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Celebrate CU History on International Credit Union Day®

By: Holly Benedetto10.21.21 Culture
International Credit Union (ICU) Day® has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948. For its 73rd anniversary, this year’s theme is “Building financial health for a brighter tomorrow.” ICU Day® is brought to you by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and Credit Union National Association (CUNA), two organizations that have helped support the credit union mission for decades.
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American Heritage Credit Union’s Green Team Hosts Local Clean-Up Events

By: American Heritage10.20.21
American Heritage Credit Union’s Green Team hosted two Adopt-A-Highway Fall Clean-Up events in Northeast Philadelphia and Lansdale, PA during September and October. The American Heritage Green Team hosts a variety of volunteer events throughout the year to carry out its initiatives of beautifying the communities American Heritage serves while encouraging the credit union and its associates to become more environmentally friendly.
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Don't Wait to Get Your Estate Plan in Order

By: American Heritage10.14.21 Retirement
When should you start thinking about your estate plan? According to many experts, the answer is as soon as you’re an adult. However, only 1 out of 3 adults has taken care of estate planning essentials like creating a will. If you’re not one of them, it’s time to start thinking about your estate plan.
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6 Ways to Boost Your Smartphone's Security

By: American Heritage10.07.21 Security
Your smartphone is a fantastic tool. Where else can you stay in touch with friends, make a work call, manage your checking account, and book a vacation – all while on the go? These portable devices make everyday tasks quick and easy, but they certainly carry with them some risk. After all, they’re often used to enter or view personal and financial information, making them prime targets for identity theft and phone scamming.
Spirit of Giving Food Drive runs from October 4th through November 27th

American Heritage Invites Members and the Community to Take Part in the 8th Annual Spirit of Giving Food Drive

By: American Heritage10.04.21
American Heritage Credit Union invites its credit union members and the community to help reach their goal of collecting 20,000 pounds of food in this year’s Spirit of Giving Food Drive. All nonperishable food donations will be given out to various food pantries and food banks throughout the community to help families in need this holiday season.
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Ask the Experts: Marketing

By: Holly Benedetto09.30.21 Ask the Experts
In this series, we take a look at the inner workings of the Credit Union and meet some of the champions who help our members in every facet of their financial lives. This month, we met up with expert Mike Dinneen, who oversees American Heritage’s Marketing Department and leads member communication in digital and print media.
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Things to Do in the Philly Area this Fall

By: Holly Benedetto09.23.21 Culture
From September 22nd through December 21st, it is officially fall! Make up for lost time this autumn by partaking in the season’s best outdoor activities, festivals, and events. Many events have reopened with new features after taking the last year to adapt to new safety requirements or controlled crowds. Be sure to visit the website of anything that catches your eye to purchase tickets in advance or secure your timeslot.
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What to Consider Before Buying Your First RV, Boat, ATV, or Motorcycle

By: American Heritage09.16.21 Auto
Nothing beats spending time in the great outdoors, but having the right equipment on hand can make each outing more fun and exciting. If you’re thinking of buying your first outdoor toy – whether it’s a boat, motorcycle, ATV, or RV – congratulations! It’s a big step toward helping you and your loved ones have fun away from the TV.
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Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) vs. Refinancing: What's Best for Me?

By: Holly Benedetto09.09.21 Mortgage Home Equity
For the seasoned homeowner, researching how to fund your next big project or life event can bring up a variety of complicated terms. Many of these terms are presented together, but they often work very differently from one another. In this article, we compare a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) to refinancing your existing mortgage. To learn how each option works and when you would want to choose one over another, continue reading.
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Ask the Experts: Commercial Lending

By: Holly Benedetto09.02.21 Ask the Experts
In this series, we take a look at the inner workings of the Credit Union and meet some of the champions who help our members in every facet of their financial lives. This month, we met up with expert William Mello, who has brought an industry’s worth of experience to American Heritage’s business lending teams.
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First Time Buying a Home? Avoid These 7 Mistakes

By: American Heritage08.26.21 Mortgage
Buying a house is a great investment in your future. But the process can be a bit confusing when you’re first starting out. If you’re not careful, or let your emotions get the better of you, it’s possible to make mistakes that can derail the homebuying process or lead you to a home that isn’t the best fit for you (or your finances). Be sure to avoid these common homebuying mistakes from the beginning.

EXTENDED: Student Loan Relief During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Holly Benedetto08.23.21 Education Advice
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress in March 2020 in order to help struggling Americans during the pandemic. Included in the plan were assistance programs for workers, families, businesses, state and local governments, and more. While many are familiar with the $2 trillion stimulus package distributed earlier this year, the CARES Act has another benefit: the federal student loan payment pause.
Kids-N-Hope Foundation presents a check to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

American Heritage Credit Union Hosted Annual Car Show, Raising $25,000 for The Kids-N-Hope Foundation’s 25th Anniversary

By: American Heritage08.20.21
American Heritage Credit Union and 98.1 WOGL recently hosted the 17th Annual Car Show and Member Appreciation Day, with a simultaneous commemoration of The Kids-N-Hope Foundation’s 25th Anniversary. Over 300 cars and 7,500 attendees came out to support the event and helped raised $25,000 for The Kids-N-Hope Foundation, which supports local children’s health life services, especially music therapy.
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4 Banking and Budgeting Tips for College Students

By: American Heritage08.19.21 Education Advice
Going to college is a big step. You’re able to stretch your legs and develop the skills you need to be independent once you graduate. One of the most important skills you’ll need to learn isn’t taught in the classroom: how to manage your finances in college. Here are a few key tips to help you learn how to save money in college, build a solid budget, and help keep your checking account growing rather than shrinking each month.
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Ask the Experts: Consumer Lending

By: Holly Benedetto08.05.21 Ask the Experts Credit
In this series, we take a look at the inner workings of the Credit Union and meet some of the champions who help our members in every facet of their financial lives. This month, we met up with expert Bryan Eichenbaum, an expert on all things lending at American Heritage.
Event Badge with Bike and Spokes for Hope Logo inside.

The Kids-N-Hope Foundation and Riders for a Cause Host the 1,200 Spokes for Hope Tour, Bike-A-Thon

By: American Heritage08.03.21
The Kids-N-Hope Foundation and Riders For A Cause present the first 1,200 Spokes for Hope Tour, Bike-A-Thon that will take place Sunday, August 15 through Saturday, August 21. The 7-day virtual event will end with an In-Person Ride and Celebration on Sunday, August 22 at the Capital Health Medical Center- Hopewell in Pennington, NJ starting at 8:00 a.m. All proceeds for the event will benefit the Kids-N-Hope Foundation and Riders For A Cause.

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