Jul 092015

Creating Secure, Easy to Remember Passwords

Posted on July 09, 2015 Uncategorized

  Passwords have been in use long before internet banking, social media, or the age of the internet all together. During prohibition, speakeasy doormen required a person to speak a certain phrase before entering their establishment. Overtime, passwords have become even more crucial in our day-to-day functions. Whether you are making online purchases, emailing a friend, or banking online you are required to have a password that is unique to your account but also memorable. The biggest challenge we face today is creating a password complex enough to elude hackers but easy enough to remember. In order to ensure your

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Jun 302015

Polam Profiles: Mark Chrzanowski – CEO

Posted on June 30, 2015 Uncategorized

As caretaker of a Federal Credit Union like Polam, Mark Chrzanowski helps to make positive change in people’s lives. Mark has held the position of CEO of Polam FCU for eight years. His hobbies include trap shooting and spending time with his family. “Part of the attraction of trap shooting is the mechanics and physics involved; this makes the sport fascinating.” We talked with Mark about his favorite travel destination. “Hong Kong has been the most interesting place I’ve travelled. From the people, to the sounds, to the architecture, food and culture; it is all exotic and amazing.” Next, we

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Jun 222015

Polam Profiles: Mike Davis – Community Partner

Posted on June 22, 2015 Uncategorized

Mike Davis is the president and founder of NorCal Blitz Softball Organization. NorCal Blitz was founded 4 years ago to fulfill a need for a San Mateo softball league. “Some athletes were traveling hours away and paying upwards of $3200 per person, per season.” Mike said, “We were able to create a local league program that costs less than $1000 per player.” 80 tournaments from spring through fall allow local athletes exposure to competitive softball. “The impact of NorCal Blitz is much more than to just provide a program for our young players to go. These girls go on to

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Jun 032015

Budgeting For Your Dream Vacation

Posted on June 03, 2015 Uncategorized

Prior Proper Planning When planning out a dream vacation you have to begin with a targeted vacation price point. Research your destination to estimate your trip. Then meet with your travel partner and decide on a realistic number on paper. Next coordinate a savings timeline to reach your goal. For example saving $100 dollars a week will accumulate to $5400 in one year’s time. Tried and True Travel Tricks Flying Wednesday to Wednesday is one of the great travel saving tricks that always works. Every airline incorporates dynamic pricing with tickets that increase in cost according to availability and distance

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May 252015

Fun Ways to Educate Children About Saving

Posted on May 25, 2015 Uncategorized

Polam Federal Credit Union is passionate about our youth’s education and financial responsibility. Teaching children how to save for their goals at an early age prepares them for one of the most difficult finance behaviors to learn – being a consistent saver. Here are a few creative ideas to help your children learn about savings while having fun: Have your children sort different types of currency into piles based on color or size. This will help to create awareness of denomination. Everyone knows a child who has wanted to play “store” or “credit union.” Showing kids how to exchange a

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May 182015

Mobile Banking Pushed to the Forefront

Posted on May 18, 2015 Uncategorized

The number of people using mobile banking services will grow to 1.75 billion by the end of 2019.1 This places mobile banking users on pace to exceed online banking users for the first time in history.1 You can experience the ease of mobile banking with the Polam mobile application. If you haven’t already downloaded our app, it’s time to discover the convenience at your fingertips. The Polam Mobile Banking app gives you 24/7 access to your accounts from any mobile device. This gives you easy access to account information and the ability to transfer funds on-the-go. View balances View transaction

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