What is a savings account?

Whether you are a kid saving birthday money or an adult managing your finances, when you need to keep money somewhere because you don’t have plans to spend it, you either put it in a Piggy Bank or open a savings account. In principle, it is generally easier to pay daily expenses with cash or […]

Teach Your Kids Good Money Habits

It’s never too early to begin teaching your kids about money, and there is no better time to start than today. Parents are uniquely equipped to pass on this crucial life skill because young children, as a rule, learn to negotiate the outer world by observing and imitating their primary caregivers. Who better than successful […]

Digital Banking Security

Pete Sedgwick is the Chief Information Officer at DECU and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. With more than two decades of experience implementing strategies, teams and solutions for large and complex information technology systems across the industry, the Iowa State graduate sits in for us here at the DECU Daily with a guest blog. […]

4 Tips to Shop Safely

Shopping safely. It is something to look for now, both online and in person, as just about every encounter where consumers and their finances meet the real world these days carries a risk. Considering this, more than a few retailers have begun encouraging self-checkout and minimizing cash payments. There is no known risk of COVID-19 […]

The New DECU Website

We are excited and happy to bring you a new DECU website with an entirely upgraded look and feel that will make finding information about our financial products easy. Here is a quick tour of our new site.

7 Finance-Based Gifts Mom Will Love

Mom deserves all of the praise, recognition, and the love she can get—daily! Yet it is Mother’s Day that we “officially” thank them, once again, for all of their love and care. Rather than go the traditional route of buying flowers and candy for mom, why not make it more creative, thoughtful, and financially generous? […]

Credit Unions vs. Banks – Why Choose One Over the Other?

Ever wondered what the differences are between a credit union and a bank? Why credit unions are able to provide way lower rates than their big bank counterparts? Many people think credit unions and banks are one and the same, but there’s actually more to it than meets the eye. Suffice it to say, credit [...]