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Financial Education and Curriculum for Kids

1/3/2019

Biz Kid$ is a national financial literacy initiative that teaches kids about money and business.

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Mad City Money

3/28/2018

Young Adult Financial Boot Camp

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The Goodwill Box Gives Back

3/22/2018

If you qualify, donations could be a write-off on your tax returns.

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Many scholarship applications now open for the new year

1/16/2018

A college scholarship can help you finance your academic goals.

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Shop safe this holiday season

12/12/2017

Protect yourself from cybercriminals on the prowl.

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Twice as Nice. Double the points in December with MyTravis Rewards!

12/7/2017

Get your Rewards faster with double points in December!

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Is your high schooler financially literate?

11/28/2017

Only 1 in 6 high school students are required to take a personal finance course.

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It's that time again!

10/19/2017

ICU Day lands on October 19, celebrating transforming members’ financial dreams into reality.

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Get the back-to-school deals

9/19/2017

There are still lots of deals for urgent back-to-school shopping.

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Refi Your Auto

9/6/2017

Yes, you can refinance your auto loan so come down to Travis Credit Union.

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It's a perfect time to refinance with Travis

8/29/2017

Hurry while rates are still low!

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Could that messy desk be costing you a promotion?

8/22/2017

More than half of senior managers say the most distracting aspect of employee workspaces is sloppiness or disorganization.

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Labor Day activities for the whole family

8/11/2017

Your holiday weekend entertainment doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

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New Travis Credit Union Online Financial Education Hub!

7/31/2017

Introducing 24 interactive financial seminars to better manage your money.

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Keep your mobile devices secure

6/27/2017

Your smartphone and tablets hold a lot of information – make sure they’re protected.

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New car sales are down but prices keep rising

6/13/2017

Compared to 2016, new car prices are up almost two percent.

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The worst indoor remodels for your money

6/5/2017

These five interior remodeling projects yield the least return on property value.

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This year's spring cleaning ritual

5/26/2017

It’s that time of year to tidy up your home – and your health habits.

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Suisun Branch handles high-capacity small town traffic

4/20/2017

Members Turn to Travis in this Solano County city quite often.

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Home prices reached peak levels in majority of metro areas in fourth quarter 2016

4/19/2017

Fortunately, mortgage rates remain low through early 2017.

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How to score a summer internship

4/12/2017

Get an edge on the competitive internship market.

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Napa Branch a hidden jewel in the Napa Valley

3/17/2017

Wine Country can Turn to Travis in Napa.

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Why a credit union membership is the best

3/10/2017

Join a financial institution industry with lower fees, better rates than the big banks.

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Mortgage rates fall in late February 2017

3/3/2017

Percentages are fluctuating with current events.

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Bed and Breakfasts offer comfort in a setting that hotels can't match

2/22/2017

Often mom-and-pop owned, overnight countryside stays allow you to connect with local hosts.

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Avoid the restaurant rush this Valentine's Day

2/10/2017

Skip the reservations and prepare a romantic dinner for two.

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Trip ideas for the holiday weekend

2/7/2017

Plan a mid-winter getaway for you and your family.

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Brainstorm for a perfect Valentine's Day gift

2/1/2017

The idea may present itself rather candidly, or not, depending on your partner.

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Avoid these holiday season scams

12/22/2016

For all the cheer, there’s always a Grinch lurking around the corner.

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The hottest gifts of the 2016 Holiday shopping season

12/5/2016

Check out these items if you’re having trouble thinking of a gift.

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New auto models slowly roll out to market

11/2/2016

Automakers introducing “self-driving” cars as well.

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Is college still a good investment?

10/27/2016

Rising tuition costs make many wonder if college is worth it.

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Home values once again on the rise

10/14/2016

In addition, national median monthly rent increases take a step back.

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Real earnings outpacing inflation in U.S.

9/9/2016

Summer month statistics favorable for Americans.

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Participation rates for employee-sponsored health benefits vary

8/18/2016

Just under half of private-sector employees choose to participate.

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Chaotic back-to-school shopping time returns

8/5/2016

Preparing for the school year doesn’t have to be trying.

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Travis Quick-Pay offers a backup payment option

7/27/2016

Use it when you need to quickly make a credit card or loan payment.

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The benefits of job rotation

7/20/2016

Companies are developing stronger employees by practicing role rotation.

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Online services begin to overtake traditional banking

7/14/2016

Survey says more consumers will gravitate toward the web next year.

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Marketing firms are growing at steady rate

7/6/2016

Most execs expect department to grow in near future.

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Where to find your credit report and credit score online

6/22/2016

Websites, credit reporting agencies give consumers many options.

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Home sales up in the Northeast, Midwest

6/16/2016

Sales not as hot in U.S. South and West.

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Credit unions push back against big-bank attacks

6/14/2016

Bankers association picks on smaller CUs in Northeast.

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Mortgage rates rise for two weeks straight in May

6/6/2016

Despite increase, 30-year-fixed rates are still below four percent.

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Spam dates back to World War II and during the early digital age

6/1/2016

Whether you’ve eaten it or received it digitally, Spam isn’t going away.

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More than 35 million Americans plan home renovations next year

5/16/2016

Most plan to be in the market for an equity line of credit to fund projects.

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Travis CAPTION THIS Giveaway!

5/16/2016

What’s T-Bird doing in this picture? Well, why don’t you tell us?

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Mortgage rates drop to a three-year low

5/2/2016

30-year rates hover just below 3.75 percent while 15-year rates are near 3 percent.

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Remember when auto insurance was cheap?

4/28/2016

First insurance premium ever cost pennies compared to today’s rates.

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Summer work helps put a foot forward

4/25/2016

In addition to being paid, summertime work can build connections for the future.

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Summer volunteer work has its benefits

4/20/2016

Offer your time to a non-profit organization; put it on a resume for future use.

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Survey says Americans still balancing savings and credit card debt

4/11/2016

Millennials tend to have lower debt, higher savings than other generations.

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Home sales increase during winter

4/7/2016

January 2016 sees six-month high.

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#SocialMedia says: members haven’t stopped loving credit unions

3/23/2016

Assets, membership, positive buzz still on the rise for main alternative to banks.

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St. Patrick’s Day rooted in history, tradition

3/17/2016

Irish pride exhibited across United States on March 17.

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CU Sactown set for April 3, 2016

3/8/2016

Credit Unions team up to support Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

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Jobs outlook slowly improves

3/3/2016

Numbers in January not as good as December’s, but still trending up.

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Valentine’s Day gifts on a budget

2/5/2016

February’s special day doesn’t need big pockets to be enjoyed.

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What does it mean when the Fed boosts interest rates?

1/28/2016

News, buzz kicks up when Federal Reserve makes an announcement.

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Optimism for holiday bonuses fairly low

1/21/2016

A little over 20 percent of people surveyed didn’t expect a holiday pay surprise.

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Volunteer work leaves sense of satisfaction with employees

1/12/2016

Participating in employer-related activities yields various benefits.

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Windows 10 awaits for PC users

12/22/2015

Computer-operating system offering free upgrades of its latest release.

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Help your teen avoid high school senioritis

12/16/2015

Help your teen avoid senioritis in his or her senior year by keeping them busy and letting them know about the consequences.

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Smart gift-giving is key as holiday season approaches

11/27/2015

Depending on the recipient, the gifts you give could be useful or not.

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Shuffle around shopping crowds this holiday season

11/24/2015

Things can get testy at shopping malls and department stores in November, December.

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Shopping tips for the holiday season

11/20/2015

Ensure your holiday shopping is a success with these tips.

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Bank fees still on the rise

11/19/2015

Fees for out-of-network ATMs, overdrafts escalating as credit unions shine.

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Robert F. Travis not forgotten at base named in his honor

10/9/2015

Credit union later chartered at Travis Air Force Base

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Credit unions boost their mortgage game

9/15/2015

Community-based financial institutions up their share of mortgage market by over 6 percent within last 10 years.

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Dream home comes with improbable beginning

8/4/2015

As these Travis members would discover, the first night in their new home also came with an unexpected surprise.

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Travis Credit Union introduces Financial Wellness Blog

7/17/2015

Northern California credit union rolls out new tool to help aid member’s financial lives.

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Latest features in vehicles

7/12/2015

Technology has placed "premium" options like CD players and power locks/windows in the back seat.

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Types of loan programs for buying a home

7/7/2015

Paying your mortgage successfully starts before you close the deal and get the keys.

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Do you have a member story you want to share?

6/30/2015

We'll be sharing stories brought to you, our members, about how Travis has helped you in your financial lives!

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Time for a home upgrade

5/29/2015

First-time home buyers often aim to purchase a home that’s known as a “starter”, whether that’s an older fixer-upper or a condo.

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Americans are still not splurging

4/21/2015

As the economy improved dramatically in the second half of 2014, retailers across the country were hoping that Americans would finally open their wallets wide and spend like crazy during the holiday season. There was an increase in spending by only by a modest amount.

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How to get a car loan after a divorce

4/14/2015

Getting a divorce can drastically impact your credit. Not only does does it affect your credit score can affect you just as you’re trying to rebuild your life. You may find it more difficult to qualify for the credit you need to buy home, or even a new car.

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