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Jan 20, 2023 / Money Tips

What Are Your Financial Goals for 2023?

Everyone has financial goals. We just tend to keep them in the backs of our minds, tucked neatly between our good intentions and propensity for procrastination. We want to save for retirement, reduce debt, etc., but how often do we actually take the time to write down our financial goals and keep them as a…
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Jan 13, 2023 / Local Utah

Our New Year’s Resolutions

This time of year, you can read a lot about the resolutions that others want you to make and keep in the new year. You can get tips, tricks, and best practices for being persistent with your chosen pursuits. But you don’t often read about…
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Jan 06, 2023 / Money Market

Why Every Member Should Have a Money Market Account

For some Utah First members (maybe you?), there’s a certain mystery to a money market account—a lesser known side of savings that lies just beyond the bounds of ordinary banking. Because it’s not your traditional savings and checking setup, a money market account must be…
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Dec 30, 2022 / Local Utah

New Financial Beginnings

We all have financial firsts—our first bank account, first credit card, first car loan, first home. These firsts come at different times for different individuals, but they all represent the start of our own personal journey to accomplish our goals and find financial peace of…
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Dec 22, 2022 / Money Tips

What’s Your Perfect Savings Account?

With so many savings options out there, how do you know which account is right for you? That all depends on your specific savings goals. Selecting the best savings account often comes down to timing—that is, how long you want to keep your cash in…
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Dec 16, 2022 / Local Utah

Give, Save, Skip and Give Back

The holidays are a busy time of year, and at Utah First we’re adding to the hustle and bustle of the season with four exciting programs to help you save money, spend smarter, and show a little love to your community. If you need some…
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Dec 09, 2022 / Money Tips

Helpful Holiday Savings Ideas

The holidays have always been expensive—the presents, the food, the family gatherings. But this year, the holidays may cost just a little bit more. It’s no secret that record inflation has caused costs to skyrocket. Consumer prices are rising quickly, and that means this year…
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Nov 23, 2022 / Local Utah

We’re Thankful for You!

During this season of thanksgiving, we’re grateful for the opportunity to reflect on the past year. 2022 has been another amazing year for Utah First—one of continued growth and recognition for our credit union. We have grown in leaps and bounds and welcomed many new…
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Nov 11, 2022 / Security

Get the Most Out of Your NCUA Coverage

Most people know that the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) automatically insures savings accounts at federally insured credit unions, up to $250,000, at no cost to you. But did you know that your coverage may extend above and beyond that amount, depending on your individual…
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Nov 04, 2022 / Home Equity

Fixed Rate HELOC vs. Traditional HELOC

Every HELOC can help you achieve your personal goals—upgrade your home, put together a big event, or plan a dream vacation. It’s a great way to have extra cash on hand for any reason, big or small. But not all HELOCs are alike. In fact,…
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