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Wisconsin’s Credit Unions Report Strong First Quarter Financial Performance

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin’s 118 state-chartered credit unions continue to exhibit strong financial performance through the first quarter of 2021, according to data released today by the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). Credit union total assets increased over $3 billion from year-end 2020 and stand at nearly $53 billion through March 31, 2021. Asset […]

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Local High School Students to Compete in Annual Finance and Investment Challenge Bowl

Asset Builders will hold the 13th Annual Racine/Kenosha Finance and Investment Challenge Bowl® (FICB) virtually on December 9, engaging local high school students in a friendly competition to encourage financial literacy. Students will answer questions covering categories such as personal finance, economics, taxes, technology, and more. “The Finance and Investment Challenge Bowl is a great […]

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Educators Celebrates its $5,000 and $1,000 Saver’s Sweepstakes Winners

By Bill Houston Mount Pleasant, WI — On Thursday, October 24, Educators Credit Union will celebrate its grand prize Saver’s Sweepstakes winners during an event at its home office, 1326 Willow Rd. The Saver’s Sweepstakes is a prize-based savings account that allows members to earn up to six sweepstakes entries per month, for every $25 […]

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Educators Credit Union awarding $5,000 and more to members with Saver’s Sweepstakes

Educators Credit Union will give one member $5,000 this October to celebrate the launch of the Saver’s Sweepstakes! The Saver’s Sweepstakes is a statewide program that offers credit union members the chance to win money for saving. Educators Credit Union members can win money throughout the year with the Saver’s Sweepstakes. Members earn an entry […]

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Credit 411 class helps residents manage their finances

Austin Gandee, 22, was the youngest participant in Victor Frasher’s Credit 411 seminar in understanding and improving one’s credit score at Knapp Elementary School Thursday, July 18, 2018. (c) Mark Hertzberg for Austin Gandee, 22, is likely more financially savvy than many of his contemporaries when it comes to managing his credit. He knows […]

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Educators Credit Union gives students Hands-On Financial Literacy Lesson

Last Tuesday  and Wednesday all Racine Unified School District’s high school juniors took part in a financial literacy lesson at Educators Credit Union’s Reality Check Day at Racine’s Roma Lodge. The two-day event was the largest in Educators Credit Union’s long-standing partnership with Racine Unified. The two organizations agreed to expand the program to all […]

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DA: Woman charged $2,500 to friend’s mother’s credit card

A Kenosha woman was arrested by the Mount Pleasant Police Department after she stole a credit card and racked up over $2,500 in charges. Camila Gomez, 39, of Kenosha, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with felony personal ID theft-financial gain, repeater, and felony bail jumping, repeater. If convicted of all charges, […]

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Police: Racine man stole $8,000 from closed bank account

A Racine man is facing decades behind bars after cashing checks totaling $8,200 on a woman’s closed bank account, according to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. John Nash was charged Friday in Racine County Circuit Court with 11 felony counts each of identity theft and forgery as well as eight felony and three misdemeanor […]

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Milwaukee Woman Charged With Bank Fraud

Another person has been charged with fraud after she exploited a loophole in the Educators Credit Union mobile banking system. Macnesha Broadnax, 20, is charged with fraud against a financial institution for the fraud scheme allegedly perpetrated in September 2015, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. Over the course […]

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Man Drove Stolen Car To Complete Fraudulent Loan, Police Say

A 28-year-old Chicago man was arrested after he tried to apply for a fraudulent loan using another person’s social security number on Friday at Educator’s Credit Union, 1400 Newman Rd. According to a press release, officials with Educator’s Credit Union called the Mount Pleasant Police Department after they received a suspicious loan application online on […]

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Former Promotions Unlimited Employees See Pay Taken After Business Closure

After Promotions Unlimited abruptly closed its doors on Friday, the president of the company Lorraine Greenberg notified its employees via a letter sent Wednesday that the closure is permanent and its paycheck vendor is reversing the employees’ direct deposits. Mount Pleasant-based Roosevelt Capital LLC owns Promotions Unlimited, which supplies retail stores with dollar store items and […]

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