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How & Why to Switch Financial Institutions: Your Credit Union Switch Kit Guide

Are you dissatisfied with your current financial institution? Consider switching to a credit union like DNCU. In this blog, we’ll look at why people switch financial institutions, the benefits of switching to a credit union, and how to make the switch. Why Switch Financial Institutions? Nearly 50% of consumers switch financial institutions at least once, and 56% have accounts with … Continue reading

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FINANCIAL TEA IN THE MORNING: SEASON 1, EPISODE 6.

The Future of Credit Unions Post-COVID What will banking and belonging look like in a post-pandemic world? That’s the question Diego posed to all of his guests for this season’s finale. Their answers remind us that through it all, credit unions remain powered by the people they serve.  Featuring Juan Fernández Ceballos, president and CEO, Credit Union Association of New … Continue reading

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FINANCIAL TEA IN THE MORNING: SEASON 1, EPISODE 5.

Mission, Vision, Values: Making an Impact with a Credit Union Career Belonging cuts both ways with credit unions. In addition to the personalized financial expertise that members receive, credit unions also offer meaningful career opportunities and advancement to their employees. Diego and his guests explore the personal and professional impact that credit unions can have, especially in communities of color … Continue reading

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FINANCIAL TEA IN THE MORNING: SEASON 1, EPISODE 4.

Breaking the cycles of debt through financial fitness For better or worse, our views and habits about money are shaped by the environments in which we grew up. If the adults around us struggled to maintain solid financial footings, we might inadvertently repeat their cycles of debt. Credit unions offer folks safe, shame-free spaces where they can strengthen their financial … Continue reading

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Financial Tea In The Morning: Season 1, Episode 3.

Relationship Banking in a Digital World Digital banking and belonging aren’t mutually exclusive propositions, at least not for credit unions. Diego and his guests discuss the innovative interactive technologies that credit unions use to enhance member experience and strengthen relationships – with Tanya Valdez, Santa Fe registered nurse & DNCU member; Kristin Harrison, director of business development, WebStrategies, Inc.; James … Continue reading

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Financial Tea In The Morning: Season 1, Episode 2.

Global Vision, Local Focus Local Banking With a Global Vision Credit unions are local where it matters, no matter where in the world they’re based. Diego and his guests explore this credit union commitment to community and the universal desire to empower every member fiscally – with Tanya Valdez, DNCU member; Juan Fernández Ceballos, president and CEO, Credit Union Association … Continue reading

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Financial Tea in the Morning: Season 1, Episode 1.

People Helping People: The Credit Union Difference Security, inclusion, and…savings? Diego and his guests explain why belonging to a credit union is good for you and your money – with Kristin Harrison, director of business development at WebStrategies, Inc., Deb Salazar, chief experience officer at DNCU, and Juan Fernández Ceballos, incoming president and CEO of Credit Union Association of New … Continue reading

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The Complete Guide To Payday Loans In New Mexico

Are you looking for a convenient way to cover a bill or emergency expense in between paychecks? You’ve probably heard about payday loans but may not be sure how they work in New Mexico. In this complete guide, we’ll provide the information you need to use payday loans responsibly in New Mexico. If you still have questions, our knowledgeable employees … Continue reading

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Strategies & Tactics for Managing Revolving Debt

New Mexicans carry the highest level of credit card debt relative to their income, according to a 2019 article in the Albuquerque Journal. After a year like 2020, many in New Mexico are struggling with challenges like loss of income and growing debt. In this article, we’ll cover tactics and strategies you can use to manage revolving debt such as … Continue reading

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Avoiding Overspending During The Holiday Season

This year’s holiday sales are expected to rise between 1% and 1.5%, according to Deloitte. Will holiday spending rise in your life? If there is ever a season of overspending, it’s the winter holidays, particularly Christmas, when gifts, travel, decorating, and family gatherings lead many people to rack up credit card debt that can be hard to pay back. This … Continue reading