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Dream Makers in Action

How quick action kept Jesse’s home loan refinance on track

With USECU’s help, Jesse had a brand new, energy-efficient roof and solar system on his home. Sweet! Next up was refinancing his home loan. But just five days (one of them a holiday) before his rate lock was set to expire, he learned the new lender wasn’t okay with the USECU solar loan. Read More
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How Dana finished college and recovered from bankruptcy

A single mother of two boys, Dana had put off completing her college degree due to various life events and was working to reestablish her credit after a bankruptcy when she connected with Genevieve in our La Jolla branch. She’d only been a member for six months and wondered if there was any way we could help. That day changed her family’s life. Read More
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How Terry gained peace of mind and avoided double paying a bill…

Terry wrote a check to a business for close to $1,000 and watched her account closely so she would know when it cleared her account. When the business told her the check had been processed by their financial institution, but she saw the funds hadn’t actually been withdrawn from her account, she turned to Deanna who works in our La Mesa branch for help and advice. Should she write out another check to send to the company just to be safe, or wait and see? Read More
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How the Hoyo Family Tackled COVID-19

Virtually everyone has been impacted in some way by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, but few have been affected as extensively as the Hoyo family – Erik, his wife Laura, three of their four children, and Laura’s mother all contracted the illness. Read More
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How Karen and Steven were able to manage the costs of grandparent parenthood

It was great news for Karen and Steven when they were given full guardianship/stewardship of their four and six-year-old grandchildren, but becoming parents a second time around wasn’t in their original financial plan. As members of USECU for 34 years, they knew that Michele in our Member Service Center would know how to help them explore their options. Read More