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Account Alerts: Protect Yourself and Your Accounts

Set up account alerts Digital banking allows you to set up ‘Account Alerts’ for events that happen on the account level, such as your checking, savings, or credit card.  You can set up alerts to be sent via email or text message when your balance dips below a specified dollar amount or if a withdraw or deposit is made over … Read On »

5 Smart Ways to Manage Your Credit Card

Credit cards can be tricky for many to use. They can increase your spending power, offer perks, and help you build credit. But the urge to “charge it now, pay it later” can lead to overspending and debt that’s hard to pay back. As with most spending habits, managing a credit card responsibly is critical to a balanced financial lifestyle. … Read On »

How Credit Unions Can Help You Weather Financial Uncertainty

We are living in difficult financial times. Inflation makes everyday necessities more expensive, and there are rumbles about a recession on the horizon. Times like these can make people nervous about their finances—not just how much they have at a given time, but whether their money is safe. But don’t pull your money out of your accounts and stuff it … Read On »

2023 Trailhead Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to our 2023 college scholarship recipient, Tate! Tate is pursuing a degree in graphic design at San Diego State University where he will be a Sophomore next year. Tate is a graduate of Benson Polytechnic High School and has been a Trailhead member for over five years. Each year, we award a $1,000 scholarship to a primary member who … Read On »

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Good Saving Habits

Teaching your kids financial literacy is one of the best ways to set them up for success later in life. Building a foundation of good saving habits can prepare children for life’s financial ebbs and flows. There are many ways to teach children to be savvy savers. Here are just a few to get you started. Set a Good Example … Read On »

Safe, sound, and here for you.

You may have seen recent news headlines about the instability of a few banks and have concerns about the potential impact on Trailhead or our members. Please rest assured that your funds deposited in this credit union are safe. Trailhead does not engage in risky investments with member deposits. We have well established and regulated required limits on our exposure … Read On »

5 Ways to Make Tax Season a Breeze

It’s that time of year again: Between late January and April, people gather their financial records and set out to do their income taxes. These tips can help make preparing your 2022 taxes easier to do. Organize Your 2022 Tax Documents An essential part of doing your taxes is ensuring you have all the appropriate documents. The more complicated your … Read On »

2023 New Year Financial Resolutions and How to Keep Them

Another year has come to an end, and with it comes the tradition of setting intentions and goals for the new one. For many, it’s a time to reevaluate their finances, adjust spending habits, and set new savings goals. But keeping goals can be challenging, especially financial ones. With so many ways to improve your financial health, prioritizing goals that … Read On »

Four Ways to Protect Yourself From ATM Skimming

This time of year, criminals enhance their efforts to steal other people’s money. One of these methods that is still happening in the Portland area is ATM skimming. Criminals need two things to make ATM skimming work: the data from your card’s magnetic strip and your PIN. To capture your data, a skimming device is usually placed where you insert … Read On »

Our Top 5 Bad Spending Habits—And How To Break Them

We all have a few bad spending habits: That morning latte or the latest release from big-name brands like Apple or Nike. And while overspending here and there won’t ruin you, wrong financial moves can have a lasting, frustrating impact. At a minimum, poor money management can leave you struggling to keep up with your expenses and make it more … Read On »

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