Posts Tagged: Financial Education

Making the Most of America Saves Week

Idaho Central is excited to be participating in America Saves week again this year! America Saves Week (February 27 – March 3, 2023) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Each year, we encourage savers – or potential savers – just like you to set a goal, makeRead more

Spotting a Scam

When it comes to cyber security, we all want to believe that we are able to spot a scam when we are targeted. The reality is that anyone can fall prey to a phishing attempt. Fraudsters are always evolving and constantly developing new ways to deceive us. We know to avoid those emails from theRead more

Credit Score Basics

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Credit sounds like a mysterious, looming entity that can affect our lives in big ways. We rely on credit to buy a house, handle emergencies, and for long-term financial security. It can be a great financial tool, but unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there about your credit score and what you can do to improve it. Check out our tips on maintaining and improving your credit score!

Free Financial Education from Idaho Central and EVERFI

At Idaho Central, we believe that financial education is a key to helping our members achieve financial success, and it doesn’t have to be hard. We are happy to announce our partnership with EVERFI to provide our new Financial Education Center to help our members build financial health and confidence. “Understanding your finances and makingRead more

Protect Your Small Business from Scams


As business deals increasingly move into the electronic realm, it becomes critically important to be aware of new threats to your business. People committing fraud are creative, and new scams are introduced daily.

Understanding the Difference Between Debit and Credit Cards

Couple using credit card for online purchase

If you’re new to credit cards, it may seem confusing at first to determine what the difference is between a credit card and a debit card. They look the same, are accepted at many of the same places, and serve the same function. You need to make a purchase? Take out your card, run it,Read more

Introducing a Financial Education Tool for Idaho College Students

college student utilizes financial education tool

We are proud to announce the introduction of Achieve for College, a mobile-first, financial education resource to help college and university students from Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, and The College of Idaho to build financial health and confidence. The Achieve for College program is made availableRead more

Buying, Fixing, or Building: What Loan is Right for You?

Couple in front of new home under construction

To build or to buy, that is the question! When you’re ready to take that next big step toward your dream home, it may be the question you’re mulling over and trying to decide on. Whether you want a home that’s updated and move in ready, a home that needs a little bit of fixingRead more