Money Matters Blog for Cinfed Members

For Your Summer Vacation, a Little Planning Can Take You a Long Way

packed suitcase ready for a trip

By Joshua Lange — Branch Manager


Good Financial Habits Start Young

Father and daughter putting coin in piggy bank

By Kelly McMillan, Member Relationship Manager

Avoid Financial Fraud on Social Media

Woman on phone

By Joy Doggett — Vice President of Information Systems


Reviewing Your Credit Score Can Pay Off

Man holding credit card

By Jim Keating  Consumer Lending Manager


Protect Yourself Against Tax Fraud This Spring

Glasses and mug with tax time post it note

By Kelly Martin Papai – BSA Compliance Officer & Risk Manager

How to Know if You’re Ready to Buy a House

Home Sweet Home Mat

By Dwayne Holt, Mortgage Lending Director

How I Bought a Home in Cincinnati

Downtown Cincinnati Roebling Bridge

The article How I Bought a Home in Cincinnati originally appeared on NerdWalletIn this series, NerdWallet interviews new homeowners across the country about their unique homebuying journeys and the financial decisions that helped them get there.


Helping You Choose the Correct Credit Card

Woman looking at computer

By Milton Jones, Collections & Card Services Manager

Review and Refresh Your Financial Plans

View of desktop

By Brian Bushman — Financial Advisor, Saxon Financial Services


New Year, New Budget

Couple Budgeting

By Jessica Smith - Branch Manager, Oakley 


Protecting Your Investment by Filling the “GAP”

Wrecked car

By Michael Mason - Vice President, Lending 


Member Matters

Ziegler Mortgage Testimonial

Ziegler testimonial video

Cincy Lifestyle

Difference in banks and credit unions

Cincy Lifestyle video

Banks are different than credit unions. Learn some simple ways to save money using technology with the help of Cinfed.


Keep it Growing: Leveraging IRA, TSP and 401(k) Opportunities

Savings Chart

By Brian Bushman, Financial Advisor, Saxon Financial Services

The Starting Line for Car Loans

Boy driving cardboard car

By Michael Mason – Vice President, Lending


Opening a New Account? Here’s How to Make it Easier

Lady with paperwork smiling

By Melissa Reardon – Cinfed Branch Manager, Ft. Wright


How to Access the Value in Your Home

Dad and boy working on house projects

By Dwayne Holt - Mortgage Lending Director, Cinfed


What Should I Do With My Tax Refund?

Benjamin Franklin on Bill

By Brian M. Bushman – Financial Advisor, Saxon Financial Services

What Do You Need Loans For?

Couple Laughing together

By Jim Keating - Consumer Loans Manager, Cinfed

Checklist for Choosing a Checking Account

Cartoon guy looking for a money

By Liz Frey - Cinfed Branch Manager, Oakley Office

Put Your Savings Plan into Action!

Put Your Savings Plan into Action!

By Kasey Ibrahim - Cinfed Branch Manager, Western Hills Office

What to Look For in a Mortgage

What to Look For in a Mortgage

By Dwayne Holt – Mortgage Lending Director, Cinfed

Smooth Sailing at the Drive-Thru

Tips for Banking from Your Car

Smooth Sailing at the Drive-Thru

By Reevie Bailey  – Cinfed Branch Manager, Roselawn Office

Simple Steps to Make Online Banking More Secure

Woman on Ipad

By Jessica Dill - eServices Specialist, Cinfed


How to Manage Your Holiday Purchases

Gift boxes Stacked

By Michael Mason - Vice President, Lending

3 Things You Need to Know about Credit Unions

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By Eric Ketcham - Chief Operating Officer, Cinfed

Our Priority: Building the Community

Our Priority: Building the Community

By Jay Sigler - CEO, Cinfed

How to Improve Your Credit Score

Some simple steps you can take

Putting credit card wallet

Almost no one is perfect when it comes to credit scores. The average score for Americans has been inching up over the past decade and is now close to 700. Many lenders consider that a good number, but the highest possible score is 850, according to Fair Isaac Corp., or FICO, which developed some of the most widely used models for credit scoring.

Why You Should Get Pre-approved for a Car Loan

Better Interest Rate, Better Negotiate with Dealer

Why You Should Get Pre-approved for a Car Loan

When shopping for a new car, many people overlook one important step: getting preapproved for an auto loan. It’s a simple process that can make car-buying go more smoothly and save you money. 

The Ins and Outs of Mobile Banking

Guy on phone

What once seemed a fanciful or even silly idea — that instead of cash or a card we’d use our phones to pay for stuff — is becoming the norm. Mobile-based payments in the U.S. are projected to reach $142 billion by 2019. While that’s a lot of growth, mobile payments still make up a tiny fraction of retail commerce.


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Cincinnati, OH 45209
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They always go above and beyond at the Oakley branch and truly care about each of their members. And, I absolutely love their kids' membership program. It makes it fun for them to learn about money... 
— Courtney Snow
Just closed on a Home Equity line of credit loan, and the process couldn't have been any easier. With this I was able to pay off 2 high interest credit cards and deposited the rest into a checking... 
— Thomas
Been a member since I moved to the Queen City in 1978. Cinfed has always provided customer service that other financial institutions only dream about. Thank you for almost forty years of outstanding... 
— Tim Grabenstein
I recently became a member here at CINFED and it was the best decision I have ever made. I walked in with tears and despair and left with dry eyes, a smile, and I even received a hug from the branch... 
— Melanie
As a long time member, I have always received great service from all CinFed employees. I just wanted to say a special thank you to Dee Dee Day and Dawn Strickland. I had to make some changes to... 
— John-Member since 1990
Earlier this year my much younger sister passed away and with that many obligations were to be met by my husband and myself ..My sister was survived by a daughter and son. We have since then taken on... 
— Vonda
How lucky I am to have Liz Frey managing the office I use! I live in Florida but maintain Cinfed as my main banking office. Everytime I need special help a simple email or call to Liz and it is... 
— Debbie G
Emily Snyder took the best care of my two auto loans. She was professional, courteous and very knowledgeable of the available services for me. She went out of her way to make sure I felt like I was... 
— Sarah Amyotte
I have been member with Cinfed since 1986. The Roselawn Cinfed staff greeted the customer phone calls friendly and polite willing to help you with your needs. They have excellent customer service.... 
— Marian Dudley
I have been a member of CINFED since about 1981 when I was transferred from SLC, Utah with the US Army Recruiting Command and have always received excellent service and support . Hope Dee Dee is... 
— Robert Olguin
I have been a member at the Roselawn Branch for a long time and I couldn't be more satisfied with the customer service. No matter how often I come in with a question or issue and no matter what... 
— Andreya T Williams
I been a member since 1985 and can not imagine banking anywhere else. This credit union as taken care of my every need. 24/7 services is excellent.
— Edward, member since 1985

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