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Celebrating Inclusive Prosperity Since 2004: A Look at the History of Black Business Month

By staff
  | Aug 11, 2023

Celebrate Black Business Month with us! Read on to learn about the history of Black entrepreneurship and the month-long celebration of Black entrepreneurs and business leaders whose achievements bring our country ever closer to inclusive prosperity.  

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Get the Most From Your Nest Egg: Let Your Money Work For You with a Self-Help Term Certificate

By staff
  | Jul 27, 2023

If you've built up your savings and are interested in investing your money, but the thought of stocks or real estate sound like “too much too soon,” a term certificate might the right choice for you to test the waters of investing. Read about why a term certificate could be right for you, and learn about some strategies that can help you get the most out of your savings. 
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Thinking About a Big Financial Journey? Start by Aligning Your Spending with Your Goals

By staff
  | Jul 13, 2023

Big financial goals can be exciting and daunting at the same time, and it can be difficult to know where to start. While your first thought might be to start a budget, without the right perspective, it can easily become a source of frustration. Learn how aligning your spending habits with your goals before you attempt to budget can help you maximize your chances for a successful financial journey.

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Our 2022 Annual Report is Here!

By staff
  | Jun 29, 2023

Our 2022 Annual Report is now available! Read about the successes of the past year from our members, partners, and staff.

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Celebrating Black Liberation: What Juneteenth Means to Self-Help

By staff
  | Jun 16, 2023

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Juneteenth is a is a special holiday for Self-Help because the spirit of this holiday — celebrating the liberation of Black Americans — closely aligns with our mission of “creating and protecting ownership and economic opportunity, especially for people of color, women, rural residents and low-wealth families and communities.” Read more about why we love Juneteenth and what we're doing to celebrate this joyous commemoration of Black liberation.

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Florida Homeowner Refinances for Financial Freedom

By staff
  | Jun 02, 2023

In recognition of National Homeownership Month this June, we're highlighting stories from the borrowers we work with as they build wealth and financial strength through homeownership. Read more to learn about Ronald Pauline of Jacksonville, Florida, who worked with Self-Help loan officers to finance repairs on his home and gain more personal freedom and peace of mind. 

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Play it safe with your money — don't fall victim to a money-draining scam!

By staff
  | May 18, 2023

 

With the fast pace of technology, it can feel overwhelming to keep track of every method that scammers use to try to access your money and personal information. The good news is that with a little common sense, you can protect yourself and your money from fraud attempts. for fraud attempts. Read more to learn how you can spot scammers in action and keep your money safe.  

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Memories of a Credit Union Kid: Growing up in Jax Metro

By Glynis Fekete
  | Apr 20, 2023

With National Linemen’s Day just behind us, we’re honored to share a guest post from Self-Help Marketing and Communications Manager Glynis Fekete. Read about Glynis' experiences growing up with Jacksonville Utilities Credit Union, one of several credit unions that have become part of the Self-Help family over the years.

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Net-zero finance: Putting financial institutions to work for our planet and our communities

By staff
  | Apr 06, 2023

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Earth Month reminds us that the need for meaningful action to fight the adverse effects of climate change is more necessary than ever. Read about the role that financial institutions can play in both the problems and the solutions, and how you can join us in fighting to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that drive climate change. 

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Start Your Good Money Habits Now: Plan to Save Your Tax Refund Before You Get It Back

By staff
  | Mar 23, 2023

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We all look forward to the excitement of getting a tax refund. But instead of deciding when the money is in your hands, you can maximize the benefits of your refund by planning ahead for how you’ll use it. Read more about how you can make your refund work for you.

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