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Why You Should Choose a Credit Union Over a Large Bank
March 23, 2023
Learn the difference between a Credit Union and a larger bank. Explore which may be the best option for you.
Why Consumers Should Look to Credit Unions for Stability
March 22, 2023
Considering recent news about a few regional bank failures, it’s completely natural for you to wonder about the security of your deposits and investments.
CD Ladders: How to Get the Most Out of Your Certificate
March 14, 2023
Are you nervous about tying up all your money in a single certificate of deposit? A CD ladder may ease your mind. Keep reading to discover the benefits and how to implement a CD laddering investmen...
What is Great and Not So Great About Being a Loan Cosigner
February 21, 2023
Has a friend or family member asked you to cosign a loan for them? What does that mean, and is it a good or bad idea? We give you the information you need to understand whether cosigning is right f...
10 Ways to Save for Your Childs Future
February 16, 2023
Saving for your child's future can be a daunting task, but it is important to provide them with a strong financial foundation. Here are 10 ways you can start to save for your child's future:
Do Overdraft Fees Affect Your Credit Score?
February 14, 2023
If you use the overdraft protection on your bank account, will it drive your credit score down? Find out when or if an overdraft will affect your credit score.
25 Tips to Achieve Financial Wellness in 2023
February 9, 2023
Check out these 25 tips to help you build better spending and saving habits and find financial wellness in 2023 and beyond.
Improving Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy: What to Do and What to Expect
February 7, 2023
Are you afraid bankruptcy will permanently damage your credit? No need to worry. Follow these steps to start rebuilding your post-bankruptcy credit.
How Can I Get a Second Chance at Banking?
February 2, 2023
Are you trying to recover from past financial mistakes but keep getting turned away from banks? TDECUs mission is to help people navigate their financial journey; with that, we believe everyone des...
How Can TDECU’s Calculators Help You on Your Financial Journey?
January 31, 2023
TDECU has various financial calculators on our website, but not all are intuitive. The team that produced the calculators has developed ways for you to use the TDECU financial calculators best.
How to Deal With Unpaid Medical Bills
January 19, 2023
What can you do to get out of medical debt? Understand your options to help you get back to good financial health.
Can Paying Off a Car Help My Credit Score?
January 17, 2023
Your credit score may benefit by paying off a vehicle loan, but the actual impact may depend on a number of variables. How repaying a vehicle loan might impact your credit score is as follows:
What is the NCUA and how does it protect me?
January 13, 2023
TDECU is insured by the NCUA. What does that mean, and how does it impact me? Here is everything you need to know about how your money is insured at TDECU.
5 Things Your Financial Institution Should be Doing for You
January 10, 2023
Are you paying to withdraw your own money? Forget it. In banking today, you have more options than ever before.
Are Paper Documents Unsafe? Why eDocuments are the Clear Choice.
January 6, 2023
Paper documents can leave you vulnerable to identity theft and fraud. Learn how enrolling in eDocuments can be safer for you and better for the planet.
What is a High-Yield Checking Account?
December 20, 2022
Did you know there is a way you can potentially earn higher interest on your checking account? Keep reading to find out how high-yield checking accounts allow financial institutions to offer higher...
The Pros and Cons of Prepaid Cards
December 13, 2022
Are you using a prepaid card for convenience or necessity? Understand the benefits and drawbacks of prepaid debit cards and whether they can affect your credit score.
What is a CD and How Does it Work?
December 6, 2022
Are certificates of deposit worth it? Here we explain CDs and how a TDECU Certificate of Deposit may be a good, low-risk financial product to help you reach your financial goals. 
Everything You Need to Know About Credit Report Disputes
September 16, 2022
Learn whether disputing an item on your credit report can impact your score.
How To Write a Goodwill Letter
August 22, 2022
Wondering if there is a way to remove negative marks from your credit report? A goodwill letter might be able to help. TDECU shows you how.
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