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Back-to-School Shopping Hacks: 7 Ways to Save

Back-to-school shopping doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive. Here are seven tips for saving this year. Take inventory. Don’t go shopping without first taking stock of what you already have. Keep a running list so you know exactly what you need before you spend any money on new supplies or clothing. Shop tax-free. Sales […]

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What You Need To Know About Auto Loans

Auto loans are a great way to get a new car or truck, but they can be confusing. If you’re in the market for a new car or truck, you’re likely also shopping for an auto loan. Your auto loan will affect your monthly budget for the full term of the loan, so it’s important […]

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FAQ: Should You Use A Credit Card At The Gas Pump?

Q: Should you use a credit card to pay for gas? A: Americans pump close to 393 million gallons of gasoline a day, which is more than a gallon for every American! That’s a lot of gas! And when you think about the high prices at the pump today, you want to make sure you’re […]

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4 Summer Money Moves To Keep You Financially Fit

Summertime is a wonderful time of year for many people, but it’s also a time when some people can find themselves overspending or otherwise getting into financial trouble. Here are four tips for staying out of debt over the summer and sticking to your budget: Prepare for a possible drop in income during the summer. […]

Element Update. January Updates from Element FCU. Element Pride in January. Pet Pride photo contest. Pennies for Pie Donation drive. Honestly Me.

Element Update – January 2021

It’s a brand-new year, and our resolution for 2021 is to support our members and community 24/7 – 365.   We’re starting this year strong with Pride in January. Four weeks, twelve #SwipeItForGood partners, and lots of fun!   WEEK ONE: January 4th – 8th In week one, we’re celebrating WTSQ 88.1, Bags of Blessings, […]

Element Spotlight. Covid-19 hasn't stoped hunger and it has not stopped Manna Meal either. Not only have we quickly adapted to the drastically increased number of meals served but also our approach to service. Amy, Manna Meal Executive Director

Community Spotlight: Manna Meal

Our #SwipeItForGood partner of the month is Manna Meal, a charity located in downtown Charleston, West Virginia, that has been feeding those in need for over 40 years. To learn more about Manna Meal and all they do for our community, we interviewed Amy Wolfe, the Executive Director. “It literally started when Jim Lewis, the rector […]

Element Update. December Updates from Element FCU. You can support Manna Meal. Element Zoom-a-thon. #SwipeItForGood. Cheer Checking.

Element December 2020 Update

Can you feel the chill in the air? Fall is still with us, but December means the start of winter. To us, it also means eating good food, spending time with the ones you love, and giving back in all the ways we can. It makes sense to us that our #SwipeItForGood partner this month […]

Community Spotlight – Bags of Blessings

Our #SwipeItForGood Partner of the Month for November is Bags of Blessings. To learn more about their organization and the resources they provide for the community, we interviewed their Treasurer, Michelle Painter. Founded in 2011, Bags of Blessings was created to fill a local holiday need. “United Way reached out to the Bread of Life […]

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November Is Here And We Have So Much To Be Thankful For!

We wrapped up Q3 with a total of $1,664.28 donated to our #SwipeItForGood charities. From July through September, we celebrated WTSQ, United Way of WV, and Heart and Hand. We also collected school supplies for Richmond Elementary, Grandview Elementary, and Bridgeview Elementary. Trivia For Good November 10:  We’re partnering with the South Charleston Public Library […]

Element Update. October Updates from Element FCU. Get more cheer checking. Meow Bark Boo photo contest. Adopt with Element. Adopt me with Element rebate.

It’s Fall Y’all!

We can’t believe it’s already October, but we’re excited for everything we have planned. Check out our Get More Cheer This Year checking account offer plus adoption efforts and promotions for our October #SwipeItForGood partner, Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association. Meow Bark Boo Photo Contest  From October 7th through October 25th, Element will host a Facebook photo contest for your furry […]