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Volume 3 | Issue 8 | August 2020
Our Mission: Providing financial solutions for every stage of life.

State of the Credit Union

A letter from our CEO, John Hirabayashi

John H. Siganture
John Hirabayashi

Dear Valued Member,

As we head into August we face many uncertainties this year, including managing the back-to-school transition while keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe. As we consider the physical health of our families it’s important that we think about our financial health as well. The pandemic has created numerous economic challenges impacting personal finances. As your financial partner, we want to help you and empower you to be as financially healthy as possible.

Financial experts evaluate financial health in four key areas – spending, saving, borrowing and planning. Financially healthy individuals and families spend less than their income and pay their bills on time. They have sufficient liquid savings and long-term savings. They manage their debt and maintain prime credit scores. And finally, they carry sufficient insurance coverage and have formulated a financial plan for their future.

Recently Community First launched an improved and expanded moveUP financial wellness program for you. This completely free, award-winning program helps you navigate the most important areas of financial health. The enhanced moveUP website features updated and expanded content including 52 quick, self-guided modules and 12 financial calculators to help you tackle everything from saving for higher education or retirement to creating a monthly budget.

We’ve also launched a new Financial Health Check quiz that provides an instant financial health score that measures confidence in the four key money management areas described above – spending, borrowing, planning, and saving. This financial health score will help you identify the areas, if any, where you have room for improvement. Once you have identified the areas you would like to work on, make an appointment at any of our branch locations to see how we can help. 

We hope you’ll access the new moveUP website and engage in one of the many ways we can help you. So far, over 18,000 of you have taken at least one moveUP module to take control of your financial health. We think now more than ever, these tools empower you to make the best financial decisions. 

Have a safe and wonderful remaining part of your summer, and I wish you all the best for a productive and rewarding second half of the year. 

moveUP Newsletter

Financial Wellness

Our moveUP Financial Wellness Program helps improve your money management skills and gives you the tools you need to reach your financial goals.

We've already helped thousands of students, Community First members, and Community First business partners moveUP and empower themselves.

Get started on a plan to reach your goals today.

Security Newsletter

Security Tips

Recently we have seen an increase of invalid login attempts for Online Banking.  At Community First, we utilize two-factor authentication and this stops these types of threats from being effective. 

When this happens, you will receive an alert. At this point, we do recommend changing your user ID to something more complex. Don't worry, the system protected your account by not allowing any unauthorized access.

At Community First, we stay on top of the latest technology and processes to keep you and your financial information safe and secure.

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INK! Investing In Kids

In partnership with the Community First Cares Foundation, INK! is accepting applications for unique and original classroom projects for educators in St. John's County.

Each project selected will be awarded up to $1,000 for their classrooms!

FL Theatre Newsletter

FL Theatre

Community First is very excited to announce that we have renewed our season sponsorship for five years.

The renewed partnership will support the annual operations of the Florida Theatre Performing Arts Center, Inc., the nonprofit corporation that has managed and programmed the historic Florida Theatre in a public/private partnership with the City of Jacksonville since 1987.

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