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BluCurrent has been serving southwest Missouri families for over eight decades, offering them a full range of homegrown banking products and services.

Making Memories Day

We had the opportunity to participate in On Angels' Wings Making Memories Day on Saturday, June 6th. On Angels' Wings is an organization that seeks to encourage hope in families faced with the possibility of child loss by celebrating their children's lives through photographs. They provide services from maternity-18 years through volunteers hours donated by local photographers.We had such a blast at the event. We enjoyed meeting the kids who stopped by our booth and played our foam dart target g...

Wish I May Volunteer Day

On Wednesday, July 22nd, we had the opportunity to serve our local community by volunteering at Wish I May. Wish I May is a local organization that provides everything needed for a birthday party, including gifts and decorations, to children in need. All supplies are given to the parent(s), so the children are not even aware that Wish I May has provided assistance.We partnered with our fellow area credit unions to put together birthday packages for children with upcoming birthdays. We enjoyed be...

Kirby Kids Day at the Zoo

Peacocks, elephants, and lions... OH MY! On May 16th, we hosted a Kirby Kids event at the Dickerson Park Zoo. Over 100 members of our Kirby Kid's Club had the chance to meet Kirby and received a free animal backpack & entrance to the zoo. If you would like to learn more about how your child can become part of our program and gain access to events like this and other free goodies, ask one of our friendly branch staff members about the Kirby Kids Program. ...

2015 Clarion Award Winner

BluCurrent Credit Union was recently selected as a winner of the 2015 Clarion Awards competition by the Association for Women in Communications, honoring outstanding work in clear, concise communications. Clarion Awards are highly sought after by both men and women in the communications field. Starting in 1972, the Clarions honor outstanding work in over 100 communications disciplines. Over 250 entries were received, with entrants ranging from large media companies to non-profits. BluC...

5 Tips For Home Buyers This Season

Financial expert, Michael Farrar, shares tips for those in the market for a new home. Farrar is the director of Mortgage Lending at BluCurrent Credit Union.1. Don't Wait for Lower RatesIf the best and brightest economists can't figure out the housing market, you may miss out on great rates and a great home that WAS listed. Rates are still historically low, so maximize your purchasing power now and don't miss out. 2. Get Pre-ApprovedMortgage lending is the most regulated form of lending out ...

Member Appreciation Party

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 10th, 2015 for BluCurrent's 2nd Annual Member Appreciation Party! Join us for lunch from Zio's, games, face painting, balloon animals (courtesy of Spangle the Clown) & more. Over 500 members came to party last year and we're hoping for an even bigger turnout this year!Where: Remington's, 1655 W. Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65807When: October 10th from 11am-2pmWho: BluCurrent Members & FamilyWhy: To show our appreciation of our awesome, loyal mem...

Golfing for Kids

On Friday, September 18th, Ozarks Credit Unions is hosting a golf tournament to benefit our local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "Golfing for Kids" is an annual event put on by the Ozark's Chapter of Credit Unions to benefit Ozarks Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that generates funds to assist sick and injured children who need medical care. The Ozarks Area Credit Unions have raised nearly $670,000 over 18 years for CMN through various fundraising effo...

What Is A Credit Union?

Although most people have heard of credit unions, if you don't belong to one, there's a good chance that you don't understand their purpose and function. What is a credit union? Is the title "credit union" simply another name for a bank? Or, are credit unions distant relatives of banks? Why would someone choose to become a member of a credit union? Whether you're interested in joining a credit union or you're simply curious, scroll down to learn a little more about this not-for-profit alternativ...

How Many Credit Cards Should You Have?

Although credit cards are convenient and useful, they can also lead innocent consumers down the rabbit hole of debt. Limiting the number of credit cards you have will help you avoid debt, limit your annual fees, and maintain a healthy credit score. However, responsibly using more than one credit card conveys reliability and creditworthiness. Taking all of this into account, you may be wondering: how many credit cards should you have? Is there a magic number? What are the consequences of having t...

Teaching Kids About Money

It's never too early to start teaching kids about money. After all, the lessons we learn as children create the foundation for our future. Although your seven-year-old might not be able to grasp the importance of building a strong credit score, you can certainly teach him how to save up his allowance to purchase that special toy he desperately wants. Through the years, you can incorporate other financial lessons as well, such as creating checking and savings accounts, using credit cards responsi...