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You think saving money is hard? Try weathering a crisis without savings.

Most people know that saving money is important. But knowing and doing something about it are very different things. Let’s face it. Saving is a difficult discipline, which at least partly explains why “6 in 10 Americans don’t have $500 in savings.” [read more]

Category: Missionary Minded

When You Live Outside the US, It Does Matter where You Bank

Why would more than 4,000 missionaries living all around the world choose to bank with a credit union in Southern California? You may be one of those missionaries. I’m not, but as an ECCU relationship manager, I get to serve many of them indirectly by working with their sending agencies. Sometimes I even get to serve alongside them on the field on short-term trips. [read more]

Category: Missionary Minded

5 Best Practices for Banking Internationally

Missionaries need to answer some simple banking questions before heading abroad. But once you’re living and serving outside the US, how can your banking practices help you wisely steward your finances? Here are five best practices, plus some accounts and services that can help you implement them. [read more]

Category: Missionary Minded

Simple Banking Questions Every Missionary Should Ask

You’re headed to the mission field. That means you’ve been checking off items on multiple to-do lists for months. We’d like to save you a little time by taking care of one of those lists. Here are five questions you need to answer before moving outside the U.S. [read more]

Category: Missionary Minded

New Year Is a Good Time to Review Old Practices

Missionary life is a steady parade of paradoxes. The start of a new year is an ideal time to review old but proven financial practices. [read more]

Category: Missionary Minded

Online Banking: A Great Option for Missionaries

It’s hard to imagine serving on the mission field without the Internet, isn’t it? Without online access to family, financial supporters and friends. There simply isn’t enough room in one blog to list all the positive ways this access affects your ministry. [read more]

Category: Missionary Minded