Protect Yourself from Ransomware

Malware – There’s been a lot in the news lately regarding Malware attacks.  What exactly is it?  Simply put, Malware is “malicious software” designed to damage and destroy computers and computer systems. Cybercriminals typically use it to extract data they can leverage over victims for financial gain. Ransomware is a type of malware that accesses […]

Practical Steps to Help Prevent Identity Theft

Identity thieves are constantly looking for new ways to obtain personal and financial information such as credit cards or Social Security numbers. There is no perfect way to completely protect yourself against identity theft, but here are 10 practical steps you can take to make it harder for identity thieves. Guard your social security number […]

Simple Saving Tips

For many, saving money can be a daunting task.  Whether you want to save for a particular purchase or have funds available for the unexpected, saving should NOT be overwhelming.  Check out these 5 simple ways to make saving easy: Count your coins and bills – Pay with cash. At the end of each day, […]

First Time Homebuyers – What You Need to Know

Buying your first home is exciting!  Whether you want a starter home, or you want a new build, you have a number of options to choose from.  Before you get swept up in the home search process, here are some tips to help guide you: Get pre-approved first. Getting pre-approved is extremely important.  Home loan […]

Don’t Rely on Luck at Tax Time

At tax time, there’s no such thing as luck. Plan ahead, be proactive and prevent surprises on your next tax return. 3 Tax Return Tips Is tax time a big mystery to you? Do the results of which seem like a crapshoot? Do you cross your fingers and hope the calculations come out in your […]

401(k) Hardship Withdrawals: Know the Stakes

Before your tap into your 401(K) retirement plan as a quick aid to expensive medical bills or to help out during unemployment, you need to know the 401(k) early withdrawal consequences. 401(k) Early Withdrawal A sudden job downgrade or an expensive medical bill could leave you desperately looking for an immediate source of income. Your […]

Rental Assistance During COVID-19: How to Get Help

Many of our members are facing the threat of losing their homes because of the pandemic. In late December, a relief bill was passed to help households at risk of becoming homeless due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you or someone you know is affected, find out how you can get rental assistance. Rental Assistance […]

Argent Credit Union, A Safe Place to Bank

It’s unsettling to see major swings in the stock market or to observe heated exchanges among political leaders about the best financial course for the country. It’s understandable that you might be concerned or worried. However, Argent Credit Union is a safe place to bank. Keep reading to learn the advantages of credit unions. Advantages […]