Is ECCU Still Your Best Banking Option?
More than 4,000 missionaries bank with ECCU today. Many have been long-time members.But things change, right? Are the reasons you joined ECCU still valid? Or, if you’re considering ECCU membership, are there actually compelling reasons to join? [read more]
New Year’s Resolutions for Your Money? It’s a Good Idea!
Does it seem odd to think about making financial New Year’s resolutions? Turns out it’s a more common practice than you’d expect. According to a recent survey by Fidelity Investments, a third of Americans do it. Strangely, that number is down from 43 percent just four years ago. And according to several financial experts, that’s not a good sign. [read more]
Finances on the Field: Choosing a Missionary Banking Partner
“For missionaries, it’s vital to not only have support, but the right support,” according to Aaron Babyar, director of Support Raising Solutions. “And finding the right banking partner is part of helping Christian workers become spiritually healthy, vision-driven, and fully funded.” [read more]
Start on January 1
What missionary doesn’t feel the perpetual pressure of financial need? For most, raising support is an ongoing activity. [read more]
Managing Money when You Live Outside the US, Part 3
They may not say it, but it’s natural for members of your financial support team to wonder where the money goes. If you’re living in a less developed country, it would be logical for them to expect your cost of living to be less than in the US, when oftentimes it’s not. This perception gives you an ideal opportunity to tell a story or two that not only shows them the cost of living and working where you do, but also the impact of their investment in your work. [read more]
Technology Can Help You Monitor Your Finances
It’s been said that managing money isn’t rocket science because finances are black and white. That may be true, but it can feel like a daunting responsibility when you’re living and working half a world away. The good news is that ECCU’s online banking technology can make this essential discipline much easier. Here’s how. [read more]