If you’re planning a vacation, but trying to economize as much as possible, then you may want to wait until August 23 to take your flight. The summer is a popular time for vacations and, therefore, the demand for flights is high. Once the school year begins, airfares drop. To encourage travelers during this off-peak… Read More


The Quad Cities region was tested by devastating floods this spring, but as our recovery efforts have shown, our will is stronger than ever. The boots on the ground organizations acted fast to help people with housing and cleanup efforts. Just as the water began to recede, the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation joined the effort… Read More


This year marks 100 years of Junior Achievement, an international non-profit organization that inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy. Many at Ascentra have taken part in Junior Achievement volunteer opportunities including a group who celebrated Junior Achievement Day this past April 11 in area classrooms as part of the classroom… Read More


Every year the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) conducts a Membership Benefits Report for Ascentra Credit Union and the latest findings estimate that members received more than $6.8 million in direct financial benefits during the twelve months ending in December 2018. These benefits are equivalent to $184 per member or $374 per member household. Furthermore,… Read More


You can prepare for your retirement transition years before it occurs. In doing so, you can do your best to avoid the kind of financial surprises that tend to upset an unsuspecting new retiree. How much monthly income will you need? Look at your monthly expenses and add them up. (Consider also the trips, adventures… Read More