Achieva Credit Union Giving and Donation Program

Achieva Credit Union Giving and Donation Program

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We have exciting news. The Tampa Bay Times listed Achieva Credit Union as a Top Workplace for the 9th year in a row! To show our appreciation for our employees, we’re donating $30,000 to local charities. We are proud to share the GOOD within the communities we live and serve. To add to the festivities, learn how you can participate in our donation program below. Achieva will match your donation In addition to our initial sum, we’ll match any donation you make from now until April 30, 2021. That means every contribution will assist local organizations with double the impact. Imagine how...
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7 Useful College Planning Tips and Resources

7 Useful College Planning Tips and Resources

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College provides many opportunities. With a degree, graduates can obtain higher pay and better job positions. While the benefits sound nice, the transition into campus life takes preparation. Even if you're still in high school, it's never too early to start. Below are 7 essential college planning tips for your journey.  1. Understand how to pay for college The most discussed topic regarding college revolves around paying for it. Additionally, tuition fees rise every year. Paying for college usually happens by financing with subsidized and unsubsidized loans. Private student loans are often not subsidized and have no prepayment penalties. Additionally, they...
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New Boat Ownership and Finance Options

New Boat Ownership and Finance Options

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As temperatures heat up, many people plan to enjoy some time outdoors. What better way to celebrate the warmer weather than to take a refreshing dip into our beautiful oceans? New boat ownership is easier than you think. Topped with great financing options, you'll be cruising around the water in no time. Unsure what to look for in a new boat? Don't worry. This article covers it all. Continue reading below for the full details.  First-time boat owner checklist Before becoming captain of your vessel, you'll need to know a few things. This Before You Buy guide describes the types of boats...
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Simple Pet Safety Tips for the Spring Season

Simple Pet Safety Tips for the Spring Season

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Our pets are an extension of our family. They add unconditional love to our households. So how do we return the favor? By doing our best to care for them. Using the pet safety tips below, you can keep them happy and healthy all season long.  4 Spring tips for pet owners Spring is the time for renewal. Mother Nature is coming into bloom. With that said, there are a few pet safety tips to keep in mind. Whether your pet is indoors or outdoors, be on the lookout for the following: 1. Be mindful of new blooms. Pets are curious....
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The New Tax Season Deadline Automatically Extends Filing Time

The New Tax Season Deadline Automatically Extends Filing Time

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A change to the tax season deadline brings a sigh of relief to many filers. The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced an automatic extension to the 2020 federal income tax filing due date for individuals. The timeline will move from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. "This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. The new tax season deadline "will help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic." While the season's extension provides more time,...
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Deep Cleaning Vs. Spring Cleaning Costs

Deep Cleaning Vs. Spring Cleaning Costs

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Everyone loves a tidy home. It feels good to walk into a fresh-smelling room without dirt or dust. However, are there differences between deep cleaning and spring cleaning costs? As we approach the season of renewal, is there a way to make sure we get our money's worth? How much does maid service cost in 2021? When considering spring cleaning costs, there are many things that maid service companies examine before giving a quote. Items include: - square footage - cost per hour - frequency of cleaning - special requests (such as organic cleansers) With that in mind, maid service...
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Learn the Benefits of Contactless Payments

Learn the Benefits of Contactless Payments

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According to a Mastercard® poll, more than half of all Americans use contactless payments. It is the preferred method of checkout for various reasons. Not only is it secure, but it's also faster. There's no need to type a pin into a keypad. Consumers enjoy the ease of Tap & Go®. With your Achieva Mastercard, contactless payments are already on their way. You'll automatically receive an updated card upon the expiration of your old one. Best of all, there are no additional forms or fees.  What technology does contactless payment use?  Contactless cards work by using a specialized chip inside...
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What is a HELOC Draw Period?

What is a HELOC Draw Period?

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A home equity line of credit is a powerful financial tool. Borrowers obtain money by using their homes as collateral. During a HELOC draw period, the borrower has control. They do not have to utilize the full availability if they don't want to.  HELOCs help because the interest rates are usually lower than credit cards. For instance, Achieva Credit Union allows you to borrow for as low as 2.99% APR. You can fund things such as medical expenses, home renovations, or even college expenses. By unlocking your home's value, you can reach your financial goals. Can you pay off your balance...
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David Steward on Being a Black Billionaire In Tech

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Tech billionaire David Steward changed the structure of the online business experience. His company, World Wide Technology (WWT), is one of the largest Black-owned organizations in the U.S.  In honor of Black History Month, we would like to showcase his contributions to both cyber security and workplace diversity. With business and personal philosophies standing as one, Steward proves that doing GOOD is the best investment. Childhood experiences shaped future business practices Raised in central Missouri, Steward faced poverty and discrimination during his childhood. Because so, gaining profit was never his business motivation. His objective was to serve others. As his...
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