Affinity Plus Blog

Entries for April 2014

How to Protect Yourself from the Internet Explorer Vulnerability

April 29, 2014

This weekend, Microsoft announced a known vulnerability in their web browser, Internet Explorer (IE), which could potentially cause you and your computer harm. The vulnerability within IE presents the opportunity for hackers to set up malicious websites, which if accessed while using IE, could allow hackers to install software, review data, or have complete control over your PC. This is considered a serious security threat and requires actions to protect you and your personal information.  Read More...

Stay on Top of Your Finances with SavvyMoney

April 24, 2014

April is Financial Literacy Month, and it’s a great time for a financial checkup using SavvyMoney. This FREE online tool allows you to plug in all of your current financial information and it rates your financial health.  Read More...

The Heartbleed Bug and Your Accounts at Affinity Plus

April 11, 2014

Affinity Plus takes security of our members’ information seriously. As such, we wanted to share more information surrounding a recently announced security concern called the “Heartbleed Bug".  Read More...

Changes To How Consumers Receive Second Mortgage Statements

April 08, 2014

Due to recent regulation changes made by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, all financial institutions are required to mail monthly statements to consumers who have fixed second mortgage loans. Now, all Affinity Plus members with a fixed second mortgage will receive a monthly statement.  Read More...

Credit Unions vs. Banks

April 07, 2014

Credit unions, like Affinity Plus, and banks often get lumped together in the financial services industry. And, in some ways, this is an accurate classification. Take for example the fact that both credit unions and banks offer a complete line of financial products and services ranging from checking and savings accounts to loans, and retirement and investment services. However, there are inherent differences in how a credit union and a for-profit bank operate that would compel people to describe the two as almost exact opposites.  Read More...

Spotlight: Irish Titan

April 03, 2014

Recently, Minnesota Business Magazine recognized Darin Lynch in The (Real) Power 50 and showcased Irish Titan as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Armed with a client-focused web development company that has doubled its revenue in the past two years, Lynch opened his door to us to describe how he came up with the Irish Titan name and the importance of defining your “Why?” in business.


The Big Hairy Monster No One Wants to Talk About

April 01, 2014

Retirement. Ugh. There’s that word again! Although it’s a bit of a buzz word, it is one big hairy monster that no one really wants to talk about. Why is that?  Read More...