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Good advice: open your statements

A bit of good financial advice from Trent over at the Simple Dollar:

Second, read all of your notices. Even though I’m supposedly on the “paperless” plan for several of my bills, I still receive oodles of statements and messages from these companies. Most of them are completely unimportant to me…

After a while, it’s very easy to become numb to all of it. Don’t. Open every one, read it over, and handle it appropriately. Yes, most of them will go in the trash can. Yes, you’ll often feel like you just wasted fifteen minutes of your life.

But for every fifty useless missives that you read, one will be very important.

We can stress strongly enough how important it is to at least look over your statements.

Sure, if you’re a customer at a bank, you probably get gobs and gobs of mail from them every month. Us? We send minimal mail. And you could get even less if you sign up for e-statements.

But even e-statements are important. You may have important noticed posted to your account under the e-statement system, so make sure you check it at least once a month.

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Tip of the day: ‘Where’s my Visa statement?’



Missing your Visa statement? Don’t forget that, when you sign up for e-statements, all of your account statements will be available electronically. So you’ll get your share/loan e-statement and a seperate Visa e-statement.

To access all your e-statements, simply follow our online instructions. Your Visa account statements will be listed below your regular monthly or quarterly statements.

One good clue you’re signed up for e-statements is if you don’t receive any mail from us all month. If neither your regular statement of Visa statement arrive at your home, you’re probably signed up for e-statements. If you have any questions, simply call any branch and they can let you know.


Poll: do you open your statements each month?


We’re wondering: how many members open up their statements when they receive them in the mail. Pick your choice above, then click the “VOTE” button. Be honest!