An educational blog on financial matters from CPM Federal Credit Union

4 Tax Scams to Avoid

The 2017 tax season is underway and the Internal Revenue Service has issued four scams to avoid. Read More>>

Maintaining Your Holiday Budget

The holiday season is here and that likely means extra shopping, gifts and entertaining! Read More>>

Financial Education Begins at Home

Have you ever had a conversation with a child that begins with the assumption that they understand something simple, but ends with that child learning a simple truth? Read More>>

Tips for Online Shopping

Keep Your Identity Safe! Online fraud is on the rise and it is important to know how to keep your accounts as safe as possible. Here are 5 quick tips to keep your identification safe... Read More>>

Why EMV?

It was only two months ago that I received one of those dreaded phone calls. After going through the identification process the representative asked, “Are you currently trying to make a $700 purchase in the Northeast?” I answered, “No, I am in South Carolina just getting home from work.”... Read More>>

Financial Wellness Checkup

Here are some great ideas to get you started with a financial tune-up. Check your credit report at least once a year. There are several reasons that we should look at our credit score. Identity theft is rampant in today’s society. But, it’s also important to check for accuracy.... Read More>>

Money Matters for Kids

It makes sense that money management skills should be an important part of a child’s education, but this is one area where you cannot count on school to do the job for you. More schools are beginning to include money skills in their curriculum, but “the buck stops here” applies to parents. Financial matters are personal matters and parents can take the lead... Read More>>