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Planning to Use Your Tax Refund for That Dream Vacation?

Thinking about that dream vacation? Your tax refund is a great way to realize those dreams.




Working With a Financial Advisor

Like most people, you probably want to buy a home, put your children through college, and retire with a comfortable income. If you would like a comprehensive financial plan to help you secure your future, you may benefit from the expertise of a financial advisor.


CU1RIS Advisors are registered representatives of CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. Representatives are registered, securities sold, advisory services offered through CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI), member FINRA/SIPC, a registered broker/dealer and investment advisor, D/B/A CU1RIS,which is not an affiliate of the credit union. CBSI is under contract with the financial institution to make securities available to members. Not NCUA/NCUSIF/FDIC insured, May Lose Value, No Financial Institution Guarantee. Not a deposit of any financial institution. CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. is a registered broker/dealer in all fifty States of the United States of America. FR-3498913.1-0321-0423


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What Are the Best Ways to Use Your Stimulus Money?

Government stimulus checks can feel like anything from some fun money to a way to put food on the table. If you’re somewhere in between, you might be wondering how to best use those dollars.

Here are some ways you can make the most of your stimulus check.



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Can Missing Rent Impact Your Credit Score?

You might be one of the many Americans who are worried about making rent or possibly under the threat of being evicted. You also may be wondering how this process can impact your credit scores.



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CU1 Donates $40,000 to American Heart Association

The American Heart Association works relentlessly to improve the health of our community. Through our partnership with Federal Home Loan Bank Chicago, we are providing $40,000 to American Heart Association to aid in their efforts.






The Impact of Stimulus Payments on Your Taxes

What a year 2020 was! New Year’s celebrations were barely over when the coronavirus turned things topsy-turvy. But one bright spot for 159 million people was the Economic Impact Payments that appeared in their mailbox or checking account. 

If you didn’t receive a payment, you may be wondering, why? And if you did, you may be wondering, what’s the catch?  




Your Top Tax Questions About Working Remotely, Answered

Last spring, many of us were asked to leave the office and begin working remotely from home. It was a tumultuous time, and congratulations for dealing with it powerfully and creating solutions that worked for everyone. Whew! Now, with tax time approaching, there are tax implications of working remotely that you need to address, and we are here to help. 




Tax Tips for Unemployment Income if You've Been Laid Off or Furloughed

If you lost your job or were furloughed this year, we are so sorry. If you were lucky, your company may have paid you furlough or severance. Either way, you likely applied for unemployment benefits, once you could get through on the busy, busy phone lines. And now, with tax time approaching, you may wonder if you owe taxes on the money you received, and if so, when and how you need to pay the tax.



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A Greener CU1

Credit Union 1 continues our "Going Green" initiative. The CU1 team makes conscious efforts for a greener and more paperless environment with less waste. Read about our environmental friendly efforts.



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