Financial Fundamentals Blog

How to host a Super Bowl party for less

  • Francesca Sacco
You don’t have to spend a small fortune to enjoy the National Football League’s biggest event of the year! Whether you’re staying home or plan to host your family and friends, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you save!

Start the New Year with a Clean Financial Slate

  • Francesca Sacco
January is right around the corner, and the New Year is the perfect time to focus on your goals. Make 2020 the year you address your financial goals. Regardless if you want to save more, improve your credit score or pay down debt, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you start the New Year with a clean financial slate.

Make a difference on Giving Tuesday

  • Francesca Sacco
Looking to spread some cheer this holiday season? Find a way to participate in Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. The movement is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (this year, it’s Tuesday, Dec. 3), and kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. There’s no single way to participate. Donate your time or money to local, national or global organizations to help make a difference.

Tips to get the most out of Black Friday

  • Francesca Sacco
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest shopping days of the year. Don’t wait until you’ve cleared away Thanksgiving dinner to start thinking about this year’s shopping strategy. The earlier you plan your attack, the better your odds for scoring great deals! We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you save time and money this year. Happy shopping!

Thanksgiving Tips to Help you Save

  • Francesca Sacco
Are you cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? Hosting the biggest meal of the year can be stressful and costly. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips and tricks to help you save money and time!

7 17 Credit Union Scholarship Applications Now Available!

  • Francesca Sacco
Are you a high school senior or college student looking to defray the costs of higher education or trade school? 7 17 Credit Union is committed to helping students succeed! That’s why we offer 12 $1,500 scholarships for post-secondary education at accredited schools and universities! Applications are now available.

7 17 Credit Union now offers Members Medicare Plan Options

  • Francesca Sacco
7 17 Credit Union has partnered with TLC Insurance Group to offer Medicare plan options to members.Whether you’re new to Medicare, getting ready to turn 65, preparing to retire or preparing for your annual Medicare enrollment review, 7 17 is here to help you navigate this complex process to select the plan that best suits your needs.

7 17 Credit Union Offers Plenty of Ways to Save

  • Francesca Sacco
Are you looking to change your financial institution? Maybe you want to get more out of your deposits? Maybe you’re unhappy with the level of customer service you receive or just tired of paying fees? Whatever your reason, be sure to check out 7 17 Credit Union.

As a credit union, 7 17 is a not-for-profit institution whose focus is to return profits to our members as higher dividends on savings, lower rates on loans and lower or no fees, compared to traditional banks. Check us out to learn more about different ways to save.

Tips for Recent College Grads to Avoid Common Financial Pitfalls

  • Francesca Sacco
Congratulations! Your hard work has paid off. Diploma in hand, you’re ready to tackle the next phrase of your life.

But the joy of graduating from college can quickly fade once graduates begin to grasp their new-found responsibilities, especially when it comes to their financial future. Navigating rent, a car payment, insurance, cable and groceries can be overwhelming. Throw student loan payments and other financial burdens into the mix, and it can be downright frightening.

The worst thing recent grads can do is to start using credit cards to help them maintain their lifestyle. The average college grad owes $4,100 on credit cards at the time of graduation. Not including student loans. Roughly 69% of graduates took out student loans and owe an average of $29,800 in federal and private debt.

New Warren (Larchmont) Branch Officially Open!

  • Francesca Sacco
We are pleased to continue our commitment to our members in the Warren area and communities in Trumbull County.

7 17 Credit Union’s new Warren (Larchmont) branch, located at 3185 Larchmont Ave. NE, officially opened Monday, June 3.

 The newly-constructed, free-standing office includes new features to provide enhanced service and more convenience with significantly expanded drive-thru hours for members to receive personal service using the latest technologies, including Personal Teller Machines (PTMs).

7 17 Credit Union introduces Personal Teller Machines

  • Francesca Sacco
New Technology, Enhanced Service
Over the last fifty years, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) have offered a convenient, self-service way to conduct your banking. As technology has developed, new machines called Personal Teller Machines (PTMs) have emerged that present a higher level of personal service.

In an effort to provide longer drive-thru hours, improve accuracy and provide members with a better, more convenient banking experience, 7 17 Credit Union has made the decision to move to these machines.

7 17’s New Branch is Officially Open in Canfield! Stop by!

  • Francesca Sacco
We’re pleased to be a part of your neighborhood, Canfield!
7 17 Credit Union’s new Canfield branch, located at 4280 Boardman-Canfield Road, officially opened today, Monday, May 6.
The newly-constructed, free-standing office is the credit union’s 13th branch, its fourth in Mahoning County. The branch includes new features to provide enhanced service and more convenience with significantly expanded drive-thru hours for members to receive personal service using the latest technologies, including Personal Teller Machines.