice and tips for how to buy a vehicle.

Top Things to Consider When Buying a Car

Whether you're looking to buy your first vehicle or your fourth, there are a number of things to consider before signing on the dotted line. Taking the time to research and become familiar with the car buying process is the best way to ensure you get the best car for you.

Interview with a Lender: Advice for Buying a Car

So you’ve decided it’s time to buy a car, but where do you start? To help you navigate the car buying process I sat down with two expert auto lenders, Robin and Jess, to get their advice and tips for purchasing a vehicle. What I learned - there is a lot more to buying a car besides the test drive!

10 Tips for Buying Your First Car

Telling your friends and family "I'm buying my first car!" is one of life’s most memorable moments. Being a first time car buyer gives you countless options to consider and sometimes it's hard to know where to start. To help make the process a little easier we have put together this list of 10 tips for buying your first car.

The Best Ways to Manage Your Credit Score

There are many factors to take into account when looking at your credit score. Which can make knowing exactly how to mange it a bit confusing sometimes. Here we have pulled together five key tips to help you manage your credit score:

Do I Have to Come to a Branch to Open an Account?

Often people think that the the only way to open an account at First Alliance is to come into a physical branch. A few years ago, we introduced online account opening, to make opening an account at First Alliance simple and easy, so that prospective members can open an account online from virtually anywhere. 

First Alliance Credit Union Welcomes New CEO

The Board of Directors at First Alliance Credit Union has recently named Michael T. Rosek as President/CEO.  Rosek brings more than 30 years of experience in the credit union industry, including previous roles having served as Chief Financial Officer and President/CEO.

8 Reasons to Get Out of Debt

Many people make plans to get out of debt, and have many reasons to get out of debt, but sometimes fail to follow through on their plans. In order to pay off debt, it is very helpful to consistently remind yourself of the reasons why you should stay out of debt. If you have lost your motivation to pay off your debt, here are eight reasons to get out of debt.