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Get to Know our Caretakers

Get to Know our Caretakers

If you visit our branches or administrative building, you will notice how well-kept our offices are. This is due, in part, to the extraordinary work of our Caretaker team. Our Caretakers take tremendous pride in their work, making sure that all our facilities are clean and healthy. They keep the team caffeinated, the plants thriving, and the dishwasher humming. The Caretaker team is a vital part of O Bee. They are the heart and soul of our credit union. Get to know this group of superstars – you will love them as much as we do!
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The Power of Saving

The Power of Saving

Do you remember when you first started earning money? When we earned our first paychecks, most of us didn't think about how we would save our money; we thought about how to SPEND it! Saving money may not be the most exciting concept for teens, especially when faced with the tempting tug of trendy gadgets, outings with friends, or entertainment. However, realizing how important it is to save money when you're young lays the groundwork for financial freedom and security down the road.
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Budget Basics for Teens

Budget Basics for Teens

As kids grow and start earning money, they often need a little guidance in prioritizing their spending. Helping them set up a budget is the first step toward responsible financial management. Here are five budgeting basics to help your teen manage their money wisely.
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Celebrating African Americans in the Visual Arts: Kiara Hancock

Celebrating African Americans in the Visual Arts: Kiara Hancock

For wedding planner and floral designer Kiara Hancock, 2024 is the year of saying YES. “This year is about connecting all the dots I have scattered all over the canvas of my business to create the bigger picture,” said Hancock. “I’m trying to say, ‘yes’ to more this year because it opens the doors to other avenues, lessons, and connections that I am trying to build both interpersonally and business-wise,” she added.
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A Tale of Two Pens

A Tale of Two Pens

Martha Prestin’s office at O Bee looks like a regular workspace. As the Chief Financial Officer, she’s got the standard issue desk, plants, and computer. You’d never guess it holds a significant piece of the credit union’s history. But if you look closer, you’ll notice a certain marble pen holder on the desk. For those in the know, it is THE pen holder. It belonged to Prestin’s great-grandfather and O Bee Credit Union founder, Ted McGill. The pen holder was a key part of the loan application process.
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Andrew Downin Named CEO

Andrew Downin Named CEO

O Bee Credit Union is proud to announce the appointment of Andrew Downin as its new Chief Executive Officer.
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Bite of Reality Financial Fair

Bite of Reality Financial Fair

For most adults, budgeting and managing money are everyday tasks. But wouldn't it be great if we could teach these skills to teens so they're better able to deal with these decisions when they grow up? That’s the goal of a new program launching at O Bee, the Bite of Reality Financial Fair.  
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Great-Granddaughter of Founder Joins O Bee Credit Union

Great-Granddaughter of Founder Joins O Bee Credit Union

In 1955 Ted McGill, a worker at the Olympia Brewery, heard about credit unions and thought it would be a good idea for the brewery workers to start one. Ted went on to establish O Bee Credit Union, now a multi-million-dollar organization. He likely never imagined that 68 years later his great-granddaughter would assume the role he once held.
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Holiday Crafts and DIYs

Holiday Crafts and DIYs

Deck your halls this season with our collection of holiday-inspired projects!
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Mobile Wallets

Mobile Wallets

Mobile wallets have become quite popular recently, and there's a good reason why. They are secure, convenient, and easy to use.  
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APY vs. APR

APY vs. APR

Navigating the world of personal finance sometimes feels like deciphering a complex code. Two terms that often cause confusion are APY (Annual Percentage Yield) and APR (Annual Percentage Rate). While they might sound similar, they serve very different purposes. Let's break down the differences between APY and APR so you can make informed choices with your money.  
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Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Hispanic Culture

Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Hispanic Culture

O Bee Credit Union is committed to creating an environment where all are valued and celebrated. Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) committee recently hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration filled with delicious food, fun games, and beautiful art.
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