Financial Resources

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

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.

How to Build Good Credit in College

Going to college is one of the first steps of freedom as you transition from being at home with family to living independently as a young adult. With this transition comes a myriad of decisions to make about your education, housing arrangements, social life and money habits.  Each decision helps to prepare for a future […]

How to Start Building Credit in High School and College

Why is your credit score important? Building and maintaining good credit is a smart step toward financial independence, and the earlier you start, the better. Having a solid credit rating is important for several big financial moves like buying your first car, applying for a loan, being screened for an apartment, and purchasing a home. […]

6 Critical Lessons for Your Teen’s First Credit Card

Starting at age 18, young adults can get their first credit card to start building their credit and working toward financial independence. Before they start using their new card, it is important to make sure they understand the key elements of using and paying with  a credit card. Here are six important things your teen […]