Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union, hosted its 2018 Grant Recipient Awards Banquet June 28, 2018 at Primo’s South in Indianapolis and awarded $60,000 in grants through its Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program and Joan Wolfe Legacy Grant Program.
The Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program was established to honor Robert E. Martin for his 42 years of dedication and service as a board member of IMCU as well as his commitment to education throughout his career as Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance at Indiana University Purdue-University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). The scholarships are available to college students that are members of Indiana Members Credit Union. Applications are accepted annually from January 1 through March 31. Continue reading
According to the Vanguard investment management firm, when today’s babies are old enough to attend college, a year at a private school will cost upwards of $120,000, so a four-year degree will have a price tag of nearly a half-million dollars. Even public colleges are expected to cost $54,000 annually, for a four-year cost of $216,000. That’s why it’s so important to start planning (and saving) for education long before your student is ready. Indiana Members Credit Union created this guide to help you prepare and save, whether college is more than a decade away or coming soon. We’ve included plenty of valuable advice and helpful resources. Continue reading
BASIC BUDGETING TIPS AND SKILLS
There’s a powerful financial tool that can help you make the most of your money. Month
after month, it can help you keep more of what you earn and cut your wasted expenses
to a minimum. This amazing tool has a very simple name. It’s called organization. The
better you get at organizing your finances, the less money you’ll waste, and the harder
the money you have will work for your goals. Indiana Members Credit Union created
this handy guide to help you take control of your finances so you can make the most of
every dollar. It includes plenty of practical advice, along with resources that can make
organizing your finances much easier. Continue reading
Dori Sparks-Unsworth, Executive Director, Pink Ribbon Connection, shares the impact of IMCU Cancer Awareness Card:
The IMCU Cancer Awareness Debit Card provides an opportunity to support many different types of cancer by benefiting a different local cancer related organization each year. Continue reading
You probably know that it’s important to have a good credit score in today’s world. Once you’re out of school, you’ll need to have healthy credit to buy a car and maybe someday, a house. You may not be aware that credit also affects what you pay for insurance, or that many employers look at a person’s credit history before deciding whether to hire them.
But how can you get credit when you don’t have a credit history? Here are three ways: Continue reading
BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME
So you’re getting ready to buy a home of your own! That’s great news, because home ownership is one of the best ways of building long-term financial security. As you make your monthly mortgage payment, more and more of your home will belong to you.
There’s a lot to know when buying a home, and Indiana Members Credit Union created this guide to provide most of the general information you’ll need. Continue reading
As you near the end of your college career, your thoughts are probably shifting to finding a job. But if you’re among the estimated three-quarters of students who have taken out loans to pay for your education, you also need to start thinking about paying those loans back. Continue reading
Provided by Sponsel CPA Group
By Nick Hopkins, CPA, CFP®
Partner, Director of Tax Services
Now that the debate is over and the votes have been taken, tax reform is the new reality. President Trump has signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, bringing the most sweeping changes to the U.S. tax code in three decades.
The Act in its entirety is a whopping 1,097 pages long, which will take some time to digest all of the details of the bill. However, below is a summary of some of the key changes for both individual taxpayers and business owners. Continue reading
Second semester is a few weeks away, and you’ve probably chosen your classes. As if college weren’t expensive enough, now you have to buy textbooks that may add up to hundreds of dollars. Fortunately, there are ways to cut the cost of your books and still get what you need. Continue reading
Indiana Members Credit Union values your identity. Be aware of scams where fraudsters send text messages from a 317 phone number alerting you to call the number immediately requesting your personal card information. Indiana Members Credit Union representatives will not contact you via phone and ask for your card information. As your financial institution, we have that information on file.
If you are ever concerned about a text message or phone call you’ve received, please hang up and contact your local IMCU branch, or our member services department at 317-248-8556 or 800-556-9268.
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