OnPoint has teamed up with BALANCE to provide a wealth of knowledge, money management tools, and counseling to help you with the financial challenges that life often brings.Read More
OnPoint has teamed up with BALANCE to provide a wealth of knowledge, money management tools, and counseling to help you with the financial challenges that life often brings.
Equipped with your shiny new degree and resume in hand – you’ve landed your first job, perhaps a new apartment, and are well on your way to making a dent in the working world. However, with more money comes more responsibility, so we’ve provided some food for thought when it comes to being financially smart.
OnPoint has always understood that investing in education is one of the best ways to build thriving communities. From May 10-24, OnPoint will host its annual #TeachersRock social media contest as part of our OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education campaign. Help us continue the conversations online about the great educators in your neighborhood throughout National Teacher Appreciation Month.
On Tuesday, May 3, 2016 we’re celebrating with our membership that we’ve reached two important milestones. We’ve welcomed our 300,000th member, and have assets of $4 billion. We’re celebrating this accomplishment in conjunction with National Teachers’ Day, as we honor our legacy and educational roots. As a credit union founded by teachers, it’s a perfect opportunity celebrate on this day!
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we shine our spotlight on our very own Amanda Theod! Amanda has been an integral part in coordinating the annual United Way Campaign and past group volunteer events at OnPoint. Amanda recognizes the value in giving; giving of your time, your voice or resources to a cause or organization that is important to you.
For many of today's young adults, the weakest link lies in learning the basics. According to a 2014 survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf o Junior Achievement USA (2014 Teens and Personal Finance Survey), 40% of teens do not have a savings account, checking account, or debit or credit card, and 59% of teens do not have money management classes offered at their schools.
With tax season coming to an end, millions of Americans will be receiving a refund from Uncle Sam. According to the IRS, the average refund in 2015 was $3,120, and this year it is expected to be even higher. If you are anticipating a refund check this year, it may be tempting to plan a family vacation or to go on a shopping spree – or you can save those hard-earned dollars to help jump-start securing your financial future. We’ve outlined several smart ways you should consider using your tax refund this year.
Although it’s tough to see through the early morning frost coating our car windows – spring buying season is nearly upon us. Get started right away: attend a home buying seminar, have your loan pre-approved, get connected to a real estate agent, and don’t forget your raincoat. Find out four reasons why late winter is an excellent time to buy.
On May 19, 2015, OnPoint Community Credit Union announced that Kevin Topolski of Ron Russell Middle School (RRMS) was named 2015 OnPoint Prize Educator of the Year for grades K-8. As an Educator of the Year recipient, OnPoint paid Topolski’s mortgage for one school year and donated $1,000 to RRMS, located in SE Portland, Oregon, to use for resources and supplies.
It’s the start of a New Year, and many of us are in the midst of setting goals that will help us save those extra dollars we’ve been meaning to tuck away. You might be trying to save for that fun family vacation or maybe you want to pay down debt. Whatever savings goals you might establish for yourself, the OnPoint 52-week money savings challenge is a great way to help you stay on track!