Eco-Friendly Ways to Manage Your Finances

Happy Earth Day!

There are many ways you can go green on Earth Day, whether it’s planting a tree, recycling products, or reusing what you already have for a new purpose. There are some small steps you can take even with managing your finances to reduce your carbon footprint.

Online Banking:  Manage your statements, accounts, and bills right from your desktop computer. Eliminate trips to the post office, credit union, and extra paper around the house. Some of the key features of online banking, include:

  • Alerts – Get rid of those post-it notes, string around your finger, or calendar notes and set up Member Messages to alert you of your account activity. Watch our online tutorial to get started.
  • Statements – Sign up for E-statements, and retrieve a PDF of your statement as you need it. No more paper, no more filing and no more shredding.
  • Money Desktop – Manage your spending and budgeting right from your computer. Watch our online tutorial to get started.
  • Bill Pay – Avoid trips to the mail box, or postage- and pay your bills online right from your account.

Mobile Banking: Manage your accounts with the swipe of your finger using the Affinity Plus mobile app for your Android or Apple devices. Although we’d love to see you, you can deposit checks right from your phone and avoid extra trips to the branch.

ATMs & Cash Back at Merchants: ATMs are a handy source of cash—and we want you to feel free to use them, so that’s why all Affinity Plus ATMs are free for our members! Not near an ATM? No problem! Use your Visa debit card to get cash back at retail locations at participating merchants. Save gas, time, and money—and go green…literally!                            

FREE Shredding: Not quite green yet? Shred your old statements at any Affinity Plus branch location for FREE – the company that provides this service for us shreds and RECYCLES all disposed documents.

How are you championing the use of online services on Earth Day?