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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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 hav…
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 o…
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…
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 …
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 …
The Benefits of a Credit Union For Small Businesses
Credit unions are a great option for meeting the financing needs of small businesses. Jenna Taubel and Greg Hird from First Alliance Credit Union explain the benefits small business owners will find when they make a Good Money Move by choosing a credit union to be their financial partner.
How The Small Business Paycheck Protection Program Works
PPP is the acronym for the Paycheck Protection Program. On Good Money Moves this week, Jenna Taubel and Greg Hird with First Alliance Credit Union explain how the forgivable loan program for small businesses works and what you need to know before applying to receive the assistance extended by the fe…
Common Coronavirus Scams and Ways to Protect Yourself
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in an epidemic of scams. This week on Good Money Moves, Jenna Taubel with First Alliance Credit Union explains how many of the scams work, how to recognize common scams and ways to protect yourself from falling victim to a scam.
How to Talk to Children About Financial Challenges
Should you talk to your children about the financial challenges you're facing as a result of the pandemic or other issues? Jenna Taubel and Michelle Dodd with First Alliance Credit Union share advice on ways you can share information about the loss of a job or income, and help them understand t…
How to Best Utilize Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check
Most Americans are about to get an infusion of cash from the federal government in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This week on Good Money Moves, Jenna Taubel and Michelle Dodd with First Alliance Credit Union identify some options and provide some advice on how to best utilize those payments …
Strategies for Budgeting Your Money and Lowering Expenses
Making ends meet is getting more and more difficult for the many who have lost their jobs or seen their income reduced because of the pandemic. On Good Money Moves, Jenna Taubel and Michelle Dodd with First Alliance Credit Union provide and explain options and strategies for finding ways to budget …