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


Online Banking and Firefox

Due to the code changes that Firefox pushed out with their 84.0 update, many websites on the internet are unable to load properly in the browser; this is not specific to Online Banking. According to Firefox’s release calendar, their next major update (85) is scheduled for January 26, 2021 release. If they haven’t released a patch to fix this issue … Continue reading


Life and Money Lessons From the Pandemic

I’m a “be prepared” kind of person. I like having money in the bank and a good stock of emergency supplies. But I wasn’t prepared to see empty shelves at the supermarket, or thousands of cars lined up at a Texas  food bank, or nurses dressed in garbage bags because there wasn’t enough protective equipment. The pandemic showed me that … Continue reading


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