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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


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


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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Last-Minute Tax Prep Resources: Take the Stress Out of Your Taxes with Free and Accurate Services

By staff
  | Mar 09, 2023


If you haven't gotten around to doing your taxes yet and are feeling the deadline looming over you, there's no need to stress or run to a commercial tax prep service. Read about several options available for low to moderate-income taxpayers that will help you get your taxes done accurately, stress-free, and best of all, free of charge.  

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Richmond Heritage Federal Credit Union: A Story of Preserved History, Partnership and Resilience

By Carl Brown, Self-Help Executive Staff
  | Feb 23, 2023


At Self-Help, we deeply value the critical role of Black-owned and small community financial institutions. Since working with our neighbors at Richmond Heritage Federal Credit Union through a period of challenging circumstances, we're thrilled to see their work expand and their membership thrive. Learn more about our partnership with RHFCU in Self-Helper Carl Brown's Black History Month guest post. 

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BHM 2023: On Family, Fathers, and Resistance

By Quinton Smith, Self-Help VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  | Feb 09, 2023

Q Smith family photo

Self-Help's VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion shares reflections on this year's Black History Month theme, Black Resistance. 

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Demystifying Credit Scores: Start Your Financial Journey Off Strong

By staff
  | Jan 26, 2023

Hand holding a smartphone with a credit score dial emanating from the screen.

While starting a financial journey is exciting, wondering whether your current credit score will help you or hold you back can be a source of anxiety that makes many people retreat. The truth is often a little different. Read about what really goes into your credit score, and the steps you can take now to gain more control over your financial future. 

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Guest Post: On Dr. King and the Importance of Full Stories

By Quinton Smith, Self-Help VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  | Jan 12, 2023

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963

Self-Help Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion shares powerful reflections on the importance of full stories this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

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Money Talk: 6 Family-Proof Financial Topics for Holiday Gatherings

By GreenPath Financial Wellness
  | Dec 16, 2022


Festive gatherings can quickly become tense when the topic of money comes up, but with some creative questions, finance doesn’t have to be a polarizing subject. Check out these six conversation starters from our partners at GreenPath that can help you safely navigate your finance conversations around the holiday dinner table. 

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