Destination: Financial Freedom

May 5, 2020

How to protect yourself from online fraud As if we didn’t have enough to think about during this uncertain time, now, some people are using COVID-19 as an opportunity to create scams, hoping we act upon our fears surrounding the coronavirus. Whether you’re already aware of these online scams, ...

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The Greater Alliance Hopes and Dreams Foundation has donated $3,500  in support of The Valley Hospital Foundation, Holy Name Medical Center Foundation, Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation, The Foundation supporting Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Health Foundation, CUMAC, ...

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Volatile times may leave you feeling unsettled and concerned about finances. You may be wondering how secure your job is or how you’ll make bill or loan payments on time, especially if you find yourself laid off or unemployed. Greater Alliance knows that managing your finances is more essential ...

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We would like to invite you to a free, 30-minute online webinar presented by Beasley Media Group with The U.S. Small Business Administration. Join us on Friday April 10th at 10:30am for Financial Relief For Small Business Owners: The Road Map. It will be a timely and relevant discussion of how ...

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We are excited to announce the unveiling of our new and improved website. We’ve worked diligently to craft a site that reflects our mission to guide our members on their financial journey, wherever that may be.  Highlights of our new website include: Guided Content – Product pages have ...

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It's not too late to make a New Year's resolution to become debt free in 2020. The simple, fool-proof method for paying off debt If it seems like you’ve always been in debt and there’s just no way to get out, take heart: There is a solution to becoming debt free. Can you imagine a life ...

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How to Save for the Unexpected Your furnace stops working during the coldest time of the year. Your car springs an oil leak that will take hundreds of dollars to fix. You lose your job when your employer decides to downsize. Life is full of big mishaps like these. That’s why building an ...

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Setting up a Simple Savings Account Creates Financial Literacy for Kids In a world of direct deposit, online bill paying and credit cards, opening a savings account for your child is an ever-more-critical tool for teaching them the A-B-Cs of 1-2-3s. As your child grows from newborn to new ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union, which has roots in Hackensack dating back more than 80 years, and also as a branch in Paterson, will operate out of a new headquarters in the city in two years. On December 4, city officials and members of the credit union's board of ...

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6 Things to Consider Before Applying Cash flow issues, buying new equipment, expansion, more inventory for the busy season, or reinforcement of manpower, are just some of the reasons why business owners consider getting a business loan. But, it shouldn’t be done hastily. You need to assess ...

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Where Should Your Money Go? Running a startup requires a lot of financial savvy. Barring the unlikely backing of a billionaire, you don’t have the budget to throw money at every obstacle ahead of you, so you need to know how to invest wisely in the future. Make smart decisions, and your company ...

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Getting Your Finances In Order Before Buying a Home! Webinar Date/Time: Wednesday, September 18th from 1 PM – 2 PM –  Register Thinking about buying a home? Getting your finances in order is the first thing you’ll want to start working on — well before you’re ready to sign on the dotted ...

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The pros and cons of leasing vs. financing a car Are you excited to get behind the wheel of a new vehicle? Are you wondering whether to lease vs. buy? With so many options on the market, choosing the right vehicle—and the right financing option—can be challenging. Dealer offers, personal ...

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How to choose the best college checking accounts If you’re a student headed off to college or a parent whose child will be leaving home for the next chapter in their life, you may be thinking about how to best manage money during the next four or more years. College-bound students have their own ...

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Six Ways to Keep Your Identity Secure While Traveling There is nothing that kills a post-vacation buzz faster than realizing your identity has been stolen. According to an online survey by the Harris Poll, over 15 million Americans experienced identity theft in 2017, with a total loss of over ...

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If you are looking to plan your vacation and don’t want to use your high rate credit card then, NOW is the time to apply for a fixed low rate vacation loan and save! Life is full of unexpected opportunities and sometimes expenses.  Personal loans are all about you.  Get the funds you need and ...

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    Greater Alliance is excited to host a FREE First Time Home Buyers Seminar for everyone in the community.   The seminar will focus on:  How to successfully navigate the market and buy your first home.  Learn about current real estate trends, breakdown of the process, Down ...

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You are invited to stop by our Branches on April 11th and 12th to talk with representatives from our local Sprint Stores in partnership with Love My Credit Union about how Greater Alliance members get amazing discount benefits when they switch to Sprint. Stop by and learn about… Sprint ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In an effort to restock the empty shelves at local food pantries, Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union and its affiliate Botwinick & Co LLC, collected food and items to be donated. Food was collected from the end of November until the end of January.   On January 28 ...

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Our Bergen and Passaic communities need strong, healthy businesses. That’s why Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union is committed to helping our business members with business financing options to help them grow. We know that as they succeed, they’ll support more jobs and services in our ...

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You are invited to stop by our Branches on January 17th and 18th to talk with representatives from our local Sprint Stores in partnership with Love My Credit Union about how Greater Alliance members get amazing discount benefits when they switch to Sprint. Stop by an learn about… Sprint ...

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The simple, fool-proof method for paying off debt If it seems like you’ve always been in debt and there’s just no way to get out, take heart: There is a solution to becoming debt free. Can you imagine a life without debt? A life where you’re not paying for yesterday’s expenses, but instead ...

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PATERSON, NJ- With Christmas on their minds and the spirit of generosity in their hearts, the Greater Federal Alliance Credit Union, through their Hopes and Dreams Foundation, has been busy in recent days supporting non-profits throughout Paterson. Just days after Greater Alliance elves Ana ...

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The extended weekend that ushers in the holiday shopping season—the days between Black Friday and Cyber Monday—can put you at great risk. Shopping scams abound. A phishing scheme or a bogus bargain can quickly turn your mood from merry to Grinch. While you try to snag the best after-Thanksgiving ...

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How to buy a used car in 8 steps While there is no denying the excitement of that new car smell, the fact is that many people can’t afford to or prefer not to buy a new car. One deciding factor may be depreciation on new cars—it’s estimated that the average car loses 20 percent of its value as ...

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Mega e-tailers, like Amazon and Walmart, may monopolize online commerce, but it’s small businesses across the country that keep the economy going. In fact, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA), the 30 millionsmall businesses in the United States account for 54 percent of all sales.

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While children anticipate the holidays with giddy delight, parents often feel an extra dose of stress. Shopping, meal planning and attending all those events and get-togethers can take its toll—on your time and your budget. Before the shopping season starts in earnest, check out our holiday ...

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Should you be concerned about rising interest rates? Student loan debt is a growing problem across the United States. Today, many college students graduate with tens of thousands of dollars in student debt – a trend that has become all too common. For borrowers with the proper credentials, ...

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When a member business succeeds, we all succeed. Our Bergen and Passaic communities need strong, healthy businesses. That’s why Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union is committed to helping our business members with business financing options to help them grow. We know that as they succeed, ...

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What to consider when deciding whether to renovate your house—or buy one that’s new to you In 2017, 11 percent of the U.S. population moved—with 62 percent staying in the same county. That same year, American homeowners spent $316 billion on home remodeling. Whether you need extra space for a ...

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