Educators at Safety Saturday, food truck festival

Educators staff and volunteers helped fit children with bike helmets during New Berlin Police Department’s Safety Saturday 2016. Held annually on the third Saturday of May, the event features a rock wall, a band, food and free handouts from local businesses and organizations, including the New Berlin Police Department and New Berlin Fire Department. On Sunday, Educators sponsored the South Milwaukee … Read more »

Three ways to have a summer party on a budget

This weekend is the unofficial start of summer and that means summer parties. What’s your summer party budget? Make sure you know what you have for a budget — $100, $200, $500? And how many guests you can invite to stay within your summer party budget. Food and beverage costs can get way out of hand if you don’t set a … Read more »

New credit card fraud monitoring process means changes

Educators’ credit card processing vendor will update the alert system for potential credit card fraud. The new process allows for much quicker cardholder contact, meaning fraud can be caught much sooner. The steps are detailed below and will go into effect on May 25. Cardholders are encouraged to add the fraud number to their mobile phones as “Educators Fraud Center” … Read more »

Early payday at Educators ending on July 1

For many years, one of the perks of membership for Educators Credit Union was early payday. Educators would process payroll files as soon as possible, which allowed many of our members to get their direct deposit a day before the date listed on their paycheck. A new federal regulation that impacts all financial institutions means that we are no longer … Read more »

Educators’ Alkami innovation win means $10K for United Way of Racine County

Educators Credit Union recently presented a $10,000 check to United Way of Racine County. The funds were presented on behalf of Alkami, the provider of Educators’ online banking platform. Educators Credit Union won the innovation challenge at Alkami’s annual conference in 2015, with an idea generated during an internal innovation challenge, called Tech IT Up a Notch. At Tech IT … Read more »

Members enjoy Brewers game at Miller Park Sunday

Educators members enjoyed a chilly tailgate and Brewers game Sunday, May 15, at Miller Park in Milwaukee. About 220 people joined a few Educators staff for a wonderful day at Miller Park. A tailgate of hot dog and brats, grilled by Educators own staff members, cookies and chips was held before the game, in which the Brewers beat the Padres 3-2. Kids … Read more »

Four ways to save money on groceries

There are ways to save money on groceries without going to the “extreme” with coupons. My family recently decided that we would save money by going out to eat only once a week. We are saving about $150 to $200 per week just by eating at home. Of course, I decided to up the challenge and see how much I … Read more »

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Saving time and money with meal prep Sunday

We’ve all seen the Meal Prep Sunday posts on social media — that friend on Facebook whose Sundays are taken up preparing and cooking meals to be frozen for eating throughout the week or month. It’s an idea that saves time. Think of how easy your weeknights would be if you just had to warm up an already prepared dinner … Read more »