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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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Former O Bee CEO Bruce Cramer Appointed Interim CEO

Former O Bee CEO Bruce Cramer Appointed Interim CEO

O Bee Credit Union welcomes former CEO Bruce Cramer as interim CEO following the resignation of James Collins, effective August 21, 2023. A search for a permanent replacement is underway.
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The Man, The Myth, The Legend

The Man, The Myth, The Legend

O Bee recently celebrated 15 years of The Man, The Myth, The Legend, E-Lending and Underwriting Manager, Brent Walz!
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