We give back to the community in so many ways
The fact that Indiana Members Credit Union is a non-profit organization is one of the most important things about us. Why? As a non-profit, we’re all about serving you and members like you. By managing our organization well and keeping costs under control, we’re able to offer higher dividends on savings accounts and make loans at remarkably affordable rates.
We also serve you by giving back to the communities our members call home. Just as we help our members enhance their financial well-being, we help the places they live become stronger and healthier. A key channel for that support is the Indiana Members Foundation, which we created to provide Indianapolis-area schoolchildren with what they need to support learning and educational success. Continue reading
INVEST IN THE FUTURE WITH SALLIE MAE’S 1-2-3 APPROACH TO PAYING FOR COLLEGE
When you’re planning for college, the first question is often which school to choose. But just as important is the question of how you’ll pay for it. That’s why we’ve partnered with Sallie Mae® to bring you their 1-2-3 Approach to Paying for College. These three steps can help you make more informed, responsible financial decisions for a big investment in your future. Continue reading
Treat yourself with financial security
President Ronald Reagan is remembered for many things, but the tastiest thing he did while in office was to issue a proclamation declaring the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. That favorite summertime treat has been a part of American life since Colonial times, with First Lady Dolley Madison the first to serve it at a formal White House event. Today, our nation consumes more than 1.6 million gallons of frozen dairy treats annually.
Treating yourself to a sundae, a scoop, or a drumstick makes you feel great for a short time, but if you want a good feeling that will last for years, the best treat you can give yourself is financial security. As a member of Indiana Members Credit Union, you have access to a complete family of savings choices. That way, you can choose the savings account that fits your goals. Continue reading
Handshakes are such an important part of our society that there’s even a day to recognize them. Thursday, June 27 is National Handshake Day. While we may think of that ritual as a modern invention, historians say it goes back to the ancient Greeks, who used handshakes as a gesture of peace to prove they weren’t holding weapons. Continue reading
There’s a link between your health and your credit union
24 hours a day, 365 days a year, America’s nurses are hard at work taking care of the health needs of people of all ages. On one day each year, we take a moment to thank them. May 6 is National Nurses Day, and it’s a great time to stop and thank nurses you know for being there in many of life’s toughest moments.
Did you know our roots are actually in healthcare? Back in 1956, the Indiana University Medical Center Federal Credit Union opened its doors, serving the nurses, doctors, technicians, and all the other people who worked at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Over time, we began serving employees of other organizations and eventually became Indiana Members Credit Union. Today, we serve more than 125,000 members from 27 full-service branch offices, making us Central Indiana’s largest credit union. Continue reading
How’s your fiscal fitness?
From counting steps to counting calories, it seems like everyone is paying attention to their physical fitness. Did you know it’s just as important to work on improving your fiscal fitness? Managing your finances is an important part of being able to live the way you want and knowing that you’ll be ready for life’s challenges. Here are four simple steps that are proven strategies for improving your fiscal fitness: Continue reading
“Homemade” begins with a home
Whether it’s our favorite dinner or a cute craft item, when we hear that something is homemade, we tend to place a lot of value on it. Things that are homemade seem more personal and emotionally satisfying. That’s one reason many people are eager to become homeowners. They dream of the emotional satisfaction that comes with having a house that belongs to you.
If you’ve been thinking about becoming a homeowner, Indiana Members Credit Union is here to help. We take particular pride in helping our members buy homes, because we know that purchasing a home can be the foundation of financial security. Continue reading
Kids need to train their money skills, too
We’re big fans of student athletes. Time spent on the field, the court, the track or the mat does more than ensure young people become strong and healthy. It also teaches them skills that will help them become successful adults, such as teamwork, perseverance, self-discipline, communication, and leadership.
Parents encourage young athletes to practice because they know it will improve their skills when they compete. Another important skill that every young person needs is money management skills. Kids learn most of what they know about money at home, and that can include both good and bad habits. By teaching your son or daughter about money and how to make the most of it, you’ll improve their chances of growing into financially secure adults. Continue reading
The perfect financial partner for small businesses
For generations, families have pitched in to operate their own business. And while we may refer to what they’ve built as small businesses, their impact on the economy is anything but small. As we observe National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day on March 29, it’s worth noting that those “small” businesses are responsible for creating roughly 66 percent of America’s new jobs each year. They also rack up 54 percent of all business sales in the U.S. In fact, many of America’s biggest companies began as small businesses. Continue reading
Credit unions are here to help
On March 13, many people observe National Good Samaritan Day as a reminder of the importance of serving those around us, something Indiana Members Credit Union strives for through our credit union philosophy of “People Helping People”. Not only do credit unions help members like you by providing useful and affordable ways to make the most of your money, but we’re also focused on helping the communities we serve and our economy as a whole. Continue reading