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Can I Trust Credit Karma?

Dec 11, 2019

Q: I’m trying to increase my credit score ahead of applying for a large loan, so I’m considering signing up for Credit Karma to track my score. How accurate are the credit scores it shares? Is there anything I need to be aware of before signing up for this service? A: Credit Karma is a legitimate company;…

How Can I Make New Year’s Resolutions That Stick?

Dec 10, 2019

Q: Every December, I draw up a list of New Year’s resolutions that look depressingly similar to the ones I wrote last year. How can I make things different this year? A: It’s fairly easy to dream of change, but it’s another thing entirely to actually make it happen. In fact, research shows that only 8 percent…

Don’t Get Scammed At The Gym!

Dec 10, 2019

As soon as the calendar hits Jan. 2, the gyms are packed with people who are eager to make good on their New Year’s resolutions. If you’re one of the thousands of newbies making your way to fitness centers this month, beware of these five subtle scams that can end up thinning your wallet more…

4 Scams To Avoid This Cyber Monday

Nov 1, 2019

Bogus Deals – Don’t believe an advertised price that is ridiculously low. It may be a scam and you’ll never get the goods you order. Always check the website or retailer or are ordering from to make sure it is a reputable site. Bait & Switch Sweepstakes – Never share your personal details on a site whose authenticity you…

Thanksgiving Hacks To Save Time, Stress And Money

Nov 1, 2019

Thanksgiving prep stressing you out? Wondering how you’re going to get everything done in time for the big day and stick to your budget at the same time? We’re here to help! Whether you’re travelling home for the holiday or hosting a houseful of guests, we’ve got you covered. Texoma Community Credit Union is proud…

6 Ways To Keep Your Finances Intact This Holiday Season

Nov 1, 2019

‘Tis the season to shop until you drop-or until you go broke. But you don’t have to overspend. There’s no need to rack up a huge credit card bill or go into debt just to cover your holiday expenses. Enjoy a stress-free season by keeping your spending in check with these six tips: 1. Create…

TCCU Hosts Tree of Life for Clients of APS, December 4 – 14, 2019

Oct 22, 2019

It isn’t easy to think of adults as victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Yet every day in Texoma, there are men and women who need the assistance of Adult Protective Services. APS works to remove these individuals from harms way, but can not always provide everything they need in the way of everyday necessities…

How To Talk Money With Your Partner

Oct 11, 2019

Dedicate a time Together, choose a time when both of you can focus without distractions. Prepare your thoughts Prepare a mental list of topics you’d like to discuss. Include the basics along with any specific issues that you’d like to see change. Start with a vision Here are some to get you thinking: Wouldn’t it…

9 Steps To Buying Your First Car

Oct 11, 2019

Congrats—you’re ready to purchase your first real car! The process can be daunting, but Texoma Community Credit Union will walk you through it. Follow our guidelines for a stress-free ride! 1. Determine if you really need a car OK, you weren’t expecting this, but it’s important to take a step back to review your actual…

4 Super-Scary Scams To Watch For This Halloween

Oct 11, 2019

Don’t let a Halloween scam spook you! Stay a step ahead of those crooks by looking out for these four scams this season. 1. The shipping scam The internet is brimming with Halloween-themed stores in the months leading up to Oct. 31. Lots of these retailers offer an impressive selection of costumes, accessories and decorations…