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5 Tips for Buying a Vacation Home

August 10, 2016

Whether you call them “camps”, “cottages”, or “lake houses”, vacation homes are often a bigger investment than our primary homes. If you’re considering a vacation home, go in with both eyes open, and you’ll make a great investment of your money, time, and leisure. Here are 5 tips to keep in mind: 1. Visit first … Continue reading "5 Tips for Buying a Vacation Home"

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Getting Started: Teaching Community Kids Financial Skills

August 1, 2016

First Source, initially founded as Utica Teachers Federal Credit Union in 1938, has deep roots in education, so financial literacy is very important to us. When people learn good financial habits at an early age, they benefit throughout their lifetimes. That is why we’ve offered the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) program for many … Continue reading "Getting Started: Teaching Community Kids Financial Skills"

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Opening a New Branch: Child’s Play at Utica Children’s Museum

July 1, 2016

We’ll be opening a new “branch” soon: a play credit union for kids who visit the Utica Children’s Museum in Utica. Stan Kocyba, our Facilities Manager, will be creating a new financially-focused learning and play space for inquisitive young minds. Stan is in charge of our properties decisions, normally making the important calls on land … Continue reading "Opening a New Branch: Child’s Play at Utica Children’s Museum"

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4 Financial Tips for Traveling Internationally

June 9, 2016

Travelling this summer? Stay safe, have fun, and prevent financial surprises with these financial tips. 1. If you’re planning to travel abroad to a destination where you’ll need to exchange currency, make sure to do that before you go. It’s almost always more expensive to exchange at the airport or visitors’ center. Check your local … Continue reading "4 Financial Tips for Traveling Internationally"

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My Ride for Missing Children

May 24, 2016

First Source is privileged to have the ability to support many worthy organizations and causes in our area. One that we support and participate in year after year is The Ride For Missing Children, and I am honored to be personally involved. It is a cause that is near and dear to so many, due … Continue reading "My Ride for Missing Children"

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