MEMBER RESOURCES

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All the Resources You Need to Make Wise Decisions

 

Your membership at Fortera Credit Union entitles you to a wide variety of helpful resources to help guide you in your financial decisions throughout life.

BALANCE Financial Counseling

Balance Financial, Education & Counseling | Fortera Credit UnionAs a member, you can get immediate information and assistance from certified financial counselors through our partnership with BALANCE, a financial education and counseling service. The counseling is confidential and provided at no cost to you, and BALANCE is committed to helping individuals and families nationwide take control of their finances and reach their goals. 

You have access to a variety of financial services, including money management and credit report reviews. Most of these services are free, for some there may be a low fee.

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Email BALANCE at info@balancepro.net, or call 888.456.2227 to speak with a Certified Credit Counselor. If you call or email regarding money management and credit questions, mention your membership at Fortera Credit Union as your referral source. 

For podcasts and educational information, check out BalanceTrack

MONEY MANAGEMENT FINANCIAL EDUCATION

SavvyMoney Checkup 

This free and anonymous financial assessment will help you take control of your finances. In just minutes, you will receive a thorough analysis of your financial situation, including powerful tips by leading financial experts to help you control your debt, build a budget, and start living the life you want to live! 

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Financial Calculators 

Financial Resources – Calculators, Education & Counseling | Fortera Credit UnionCalculate your car payment, how you can pay off credit card debt and much more with these helpful and easy to use financial calculators. 

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KnowYourOptions.com 

A new consumer-friendly bilingual website to educate distressed homeowners about options to help them avoid foreclosure and encourage them to take action by contacting their mortgage servicer or a housing counselor. Sponsored by Fannie Mae, this is a helpful website on ways to avoid foreclosure including options to stay in your home, to be aware of scams and a Help Center. There is even a special section on help for military families. 

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Fraud Prevention

The rate of identity theft-related fraud continues to rise. A recent study* revealed that identity theft afftected more than 12 million adults in 2012, which equates to 1 victim every 3 seconds. Review the following information which has been prepared to protect you from the many types of financial fraud and identity theft.

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Consumer Awareness Resources

We have created online links to continuing updates in order to help keep our members informed about issues such as protecting themselves and their money from fraud, consumer awareness, and smart money tips:

Youth Programs 

You can set your children up for success by teaching them good financial habits that will last a lifetime! Find out more about our Youth Programs for children and teens! 

Youth Programs

Credit Union Videos

View our most recent TV commercials as well as a number of educational videos.

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