Blackhawk Community Credit Union was recently awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation to help offer web-based personal finance lessons to students in grades K-12 in the Janesville School District. To help accomplish this goal, we purchased 10 iPads that serve as portable teaching devices. Each iPad includes 20 applications that we researched and selected to meet the needs of various grade levels on key financial topics and to appeal to student interests. This summer we have been designing lessons for students to use with the iPads to engage in financial learning and decision-making. Lessons will cover such areas as saving and wealth building, improving creditworthiness and budgeting. We are also training six of our student tellers to be Financial Literacy Student Ambassadors. They will serve as role models and leaders in their schools providing peer-to-peer financial education. With the partnership we established with the Janesville Schools, the District is now
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On Friday, June 28, half of the procceds from the first 100 cups of ice cream sold at Coldstone Creamery will be generously donated to Blackhawk Community Credit Union's Relay for Life team to walk to end cancer. Join us for a sweet treat and a great cause! Listen here to our radio spot.
Due to the demand for shredding services at the Deerfield Drive location, we have added an additional Shredding Day on Saturday, June 15 from 9 am - noon. We will have a TRUCK on-site available to destroy any confidential documents for our members.
Call your Legislators today! Help us let our representatives know that credit unions should continue as tax exempt cooperatives. Please read more about what's happening in a letter from Blackhawk's CEO, Sherri Stumpf here and visit www.DontTaxMyCreditUnion.org to help.
Blackhawk Community Credit Union is proud to be the title sponsor for the 10th annual Boys & Girls Club Scramble for Youth Golf Outing on May 23. Please see their website at www.bgcjanesville.org for all of the details and to join us!
Join the Blackhawk family by participating in the second annual Pound the Pavement Run/Walk for Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, May 18. Listen to the radio spot here and register today at www.active.com.
Blackhawk Community Credit Union works hard to protect your account from security threats. We employ a 'layered approach' of multiple barriers between your account information and the outside world rather than just a single level of security. We utilize such measures as multi-factor authentication, encryption, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, around-the-clock proactive monitoring, routers, demilitarized zones and antivirus protection. Last month a couple of news stories made mainstream media about a specific type of cyber- attack called Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) against some of the most well-known US bank and credit unions sites. These types of attacks are not new, and they are happening on a constant basis. What is a “distributed denial of services”? In the world of internet banking, DDoS generally refers to an attempt to disrupt or suspend online service by saturating the Online Banking network or web site with external communication requests to overload its
Some members may be experiencing difficulty logging in to Online Banking due to browser incompatibility with online security. If you are using the browser tool Sendori or are on Internet Explorer 10, please read the instructions below on how you may disable these programs. You may also try opening Online Banking in another browser such as Firefox, or an earlier version of Internet Explorer. Please note, mobile app users have not experienced these issues. If you continue to have difficulty, please contact us at 800-779.5555 for assistance. Browser Help Instructions
4 Ways to Budget Smarter, Not Harder Creating a budget is a life necessity - one that consumers, businesses, and governments alike must address. Unfortunately, more than half of Americans lack a budget to help track and understand their personal spending habits. Why do so many people continue to turn a blind eye to their personal finances? Many would likely claim that a budget is either too tough to follow, or too time-consuming to prepare. However, if you can learn to make smarter decisions, and take simple actions to control spending, then maintaining a solid budget could become second nature. Here are four tips to help make your budgeting process smarter, more efficient, and easier to follow. 1. Understand opportunity cost If you’ve ever taken a class in economics, you may remember this term. Opportunity cost is, to put it simply, the benefits you sacrifice by choosing one action instead of another. When applied to your budget and spending, this concept is an important