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Ask the Experts: Careers and Employee Benefits

By: Holly Benedetto10.28.21 Ask the Experts
In this series, we take a look at the inner workings of the Credit Union and meet some of the champions who help our members in every facet of their financial lives. This month, we met up with expert Kristine Belser, who brings her diverse human resource management experience and ideas to the associates at American Heritage.
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Celebrate CU History on International Credit Union Day®

By: Holly Benedetto10.21.21 Culture
International Credit Union (ICU) Day® has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948. For its 73rd anniversary, this year’s theme is “Building financial health for a brighter tomorrow.” ICU Day® is brought to you by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and Credit Union National Association (CUNA), two organizations that have helped support the credit union mission for decades.
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Don't Wait to Get Your Estate Plan in Order

By: American Heritage10.14.21 Investing & Retirement
When should you start thinking about your estate plan? According to many experts, the answer is as soon as you’re an adult. However, only 1 out of 3 adults has taken care of estate planning essentials like creating a will. If you’re not one of them, it’s time to start thinking about your estate plan.
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6 Ways to Boost Your Smartphone's Security

By: American Heritage10.07.21 Security
Your smartphone is a fantastic tool. Where else can you stay in touch with friends, make a work call, manage your checking account, and book a vacation – all while on the go? These portable devices make everyday tasks quick and easy, but they certainly carry with them some risk. After all, they’re often used to enter or view personal and financial information, making them prime targets for identity theft and phone scamming.
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Ask the Experts: Marketing

By: Holly Benedetto09.30.21 Ask the Experts
In this series, we take a look at the inner workings of the Credit Union and meet some of the champions who help our members in every facet of their financial lives. This month, we met up with expert Mike Dinneen, who oversees American Heritage’s Marketing Department and leads member communication in digital and print media.
Blog Things to Do in the Philly Area

Things to Do in the Philly Area this Fall

By: Holly Benedetto09.23.21 Culture
From September 22nd through December 21st, it is officially fall! Make up for lost time this autumn by partaking in the season’s best outdoor activities, festivals, and events. Many events have reopened with new features after taking the last year to adapt to new safety requirements or controlled crowds. Be sure to visit the website of anything that catches your eye to purchase tickets in advance or secure your timeslot.
Blog What to Consider Before Buying Your First RV

What to Consider Before Buying Your First RV, Boat, ATV, or Motorcycle

By: American Heritage09.16.21 Auto
Nothing beats spending time in the great outdoors, but having the right equipment on hand can make each outing more fun and exciting. If you’re thinking of buying your first outdoor toy – whether it’s a boat, motorcycle, ATV, or RV – congratulations! It’s a big step toward helping you and your loved ones have fun away from the TV.
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Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) vs. Refinancing: What's Best for Me?

By: Holly Benedetto09.09.21 Home & Mortgage
For the seasoned homeowner, researching how to fund your next big project or life event can bring up a variety of complicated terms. Many of these terms are presented together, but they often work very differently from one another. In this article, we compare a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) to refinancing your existing mortgage. To learn how each option works and when you would want to choose one over another, continue reading.
Ask the Experts Commercial Lending

Ask the Experts: Commercial Lending

By: Holly Benedetto09.02.21 Ask the Experts
In this series, we take a look at the inner workings of the Credit Union and meet some of the champions who help our members in every facet of their financial lives. This month, we met up with expert William Mello, who has brought an industry’s worth of experience to American Heritage’s business lending teams.
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First Time Buying a Home? Avoid These 7 Mistakes

By: American Heritage08.26.21 Home & Mortgage
Buying a house is a great investment in your future. But the process can be a bit confusing when you’re first starting out. If you’re not careful, or let your emotions get the better of you, it’s possible to make mistakes that can derail the homebuying process or lead you to a home that isn’t the best fit for you (or your finances). Be sure to avoid these common homebuying mistakes from the beginning.
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4 Banking and Budgeting Tips for College Students

By: American Heritage08.19.21 Education
Going to college is a big step. You’re able to stretch your legs and develop the skills you need to be independent once you graduate. One of the most important skills you’ll need to learn isn’t taught in the classroom: how to manage your finances in college. Here are a few key tips to help you learn how to save money in college, build a solid budget, and help keep your checking account growing rather than shrinking each month.
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Ask the Experts: Consumer Lending

By: Holly Benedetto08.05.21 Ask the Experts Credit
In this series, we take a look at the inner workings of the Credit Union and meet some of the champions who help our members in every facet of their financial lives. This month, we met up with expert Bryan Eichenbaum, an expert on all things lending at American Heritage.
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What's the Right Amount for Your Emergency Fund?

By: American Heritage07.29.21 Savings & Budgeting
Everyone knows that saving money is essential if you want to build a financially secure future. But having a general savings account may not be enough to help you get through those lean times (such as losing a job) or to cover a surprise bill (such as medical expenses or car repairs). You need to develop a solid emergency savings fund if you want to keep your finances in good shape.
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Zero in on Reducing Debt with This Type of Credit Card

By: Holly Benedetto07.22.21 Credit
Credit cards are one of the most versatile tools you can carry in your wallet. From getting extra rewards when swiping at gas stations or grocery stores to building your credit score, these pieces of plastic can impact your financial health. With so many options available, how do you choose?

Participate in National Give Something Away Day with These Tips

By: Holly Benedetto07.15.21 Culture Home & Mortgage
Sometimes we find ourselves no longer in need of the things we keep around the house. Gently used or good condition items can find life in a new home — a much more environmentally friendly solution than ending up in the trash. Before you reach for the online marketplace, consider the value of giving the item away for free. This simple action can create a large positive impact on interpersonal relationships and your surrounding community.
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Ask the Experts: Branch Operations

By: Holly Benedetto07.08.21 Ask the Experts
In this series, we take a look at the inner workings of the Credit Union and meet some of the champions who help our members in every facet of their financial lives. This month, we met up with expert Brian Shotwell, whose passion for building relationships with members helps shape the service culture at American Heritage's branches.
Blog 6 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Loan or CC

6 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Loan or Credit Card

By: American Heritage06.24.21 Credit
The right loan or credit card can give you more financial freedom and open up exciting opportunities – from traveling the world to buying your first car or home. But borrowing money is a big responsibility, and it’s not a decision you should make lightly. Failing to use credit responsibly can damage your credit or lead to serious financial problems.
Blog Fathers Day in Philadelphia

Things to Do for Father’s Day in Philadelphia

By: Holly Benedetto06.17.21 Culture
Dads, grandfathers, uncles, mentors, and all father-figures deserve a day to be honored. For the man who has everything, treat him to an experience, particularly now that concerts, shows, museums, and more are opening their doors once again. In case your Father’s Day plans last year were put on hold from the pandemic, make your bookings now for a safer comeback summer.

 

 

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