When You Support Local Businesses, You Support the Local Economy. Here’s How You Can Make a Difference

You’ve heard the statement: Buy local, eat local. But what is the impact of shopping at local, small businesses? Here is why supporting community businesses is important and worth encouraging others to do so, too.

Be Prepared For Emergencies: National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, which is the perfect time to make a plan for emergencies. Here are some ways you can increase your preparedness for the unexpected.

Make a Difference in Your Community By Supporting Small Businesses; Here’s How

National Small Business Week, May 2-8, 2021, is a celebration and appreciation of small businesses. It highlights the role they play in the U.S. economy with an emphasis on shopping local and supporting entrepreneurs. Here are some ways you can support local businesses and why it matters.

Smart Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Check

If you are in a solid financial place, you may be wondering “what are some smart ways to use my stimulus money?” Here are several ideas to make the most of your stimulus check.

Set Financial Goals. Achieve them with a Plan.

Setting financial goals are a common New Year’s resolution. Although following through takes effort, creating a workable plan to achieve them is simple. Begin by setting some financial goals. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Support Local Businesses: It's More Important Now More Than Ever. Here's Why

One critical part of the economy that has especially felt the effects of COVID-19 is small businesses. They remain vital to thriving communities as they create opportunities for new talent and growth regionally, energize the economic base, and foster an entrepreneurial spirit in community members.

Introducing the FUNtivity Zone

Running out of ideas to keep your kids busy during the stay-at-home order? We get it. That’s why we launched The FUNtivity Zone to offer those with little ones at home more fun and educational resources.

How to Help Children Become Financially Savvy

Teaching children about money early in life can help them learn healthy financial habits that will last a lifetime. Research shows that children who learn how money works, make better financial decisions — whether it's budgeting to buy a toy they want or applying for student loans.

Shop Local This Holiday Season

Does holiday shopping seem daunting to you? Tired of crowded retail stores and paying for products that don’t last? Shop locally this year at the small businesses in your community.

82 Years of Helping the Spartan Community

November 15, 2019, marks MSUFCU’s 82nd anniversary. MSUFCU has had quite the journey throughout its history. From its beginnings as a safe place for MSU faculty to store money during the Great Depression, to serving more than 284,000 members worldwide today, MSUFCU has championed community impact every step of the way. One of the main ways that MSUFCU cultivates community is through its involvement with MSU, including its faculty, students, alumni, and fans.

Celebrate International Credit Union Day with MSUFCU

Every year, MSUFCU celebrates International Credit Union Day to raise awareness of the credit union philosophy of people helping people. This year’s theme is Local Service. Global Reach.

5 Reasons Why MSU Students Love MSUFCU

Did you know MSUFCU is the only financial institution on MSU's campus? While that might a big reason MSU students love MSUFCU — plus our Totally (FREE) Green Checking — we wanted to know what students really loved about us. So we asked several MSU grads from the class of 2019, and here's what they had to say.

The Best Financial Advice Credit Union Employees Received From Dads

In celebration of Father’s Day, we asked Credit Union employees to share the best financial advice they’ve received from the dads in their lives. Here’s what they had to say.

Mother Knows Best: Financial Advice from Moms

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we asked Credit Union employees to share the best financial advice they’ve received from their moms. Here’s what they had to say.

5 Free Things To Do In Lansing In December

Looking to get into the holiday spirit? Celebrate with MSUFCU at these festivities happening in our Lansing community this month.

5 Free Things To Do In Lansing In November

Welcome to the holiday season! Take a look at some of the free, fun, and festive events happening around Lansing this month to see how you can start celebrating the season of giving.

MSUFCU Celebrates 70th Anniversary of International Credit Union Day

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) will, along with more than 56,000 credit unions around the world, celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) and recognize the philosophy and achievements of the credit union movement. This year’s theme, “Find Your Platinum Lining,” combines the traditional 70th anniversary gift of platinum with a play on the saying “every cloud has a silver lining.”

The World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU) was created to help establish and maintain viable credit union movements. Today, more than 235 million people are served by credit unions in 109 countries and six continents. This year’s ICU Day theme emphasizes the credit union movement’s loyalty to its members and its mission to provide them financial support and guidance.

Plan to stop by any MSUFCU branch this week for a free member gift in celebration of ICU Week. On Thursday, October 18, ICU Day, a special free member appreciation gift will be available in all MSUFCU branches. Help us celebrate MSUFCU’s mission of providing superior service while assisting members to achieve financial security, their goals, and ultimately, their dreams for more than 80 years. 


5 Free Things To Do In Lansing In October

Leaves are falling, the temperatures are dropping, and the Lansing area is popping with fun events this October. Check out these fall and Halloween festivities that are free and fun for the whole family!

What is a Credit Union?

There are almost 60,000 credit unions in 105 countries. That’s 217 million members worldwide taking advantage of the credit union difference at over 57,000 credit unions. Credit unions are recognized as a force for positive economic and social change and have provided significant value in both developed and emerging nations.

5 Free Things To Do In Lansing In May

Saturday, May 12 | Community Shred Day (MSUFCU Event)
Do you have old documents you’re not sure what to do with? Bring them to the MSUFCU Marsh branch on May 12, to be safely shredded. Drive up, pop your trunk, and we’ll do the rest. You can bring up to two boxes per vehicle.

Saturday, May 12 | Say Yes! to Michigan
Spend some time with friends and family while celebrating all things Michigan! Enjoy live music, chat with suffragettes, challenge yourself with Michigan trivia, design your own lighthouse, and so much more. Strengthen your Michigander roots with this family friendly event.

Monday, May 14 – MSU’s Bug House Open House
Did you know that a cricket’s ears are on its knees and flies have taste buds on their feet? Learn more fun facts about insects while visiting the MSU Bug House where you can see, touch, and hold some real creepy crawlers- if you dare! 

Tuesday, May 17 – 5.1.7 Day Celebration 
Celebrate the 5-1-7 with the Greater Lansing Michigan Convention and Visitors Bureau! Spend your evening at the Lansing City Market with food and fun activities, you’ll experience the best of downtown Lansing and learn more about your community along the way. Take a bike ride, walk the river trail, or float down the river; there’s sure to be endless fun at the interactive family friendly event! 

May 19-20 – 55th East Lansing Art Festival 
Come out and support local and national artists by being a pART of the East Lansing Art Festival! The festival features fine art, music, art activities, live demos, poetry, and an international-style food court. See some amazing creations, interact with artists, and maybe find some inspiration for yourself!

Local Farmers Markets 
Spring marks the opening for many outdoor farmers markets, and there’s bound to be one near your area for you to explore. Enjoy a variety of fresh, local, organic produce that’s sure to flavor up your summer dishes. 

Allen Farmers Market
Bath Township
Eaton Rapids Medical Center Farmers Market
Grand Ledge Farmers market
Meridian Township
MSU Student Organic Farm
Open Air Market of Stockbridge
South Lansing Farmers Market
Williamston Farmers Market

5 Free Things To Do In Lansing In February

It's the shortest month of the year, but there is a lot to do! Check out these fun and free events to make the most of your February in the Lansing area.

Credit Union Employees Raise $170,267 for Five Charity Partners

Giving back to our community is something we all take pride in here at the Credit Union. One of the many ways we gave back in 2017 is through our yearlong charity campaign, during which we raised funds and volunteered for five local charities: Many HandsCapital Area Humane SocietyThe Firecracker FoundationStiggy’s Dogs, and Capital Area United Way. Throughout the past year, employees raised $170,267 for these charity partners, respectively donating $34,053 to each organization. So how did employees raise all of that money? Here are a few of the ways we fundraised and volunteered our time to support five charities.

5 Free Things To Do In Lansing In August

Summer is almost over but there’s still a lot to do! Take advantage of the final warm Michigan days in the Lansing area with these free, family-fun events.

5 Free Things To Do In Lansing In June

Hello, SUMMER! There are many fun things to do this month in Lansing to take advantage of the longer days and warm weather, and you won’t even have to pay a penny.

Fun Things to Do in Lansing in February

February may be the shortest month of the year, but there’s a lot going on in Lansing this month! Make the most out of the next 28 days by attending these local events.

Fun Things to Do in Lansing in January

Happy New Year! Start 2017 with these fun and exciting events happening right here in Lansing.

Welcoming Two Branches in Oakland County

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, the Credit Union celebrated two grand openings to ceremoniously introduce our new branches located in Clarkston, Michigan, and Ortonville, Michigan. We were able to welcome these two additional locations as a result of a merger with former Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union (CBCCU).

How to Handle Holiday Shopping: From Black Friday to Giving Tuesday

Are you ready for the busiest shopping time of the year? Thanksgiving weekend kicks off holiday shopping season and we want to make sure you’re prepared to shop smart. Take a look at the upcoming weekend day-by-day to help make your shopping adventures stress-free.

Throwback Thursday: Celebrating 79 Years

Did you know MSUFCU was originally founded in November 1937 by a group of MSU professors seeking a safe alternative to banking in an effort to help campus employees after the Great Depression? In fact, during the first few years, the Credit Union was operated from a desk drawer in the Administrative Building on MSU’s campus!

Fun Things to Do in Lansing in November

Welcome to the holiday season! Take a look at all of the fun and festive events happening around Lansing this month to see how you can start celebrating the season of giving.

Fun Things to Do in Lansing in October

Fall is in full swing and Lansing is packed with tons of events this month! Check out all of these fall festivities that are fun for the whole family.

Fun Things to Do in Lansing in September

Sad to see summer weather fade? Soak up the last few warm days by enjoying these activities that are fun for every age.

Giving Back to Small Talk

As a Credit Union employee, I love that my employer makes giving back to the community a priority. From January 2016 through June 2016, Credit Union employees focused our fundraising efforts to support Small Talk Children’s Assessment Center (Small Talk). During this six-month campaign, our Charity Committee set a goal to raise $75,000 to help Small Talk positively impact children in our community.

Fun Things to Do in Lansing in August

As the warm season comes to an end, enjoy the end of summer at these fun local events!

20 Free Things You Can Still Do This Summer in Michigan

As August quickly approaches, we try to prepare ourselves for the last days of summer. Before the summer fades, weekends become filled with football, and Halloween decorations begin lining store aisles, here are 20 things you can still do to make the most of the warm, sunny days, as well as the rainy ones.

Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Live United.

The United Way campaign at the Credit Union kicked off last week on July 1. I am especially excited for this year’s campaign because not only will I be able to help give back to our community with my fellow co-workers, but this will be my first time being a part of the Credit Union’s United Way committee!

Fun Things to Do in Lansing in July

As the summer heats up, look for something cool to do. Take a look at these upcoming events so you can keep having fun in the sun!

Fun Things to Do in Lansing in June

Hello, SUMMER! Longer days. Warmer temperatures. There’s so much to do in Lansing this season. From festivals and races to live performance series, these local events will help you make the most of it!

Fun Things to Do in Lansing in May

Spring into summer with the Lansing community. Check out these exciting activities that get you outside in May.

Fun Things to Do in Lansing in April

As it starts to warm up, the Lansing area comes alive with activities for all ages. Here are some of the things happening this month.

Fun Things to Do in Lansing in March

It's March, which means spring is right around the corner, even for Michigan! Check out these great events around Lansing this month.

Fun Things to Do in Lansing in February

Winter in Michigan can be just as fun as summer! Check out these events happening throughout the month: from owls and bugs to boating safety and the Women’s Expo, there’s something for everyone.

Fun Things to Do in Lansing in January

Happy New Year! Don’t miss out on these fun activities in Lansing this month. Some of them might even line up with your New Year's resolutions...

Behind the Scenes in the Call Center

At the Credit Union, we answer all member calls at our headquarters. Over 40,000 calls every month go through the Call Center. This week, let's take a look behind the scenes to see what goes on when you call in! (Plus, I dove into the Credit Union archive to find some cool old photos.)

It's Time for the MSUFCU Giving Tree!

The Giving Tree displays are up in the branches! Anyone can now go to a branch and pick up a gift tag to help a child in need. This year, we have partnered with Spartan Village Apartments and Child and Family Charities. Through the generosity of our members and employees, almost 200 children in the greater Lansing area will receive holiday gifts. These children might not receive any holiday gifts if not for the Giving Trees.

Fun Things to Do in Lansing in December

Need a family activity this month? There are many holiday celebrations in the community in December.

We're Thankful We Can Give Back: United Way

Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on the things in our lives we are thankful for! This year, I am thankful I work at an organization that cares so much about the local community.

Fun Things to Do in Lansing in November

The holidays have begun! November is a great month for spending time with your family and there are plenty of activities for every age in this month. From sports to music to exploring different cultures, there’s always something happening in Lansing.

King-Sized Halloween on a Fun-Sized Budget

Halloween is right around the corner! Have you been thinking about costumes and candy? The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that over 157 million Americans will take part in Halloween this year and will spend $6.9 billion dollars. That’s an average cost of $74.34 per person. At MSUFCU, we believe you can do Halloween a lot cheaper than $75 a person! Below are some ways we are saving this season.

Become an MSUFCU Intern

Did you know MSUFCU has internships? Not just in accounting, either! There are many opportunities for different majors.

Fun Things to Do in Lansing in October

Kids have been back to school for a month, college students have settled into the fall semester, and fall is in full swing. Check out these fun fall harvest and Halloween activities for every age this month in Lansing.