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What is a Roth IRA?

When you start saving for retirement, you’ll find that a number of investment accounts are set up to aid you in that regard. You’ll also find that one type of account financial experts recommend a lot is a Roth IRA. What is a Roth IRA, though? What advantages does it offers? Also, how many different kinds of IRAs are out there? 

10 Quick Tips for Better Money Management

We can all stand to be better at money management, but sometimes it can feel really overwhelming to tackle. The good news, you don’t have to make huge, sweeping changes to your life or habits to be better at managing your finances. Try some of these quick tips to help you gain control over your finances.

What Can I Do If My Job Doesn't Offer A 401k?

Most jobs offer some type of benefit above and beyond a steady paycheck. One of the most common types of benefits is the 401(k)—the current retirement plan of choice that lets you put part of your pre-tax dollars into a savings account. Usually a financial planner will then invest this money into one of several portfolios.

How to Save Money on Groceries

No matter what size your family is, groceries are a big part of your monthly budget – you have to eat after all. When you go grocery shopping, though, you can feel like you have no control over the final cost, making saving money on groceries difficult. To help you gain control over your grocery bill we have put together a few steps for how to save money on groceries.

Overlooked Resources at First Alliance Credit Union

If you’re a member of First Alliance Credit Union, you already know about some of the great benefits you get access to, such as exceptional service from friendly, knowledgeable financial advisors and getting amazing rates on loans and savings. You probably also already know about the top-of-the-line online banking and mobile apps that make managing your money easier.

First Alliance Credit Union Membership Benefits Highlight: TruStage

First Alliance Credit Union has had a partnership with TruStage Insurance for many years. We consider insurance to be an important part of your financial well being. TruStage offers our members Auto, Home, Life and AD&D Insurance at discounted rates just for being members.

Eight Ways to Pay Off Debt

It is common to hear people say that they would like to pay off their debts, but they aren’t sure about what steps to take or where they should get started. There are several ways for how to get out of debt and each may suit different people in different situations. 

Refer-A-Friend Contest Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to some frequently asked question about our new Refer-A-Friend contest. But first, THANK YOU for being a member at First Alliance Credit Union. We greatly value your membership with us and look forward to providing top-notch products and services to your friends and family.

Important Tips For Protecting Your Personal Information

It was announced on July 30, 2019 that a hacker gained access to more than 100 million Capital One customers’ accounts and credit card applications earlier this year. At this point, Capital One is saying that the vulnerability has been fixed and that it is “unlikely that the information was sued for fraud or disseminated by this individual.” However, the company is still investigating. It was noted that “no credit card account numbers or log-in credentials were compromised and that over 99% of Social Security numbers were not compromised.”

5 Ways to Save on Energy Bills During the Winter

While there are many reasons people seek to be more energy efficient, most people do it to save money. If your energy bills increase during the winter, you may want to consider using these five tips to save on energy bills, before winter is here.