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News and Insights

Welcome to Mutual Security Credit Union's news and insights page where you'll find updates, tips, and tricks for your banking, borrowing, and financial planning needs.

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Credit Card  |  Money Management Skills for Youth

A Guide to Opening Your First Credit Card

Opening your first credit card is one of the rites of passage into genuine adulthood, but with so much conflicting information, it can all get confusing fast!

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Budgeting  |  Retirement  |  Savings

Financial Survival After a Job Loss

You may have lost your job already, or it's something you're concerned about. Either way, the keys to surviving a job loss financially are to plan ahead, take stock of your income, and cut your expenses.

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Financial Literacy for Kids  |  Halloween  |  Holidays  |  Money Management Skills for Youth

Six Ways to Illustrate Smart Money Management with Halloween Candy

Costumes are being crafted, scary movies are playing on TV, and the smell of sugar is in the air—Halloween is almost here!  And Jimmy Kimmel’s YouTube Challenge, “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy,” isn’t far behind.   

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Company News

MSCU Celebrates Grand Opening of New Norwalk Branch

Norwalk, CT – Mutual Security Credit Union (MSCU) welcomed the public to the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of their new Norwalk branch location at 541 Westport Avenue on October 17, 2019 to coincide with International Credit Union Day, a day that encourages credit unions around the world to raise awareness about the credit union difference and the positive impact credit unions have in our communities.

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Budgeting  |  Savings

Five Ways to Simplify Savings

When it comes to saving, most of us start out with good intentions. We set a goal, make a plan, and then forgo our rainy day fund to splurge on the latest version of our favorite cell phone.

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Branch Events  |  Community Giving  |  Company News

MSCU Community Comes Together to Fight Hunger

Throughout the month of September, people all across America stand together to fight hunger in their community in honor of Hunger Action Month.  From food drives to volunteering at local non-profits, individuals dedicate their time and efforts to help find a solution for the nationwide hunger crisis and to make a change in others’ lives. 

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Branch Events  |  Company News

MSCU Norwalk is Moving to a Brand New Building this Fall

The leaves aren’t the only thing changing this Fall. Mutual Security Credit Union is excited to announce we will be relocating our Norwalk branch. We’ve made many great memories at our current location and the decision to move was not an easy one to make, but ultimately, the choice to relocate was driven by our dedication to enhance our member service opportunities and convenience.

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Budgeting  |  Savings

Saving for Unexpected Expenses

A study from Bankrate shows that the majority of Americans lack the funds to deal with an everyday life emergency.

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Budgeting  |  Insider

Millennials and Credit Card Debt

2 in 3 Millennials Have Credit Card Debt, More Than Double the Number Who Have Student Loans Credit card debt weighs down more millennials' finances than student loans, according to a new report from financial services online marketplace CompareCards.com, which found only 13 percent of millennial credit cardholders are completely debt-free.

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Budgeting  |  Insider

Drowning in Credit Card Debt

About 1 in 6 credit card holders in America's biggest cities carry a balance of $10,000 or more, according to a new report from CompareCards, and none of those cities has a higher percentage of these cardholders than Bridgeport, Connecticut. CompareCards analyzed a representative sample of Americans to see which of the 100 largest metros have cardholders with five-figure credit card balances.

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