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Money is much more than just credit cards or checking, savings and investment accounts. A true financial partner also provides ways for you to manage your money better through information, tools and support that empowers you to make the most of your financial future. At The Summit, our credit union team has deep expertise in all aspects of financial life — we’ve taken that knowledge and developed these resources to help you, and your money, grow.

Reaching My Summit

Welcome to Reaching My Summit, a new resource designed especially by The Summit Federal Credit Union to help teens, young adults and their parents figure out everything money. And not just boring financial stuff you find on other sites, but real life support based on what’s important to you.

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How to Open a Checking Account – What You Need to Know

You are about to hit a major life milestone—opening a checking account and taking one of the first big steps toward financial independence and growth. Whether you’re here because you just landed your first job, are heading off to college, or for another important reason, there are a few quick steps to think about as […]

When and How to Use Your Debit Card : Debit Card 101

Have you ever wondered when you should choose your debit card, credit card, or cash for payment? Do you know what your best option is for various payment situations? This quick guide can help to differentiate between the three and offer suggestions on the best times to use each one. But first…how to use it! […]

For Teens: 7 Better Money Habits to Start Now

It’s never too early to start building your financial stability and independence—even as a teenager. The earlier you start positive money habits, the better off you will be down the road when you’re getting ready to pay for things like school, a car, travel, a home, and anything else that you see in your future. […]

Destination Summit: Owning Your First Home

If you’re a first-time homebuyer or just need a refresher on the ins-and-outs of home purchasing, this is the place for you. We’ll break down every part of the process, provide helpful tips, and connect you with information to help your home dreams come true. 

House Square Footage vs. Useable Square Footage: A Helpful Guide

What is Included in Square Footage of a House? There are times when the listed square footage of a home does not necessarily equal the same amount of usable space as another home with the same amount of space listed. When looking at houses, you may see and feel that a home that is listed […]

How to Decide Between a Move-In-Ready or Fixer Upper Home

In every real estate market, there are move-in-ready homes for those who want to get right to enjoying their new space and aren’t looking to do major renovations and fixer-uppers for those who want to take on a big project and customize the home to their own taste. There are pros and cons of each […]

I LOVE this House—but I HATE the Color!

New Home Painting Advice Buying your first home comes with a mix of emotions, the strongest of which is often the emotion felt when you see the color of the exterior and the paint colors inside of the home.  Paint choices can be controversial—the shutters may not match the siding, the previous owners may have […]
  • Calculators

    Calculators

    Use The Summit’s online calculators to help you determine home financing, personal financing and investment scenarios, and plan your financial future.

  • Rates & Fees

    Rates & Fees

    The Summit has some of the most favorable rates and fees anywhere.

  • Financial Resources

    Financial Resources

    Find forms, answers to some account questions and help in reaching your goals.

  • Financial Education Programs

    Financial Education Programs

    At The Summit, we want to help you understand the fundamentals of financial services and money management so you can make positive decisions and handle your finances effectively. We’ve developed unique Financial Education Programs to help you do just that. Check out these presentations for valuable information you can use starting today.

The Summit Blog

Check out The Summit news, tips, and useful articles to help you manage your finances.

For a Better Life, Boost Your Financial Knowledge

September 8, 2021

Our President and CEO, Laurie Baker, talks about how financial education affects our lives, and how The Summit can help.

Adjusting to Life Financially after a Divorce

August 31, 2021

For a brighter financial future after a divorce, take these steps.

Password Tips to Protect Your Accounts… and Your Sanity

August 17, 2021

Password safety is an important part of keeping unauthorized users out of your accounts. Read these tips on using secure passwords.