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Has managing your money always puzzled you? If you've ever wanted to learn more about money management, we have the class for you!

It is time again for our Money Wise course. This course provides students with the practical tools and information to make economic decisions and improve their financial situation. Over the course of 7 weeks participants, instructors and guest speakers discuss the following topics: income and debt, expenses and tracking, setting and saving toward goals, practical economics, financial record keeping, predatory lending, establishing and repairing credit, conscientious consuming and savings and investment options. The Money Wise course is open to all community members.

Class meets on Monday evenings for seven weeks from 6:00pm-8:30pm, starting on January 23rd.

Cost is determined on a sliding fee scale ($20-$100) , a light vegetarian dinner is provided. 
Alternatives FCU upstairs classroom: 125 N. Fulton Street, Ithaca, NY 14850


2017 Holiday schedule

We are hiring!!!

We are looking for a Collections Representative, Human Resources Director and Member Experience Associate I. To learn more and to apply, visit: http://www.alternatives.org/employment.html

Members Quarterly January 2017

Catch up on the latest news! Our January 2017 edition of our Members Quarterly newsletter is now available. Click here for the current and past issues. Sign up today to receive your newsletter! 

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Scam alert 

Members should be aware of an automated phone scam currently in the wild. If you receive a phone call, with a recorded message indicating that there is a hold on your M&T debit card, do not return the call, and do not provide any card information. If you have provided your Alternatives FCU card information in response to this scam, please contact Alternatives FCU immediately.

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Hillary Albrecht, Smart Start Preschool

When I decided to open a new preschool in Trumansburg, the Business CENTS program at Alternatives was suggested by many. With the outstanding support and guidance from the Business CENTS staff, I was able to write my first business plan and secure a business loan. My preschool is now open for business, and I am confident I will be off to a successful start! The Business CENTS program has been invaluable, and I would recommend their services and banking to all. Thank you Alternatives!


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