Congrats to Firemen’s FCU!

CONGRATULATIONS to New Orleans Firemen’s FCU for winning the 2017 Louisiana Credit Union League Marketing Award!  Firemen’s was recognized for their use of the PerkUp digital platform for business development. PerkUp has been delivering customized financial education and online products to Firemen’s SEGs for …

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How Long Should I Continue Working Before Retirement?

Make sure you can afford it: Don’t stop working until you can afford to – as long as you are healthy. Work until full retirement age: Aim to work at least until your full retirement age (66-67). This produces many benefits, including: Larger …

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Start Having Conversations About Retirement

If you ask people what creates stress in their lives, money is often at the top of the list. Stress in America: Paying With Our Health found money was a somewhat or a very significant source of stress in the …

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July Jackpot Winner!!

Congratulations to our July Jackpot Winner, Louis!!  Our next jackpot is for $1,000 and will be drawn in October. Remember, you have to be “in it, to win it!”

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Company Involvement in Financial Wellness Programs

Financial needs are changing with a new younger workforce and more companies are focusing on helping employees deal with financial issues. In a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, 45% of employees said financial matters were the most stressful issues in their lives. …

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PerkUp’s Emergency Fund ‘NestEgg’ Savings Account

You can look all over the internet and find numerous articles about America’s retirement crisis.  However, you won’t find too much attention given to America’s emergency fund crisis. The numbers are incredibly crucial: Nearly half of U.S. households lack a …

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Financial Wellness: The Newest Workplace Trend

Financial wellness programs and money management training is coming to more and more businesses as the 2017 workplace trend.  This year it is important for employers and employees to take advantage of these new financial wellness programs because they have …

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Happy Fourth of July!

Our Founding Fathers structured American democracy and left a legacy that has greatly influenced the world. This Fourth of July, see what you know about the Founding Fathers by taking this brief quiz.   1. Who were America’s Founding Fathers? …

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