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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Living Within Your Means: Tips to Take Control of Your Finances
How do know you're living beyond your means? On this week's Good Money Moves, Jenna Taubel with First Alliance Credit Union shares some warning signs to look for that could enable you to take action before your finances get out of control.
What To Do If You Become a Victim of Identity Theft
Statistics show 1 in every 15 Americans will become a victim of identity theft or fraud each year. This week on Good Money Moves, Jenna Taubel with the First Alliance Credit Union shares the steps you should take if you become a victim of this growing crime problem and strategies you can use to detect the fraudulent use of your credit information as early as possible and hopefully limit the damage.
How to Break Overspending Habits
Controlling your spending and avoiding overspending is a key factor in making Good Money Moves. This week, Jenna Taubel and Michelle Dodd with First Alliance Credit Union share a range of tips and strategies you can use to stop overspending and make great strides towards reaching your financial goals.
What to Do With Money From an Inheritance
Making Good Money Moves can be difficult after a person receives an inheritance. It is easy for an individual's judgment to be clouded because of the emotions tied the loss of a loved one. Jenna Taubel and Michelle Dodd with First Alliance Credit Union point to some of the potential pitfalls associated with receiving an inheritance and explain strategies that can be employed to avoid making costly mistakes.
Four Steps to Strengthen Your Financial Situation
Are you weary of feeling broke all of the time? This week, on Good Money Moves, Jenna Taubel, and Michelle Dodd with First Alliance Credit Union outline and explain the four steps you can take to strengthen your financial situation and begin reaching your financial goals.
Strategies for Making Good Money Moves
Good Money Moves is now a year old. Jenna Taubel with First Alliance Credit Union highlights some of the key strategies for making Good Money Moves that were covered during the first 52 weeks of the program.
Budgeting, Saving, and Preparing for Pet Related Expenses
Planning for the unexpected is always a Good Money Move but many people overlook what could be a significant unexpected expense, the cost of pet ownership. This week, Jenna Taubel with First Alliance Credit Union provides details about some of the expected and unexpected expenses associated with having a pet or multiple pets, along with ways to make Good Money Moves in budgeting, saving, and prepa
The Importance of Having an Emergency Fund and How to Start One
Statistics suggest most Americans lack adequate savings even when it comes to emergency needs. This week on Good Money Moves, Jenna Taubel and Nate Wildeman with First Alliance Credit Union explain the importance of having an emergency fund, what it should be used for, and how to start the process of creating one.
Steps You Can Take to Gain Control of Your Finances
Having the right mindset can be a key factor in making Good Money Moves. This week, Jenna Taubel with First Alliance Credit Union explains how you can steer away from ways of thinking about money that can keep you from reaching your financial goals.
Why a Cosigner is Sometimes Required For a Loan
This week's Good Money Moves explores why lenders sometimes require a cosigner before approving a loan. Jenna Taubel and Troy Brenhaug with the First Alliance Credit Union explain the reasons for asking for a cosigner and some of the things you need to consider if you are asked to be a cosigner on a loan.
Unique New Credit Union Concept in Rochester Includes Coffee Shop and Bakery
Where in Rochester can you grab a great sandwich, a delicious cup of coffee, relax, and make Good Money Moves? It's the new First Alliance Commons on Commerce Drive Northwest. Jenna Taubel and Mark Hettinger explain how the First Alliance Credit Union has partnered with Great Harvest Bread and Moka to create a wonderfully unique financial services experience.
Tips on How to Manage Money as a Couple
Money issues can be a major source of tension in a relationship. Jenna Taubel with First Alliance Credit Union offers tips on how you can start the discussion and foster better communication concerning your household finances which will pave the way to making Good Money Moves.
Busting Money Management Myths and How to Make Good Money Moves
Many people restrict themselves from making good money moves because of misconceptions about managing their finances. This week, Good Money Moves features Jenna Taubel with First Alliance Credit Union and focuses on identifying and busting some of those myths
Avoiding Payday Loans is a Good Money Move
Pay Day Loans are often advertised as a quick solution to your money troubles, but in reality can lead to a cascade of financial hardship. Jenna Taubel and Michelle Dodd with First Alliance Credit Union explain why using the short-term, ultra-high interest loans can become a trap for people who may not be aware of other available options that could lead to future Good Money Moves.