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1 11, 2023

Morrow Road branch reopening November 7

2023-11-03T16:43:37-05:00November 1st, 2023|Green Country News|

Morrow Road branch to reopen November 7 Repairs to the roof, heating and air conditioning units, flooring, and more wrapping up. The Green Country FCU branch at 202 E. Morrow Road in Sand Springs will reopen to members on Tuesday, November 7 for normal business hours. The building was closed on October 16th to replace [...]

4 10, 2023

Morrow Road branch closing October 16 for building repairs

2023-10-04T16:45:33-05:00October 4th, 2023|Green Country News|

Morrow Road branch closing October 16 for building repairs The Green Country FCU branch at 202 E. Morrow Road in Sand Springs will be closed beginning Monday, October 16 for building repairs including replacing our roof that was damaged in the June storms, as well as interior work on the lobby and second-floor offices. Repairs [...]

2 10, 2023

Homebuilding Seminar

2023-10-02T16:10:13-05:00October 2nd, 2023|Green Country News, Home Buying|

Homebuilding Seminar October 17th You can get what you want – you just need to build it! And we can help you along the way. Join us for an educational, no-selling seminar to learn the ins and outs of the homebuilding process – financing, closing, the building process, and choosing a builder. Hosted by Green [...]

28 09, 2023

Federal Government Shutdown: Frequently Asked Questions

2023-09-28T16:55:25-05:00September 28th, 2023|Green Country News, Small Business|

Answers to Common Questions on the Impacts of a Federal Government Shutdown Will I continue to receive my Social Security and SSI checks? Recipients will continue to receive their Social Security and SSI checks. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will provide limited services like issuing Social Security cards and holding appointments for benefit applications. However, SSA [...]

17 08, 2023

Updated Online Banking

2023-08-27T10:05:19-05:00August 17th, 2023|Green Country News|

Online & Mobile Banking Updated! All members should have access to online banking and mobile apps at this time. If you were previously enrolled in online banking, your password was reset to the last 6 digits of the primary account holder's SSN or the last 6 digital of the business entity's EIN. You [...]

15 08, 2023

Scheduled Conversion

2023-08-27T10:06:09-05:00August 15th, 2023|Green Country News|

Online & Mobile Banking Down for Updates Downtime Start: Wednesday, August 16 @ 4:00 p.m. Scope: All users of online and mobile banking through Green Country FCU; Web connections through QuickBooks, Quicken, Mint, etc. Scheduled Reboot Time: Thursday, August 17 @ Noon. This is subject to change. The conversion to our new online [...]

9 08, 2023

Scheduled Downtime Online Banking

2023-08-27T10:08:36-05:00August 9th, 2023|Green Country News|

SCHEDULED DOWNTIME Online Banking Update - August 16 & 17 Online banking and our mobile banking apps will be unavailable beginning at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 16th. They will remain down until approximately 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 17th. The conversion to our new online banking platform will happen during this downtime. [...]

2 08, 2023

Webinar: Safeguarding Kids’ Identity and Online Privacy

2023-07-27T17:22:39-05:00August 2nd, 2023|Consumer Protection, Cyber Security, Financial, Kids Corner|

Webinar: Safeguarding Kids' Identity and Online Privacy Today’s youth generation is tech-savvy and connected online. However, parents still play an important role in helping them avoid online hazards such as identity theft, privacy, and cyber-bullying. This workshop covers important issues including online privacy tips, managing computer settings, smartphone apps, and positive online behavior. Session 1: [...]

20 07, 2023

Message Pay Fee Starting September 4, 2023

2023-07-20T17:30:33-05:00July 20th, 2023|Uncategorized|

There is now a fee to use Message Pay for paying your Green Country loan from another financial institution account. If you pay your Green Country loan from a Green Country account, you will not see this fee. It only applies when making a one-time payment from an outside account. Beginning September 4, 2023, there [...]

11 07, 2023

Morrow Road Branch Lobby Open

2023-07-10T12:27:17-05:00July 11th, 2023|Green Country News, Uncategorized|

Morrow Road Branch Lobby Open The lobby at our Morrow Road branch is back open for normal business hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 4:30 beginning Tuesday, July 10th. We closed the lobby due to worsening leaks from the June storms that damaged our roof. Our roof is still undergoing repairs and we may close [...]

22 06, 2023

Scam Alert – Members Receiving Scam Calls Related to Recent Wind Storm

2023-06-22T14:10:30-05:00June 22nd, 2023|Green Country News, Scams|

SCAM ALERT! June 22, 2023 | Our members have alerted us to two scams happening right now. One is from a group called PTSO saying they are working "hand-in-hand" with Green Country on disaster recovery efforts. The other is for mortgage refinance or forbearance through a group called Optimus. Neither group is legitimate. Do not [...]

21 06, 2023

How Can I Recover Money From a Scammer?

2023-06-21T17:29:53-05:00June 21st, 2023|Consumer Protection, Scams|

How Can I Recover Money From a Scammer? Every year, more and more people fall prey to scams. Data from the Federal Trade Commission shows that in 2021, consumers reported losing more than $5.8 billion to fraud. That’s a 70% increase from 2020. Imposter scams are the most common scams, followed by online shopping scams. What does [...]

21 06, 2023

How To Avoid Being Scammed After a Natural Disaster

2023-06-21T17:31:42-05:00June 21st, 2023|Green Country News|

How To Avoid Being Scammed After a Natural Disaster In the wake of natural disasters, scammers are known to seek out victims amongst the wreckage. From home contractors who don’t deliver what they promise to fraudulent charities and even outright theft, it’s especially important to be vigilant after disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and [...]

5 06, 2023

Webinar: Becoming a Homeowner

2023-06-05T10:57:35-05:00June 5th, 2023|Education, Financial|

Webinar: Becoming a Homeowner Homeownership starts well before the contracts are signed—preparation is one of the keys to a smooth home-buying process. This session covers all major pre-purchase topics such as budgeting, the down payment, credit reports, debt-to-income ratios, and the mortgage lending process. Session 1: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 Time: 12:30 p.m. Click to [...]

5 06, 2023

Let Us Know Before You Travel

2023-06-05T09:53:49-05:00June 5th, 2023|Consumer Protection|

Traveling This Summer? Let Us Know Before You Go We’re always watching for possible fraud on your debit card, so please notify us when and where you will be traveling. Also, make sure we have your current cell phone number, so we can contact you if suspicious activity is detected on your account. If we [...]

4 05, 2023

Webinar: Financially Savvy Seniors

2023-05-04T14:14:04-05:00May 4th, 2023|Education, Financial|

Webinar: Financially Savvy Seniors Join us for a free, informational webinar. Retirement can be a great time for seniors if they are prepared financially. Attendees will learn about specific retirement concerns such as managing money, Medicare, Social Security, improving cash flow, insurance, investing, estate planning, and more. REGISTER: Session 1: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 Time: [...]

18 04, 2023

Website Downtime – Online Banking Not Affected

2023-04-18T12:25:02-05:00April 18th, 2023|Green Country News|

Website Downtime - Online Banking Not Affected We will upgrade our website's security over the weekend, starting at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22nd. Our websites - www.GreenCountryFCU.com and pay.GreenCountryFCU.com - will be down for most users Saturday overnight and intermittently throughout Sunday. This downtime will not affect online and mobile banking through the Green [...]

14 04, 2023

First-Time Homebuyer Educational Session April 22

2023-04-14T16:44:17-05:00April 14th, 2023|Green Country News, Home Buying|

Join us April 22nd for a First-Time Homebuyer Educational Session. Presented by Janice Sizemore, this session will cover: The homebuying process Financing Do's & Don'ts Closing Frequently Asked Questions This free seminar is for anyone and everyone who'd like to be better informed on the home buying process but especially for first-time homebuyers. Lenders with [...]

7 04, 2023

At what age should you start teaching your child about credit?

2023-04-07T16:34:58-05:00April 7th, 2023|Financial|

At what age should you start teaching your child about credit? Financial education starts much earlier than age 18, when you can open your first card.  Children begin to form their lifelong money habits as early as preschool. Behavioral researchers from Cambridge University encourage parents to start teaching their kids about money as young as [...]

28 03, 2023

Webinar: Raising a Money-Smart Kid

2023-03-28T10:16:55-05:00March 28th, 2023|Education, Kids Corner|

Webinar: RAISING A MONEY-SMART KID Earning money, spending and saving are important lessons children learn very early on in life. This session will help guide parents on effective ways to educate children about financial responsibility that can last a lifetime. Session 1: Tuesday, April 11, 2023 Time: 12:30 p.m. CST Sign Up Session 2: Thursday, [...]

17 03, 2023

Share Insurance Reassurance

2023-03-17T16:31:18-05:00March 17th, 2023|Green Country News|

As a credit union member at Green Country Federal Credit Union, you are an owner of our not-for-profit financial cooperative. Green Country’s first priority is your financial success, and we focus on financial security. Green Country Federal Credit Union was chartered 53 years ago, and we are committed to serving our community. You can be [...]

3 03, 2023

Hours Changing April 2023

2023-03-03T17:26:04-06:00March 3rd, 2023|Green Country News|

Drive-Thru Hours Changing Drive-thru hours at both Sand Springs Green Country FCU locations will change effective Monday, April 3, 2023. The new hours will be Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Our Prattville location (3350 S. 113th W. Ave.) drive-thru will still be open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Lobby hours [...]

24 02, 2023

Webinar: Understanding Credit

2023-04-10T10:25:48-05:00February 24th, 2023|Education, Financial, Improving Credit|

Free Financial Education - Understanding Credit Watch Understanding Credit Webinar Credit: Many want it but how do you get it? This session covers all aspects of becoming an educated credit consumer, including how lenders evaluate for credit approval, factors that impact credit qualification, how credit scoring works, and ways money management today impacts credit [...]

6 02, 2023

Credit Union Holidays 2023

2023-02-06T13:22:02-06:00February 6th, 2023|Green Country News|

Credit Union Holidays 2023 Green Country FCU will be closed the following federal holidays in 2023: 2023 New Year's Day Monday, January 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 16 President's Day Monday, February 20 Memorial Day Monday, May 29 Juneteenth Monday, June 19 Independence Day Tuesday, July 4 Labor Day Monday, September 4 [...]

30 01, 2023

Closing early due to winter weather

2023-01-30T12:12:52-06:00January 30th, 2023|Green Country News|

Resuming Normal Business Hours Thursday, February 2, 2023 As of 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 2, we will resume normal business hours at our branches. Morrow Rd. & Prattville Drive-Thru's 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Mon-Fri Saturday Prattville Drive-thru only 9:00 a.m. - Noon Morrow Rd. & Prattville Lobby 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Coweta Lobby [...]

23 01, 2023

Free Webinar: Using Credit Cards Wisely

2023-01-23T11:40:19-06:00January 23rd, 2023|Uncategorized|

Free Financial Education Webinar: Using Credit Cards Wisely A credit card can be a valuable financial tool. However, before racking up big charges on multiple cards, participants should learn smart ways to handle their credit cards and take a disciplined approach. Session 1: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Time: 12:30 p.m. Sign Up Session 2: Thursday, [...]

20 01, 2023

Don’t hit your own debt ceiling – What a maxed-out card does to your credit score

2023-01-20T10:14:09-06:00January 20th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Don’t hit your own debt ceiling - What a maxed-out card does to your credit score The news today is filled with the U.S. government reaching its debt ceiling, which could freeze benefits for millions of American households and send the economy into a recession if not resolved. On a personal level, you can do the [...]

17 01, 2023

Keeping Track Of Bills And Payments

2023-01-17T16:12:09-06:00January 17th, 2023|Budgeting, Financial|

Keeping Track Of Bills And Payments Knowing how to keep track of bills and payments is an important part of managing your finances. It ensures that you make your payments on time, which impacts other aspects of your finances. Take advantage of these tips on how to keep track of bills and payments. Create a [...]

5 01, 2023

2023 Holiday Closing Schedule

2023-01-05T16:04:25-06:00January 5th, 2023|Green Country News|

Green Country FCU will be closed on the following federal holidays in 2023: 2023 New Year's Day (observed) Monday, January 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 16 President's Day Monday, February 20 Memorial Day Monday, May 29 Juneteenth Monday, June 19 Independence Day Monday, July 4 Labor Day Monday, September 4 Columbus [...]

15 12, 2022

Are You Sharing Your Security Answers on Social Media?

2022-12-15T14:39:57-06:00December 15th, 2022|Cyber Security|

Are You Sharing Your Security Answers on Social Media? Social media can be a lot of fun, but if you’re not careful, it can be an easy road to identity theft, account takeover, and more. The three texts mentioned below are from actual posts that have come across sites like Facebook, inviting others to share [...]

15 12, 2022

Holiday Hours

2022-12-15T12:12:33-06:00December 15th, 2022|Green Country News|

Holiday Hours All Green Country locations will be closed on Saturday, December 24th, and Monday, December 26th for the Christmas holiday. We will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, December 27th. Additionally, all Green Country locations will be closed on Monday, January 2nd to observe New Year's Day. The drive-thru at our Prattville branch [...]

13 12, 2022

Four ways debt sneaks up on you

2022-12-13T09:52:01-06:00December 13th, 2022|Budgeting, Financial|

Four ways debt sneaks up on you—and what to do about it Unless you track your overall spending with every little purchase, debt can ambush you. Fortunately, you can prevent it from piling up; you just need to be aware of the ways in which you spend money. Here are four common causes of debt [...]

5 12, 2022

Spend your money more mindfully—and meaningfully—during the holidays.

2022-12-05T09:46:28-06:00December 5th, 2022|Budgeting, Green Country News|

Spend your money more mindfully—and meaningfully—during the holidays. Regardless of your budget or your particular financial stressors, being more intentional with your money can help you use it in a more meaningful way so you don’t end up filled with guilt or regret (because that’s not the holiday spirit). Here are five tips to prevent overspending and [...]

30 11, 2022

Quick Tips for Paying Down Debt

2022-11-30T08:29:37-06:00November 30th, 2022|Education, Financial, Improving Credit|

Quick Tips for Paying Down Debt Lowering consumer debt can be a great way to raise your credit score, cut down on financial stress, and put you on track for a more financially fit future. However, it can also be challenging to do with rising costs, limited funds, and sometimes overwhelming interest costs. Despite the [...]

18 11, 2022

Nine Ways to Master Your Money

2022-11-18T16:40:19-06:00November 18th, 2022|Budgeting, Financial, Improving Credit|

Nine Ways to Master Your Money 1. Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals Saving tends to be easier when you have a certain purpose in mind: Saving for your first house, your retirement at a certain age, a child’s college education, or even a trip around the world. The important thing is for your goals to be specific, [...]

17 11, 2022

Free, Financial Education Webinars

2022-11-17T16:02:05-06:00November 17th, 2022|Education, Financial|

Free, Financial Education Webinars Join us for free webinars in 2023! Whether you’re an employee, member, family, or friend, our webinars are packed with useful info and are open to everyone. Just make sure to reserve your virtual seat. Select Sign Up at the links below to register. When prompted please enter ‘Green Country FCU’ as your [...]

11 10, 2022

Fall/Winter Financial Education Webinars

2022-10-11T17:22:56-05:00October 11th, 2022|Education, Financial|

Fall/Winter Financial Education Webinars We’re very excited to announce our free webinars for the last quarter of the year and into 2023! Whether you’re an employee, member, family, or friend, our webinars are packed with useful info and are open to everyone. Just make sure to reserve your virtual seat. Select Sign Up at the links [...]

26 09, 2022

Webinar: Breezing through the holidays

2022-09-26T14:11:44-05:00September 26th, 2022|Budgeting, Education|

BREEZING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS It may be called “the most wonderful time of the year” but December can also be filled with unwanted debt with holiday spending. Learn budgeting strategies and tactics to avoid that year-end credit card crunch and sidestep debt traps in the future. REGISTER: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/2559794329983624976 Session 1: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 [...]

13 09, 2022

Spanish Language Webinars – Financial Education

2022-09-13T06:00:41-05:00September 13th, 2022|Education, Financial|

Upcoming Financial Education Webinars - Spanish Language Próximos Webinars de Educación Financiera - Idioma Español We’re very excited to announce a series of four FREE Spanish language financial education webinars to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Our webinars are open to everyone and packed with useful, relevant information. Click on the registration buttons below to reserve [...]

1 09, 2022

What the New Student Loan Forgiveness Means for You

2022-09-01T15:03:55-05:00September 1st, 2022|Financial, Green Country News|

What the New Student Loan Forgiveness Means for You The President’s new plan will erase $10k of student debt for millions of borrowers. To qualify, you need to have taken out a federal student loan prior to June 30, 2022, and make under $125,000 as a single filer (or $250,000 as a household). So, do [...]

24 08, 2022

Recent Scam Activity – Wires & Zelle

2022-08-24T16:18:13-05:00August 24th, 2022|Consumer Protection, Fraud, Scams|

Be aware of the latest scam activity We’ve recently seen digital money movement fraud on the rise. A scammer can contact you requesting payment through a Wire Transfer or transfer via Zelle – these methods allow money to be sent quickly, and the funds are often hard to trace and recover. You should never wire [...]

15 07, 2022

10 ways to spend less when shopping online

2022-07-15T14:25:55-05:00July 15th, 2022|Budgeting, Cyber Security, Financial|

10 ways to spend less when shopping online Get what you need without overpaying—or being tricked into overbuying. Key takeaways Retail sites have features that entice you to buy more than you need, but savvy shopping can help you stick to a budget. These tips and habits—including staying focused, carefully timing purchases, and factoring in [...]

6 07, 2022

10 Unusual Budgeting Methods to Try

2022-07-06T12:57:22-05:00July 6th, 2022|Budgeting, Education|

Reposted from Money Under 30 If the usual budgeting methods and apps aren't working for you, try some of these lesser-known options — like the Kakeibo method, the expense-income approach, or the "no budget" budget. As a personal finance writer, I write about budgeting daily. That’s why it was a hard truth to face when [...]

5 07, 2022

Skip-a-Pay!

2023-11-13T12:25:17-06:00July 5th, 2022|Green Country News|

Skip-a-Pay Season is Here! Summertime means it's Skip-a-Pay season! Skip-a-Pay is one of the best perks of being a Green Country member. Here are some frequently asked questions we get about Skip-a-Pay and how it works. Apply Now - Skip-a-Pay Application Form   What is Skip-a-Pay? Skip-a-Pay is a consumer loan deferral. A loan [...]

22 06, 2022

Webinar: Investing In Real Estate

2022-06-22T08:55:54-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Education, Financial, Green Country News, Home Buying|

Investing In Real Estate Free Educational Webinar Investing in real estate can be a great way to boost income—if done wisely. To help investors turn a profit, we’ll cover the pros and cons of different properties, resources for finding investment opportunities, and financing options Session 1: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Time: 10:30 a.m. PT / [...]

21 06, 2022

Upcoming Financial Education Webinars – 2022

2022-06-21T14:47:28-05:00June 21st, 2022|Budgeting, Education, Financial, Kids Corner|

We’re very excited to announce our free webinars for the second half of the year! Whether you’re an employee, member, family, or friend, our webinars are packed with useful info and are open to everyone. Just make sure to reserve your virtual seat. Select Sign Up at the links below to register. When prompted please enter [...]

13 06, 2022

How to cut your grocery bill by 90%

2022-06-13T11:06:55-05:00June 13th, 2022|Budgeting|

How to cut your grocery bill by 90%: is it possible? Wondering how to save money on groceries? There are several ways you can slash your grocery bill by up to 90% — whether it’s by shopping at discount stores, planning your meals around sales, using coupons, or buying in bulk. ✋ Raise your hand [...]

13 06, 2022

Common Types of Scams

2022-06-13T08:33:43-05:00June 13th, 2022|Consumer Protection, Scams|

Common types of scams Scammers are constantly finding new ways to steal your money. You can protect yourself by knowing what to look out for. Here are some of the most common types of frauds and scams. Learn what to watch for and what steps to take to keep yourself, your loved ones, and your [...]

10 06, 2022

Are adjustable-rate mortgages safer now than they were in 2008?

2022-06-10T14:18:29-05:00June 10th, 2022|Home Buying|

Are adjustable-rate mortgages safer now than they were in 2008 Adjustable-rate mortgages are gaining ground amid rate hikes for fixed-rate mortgages. Here’s what you need to know if you’re in the market for a home loan. As interest rates rise for conventional loans, home buyers are turning to adjustable-rate mortgages in increasing numbers. According to [...]

27 05, 2022

Saying “I Do” to Homeownership

2022-05-27T11:05:38-05:00May 27th, 2022|Education, Home Buying|

Saying “I Do” to Homeownership: How to Prepare for This Big Commitment Buying a home is a major commitment. It’s a bit like, well, getting married: you’ve got to be ready and you have to find the right “one.” And, like a marriage, homeownership is a dynamic experience that requires a tremendous amount of care [...]

19 05, 2022

Four things every homebuyer needs to know about Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs)

2023-06-07T14:25:47-05:00May 19th, 2022|Education, Home Buying|

Four things every homebuyer needs to know about Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) If you’re shopping for a home, you’ve probably heard of an Adjustable Rate Mortgage or ARM. It’s a type of home loan with an interest rate that changes over time. The main perk is that it usually comes with an initially low rate, [...]

27 04, 2022

Resources Available for Oklahomans with Problem Gambling

2022-04-27T08:07:03-05:00April 27th, 2022|Education, Green Country News|

Gambling Resources Available Gambling in the State of Oklahoma has changed dramatically over the past years. Today, it is more accessible, more accepted, and more glamorized than ever before. Gambling has become part of Oklahoma's landscape, culture, and economy with horse tracks, racinos, and casinos. Oklahoma provides services to adults and adolescents with gambling-related disorders/problems. [...]

6 04, 2022

How To Go From Living Paycheck to Paycheck to Retiring Early

2022-04-06T18:27:34-05:00April 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

How To Go From Living Paycheck to Paycheck to Retiring Early  Let’s take a look at a chat with Dr. Lakisha Simmons, a financial freedom coach who went from living paycheck to paycheck to saving $750,000 in four years and becoming financially independent.   What steps did you take to become financially independent and able to [...]

31 03, 2022

On the Road to Riches – Investment Webinar

2022-03-31T12:36:41-05:00March 31st, 2022|Education|

ON THE ROAD TO RICHES Free Educational Webinar Whether you’re an employee, member, family or friend, our webinars are packed with useful info and are open to everyone. Just make sure to reserve your virtual seat. Investing is one of the smartest things consumers can do to secure a brighter financial future. Every investor has [...]

31 03, 2022

Annual Business Meeting

2023-03-28T13:17:49-05:00March 31st, 2022|Green Country News, Uncategorized|

Notice to all Members Green Country FCU’s Board of Directors will hold the Annual Business Meeting covering the fiscal year 2022 on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. This meeting is open to all Green Country FCU Members and will be held online.  How to Join the Annual Business Meeting Zoom Meeting Green [...]

29 03, 2022

2nd Quarter Webinars – Free Financial Education Online

2022-03-29T21:41:59-05:00March 29th, 2022|Education, Green Country News|

We’re very excited to announce our free webinars for the second quarter 2022! Whether you’re an employee, member, family or friend, our webinars are packed with useful info, and are open to everyone. Just make sure to reserve your virtual seat. Select Sign Up to register and click Show in My Time Zone to view the session time [...]

8 03, 2022

WOMEN AND MONEY: Take Control Over Your Financial Life

2022-03-08T08:33:35-06:00March 8th, 2022|Education, Financial|

WOMEN AND MONEY: Take Control Over Your Financial Life Ladies, let’s talk about a financial topic that’s taboo for many of us to even think about discussing with another person… money. No, not how to spend money–that’s the easy part–how to save and invest it, like stocks, bonds, and other investments. What is it about [...]

3 03, 2022

Webinar: Solving the Mystery of Credit Reports

2022-03-03T14:46:21-06:00March 3rd, 2022|Education, Financial, Green Country News|

Solving the Mystery of Credit Reports MARCH FINANCIAL EDUCATION WEBINAR Credit report scores hold a lot of power—they can help buy that first home but can also take away financial opportunities. This informative webinar provides an overview of credit bureaus, credit scoring, guidance to dispute inaccuracies, improving credit scores, and dealing with identity theft and [...]

15 02, 2022

Assistance Available for Past-Due Mortgage Expenses

2022-02-15T14:41:50-06:00February 15th, 2022|COVID-19, Financial, Green Country News, Home Buying|

Are you behind on your mortgage? The Oklahoma Homeowner Assistance Fund offers up to $20,000 in grants for past due housing expenses as a result of COVID-19. Get Help Paying Past Due Housing Expenses from the Oklahoma Homeowner Assistance Fund For Oklahoma homeowners financially impacted by COVID-19 Up to $20,000 in grants available per household [...]

3 02, 2022

Closing at 4:30 p.m. Thursday due to inclement weather

2022-02-03T13:42:14-06:00February 3rd, 2022|Green Country News|

Closing Early Thursday, Feb. 3rd All Green Country locations will close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, due to inclement weather. This includes our drive-thru's that are normally open until 6:00 p.m. Stay safe everyone, we'll see you tomorrow!

25 01, 2022

RX for Financial Health

2022-01-25T12:46:35-06:00January 25th, 2022|Budgeting, Education, Financial|

RX for Financial Health Talking about physical health and going to the doctor for regular check-ups is socially acceptable for many. So why is talking about financial health considered a taboo subject? Especially when, according to the Financial Health Network, only 34% of U.S. households are financially healthy. Imagine if financial health check-ups became the [...]

18 01, 2022

4 Reasons to File Your Taxes Early in 2022

2022-01-18T10:37:27-06:00January 18th, 2022|COVID-19, Financial|

4 Reasons to File Your Taxes Early in 2022 And four reasons you may want to wait   Tax season 2022 is nearly upon us. The tax filing deadline this year is April 18 (Tax Day). The IRS hasn’t officially announced when you can start sending your tax returns, but the earliest you can file [...]

6 01, 2022

New Branch Hours Starting Jan. 31

2022-01-06T16:56:22-06:00January 6th, 2022|Green Country News|

To help us mitigate continued staffing shortages, we are changing our operating hours, effective Monday, January 31, 2022. The LOBBIES at Prattville & Morrow Road locations will change to: Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The DRIVE-THRU'S at Prattville and Morrow Road locations will change to: Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 [...]

5 01, 2022

New Year Money Resolutions: 9 Tips to Meet Your Financial Goals

2022-01-05T14:37:13-06:00January 5th, 2022|Budgeting, Education, Financial, Improving Credit|

New Year Money Resolutions: 9 Tips to Meet Your Financial Goals Just having a New Year’s resolution can help your bank account, but most of the time, people fail. If you have trouble keeping that overly-broad, year-long goal you thought of while participating in rowdy New Year’s Eve festivities, here’s some advice: Keep it simple. [...]

31 12, 2021

2022 Holiday Closing Schedule

2021-12-31T18:00:55-06:00December 31st, 2021|Green Country News|

Green Country FCU will be closed the following federal holidays in 2022: Holiday Branches Closed New Year's Day    Saturday, January 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Day    Monday, January 17 President's Day    Monday, February 21 Memorial Day    Monday, May 30 Juneteenth    Monday, June 20 Independence Day    Monday, July 4 [...]

30 12, 2021

Are You Financially Healthy?

2021-12-30T08:05:16-06:00December 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Financial Education Webinars ARE YOU FINANCIALLY HEALTHY In this workshop you will understand what it means to be financially healthy – which is so much more than the one score everyone asks you about today – your credit score. True financial health is based on four key components: Spend, Save, Borrow, and Plan. You’ll also [...]

28 12, 2021

Prattville lobby closed week of Dec. 27th

2021-12-28T11:44:36-06:00December 28th, 2021|Green Country News|

Prattville lobby closed week of Dec. 27th Due to staffing shortages we are closing the lobby at our Prattville location this week: Dec. 27-31, 2021. The drive-thru at Prattville remains open for normal business hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 - 6:00 and Sat 9:00 - 1:00. Only the lobby is closed. The lobby at Morrow Rd. is [...]

23 12, 2021

1st Quarter Webinars – Free for Everyone!

2021-12-23T11:21:43-06:00December 23rd, 2021|Budgeting, Education, Financial, Green Country News, Improving Credit|

Financial Education Webinars All webinars are free and open to everyone - even if you're not currently a Green Country FCU member! Register for the webinar of your preferred time (there’s two each month) but don’t worry if you can’t be there right at 12:30 or 7:30. As long as you’ve registered in advance, you’ll [...]

7 12, 2021

8 Ways to Avoid a Holiday Debt Hangover

2021-12-07T13:19:23-06:00December 7th, 2021|Budgeting, Green Country News|

8 Ways to Avoid a Holiday Debt Hangover Imagine it’s January. You’re taking down holiday decorations, wondering what the new year will bring, and then it hits you, an overwhelming sense of dread as you think about the looming credit card debt from your holiday spending. If this is an all-too-real scenario for you, here [...]

30 11, 2021

5 Creative Ways to Control Your Holiday Budget This Year

2021-11-30T11:02:31-06:00November 30th, 2021|Budgeting|

5 Creative Ways to Control Your Holiday Budget This Year The holiday season is almost here, and now is the perfect time to get started. But before you head out to the mall with your credit card in hand, it is essential to set a plan and create a realistic budget. It is easy to [...]

24 11, 2021

10 Steps to Financial Success Webinar

2021-11-24T16:25:45-06:00November 24th, 2021|Budgeting, Education, Green Country News|

10 STEPS TO FINANCIAL SUCCESS December Webinar We all measure financial success differently, but all paths to get there require discipline and goals. This session teaches participants ways to financial control— including developing a spending plan, creating objectives, weighing insurance needs, and other tools that will help get on the road to personal financial success. [...]

21 11, 2021

Webinar Recap: Rebuilding After A Financial Crisis

2021-11-21T21:50:03-06:00November 21st, 2021|Education, Financial|

Webinar Recap: Rebuilding After A Financial Crisis Our November financial education webinar focused on the steps you can take to rebuild after a financial crisis. Here are the highlights: BUDGET - Analyze the money coming in and develop a reasonable and goal-oriented plan for what goes out. **TIP: Use a money tracker, like Money Manager inside online [...]

16 11, 2021

Message Pay Making Loan Payments Mobile

2023-07-20T14:59:44-05:00November 16th, 2021|Green Country News|

Message Pay Making Loan Payments Mobile *Beginning September 4, 2023, there is a $4.99 fee to make payments using Message Pay. Text payment reminders will continue to be free. Message Pay Making Loan Payments Mobile Message Pay is a quick, easy, mobile payment portal and alert notification. Message Pay sends you monthly alerts reminding you [...]

8 11, 2021

Five insider tips to an affordable first home

2021-11-08T20:55:22-06:00November 8th, 2021|Home Buying|

The process of buying a home can be overwhelming—especially if it’s your first time. You want to make sure you’re getting the best house at the best value, but without prior experience, how can you really know? Here are some helpful pointers for first-time homebuyers: 1. Avoid making large purchases before you apply for your [...]

1 11, 2021

Cut These Costs ASAP When Facing Financial Hardship

2021-11-01T11:15:44-05:00November 1st, 2021|Budgeting, Financial|

Have you ever unexpectedly found out you’re going to have less income? It’s enough to throw you into a panic!  The best way to get through hard times is to take a few deep breaths and put a plan together. Check out these common targets for quick and effective expense cuts. Food You might find [...]

1 11, 2021

Webinar: Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis

2021-11-01T10:43:37-05:00November 1st, 2021|Education, Financial, Green Country News|

REBUILDING AFTER A FINANCIAL CRISIS Maybe you had a medical emergency and can't pay the bills, or you lost your job. Many different hardships can send a normal financial situation into a tailspin. Join us for a free, educational webinar to learn how to get your finances back on track, including budgeting, repaying debt, rebuilding [...]

29 10, 2021

Coweta branch closed Friday, Oct. 29

2021-10-29T09:36:03-05:00October 29th, 2021|Green Country News|

Coweta branch closed due to gas leak Our Coweta location is CLOSED today, Friday, October 29th due to a gas leak in the Meadowbrook shopping center. They're asking folks to please stay away from the building, so don't use the ATM out front until the source of the leak is found. As always you can [...]

26 10, 2021

How to Teach Your Kids About Money and Credit

2021-10-26T11:35:12-05:00October 26th, 2021|Budgeting, Education, Financial, Kids Corner|

How to Teach Your Kids About Money and Credit In this article: When Should Kids Start Building Credit? How to Help Your Child Build Good Credit Habits How to Teach Your Kids to Be Smart With Money  Getting Your Kids Started With Credit Cards  Can a Child Have a Credit Report and Score? How to [...]

14 10, 2021

5 Tips for a Good Credit Score

2021-10-14T11:49:23-05:00October 14th, 2021|Education, Financial, Improving Credit, Uncategorized|

5 Tips to Build (and Maintain) a Good Credit Score Like building a house, constructing a financially stable life requires laying a solid foundation. In difficult economic times like these, though, building that foundation can be a challenge. Good credit remains a core part of any financial foundation. Having good credit can make it easier [...]

4 10, 2021

Yes, credit cards can be dangerous.

2021-10-04T10:04:57-05:00October 4th, 2021|Education, Financial, Improving Credit|

Yes, credit cards can be dangerous. But credit cards are also a powerful tool if you know how to use them responsibly.   How credit cards work A credit card is a revolving line of credit that allows you to make charges at any time up to the amount of a specific credit limit. When [...]

29 09, 2021

Webinar: Using Credit Cards Wisely

2021-09-29T17:29:29-05:00September 29th, 2021|Education, Financial, Green Country News, Improving Credit|

USING CREDIT CARDS WISELY Join us for a free educational webinar focusing on credit cards! A credit card can be a valuable financial tool. However, before racking up big charges on multiple cards, participants should learn smart ways to handle their credit cards and take a disciplined approach. Register to attend in advance to be [...]

16 09, 2021

100 Days until Christmas? Now What?!

2021-09-16T15:58:40-05:00September 16th, 2021|Budgeting, Financial|

100 Days until Christmas? Now What?! As of today, you have 100 Days Until Christmas, so let's talk about the "B Word":  you need to have a budget for Christmas and it is time to create one. Sit down and take a good hard look at your finances to see if you can get through [...]

8 09, 2021

Webinar: Financially Savvy Seniors

2021-09-08T08:33:30-05:00September 8th, 2021|Education, Green Country News|

UPDATE Sept. 17, 2021 As long as you've pre-registered for the Savvy Senior webinar, you'll have access to the recording until Sept. 24th - you should have a link emailed to you. Here are the key takeaways we noted from the event: Get started now! It's hard to catch up Setting aside a little bit [...]

7 09, 2021

Resources for Seniors in a Financial Crunch

2021-09-07T14:49:46-05:00September 7th, 2021|Education, Financial|

Resources for Seniors in a Financial Crunch Many seniors avoid seeking help for their money problems, citing reasons such as not wanting to bother people, not knowing who to trust, and feeling ashamed. Yet trying to deal with debt issues alone is often not the best approach. While money problems may be uncomfortable to talk [...]

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