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Servus Credit Union publishes a member newsletter, Straight Talk, with stories, news and advice. Our digital version comes out monthly through email, and our print version is mailed four times a year to members receiving paper account statements, in March, June, September and December.  

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Celebrating International Credit Union Day

Celebrate the 70th annual Credit Union Day with treats at your local branch!

Gear up for Grey Cup

Kick off 2018 Grey Cup celebrations at the Servus "Chill Zone".

Get back on track after back-to-school

Find out how to manage seasonal debt.

Preparing for the biggest wealth transfer in history

Aging baby boomers may be passing on a large inheritance to their children, but is this what their children should plan for?

Estate planning to give you peace of mind

Making sure your family is taken care of after you pass on is important, but it can be a daunting task. Where do you start?

Smart financial planning means balancing needs versus wants

At any age you can create a financial strategy where you bank enough for your expenses and take any remainder to grow your wealth.

What are RESPs and how should I use them?

RESPs are one way to help lighten your child’s future financial load.

Fall fun at Servus-sponsored events

Let’s celebrate autumn together.

Estate planning and will writing made easy

No will? No worries. Let our estate planners help you.

Nominate a great member today

Have a say in who makes up our board.

Making a good first impression

When it’s time to sell your home, focusing your efforts on four key areas will help get potential buyers into your home.

Making online banking safer

With more members than ever choosing to do their banking online, it’s important to know how to keep your assets safe.

There’s a new account in town

Learn about the Servus Rewards account and how we’ve made it easier to calculate patronage payments.

StreetFest is back and ready to wow

The Edmonton Street Performers Festival is back for its 33rd year, and Servus is proud to be a sponsor!

Get everything you need from a staycation

Find out how you can make the most of your summer vacation without spending a lot of money.

Celebrating the Green and Gold with Servus

Starting this summer, Servus members will get VIP treatment at Edmonton Eskimo home games at Commonwealth Stadium.

Apple Pay is our fastest-growing service

Apple Pay offers a fast, secure and convenient way to make payments through your iPhone or Apple Watch and your Servus Member Card®.

The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton

SACE supports individuals affected by sexual abuse and assault and empowers communities to take action against sexual violence.

Sage Seniors Association

The Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton (Sage) improves the quality of life of seniors through activities, medical help, assistance with government programs and more.

5 ways to save this summer

Alberta Mamas, a collective started by seasoned bloggers, social media managers, business owners and mothers, offers their 5 best tips to save money this summer.

27 ways to save money on food

With food prices rising, it pays to cut down on costs at the grocery store and restaurants. Here are 27 tips for reducing your food bill.

Is it time for your financial check-up?

Your life – and the financial markets – can change dramatically in a year. It's important to have regular check-ups with your financial advisor to make sure your financial plan is working for you.

Planning a move checklist

Are you moving this summer? You can have a better moving experience if you take time to get organized. Here's a checklist to help you get started.

5 ways to teach your kids about money

Dyan Eybergen, certified parent coach, offers her top 5 tips to teach your kids about the importance of money from an early age.

8 easy tips to save

Nermisa Omerovic, Servus Assistant Branch Manager and successful blogger behind Letters to La La Land, shares her top 8 tips to save $5 per day or more!

Meet Nermisa

Assistant branch manager at Servus Credit Union by day, successful blogger for Letters to La La Land by night, Nermisa Omerovic is smart, financially fit, and has tips to share with our members.

Using your home equity for renovation projects

The key is to make sure you have a plan in place to pay off the debt quickly. Here are some tips to help keep your debt in check during your home renovations.

What the new mortgage rules mean for homebuyers and homeowners

In January, the Canadian government brought in new rules on mortgage lending. Find out what has changed if you want to get, renew or refinance a mortgage in Canada this year.

Make memories this summer

Whether you're travelling or staying home, summer activities can be expensive. Check out these ideas for stretching your money while making memories this season.

What's new at Servus

Every so often, we update our Member Agreement. We're releasing a new agreement on June 1 with a few changes to our services and policies.

Saving up for a summer day

Do you have a long summer wish list of things to see and do? Here are three financial planning and saving tips to help you make some of your wishes come true.

Branching out in Calgary

Our two new branches in Calgary—Inglewood and Panorama Hills—are full service locations where you can meet all your daily banking needs and get expert financial advice.

Lending a helping hand to TWOSE

The science centre is expanding, and we're proud to be part of it. We're donating funds for new health, engineering and innovation exhibits and more.

Get the highlights of Servus's AGM

Over 400 members attended the meeting on March 7 to catch up on the latest with the credit union and learn the results of the 2018 board of directors elections.

Being prepared for financial milestones

It's important to find expert advice you can trust when approaching financial milestones. Hannah shares what she has discovered.

Meet Hannah

Hannah and her young family are preparing for several big financial milestones in the next while...

The joy of credit

There are many great things that come with using credit wisely. But to do that, you need to know some basics. Let's debunk some myths.

Fight back against fraud

March is International Fraud Prevention Month. What are you doing to protect yourself and fight back against fraud?

Getting travel insurance

Can you afford not to? Spring break is coming, and while rest, relaxation, entertainment and fun may be on your agenda, not all trips go 100% as planned.

Credit unions and banks

Credit unions offer the same products and services as banks but operate differently. We are owned by members and invest our profits back into our communities.

Servus is using email

We're taking our Straight Talk newsletter online so we can get better at telling you about special offers, features and events.

Seven tips for using your tax refund wisely

Tax refunds can seem like free money. Here are some ways to put that money to work for you.

Right time to plan for your retirement

In your 20s, you may feel you have lots of time. In your 50s, you may worry that it's too late to start. Now is always the right time to start planning for your retirement.

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