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Stay up to date with the latest fraud/consumer alerts, press releases, and other information in our blogs below. 

Auto Talk Winter 2022

If you're in the market for a new or pre-owned vehicle, you might not be thinking about the loan until you're ready to buy. Read to find out why your next auto loan should be from us.

4 scams to watch out for after the holidays

The weeks after the holiday season generally bring an increase in scams that can be difficult to spot. Here is some information on common post-holiday scams that you should keep an eye out for.

How Credit Card Balance Transfers Work

A credit card balance transfer is a popular strategy you can use to pay off high-interest credit card debt. The process is simple so transferring a balance from one card to another may be easier than you think!

Common Credit Card Fees and How to Avoid Them

Credit cards have become one of the most common payment methods available. They’re easy to apply for, can be used to shop securely online or in-store, and are offered by many retail and financial institutions.

Finding the right auto insurance for your teenager

Is your teen ready to acquire their own auto insurance? Whether you add them to your own insurance plan or assist them in finding their own, these tips can help you ensure they get the right coverage at the right cost.

Discussing the Future Needs of Dependents with Special Needs

Just as caring for a dependent with special needs is a family affair, so is the related planning. See what kinds of things you should be considering.

Tips for choosing a credit card

With so many products on the market, it’s hard to know where to start when choosing a credit card. It all depends on what you are looking for.

Top benefits of car shopping with a pre-approval

Auto loan pre-approval is always a smart idea. Arrange your financing first by speaking to our representatives. This small step can help you avoid overpaying for your car. Here’s why it works so well.

October 2022 Shred Event

Join us at our King George branch for our next shred event! We will match donations up to $250 to the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation.

How to get started in planning your financial future

If you don’t have much experience with planning for retirement, getting started can seem daunting. However, taking first steps doesn’t need to be intimidating.

Avoid the damage of stolen data

Don't be the next victim of credential stuffing and other password-related attacks. Follow these tips!

What is GAP and do I need it?

In the case of an accident you may find yourself owing more than what your vehicle is worth. GAP is here to help! Not only do we offer GAP insurance, we also offer a GAP advantage waiver.

Is your child ready for a debit card?

One of the best tools for learning financial responsibility is a debit card. But, as you know, it's extremely important for every child to have a responsible adult closely monitoring their usage and helping them set limits as they learn.

May 2022 Shred Event

We were able to raise $1,412 for the disAbility Research Center thanks to all of your generous donations.

Fuel Rewards

Did you know just by using your Topside FCU debit card you can enjoy a real-time instant fuel price roll back at the pump and save $0.50/gallon up to 20 gallons? Every time you fill up!

Conquer your credit

Thinking about your credit can be intimidating. Keep your credit in check with these tips!

You need the right tools

At Topside FCU we are committed to bringing you the tools and functionality you need to manage your money and plan your financial future. Read this blog to learn more about the top-notch tools we offer our members!

Four Money Moves to Consider before Retirement

To have a secure and comfortable retirement, consider taking some incremental steps to maximize your budget and income so you can live the life you want in retirement.

Top Mobile Threats of 2022

The holidays have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean that the threats have subsided. Mobile threats are still in full force which means it’s important to continuously stay safe with/on your devices.

5 Reasons to not ignore your Bank Statement

Digital banking has made it easier to do many things—pay bills, view your balance, make purchases, and mobile deposits. Even with all these improvements to your banking experience, some users still forget about balancing their accounts.

Common Scams

Each year fraudsters find different ways to trick financial institutions and their members out of money. These scams vary from imposter scams (impersonating a love interest, relative, or even the IRS) to stealing your identity.