How Supporting Holiday Events Can Help You Save Money

Nothing says “holiday spirit” more than attending a local, festive holiday event! Supporting your community’s events is a great way to stay within budget during the holidays; here’s how.

OU Credit Union is Good for Your Business

Small businesses are vital for a growing community and economy. At OU Credit Union, we strive to assist entrepreneurs and offer tools to help companies succeed. Read more to learn about how we help small businesses including Lansing’s newest bookstore and café, Hooked.

International Credit Union Day

Falling on October 20, 2022, International Credit Union Day is a time to celebrate the empowerment of the credit union movement. Read more about what Credit Union Day means and how OU Credit Union continues to empower their members, community, and employees.

Countdown to CU Kind Day

CU Kind Day, which took place on October 10, is an annual opportunity for credit unions around the country to spread kindness and positivity. This year, MSUFCU held a countdown to CU Kind Day, highlighting nine of MSUFCU’s partners who have helped support the Greater Lansing Community.

How to Make the Most of the End of Summer

Despite this season coming to a close, there are still many ways to make your summer well-spent. Here are some ideas on how to end summer on a positive note and get motivated for the year ahead.

Fun and Cheap Summer Activities for Kids

As summer starts to slow down, you might need some fresh ideas on how to occupy kids at home. Here are some fun and cheap activities to bust summer boredom.

Budget-Friendly Summer Date Night Ideas

Just because you want to save money this summer, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice date night. There are plenty of ways to spend time with your loved one without breaking the bank. Here are a few ideas.

Celebrating Pride All Year Long

June is Pride month — a time to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. At the Credit Union, we celebrate Pride all year long. Here are a few ideas of how you can too. 

Celebrate National Small Business Week

This year’s National Small Business Week is celebrated May 2-6. Check out ways you can celebrate your favorite small businesses.

How to Help Your Children Become Financially Savvy Adults

Teaching children about money early in life can help them learn healthy financial habits that will last a lifetime. Children who learn how money works at an early age often make better financial decisions — whether it's budgeting to buy a toy they want or determining which car to buy.

Become a Member Tester for The Lab at MSUFCU

The Lab at MSUFCU was established in 2020 as a center for innovation, bringing agility, collaboration, and innovation together to turn ideas into advanced financial technologies.

How Shopping on Small Business Saturday Helps The Local Economy

First established to encourage consumers to shop locally during the holiday season, Small Business Saturday has become an annual event taking place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Here are some ways you can support small businesses during the holiday season.

When You Support Local Businesses, You Support the Local Economy. Here’s How You Can Make a Difference

You’ve heard the statement: Buy local, eat local. But what is the impact of shopping at local, small businesses? Here is why supporting community businesses is important and worth encouraging others to do so, too.

Be Prepared For Emergencies: National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, which is the perfect time to make a plan for emergencies. Here are some ways you can increase your preparedness for the unexpected.

Make a Difference in Your Community By Supporting Small Businesses; Here’s How

National Small Business Week, May 2-8, 2021, is a celebration and appreciation of small businesses. It highlights the role they play in the U.S. economy with an emphasis on shopping local and supporting entrepreneurs. Here are some ways you can support local businesses and why it matters.

Smart Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Check

If you are in a solid financial place, you may be wondering “what are some smart ways to use my stimulus money?” Here are several ideas to make the most of your stimulus check.

Set Financial Goals. Achieve them with a Plan.

Setting financial goals are a common New Year’s resolution. Although following through takes effort, creating a workable plan to achieve them is simple. Begin by setting some financial goals. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Support Local Businesses: It's More Important Now More Than Ever. Here's Why

One critical part of the economy that has especially felt the effects of COVID-19 is small businesses. They remain vital to thriving communities as they create opportunities for new talent and growth regionally, energize the economic base, and foster an entrepreneurial spirit in community members.

How to Help Children Become Financially Savvy

Teaching children about money early in life can help them learn healthy financial habits that will last a lifetime. Research shows that children who learn how money works, make better financial decisions — whether it's budgeting to buy a toy they want or applying for student loans.