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23 09, 2020

Relief from Federal Student Loan Payments Extended through the End of the Year.

By |2020-09-23T13:52:21-05:00September 23rd, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

If you lost your source of income or had reduced income because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, making payments on your federal student loans may be nearly impossible. With the extension of The CARES Act, those borrowers have relief from paying through December 31st. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says if you have qualifying student [...]

14 09, 2020

5 Actions Grandparents Raising Kids Should Take Now

By |2020-09-14T13:58:59-05:00September 14th, 2020|Budgeting, Financial|0 Comments

National Grandparents Day was this weekend and we know that more older adults have primary responsibility for raising grandchildren or other young relatives. If this describes you or the older adults you work with, here are a few financial tools that can help. Get a clear picture of monthly income and expenses. If you’re raising [...]

25 08, 2020

Small-Business Owners: Don’t Forget Special Pandemic Tax Breaks

By |2020-08-21T12:57:17-05:00August 25th, 2020|COVID-19, Small Business|0 Comments

shared from the Wall Street Journal Whatever shape your business is in, here are tax moves to consider now Note: All are likely to require professional help but could provide big benefits. If you’re a small-business owner, don’t overlook tax breaks that could help this year—whether your business is on the ropes or is booming. [...]

21 08, 2020

Tips To Help Your Business Stay Afloat During Uncertainty with Guy Kawasaki

By |2020-08-21T11:18:29-05:00August 21st, 2020|COVID-19, Small Business, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We're sharing a post from A Daily Dose of OPTIMISM! recorded with Guy Kawasaki on LinkedIn Live. We hope you find this enlightening! In today’s conversation with Guy Kawasaki, entrepreneur, author of 15 books, marketing expert, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist—we discuss some of the tactical ways that entrepreneurs and CEOs can navigate leadership during the [...]

6 08, 2020

Keep Calm & Avoid Coronavirus Scams

By |2020-08-06T15:28:14-05:00August 6th, 2020|COVID-19, Fraud|0 Comments

There are so many COVID-19 scams circulating right now. Everything from stimulus money fraud to imposter contact tracers and everything in between. Stay aware and keep your personal information safe. Here are some tips from the FTC. KEEP CALM & AVOID CORONAVIRUS SCAMS Learn how to tell the difference between a real contact tracer and a scammer. [...]

13 07, 2020

Reg CC

By |2020-07-13T12:47:11-05:00July 13th, 2020|Green Country News|0 Comments

Green Country FCU is part of the National Credit Union Administration and thereby adheres to policies and regulations set forth by the Federal Reserve and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The Federal Reserve and CFPB in late June finalized amendments to Regulation CC to implement a statutory adjustment to adjust the dollar amounts under [...]

7 07, 2020

Should I Refinance?

By |2020-07-08T11:47:53-05:00July 7th, 2020|Budgeting, Home Buying|0 Comments

Even when rates are low, refinancing your mortgage isn't always the right choice. Here are some points to consider before you refinance. Deciding when to refinance your home loan depends on several factors besides whether you can get a better mortgage rate than you already have. And though there are many reasons people refinance their [...]

7 07, 2020

Three signs you’re more prepared than you think to buy a home

By |2020-07-07T16:22:57-05:00July 7th, 2020|Home Buying|0 Comments

No doubt about it—buying a home is a big investment. You’re on the hook for a long-term mortgage, and responsible for repairs and any other unforeseen expenses. But don’t get discouraged just yet. If you have strong money management skills (and cash saved up), you may be ready for homeownership. Here are three signs that [...]

7 07, 2020

Home Buying 101 – your complete guide

By |2020-09-01T13:06:21-05:00July 7th, 2020|Budgeting, Financial, Home Buying|0 Comments

Buying a home is at once an exciting and challenging venture. With commitment and planning, you can become a successful homeowner. This post covers everything you need to know to start the home buying process off right, including: Preparing for Homeownership Understanding Mortgages Getting a Loan Searching for a Home and Making an Offer Closing [...]

6 07, 2020

Is It Time to Refinance Your Mortgage?

By |2020-07-06T10:27:33-05:00July 6th, 2020|Financial, Home Buying, Improving Credit|0 Comments

Refinancing is the process of paying off an existing loan with the proceeds from a new loan and using the same property as collateral. Usually, the interest rate on the new mortgage will be less than the old, the loan will cost less and you will save money. However, refinancing isn’t appropriate for every homeowner. [...]

6 07, 2020

Guide to Mortgage Forbearance Under the CARES Act

By |2020-07-06T09:39:44-05:00July 6th, 2020|COVID-19, Financial|0 Comments

If you have been impacted by the national COVID-19 health crisis and are having trouble paying your mortgage payment, forbearance may be an option for you. Forbearance is offered by some lenders to borrowers who have experienced a financial hardship such as a loss of income or increased medical expenses. Eligible borrowers approved for forbearance [...]

30 06, 2020

Apply for Oklahoma Business Relief Program Today

By |2020-06-30T17:21:07-05:00June 30th, 2020|COVID-19, Green Country News, Small Business|0 Comments

Oklahoma Business Relief Application & Guidelines Green Country is participating in the Oklahoma Business Relief Program (OBRP) which is a one-time grant for up to $25 million for qualified businesses. The OBRP is a state-level program administrated by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. OBRP requires that business applicants prove they have suffered a revenue loss [...]

26 06, 2020

Teaching Kids And Teens Smart Money Habits

By |2020-06-26T09:42:25-05:00June 26th, 2020|Budgeting, Financial, Kids Corner|0 Comments

Think back to how you formed your financial habits. Did you learn everything you needed in school? From your parents? If you could go back and talk to your younger self, what financial pitfalls would you tell yourself to avoid? If you have children of your own, you may be wondering how and when to [...]

24 06, 2020

5 tips for social media security and privacy

By |2020-06-24T09:03:44-05:00June 24th, 2020|Fraud, Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 tips for social media security and privacy Social media accounts are powerful tools in the wrong hands. We’ve recently seen hackers take over the Twitter accounts of media outlets and large corporations, using them for anything from basic spam to drawing attention to global issues. Your own accounts might seem too small to tempt [...]

18 06, 2020

Annual Business Meeting Saturday

By |2020-06-19T11:19:35-05:00June 18th, 2020|Green Country News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Green Country FCU Board of Directors Annual Business Meeting Saturday, June 20, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m. Virtual Business Meeting As you know, Green Country FCU is member-owned and part of that ownership includes annual reports from the Board of Directors, along with elections/re-elections for Board positions. We will be holding our Board of Director's Annual [...]

8 06, 2020

Verify or Notarize your absentee ballot at Green Country locations

By |2020-06-08T09:49:27-05:00June 8th, 2020|Green Country News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We're pleased to offer free absentee voter services to assist Tulsa area voters with absentee ballot affidavit verification. We have notaries at both our Morrow Road and Prattville locations. Here’s some general voter information: OKLAHOMA PRIMARY ELECTIONS – JUNE 30th Mail Absentee Request Deadline: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 @ 5 p.m. Here’s what’s on the [...]

29 05, 2020

5 Tips to Maximize PPP Forgiveness

By |2020-05-29T17:48:07-05:00May 29th, 2020|COVID-19, Financial, Small Business|0 Comments

Tip #1: Use the Covered Period for Payroll Costs A first tip to maximize PPP forgiveness? Use the eight-week covered period that starts when you get the PPP loan. Not the alternative covered period which starts the day the next payroll period starts. (You get to choose which eight weeks you look at.) The reason? [...]

29 05, 2020

Lobbies Reopening

By |2020-05-29T16:35:25-05:00May 29th, 2020|Green Country News|0 Comments

Effective Monday, June 1, our lobbies will reopen for member access.   For the health and safety of everyone, we highly encourage the continued use of the drive-thru for all teller and simple transactions, whenever possible, as well as remote banking services.  If you do choose to come into the lobbies – welcome!  It’s good to see [...]

21 05, 2020

Small Business Support through the Pandemic

By |2020-05-21T08:18:56-05:00May 21st, 2020|COVID-19, Financial, Green Country News, Small Business|0 Comments

Paycheck Protection Program Update Our commercial lending team has worked tirelessly since late March helping our small business members and new relationships stay afloat by utilizing the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program. To date, we've helped 90 business owners receive an average of $35,010 in what should be forgivable loans to pay employees and utilities. We've [...]

21 05, 2020

Coronavirus Stimulus Checks – When will you see your money?

By |2020-05-21T08:13:38-05:00May 21st, 2020|COVID-19, Green Country News|0 Comments

When will you see your Stimulus Check? Please note that Green Country FCU cannot see your stimulus payment until it is direct deposited or until you deposit a paper check. We do not have control over when these funds are deposited. The Internal Revenue Service started sending out stimulus payments this week and while some [...]

21 05, 2020

Small Business Relief – What is the Paycheck Protection Program

By |2020-05-21T08:05:20-05:00May 21st, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

► APPLY for the Paycheck Protection Program What is the Paycheck Protection Program? The Paycheck Protection Program is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This is a nearly $350-billion program intended to provide American small businesses with eight weeks of cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans. Program highlights All [...]

15 05, 2020

Celebrating Milestones During the Pandemic

By |2020-05-15T14:16:25-05:00May 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt life and cancel plans across the world, people are finding creative ways to celebrate. From drive-by weddings to birthday car parades to virtual graduation ceremonies, there are so many ways you can celebrate while still maintaining proper social distancing. Let’s take a look at some of the [...]

15 05, 2020

Managing your money during the Pandemic

By |2020-05-15T14:14:14-05:00May 15th, 2020|Budgeting, COVID-19, Financial|0 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many of us into financial situations that we could never have predicted. Country-wide shelter-in-place orders have left many without work, and businesses without customers. Now more than ever, it’s important to think about the way we spend or save every dollar we make. In some cases, the quarantine orders have [...]

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