Friday, December 18, 2015

Workers' branches GiveBack during the holiday Season

Tis' the Season to GiveBack


As part of Workers’ Credit Union’s Charitable GiveBack program, Samantha Monaghan and Kelly Geagan, display some of the toys collected at its Chelmsford branch for Toys for Tots.

As part of Workers’ Credit Union’s Charitable GiveBack program, Jennifer Delisle, assistant branch manager, with some of the toys collected at its Lunenburg branch for Toys for Tots.

Giving back to Kidz

As part of Workers' Credit Union's Charitable GiveBack program, Kylee McCumber, along with her sister and mom, with holiday gifts collected at the credit union's Leominster Water Tower branch that she'll distribute through Kylee's Kar Kits for Kidz program.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Workers' opens new branch at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School

With a snip of the oversized scissors, officials from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School Friday ushered in a new era at the grand opening of Workers’ Credit Union’s in-school branch office.
“This branch is a great addition to the school, providing a tremendous convenience in addition to access to financial literacy,“ said Superintendent Sheila Harrity.  “At Monty Tech, our curriculum is tied to real-world experience, which this branch allows us to do.”

The full-service office, located off the school’s main entrance, will serve credit union members, faculty and nearly 1,500 students by providing a range of financial products and services, from a cash dispenser to special checking accounts for students. 

According to Doug Petersen, president and CEO of Workers’ Credit Union, this is the community credit union’s 17th branch and it's especially important because of the numerous benefits extended to students. “The students enjoy access to cooperative job opportunities and financial literacy resources,” Petersen said.

Cooperative job opportunities will be offered to select students, who will work from the branch office every other week for the entire day handling their classmates’ transactions. “We have received very positive feedback from students who have participated in our other in-school branches, ” said Katie Trinque, branch supervisor.

“It is great that we can work closely with the students so they learn early in life the best practices of managing money,“ Trinque said. “For most people, financial habits as teens, good and bad, follow us into adulthood.”

The branch will be open on school days, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Thursdays until 6 p.m. This is the third in-school branch for the community credit union, with others located in Chelmsford and Acton. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Inexpensive Fall Getaways

There is something wonderful about the fall, cooler air, beautiful leaves, apple picking.  Enjoy this while you can before the snow begins in a month or so.
Here are some awesome fall getaways that are easy and inexpensive, because after all, there are tons of creative ways to go on vacation without spending too much of your hard earned cash. Here are some top affordable destination ideas:

1) Charlottesville, VA

The leaves are absolutely stunning in Virginia during that time of year. You can save money by driving there yourself if you’re not too far away and driving through Skyline Drive, an incredibly gorgeous stretch of Virginia that will take you through a national park with views of the mountains and foliage. It’s amazing.

2) New Orleans, LA

It’s actually a great time to go because it’s hurricane season. That sounds like a pretty bad idea to travel to New Orleans during hurricane season, but the risk you take means the flights are affordable as are the accommodations!

3) Vegas

When you think of Vegas, you might think of spending a lot of money, but there are many ways to go to Vegas for cheap – or even free! Mostly, people get great deals on Vegas vacations because they use credit card churning techniques, but with enough research you can find affordable hotels even without using your credit card points.

4) A Caribbean Cruise

Again, because summer is ending, cruise prices will start to drop and then go up again around the holiday season. This is a great time to book a cruise, especially a short 3 or 4 day one that will only run you a few hundred dollars a person.
Choose a port you can drive to – if you can – so you don’t have to spend money on plane tickets or rental cars. DC wrote a great post that gives 15 tips for people going on a cruise.

5) Austin, TX

Usually big cities are expensive when it comes to hotels but you can actually find a lot of great deals in Texas. The reason Austin is young, hip, and progressive. They have many great restaurants downtown, and it’s about 20 minutes away from a massive outlet mall where you can find just about anything your heart desires.
Remember, all of the places above are affordable during the fall, and if you are still tight on cash, there are a lot of ways to get free money for traveling so make sure to do you research so you get the most bang for your buck!
by  on Aug 13 2014

Friday, October 16, 2015

Workers' names Marketing Vice President

Alysa Duval, VP Marketing and Product Development

Alysa R. Duval of Fitchburg was named vice president of marketing and product development for Workers’ Credit Union, which has branches in Leominster.

“Alysa's expertise will help us promote the important products and services that are helping simplify our members’ financial lives,” said Gordon Wetmore, senior vice president of marketing for Workers’ Credit Union.

Duval was previously with Bose Corporation as a project supervisor. She has graduate certification in project management from Boston University and serves on the business technology advisory board of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Save more now and spend less later with a Holiday Savings Account

The average person spends about $20 a week on coffee, that is a total of $1,040 a year!
When you stop and think about how much less we could be spending, and how much more we could be saving, holiday shopping could be paid for without costly credit card debt.

Americans spend a little over $700 on holiday shopping gifts.  The average annual percentage rate according to on a credit card is 15.07%.  That means you will have to pay back over $100 in interest.  

By opening a Holiday Savings Account, you can put away a small amount of money early in the year or when you have some extra cash.  It isn't too late to start saving now, you still have a few months before the holidays arrive.

Don't buy that cup of morning Joe, bring a travel mug from home.  You really don't need those cute shoes you saw in the mall window, put the money into savings instead.  Your wallet will thank you when January comes around and you have no credit card debt.

To open a Holiday Savings account stop by any Workers' Branch and a member service representative will be happy to help you start saving.