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Strengthening Community Bonds: Shred and Food Drive Event
This inclusive event provided free document shredding and encouraged donations for local schools and pantries, fostering unity and support
CRCU's Annual Christmas Toy Drive Collects Over 500 Toys for Children in Need
CRCU's annual toy drive collected over 500 gifts for children in need. Thanks to the generosity of our team and members. See photos from the event.
Giving Thanks and Spreading Joy: CRCU's Thanksgiving Celebration

CRCU donates turkeys and meals to local schools to spread holiday cheer!

CRCU Sponsors March Daisy Award 
CRCU would like to congratulate the newest honoree of the Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital’s Daisy Award, Juan F. Solis.
Bringing Color and Fun to Lamar Elementary's Playground
On this year's United Way Day of Caring, the Community Resource Credit Union (CRCU) partnered with Lamar Elementary to bring some fun to the school's playground by painting stencils for active recess and structured play time, which the students at Lamar Elementary loved.
CRCU Adopts 1 Mile of Decker Dr

Team members hit the streets and pick up all the trash they can find!

CRCU Earns PIE Award

Community Resource Credit Union, a local financial institution, earned the Partners in Education (P.I.E.) award from Goose Creek CISD for their additional community support during the 2021-2022 school year

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CRCU Teams up with Skero's Furniture
CRCU and Skero's raise scholarship funds for Humble ISD's 2022 Stock Show.

Nothing Brightens Up Your Day Like Fresh Flowers

For Valentines day, CRCU went out to Baytown Methodist to give frontline staff handmade cards and flowers.

CRCU Lends a Hand at Heart's and Hands of Baytown

In February we put our hands together with Beacon Federal Credit Union and Hearts and Hands of Baytown to help pack meals for those in need.

CRCU Gives Away Bikes to Students with Perfect Attendance
A huge congratulations to these winners for attending every day of school this year! 
GCCISD Teacher of the year Award

CRCU gives away awesome prizes to well deserved teachers from GCCISD.

Spring Clean Your Finances

Have you done spring cleaning on your finances lately? Read  on to have a wallet just as shiny as your house!

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Snowball Method vs. Avalanche Method: What’s the Best Way to Tackle Debt?

Which hits harder, an avalanche or a snowball? Well, when we’re talking about paying off  debt, it can be a tough choice! We’ll help you decide which method to use.
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What You Need to Know About Inheriting an IRA

Inheriting an IRA can have a host of tax implications and brings a ton of requirements. We’ve got a quick guide to help you make best use of your inheritance.

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The 20% Down Myth

You do NOT need 20% down to buy a house! See our tips on other mortgage options, and on why a lower down payment might be a great idea!

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IRA Benefits That Impact Young Adults

With so many responsibilities, retirement planning can feel like something to figure out later. However, the earlier you start to save, the better off your future finances will be. 

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How To Create a Budget in 6 Easy Steps

Do you have a budget? It’s not as hard as you might think to make one. We’ve got a simple six-step process that will have you in full command of your finances in no time!

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Newlyweds: Don't Let Financial Stress Take the Cake

Heading toward the marriage aisle? Here’s some practical advice for talking about money in your relationship!

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All You Need to Know About P2P Payment Systems

Do you use P2P systems? We’ve got all the facts about them, including when you’ll want to avoid using them!

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All You Need to Know About Going Cashless

If you’re thinking about adopting a cashless lifestyle or you think the world is headed in that direction, you might be right … but we’ve got a look at both sides of the issue!

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How to Buy a Boat

Shopping for a boat is a lot like shopping for a car. Figure out the one you want, look at options, get the best deal and hit the water! Read our tips here.

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How to Enjoy a Busy Wedding Season Without Going Broke

It’s the season of flower crowns, lacy gowns and stiff penguin suits. That being the case, be prepared for all the costs that come along with the busy wedding season. 

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5 Car Buying Tips

Want to make a wise decision when buying your next car? Here are some things to consider when you’re ready to buy a car at the dealership.

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Retirement Savings for Self-Employed People
Setting up a retirement fund when you’re self-employed can be a challenge, but the information here can get you started!

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All You Need to Know About VA Loans
If you’re a veteran or the spouse of one, a VA loan could be your best route to homeownership! Community Resource can help get the ball rolling, so make the call!

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How Much Money Should I Keep In My Checking Account?

How much should you be keeping in your checking account? Too little and you could be in trouble. Too much and you lose interest earnings. We can help you figure it out!

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4 Vacation Scams To Watch For This Summer And How To Avoid Them

Don’t let your dream summer vacation become a nightmare! We’ve got helpful tips about vacation scams that could save your money and peace of mind.

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Should I Get An Extended Warranty On My New Car?

The process of buying a car involves lots of decisions, each of which should be considered carefully. We have answered all your questions regarding extended warranties.

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Keep Track of Account Activity with Near Real-Time Alerts
Take a proactive step to tracking your finances more efficiently with CRCU Near Real-Time Alerts.

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12 Things To Do Before Your Summer Getaway

It’s time for summer vacation, and we’ve got a list of hints and tips that will save you time, money and most importantly aggravation before, during and after your getaway!

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How To Dispute An Error On Your Credit Report

Did you know that roughly a quarter of credit reports in a recent survey had errors in them? Is yours one? If you find a mistake on your report, we’ve got the steps you need to fix it!

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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Hurricane Damage?
Homeowners insurance protects against damages from hurricane winds and wind-driven rain but does not cover storm surge and catastrophic flood damage following a hurricane.

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Your Personal RV Buying Guide

Want to join the RV culture? We’ve got all the things to consider before you hit the road in your mobile house!

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7 Ways to Save Money on Your Camping Trip

Going camping is a great vacation choice, and we’ve got hacks to help save you big on the costs. From borrowing tents to planning meals.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Credit Life Insurance

Let’s clear up some of the confusion and misinformation that exists about this little-known coverage policy. 

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9 Mortgage Terms Every Home Buyer Should Know

Buying a home is exciting, but it can also be a little daunting. Read on for a quick lesson in mortgage terminology to get you started. 

Phishing Scams

Scammers never take a break. Despite seeming to slow down, they keep finding new ways to steal your information and money. Discover valuable insights about phishing scams and equip yourself with the knowledge to safeguard against becoming their next target.

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Debit Card Safety

Your debit card is a great way to pay, but be smart about where you use it! A little caution can go a long way to protect your financial information.

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All You Need to Know About Data Breaches

Data breaches are everywhere, and sometimes it seems like you’re powerless to protect your data. Well, you’re not! We’ve got tips to help you minimize your risk.

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How To Protect Yourself From Common Scams

Everyone is at risk of financial abuse, even people without high incomes or assets. Understand some of the most common scams, so you can you can be prepared!

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Your Complete Guide to Identity Theft Protection

If you’re not worried about identity theft, you should be! We’ve got a list of simple steps you can take to keep yourself out of the thieves’ cross-hairs!

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