When you leave home to strike out on your own, you and your parents will need to make a lot of financial decisions. We’re here with the resources you need to be successful with your financial firsts: buying that car, getting a credit card that treats you fair, and building the kind of good credit that will allow you to get low interest loans or that job you really want.
Buying a Your First Car
Elevations knows you can be at risk of losing a lot of money on a bad auto deal, so we help you from the beginning of the car-buying process, not just at the loan closing.
Carfax - Visit Carfax for vehicle details such as accident history or possible odometer roll back.
NADA Guides - This resource provides the ability to buy or sell; compare features and prices; and research cars, boats, motorcycles, RVs, and manufactured homes.
Online auto-buying tool - Begin by browsing an inventory of dealers near you. With thousands of new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, you'll find the car that matches your style and budget, hassle-free. Locate dealerships near you to buy your ride, or build your own car and receive quotes form those local dealers. We even have a mobile app so you can look for your next car wherever you are.
Security and Fraud Prevention
Security and Fraud Elevations Security Center - Learn how you can protect yourself against potential internet, email, mail and other fraudulent activity.
Financial Counseling and Investment
Financial Counseling and Funding College Accel Services - Elevations Credit Union offers comprehensive and confidential financial counseling for you and your family.
Accel Members Financial Counseling, AnnualCreditReport.com - Free analysis of your credit report and score. You can then request to have your free annual credit reports sent to Accel Services if you are interested in sitting down and speaking with a Financial Counselor. (Please note that Accel can provide you with copies of your report and score for a nominal fee).
Calculators - Elevations offers a variety of online calculators to help assist you with some of life’s harder financial decisions.
Elevations offers Scholarships - Each year, scholarships offered by Elevations’ Foundation help our student members continue their education beyond high school. Since 2000, Elevations Credit Union has granted 140 scholarship awards for a total of $159,645.
Wealth Management Services - Turning your financial goals into reality takes more than dreaming. Get the practical help you need to plan for your future and navigate through fluctuating markets.