It all started in 1932 when the desperate financial needs of a school teacher in Rochester prompted him and 7 Rochester firefighters to establish their own credit union. Today, over 16,000 people across South East Minnesota choose First Alliance as their favorite financial institution. Anyone who lives, works, worships, owns a business or attends school in the 5-county area of Olmsted, Dodge, Goodhue, Winona, and Wabasha counties can open an account at Rochester’s original credit union. First Alliance Credit Union is a full-service financial institution offering a wide variety of financial products and services to promote your financial well-being through every stage in life. First Alliance Credit Union is federally insured by NCUA.
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The Difference Between Good Debt and Bad Debt
Knowing the difference between good debt and bad debt can help to keep you from becoming overwhelmed by debt payments. This week, Jenna Taubel and Nate Finney with First Alliance Credit Union offer strategies for both managing debt and staying out of debt.
Tips to Pay Off Holiday Credit Card Debt As Quickly as Possible
Many of us are now facing big credit card balances as a result of our holiday gift purchases and other holiday-related expenses. Jenna Taubel and Kim Ferraro with First Alliance Credit Union share successful strategies and tools available for paying off credit card debt as quickly as possible.
Tips For Setting and Reaching Your Financial Goals in the New Year
In this episode of Good Money Moves, we discuss effective strategies for setting and successfully reaching goals set at the start of the New Year that involve improving your and your family's financial health.
Understanding the Basics of Budgeting
Understanding the basics of budgeting, managing credit, and understanding interest rates can set you up to make Good Money Moves.
Everything You Need to Know About Interest Rates
Good Money Moves this week is all about interest rates. What is interest, what is compounding interest, and what do APR and APY mean? Jenna Taubel and Troy Brenhaug with First Alliance Credit Union answer those questions and explain how you can put yourself in a better position to enjoy a lower inte…
How Identity Thieves Operate and How You Can Protect Yourself
The most common tools utilized by criminals engaged in identity theft and fraud are data breaches, phishing, and pretexting. Jenna Taubel and David Schouten with First Alliance Credit Union explain how each of the methods work and some of the "red flags" to watch out for and help protect y…
How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft
Identity theft and identity fraud are a $16 billion a year business that victimizes an estimated 1 in 15 people each year. Jenna Taubel and David Schouten with the First Alliance Credit Union discuss the scope of the problem, along with some of the more common methods used by identity thieves and wa…
Tips to Avoid Financial Problems With Credit Cards
Credit cards can be a useful financial tool if used responsibly, but all too often they are not. Jenna Taubel and Scott Wilson with the First Alliance Credit Union explore some of the ways credit cards can lead to financial problems and offer some tips and advice to avoid having that happen to you.
Tips to Help You Avoid Overspending For the Holidays
It's estimated Americans spend a trillion dollars a year on the holidays. That figure and others suggest it's pretty easy to overspend and leave yourself with a budget mess entering the New Year. This week, on Good Money Moves, Jenna Taubel and Scott Wilson with the First Alliance Credit U…
How to Choose the Best Budget Method for Your Financial Situation
There is more than one way to develop a successful household or personal budget. On this episode of the Good Money Moves podcast, Jenna Taubel and Jordan Kaehler from First Alliance Credit Union explain the differences and advantages to a half-dozen different budget methods and how to decide which i…