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Founded in 1941, Notre Dame FCU has grown from its origins in the Admin Building at the University of Notre Dame. Today, we serve over 850 groups in all 50 states.
My Car is paid off! checklist

So you've paid off your car loan, now what do you do?

1. CELEBRATE!

High five! You've paid it off! It's exciting to see that item down to zero on your budget and you should take a moment to congratulate yourself for it!

2. GET YOUR TITLE

You will want to make sure you get the vehicle title in your possession and stored in a safe place. Here at Notre Dame FCU, once you payoff your vehicle, we will take care of the rest. Once payment is received, the process of releasing your title will be started. You will receive it through the mail in approximately 2-3 business days with standard delivery.

3. REALIGN YOUR BUDGET

You have been


FHA Mortgages: A Beginner’s Guide

Although the economy has vastly improved since the Housing Crisis of 2008, there are still a number of people who have been left behind when it comes to homeownership. The median value of a home has risen over 30% since 2012—from $151,000 to $201,000—but the Average Wage Index has only grown about 5%. And according to a recent survey from Bankrate.com, 63% of Americans don’t have enough savings to cover a $500 emergency, let alone a down payment on a house. All of these figures have led to the lowest rate of homeownership since 1965.

Despite these statistics, homeownership is still


Equifax Breach Member Information Guide

The credit bureau, Equifax, recently identified a cybersecurity event that potentially impacted millions of consumers. This guide is meant to help serve as a resource for your frequently asked questions.

What has happened? Equifax (one of the major credit reporting agencies) has announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals gained access to files from May through July 2017. The information accessed includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license


Busted! 4 of the Most Common Credit Union Myths

Myth 1 “I’m not allowed to be a member because eligibility is based on being a member of some small group of affiliated organizations.”

While it is true that credit unions have guidelines to qualify members — for example where you live, work, worship , or go to school — membership eligibility is much more simple and inclusive than you may think.

Myth 1 – Busted! Some people continue to believe that to be a member of Notre Dame Federal Credit Union you have to either work for or go to


Being A Good Leader: The Ultimate Feel Good Topic

The world today seems obsessed with the topic of leadership. Specifically, what skills are necessary to rise through the business ranks to become a good, inspirational leader. The fact that there continues to be an insatiable appetite for material on this topic, strongly implies that the definitive answer to this riddle still remains elusively out of reach.

This year, I turn 60. Whether that labels me as being “over the hill” or “still in the prime of my life,” is a matter of perspective. What I know for sure however, is that the road I have already trodden is much longer than the


Best Ways to Use a Tax Refund

Over the past few years, the average federal tax refund has come to about $3,000. That's not exactly chump change. With the filing deadline approaching, it's not too early to begin thinking about how you'll use a refund this year. Here are five pointers to keep in mind.

1. Pay down debt

It's not as much fun as booking a trip to the Caribbean, but cutting down the amount of debt you owe is one of the best money moves you can make. Outstanding loan and


What to Do If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes

Tax time can be tough, especially when you don't have the money to pay what's due. You may have gone into tax season knowing you were going to owe money and that you wouldn't be able to pay. Or perhaps you were walloped with a large, unexpected amount due. Either way, you're in a fix, and you have to figure out how to get out of it responsibly.

File anyway

You may be tempted to avoid the whole situation by not filing your returns . That's dangerous. You may have to pay a penalty for failing to


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