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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.

In-App Purchases: How to be a Smart Consumer

In-app purchases  are becoming more and more common these days. There are plenty of apps where you can find yourself spending money within a couple of quick taps without even thinking about the fact that you’re doing it. We’re highlighting the good, the bad and what you can do to be more aware as a […]

Start Building Wealth For Your Child With Their First Paycheck

It’s always exciting when your kid starts their first job! Getting that first paycheck can be a little confusing; this article is a great reference for any first time worker, no matter what age. Once they understand their paycheck, the next step is having a checking account so they have a safe place to keep […]

Reaching Your Summit – Financial New Year’s Resolutions

Throughout this year, The Summit Federal Credit Union has been helping teens, young adults and their parents figure out everything about managing their money. These financial pieces have covered what’s important to you–your goals, questions, and ways to start a strong financial future. With a new year upon us, we thought it was time to […]

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. 

First-Time Home Buyer Budget Worksheet

A budget is important when buying your first home. It helps to see expected expenses all in one place to plan for what you’ll need from start to finish. This sample Homebuyer Budget Worksheet is a useful tool to track expenses throughout the process; you can download an editable copy here to use for your […]

Think You’re Too (Fill in the Blank) to Buy Your First Home? Think Again.

It’s a great feeling knowing that you’re ready to buy your first home. What happens, though, when you doubt your readiness because of some preconceived assumptions or factors outside of your control? Whether you’re feeling like you’re not old enough, haven’t settled down with a partner, or are not sure about your ability to become […]

Ten Things to Look for When House Hunting

The house-hunting process looks different for each person and homebuying experience. Some people fall in love with a home within the first few viewings, and others take a bit longer to choose the one that is best for them. Whether you’re “one and done” in a hot market, or taking your time to find just […]
  • 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.

Stock Hype: Should I Invest?

March 5, 2021

Long-term goals require long-term financial plans.

Resale-Ready Renovations

March 1, 2021

Renovation projects that can add some serious value to your home.

Five (Really Good) Reasons You Should Use Your Debit Card

February 16, 2021

Is your debit card the one you use most for purchases? Here are five reasons it should be.