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Protect Yourself Against CashApp Scams

FAQs About CashApp Scams Q: I’ve heard there’s been an increase in scams through mobile payment apps, like Cash App. Can I continue using these apps safely? A: Yes, unfortunately, there has been an uptick in payment app scams, but that doesn’t mean you must stop using them. Here’s some info about these scams and how to […] Continue…

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Which is Better: HELOC or Home Equity Loan?

Have you been considering taking out an additional loan on your home but aren’t sure which option is right for you? While there are advantages and disadvantages to both home equity loans and a home equity line of credit, it’s important to take into consideration the specific financial need you are trying to fulfill. When […] Continue…

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MECU’s Dirty Dozen- 2021 Tax Scams to Avoid

12 Tax Scams to Avoid in 2021 Filing Season Each year, the IRS publishes the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of tax scams to avoid during that year’s tax season. This year, with COVID-19 pushing off the federal tax deadline to July 15, the IRS held off publishing the list until early July, and of course, […] Continue…

Hack Your Christmas

Hack Your Christmas with MECU

Love the holidays but hate the Santa sticker shock that follows? No need to spend your way into debt if you hack your Christmas finances with the following cost-effective tips. Keep costs down and make the holidays more meaningful by gifting your loved ones with personalized homemade presents. From pamper-me packages crafted with care to […] Continue…

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Enter to win a Giant Christmas Stocking!

Participate in MECU’s Christmas Giveaway by visiting one of our three branches before December 17th! You will be entered to win a Giant Christmas Stocking! One winner will be chosen from each branch. Winner’s will be contacted before Christmas to pick up their prize. Continue…

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Hack Your Thanksgiving with MECU!

Thanksgiving prep stressing you out? Wondering how you’re going to get everything done in time for the big day and stick to your budget at the same time? We’re here to help you hack your Thanksgiving! Whether you’re traveling home for the holiday or hosting a houseful of guests, we’ve got you covered. Members Exchange […] Continue…

Operation Warmth

Did you know…. Jackson has an estimated 1,352 experiencing homelessness on any given day, as reported by HUD. Of that, 112 were family households, 102 were veterans, 87 were unaccompanied adults (ages 18-24) and 279 were individual experience chronic homelessness. How can you help- Operation Warmth! What is Operation Warmth? Operation Warmth is a partnership […] Continue…

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Response to COVID-19

To Our Valued Members, Our management team continues to monitor the development of COVID-19 through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and the MS Department of Health (MSDH). We are taking every precaution to keep a clean environment for our employees and members. We want you to know that we’re here […] Continue…

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Broken Piggy Bank? Let’s Fix it!

Q: The last few months have been rough on my finances and I’ve used my savings to get by. My emergency fund and savings accounts have dropped to zero. With my financial situation improving, though, I’d like to start building these up again. Where do I begin? A: Using emergency funds to survive prolonged unemployment, an unexpected […] Continue…