College, it is the next big step for many young teens into adulthood. Being away from home, new responsibilities, way more independence, it can be overbearing. The biggest stress with going off to college though is money. How are you going to pay for all these classes, boarding, and supplies? And it seems like it gets more expensive year after year. An Edward Jones Survey* showed that only 17% of Americans believe they can cover costs of college. That means 83% are unsure if they are able to afford to go to college. But, with the right advice and good financial aid we can lower that 83%. Continue reading »
Paying off student loans can be difficult. There are more post-graduates in serious debt now than ever before. Most jobs require you to have a degree nowadays. This means that almost everyone went to college right after high school. It is more than likely that these students took out loans to pay for their education. Unfortunately, most adults are unable to keep up with their student loan bills. However, there is always a way to overcome these debts and regain your financial freedom. See below 5 tips for paying off student loans. Continue reading »
Spring has officially sprung, and homeowners everywhere are getting outside to do some improvements and make their homes look better. For some of us, though, the to-do list can be overwhelming, and we aren’t sure where to start or what should be at the top of the priority list. Be sure to add these items to your list of spring cleaning to-dos to maintain your home and prevent future costly repairs. Continue reading »
It can take a long time to save up money to purchase a new boat. Fortunately, you can quickly get the funding you need by applying for a Eastex CU boat loan. Eastex offers flexible terms, low rates, and easy payments.
What type of boats does Eastex finance?
Boats suited for water sports
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If you are interested in a new or used boat this summer, contact us today. Stop by your local branch or apply online now. Eastex can help you get the board you want so you can start enjoying your time on the water.
You do not have to move into a new place to get the home that you want. You can make a few home upgrades. A home remodel can be expensive, but there are a number of things that you can do to pay for them.Continue reading »
You bought a car and you’re well on your way to paying it off based on your agreed upon rate and terms. You keep hearing about refinancing, but it sounds complicated and like it would require a lot of paperwork, right? Would it really make a difference? The truth is refinancing is pretty quick and easy, and the best part? It can save you a lot of money.
You hear about it every year but what do you actually know about our annual meeting and what are the reasons you should take time out of your schedule to attend?
Why do we have an Annual Meeting? Holding an Annual Meeting is one of the distinguishing characteristics of credit unions compared to banks. Credit unions are not-for-profit institutions and our Annual Meeting is an opportunity for our owners (you) to converge, hear about the status and financial health of the credit union and vote on the Board of Directors. The BOD is made up of volunteer members that oversee and decide on important credit union decisions including policy and rate changes and senior management.
What does the Annual Meeting consist of? You’ll receipt a copy of our annual report, hear brief overviews from our President, Treasurer and Board Chairman and get a breakdown of the previous year’s financials. We will discuss our successes and failures from last year and go over our plans for improving the credit union in the years to come and elect our new Board of Directors.
Why should you attend our Annual Meeting? Our members are our owners. When you joined Eastex Credit Union (or any credit union for that matter), you became one of our owners. No matter the size of your account, each member has one equal vote. You see, that’s the really great thing about credit unions. We don’t have shareholders to keep happy with full pockets. Instead, each of our members holds one share of us and each share gets one vote in the decisions we make that affect the entire membership.
Free food. If you still aren’t convinced you should be involved in the credit union decisions that affect you (and your money!), at least come give it a shot and enjoy a meal on us. We might surprise you! You’ll also get to spend some time talking with other members, the President/CEO, members of the Board and our employees!
The Annual Meeting is the only time of the year to spend an hour focused on bettering your financial institution. It’s what makes us different and what makes us a family instead of a bank.
Plan to Join Us for the Eastex CU Annual Meeting!
Date: Tuesday, April 23rd Time: 6pm – Dinner in the Evadale High School Cafeteria Location: Meeting will follow dinner in the Evadale ISD Auditorium
*Door Prizes and CASH drawings are up for grabs! (Must be present to win)
Saving money can be so very difficult. There always seems to be another bill. Nevertheless, developing good money management habits can help you build your wealth. We will discuss ways, methods, and tools for improving your frugality. Good savers have more control over their lives. Learn how to build up savings for unexpected emergencies.
Tokenization has recently taken off due to the increased usage of e-commerce and mobile payments including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay which are being used at hundreds of thousands of retail stores, online and on mobile apps. Continue reading »
Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions an individual or a family can make. Few purchases will be as big, and few will tie up as much money over as long a period of time. Therefore, it’s a good idea to think long and hard about what you’re looking for when you decide to pull the trigger on the purchase of a home. Continue reading »
If your Eastex CU Visa debit card has been lost/stolen or suspected of fraudulent activity, CANCEL YOUR CARD immediately. Call us during business hours at 409-276-2525 / 1-866-445-9622. After business hours call 1-800-791-2525.
By members' choice, your deposits are insured by American Share Insurance up to $250,000 per account. This institution is not federally insured. Members accounts are not insured or guaranteed by any government or government-sponsored agency.
*Annual Percentage rate. Rates are based on creditworthiness. Contact credit union for details.
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