As your tax refund rolls in, it’s a great idea to consider saving your money! Signing up for our Vacation or Christmas Club account is a great option to help save your refund, while earning interest. Both account options earn competitive dividend rates, require no minimum balance or deposit, and are available to be owned jointly.
For more information on the Vacation and/or Christmas Club accounts, visit your local DOCO Credit Union branch or click here.
Today, February 25th is #DontTaxTuesday – a day to bring awareness and prompt members of congress not to tax Credit Unions. You’ve been with us this far, fighting to protect credit unions from new taxes – taxes that are really just new taxes on the 98 million Americans who, like you, belong to credit unions.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans have written, emailed and called Congress to tell them “Don’t Tax My Credit Union.”
And you’re being heard. More than 800,000 messages have been sent to Capitol Hill! Every day another Member of Congress publicly declares his support for credit unions.
But now we’re entering a critical stage. Congress returns to Washington this week, and will start putting pen to paper on tax reform legislation – legislation that could include taxation of credit unions.
For a few sample tweets, you can fill out this short form here or use one of these messages below on Twitter:
- As 1 of 98 million #creditunion members, please #DontTaxMyCU @SanfordBishop! Tweet back to show your support! http://bit.ly/ZY97Pz
- As 1 of 98 million #creditunion members, please #DontTaxMyCU @SenatorIsakson! Tweet back to show your support! http://bit.ly/ZY97Pz
- As 1 of 98 million #creditunion members, please #DontTaxMyCU @SaxbyChambliss! Tweet back to show your support! http://bit.ly/ZY97Pz
Or this message for Facebook:
- I’m urging my legislators Sanford Bishop, Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss to protect tax exemption status for our LOCAL credit unions! Send Congress a message today at http://www.donttaxmycreditunion.org #donttaxmycu #donttaxtuesday
Want to make it personal? Here are a few other ideas for posts,
- 40,000+ @DOCOCreditUnion members are asking YOU, @SanfordBishop – please #DontTaxMyCU! Tweet back to show your support.
- 40,000+ @DOCOCreditUnion members are asking YOU, @SenatorIsakson – please #DontTaxMyCU! Tweet back to show your support.
- 40,000+ @DOCOCreditUnion members are asking YOU, @SaxbyChambliss – please #DontTaxMyCU! Tweet back to show your support.
- As 1 of 40,000+ #DOCOCU members, I’m asking YOU, Sanford Bishop, Johnny Isakson, & Saxby Chambliss – please #DontTaxMyCU! Share to show your support.
Thank you for your help! Together, our voices will be heard. Of course we will be Tweeting and posting on Facebook all day, so feel free to retweet and share our posts. Every message counts!
Now – February 28th, sign-up for one (1) of our products listed below and receive a FREE, travel mug today!
- VISA® Credit Card
- Checking Account
- Christmas OR Vacation Club Account
*Offer is available one per member, through February 28th, while supplies last.
We are so excited to spy one of our team in this week’s Tifton Grapevine! That’s right – Paige Harrell, who you may recognize from our Main Branch, is competing in this year’s Dancing Stars of Southwest Georgia to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
This year’s benefit will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center on Saturday, May 10th at 6:30 PM.
If you remember from last year, Daryl Salter competed in the same benefit and WON! So grab your pompoms and get to cheering for Paige, because we can’t wait to see her groove and of course, bring home the trophy!
For more information on the 2014 Dancing Stars of South Georgia visit dancingstarsofsouthgeorgia.com!
We’re joining Huggins Outboard of Albany, GA for a Big Boat Sale in the parking lot of Gander Mountain! Stop by any time between 10 AM – 6 PM on Thursday, February 13th – Saturday, February 15th for Huggins Outboard sales and DOCO Credit Union financing.
We understand the financial pinch our member’s face daily. So we initiated a program called Sit-to-$ave back in April of 2013, which you may have participated. With this program, we set a goal to save our members $1,000,000! The program was so successful that we exceeded our goal and helped 250+ people. Through Sit-to-$ave, members were invited to sit, bring in their non-DOCO loans, and see if those loans could be refinanced at a lower interest rate, thus saving money. If we couldn’t save the member money, they would receive $25 for their time. One member consolidated three high interest loans, saving $296.00 a month, which resulted in a savings of $10,656 over the life of the loan. That’s just one success story!
We are committed to educating our members on making good spending choices and helping you focus on saving money. Lowering interest rates and offering affordable terms go a long way towards saving money. Since 1959, we have been serving southwest and north Georgia regions and “Helping People Afford Life.”
Were you a participant of our Sit-to-$ave initiative? If so, how much were we able to help you save? We’d love to hear your story! If not, find out how you can save on your loan today by clicking here or stop by your local DOCO Credit Union branch!
Do you love DOCO Credit Union? If so, tell us why on Facebook for your chance to win a Valentine’s Day dinner – on us!
*Comment must be on our Facebook page. Only one entry per person. Contest ends on Wednesday, February 12th at 5PM.
Did you know that 34% of New Year resolutions are money related? Let DOCO Credit Union help you achieve your resolution!
According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, the third most popular New Year’s resolution for 2014 is to spend less and save more. They also report that 34% of all New Year’s resolutions are money related. To help you, our members, achieve your resolutions, we offer FREE financial counseling with a certified counselor who can work with you on your personal situation through GreenPath. So if you want to spend less and/or save more, reduce stress or get out of debt this new year, give GreenPath experts a call today at 1-877-337-3399 or visit www.DOCOCU.com for additional information. This is the year to get your finances on the right track and reach your goal!
It’s that time, when tax refunds are on our minds. This year, avoid the possibility of a hold being placed on your refund and opt for your refund to be directly deposited into your DOCO Credit Union account.
Guess what? It’s super easy to do! All you need is your routing number (this can be found on your checks or in Online Banking) and your personal account number. Once you’ve signed up for this direct deposit, your refund will be available at 9:00 AM on the day the IRS releases it to DOCO Credit Union.
Don’t delay, sign up today!
With incidents like the publicized Target breach and other debit/credit card scams, we take proactive steps to protect you – our member! Due to the recent breaches in merchant transactions and a part of our precautionary measures, we’ve ordered new debit and/or credit cards for all members identified as possible victims. Each of these members were notified that their card(s) will be replaced.
To help protect your account from fraudulent activity, monitor your account transactions often by using our Online Banking and Telephone Teller services. If you notice any unusual or unauthorized activity, please be sure to notify us immediately.