Make a Plan to Get Your Money Resolution Back on Track

We’re three months into 2021. Let’s check on those financial New Year’s resolutions. (Remember those?) Quite possibly, they’ve already gone awry. Maybe you planned to build a $1,000 emergency fund, but the balance is still zero. Or perhaps you swore off takeout, yet you’re scraping the last bite of chow mein from a paper container as you read this. Don’t … Continue reading


3 Ways COVID-19 Reshuffled Our Finances

The U.S. economy ground to a halt in March 2020 as state after state issued lockdown orders and shut down businesses to blunt the spread of the coronavirus. A year later, mask-wearing is commonplace, the phrase “social distancing” is now in the dictionary, elbow bumps have replaced fist bumps and hugs are still on pause. The tumult of the COVID-19 … Continue reading


Turn Your Quarantine Clutter Into Money

I placed more online orders than I can count in 2020. And I justified all of them. My front porch was filled with boxes containing all sorts of things: furniture (I needed to redecorate), paper towels (I needed to stock up), crafts (I needed activities), board games (more activities) and a treadmill (I needed exercise). But if I’m being honest, … Continue reading



Finances Unscathed by Pandemic? Seize the Moment and Tackle Debt

After close to a year of living with the pandemic, the effect on people’s finances has varied widely. If you’re in the fortunate position of still having a steady income, you can plan for what lies ahead in 2021. A good first step is dealing with debt. Maybe you leaned on credit cards to get through the ups and downs … Continue reading


Transferring money from your EIP Card to a Point West account

Via irs.gov: The limit on ACH transfers to a bank account is $2,500 per transaction. You can easily transfer the money from your EIP Card to an existing bank account online at EIPcard.com or by using the Money Network Mobile App. You will need the Routing and Account number for your bank account. To transfer funds: Call 800-240-8100 (TTY: 800-241-9100) to activate your Card. … Continue reading


Scheduled Maintenance: Monday, January 25

During the hours of approximately 5:00pm-7:00pm  PST, our core system provider will be performing routine maintenance on our critical systems. During that time, you may experience interruptions with Online Banking, Online Bill Pay, Mobile Banking, Mobile Deposit, SpeedyLine, and real time ATM/Debit transactions. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we update our systems to better serve you, our members. … Continue reading


New Twist to the Zelle Fraud Scam

Fraudsters continue to target members of credit unions offering Zelle by using a sophisticated scam to defeat 2-step authentication (also referred to as out-of-band authentication), which leverages the use of one-time passcodes. In a new twist to this scam, fraudsters are defeating out-of-band authentication with transaction details, which Zelle introduced to help curb the fraud. Details Credit unions offering Zelle … Continue reading


What the New COVID Relief Package Means For Your Money

A second wave of federal coronavirus relief totaling $900 billion could begin flowing to millions of Americans as soon as the year’s end, nearly nine months after Congress passed the original pandemic relief package known as the CARES Act. Here’s what the COVID relief package — part of a $2.3 trillion spending bill — could mean for you, your family, your home … Continue reading


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