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									Compan on
January 2011


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                                       Visit us online at: www.telecommunitycu.com
Remember your IRA!
                                               account is usually uninsured with no            tax-deferred status of those funds by

       he term IRA stands for
                                               guaranteed rate of return or protection of      rolling them into an IRA. Call or stop by
       “Individual Retirement
                                               your principal. There are also fees generally   and speak to an IRA specialist to get started.
       Account” and is governed                associated with brokerage accounts.
by IRS rules to allow special                                                                  Q: I have recently retired and
tax advantages and/or deferrals                Q: I can’t afford to contribute                 need to withdraw funds from
in order to help you save for                  much, what are my options?                      my 401(k), IRA, or other
retirement. The deadline to                                                                    retirement plan - What
                                               A: You can start an IRA at TeleCommunity
contribute to an IRA for the                                                                   should I do with the funds
                                               for as little as $25 and the important thing
                                                                                               until I need them?
tax year 2010 is April 15, 2011.               is to continually set aside funds for retire-
                                               ment. TeleCommunity conveniently offers         A: Opening a money market account
Q:What is the difference                       direct deposit with payroll deduction so        would be a smart idea. If you want to be
between an IRA at the credit                   you can save easily and painlessly - a little   able to access the funds whenever you
union and an IRA at a                          bit at a time.                                  need to without a penalty (while still
brokerage firm?                                                                                earning a higher rate of return) a money
                                               Q: If I have a 401(k) or qualified              market is perfect.
A: An IRA at TeleCommunity Credit
                                               retirement plan from an old
Union is insured by American Share
                                               employer, or if I am retiring,                     For more information,
Insurance up to $250,000, and your principal                                                     contact TeleCommunity
                                               can I roll it into an IRA at
will not be put at risk. In addition, the
                                               TeleCommunity?                                  Credit Union at 330.645.2700
credit union’s IRAs have a low initial
                                                                                                      or 800.257.6835
deposit of $25 and no fees*. A brokerage       A: Yes! You may be able to maintain the

Refinance your Mortgage
with TeleCommunity Credit Union
          ew mortgages are still low, with     Visit our Website and check out our                For more information on

N         home purchasing activity remaining
          sluggish as the job market con-
tinues to struggle. Mortgage rates have
                                               Mortgage Refinance Calculator for an
                                               estimate on how much your new monthly
                                               payments could be.
                                                                                                 refinancing your mortgage,
                                                                                               contact our loan department
                                                                                               at 330.645.2700 or 800.257.6835,
been dipping into historic lows over the                                                              or apply online at
past several weeks. While the housing          An associate in our loan department will         www.telecommunitycu.com.
                                                                                                                          *Some restrictions apply.
market is not recovering, even at these        be able to answer all your questions,
low mortgage rates, you might want to          including information on fees, interest
consider refinancing your existing mortgage.   rates offered, and other ways to help save
                                               you money on your mortgage. You could
Since July, refinancing activity has seen an   save thousands or be able to shorten the
increase due to interest rates dropping        length of your mortgage. There are fees
below 4% to make refinancing financially       associated with refinancing, along with
favorable. If you did not refinance when       the time required by you to supply all
rates were around 5%, take a second look       necessary documents, but if your current
at your mortgage terms and see if you          mortgage rate is high enough the time and
might save money down the road.                upfront expense could be well worth it.
ATMs – Use Freely, but with Caution
                                             • Use drive-up instead of walk-up             • Always cover your hand when typing

        TMs have become
                                               ATMs and make sure they are in                in your PIN. Use indoor ATMs that
        the standard in cash
                                               a well-lighted area.                          are less likely to be tampered with.
        convenience. But like
all electronic-based conven-                 • Be aware that criminals use “skimming”        Coming in January 2011
iences, you always need to                     devices like card readers and tiny             TeleCommunity will be
use caution.                                   cameras to capture personal information.     installing a new ATM with
                                               The equipment has gotten so                   an anti-skimming device.
Thieves are getting more and more creative     sophisticated, it looks like part of
                                               the ATM. If you approach an ATM
                                                                                          For more information contact
when stealing personal information. Here
                                                                                           330.645.2700 or 800.257.6835
are a few safety tips to remember when         and something just doesn’t “seem
using any ATM:                                 right,” don’t use it.

Ask About our Free Checking Account
                                             •   No monthly service charges                For more information on

           e’re not the only
                                             •   No per-check charge                      our FREE Checking Account
           ones offering free                                                                Service, contact us at
                                             •   No minimum balance
           checking. Our                     •   Unlimited check writing                  330.645.2700 or 800.257.6835,
FREE checking is not just                    •   First box of checks is FREE                  or visit us online at
FREE, it’s EASY. Nothing                     •   FREE ATM/check card                      www.telecommunitycu.com.
much to remember, except                     •   FREE online banking: unlimited
the benefits:                                    bill pay and e-statements
1098s and 1099s will be mailed to you by January 31, 2011.

                      TeleCommunity Holiday Hours
      New Years Day                   Martin Luther King, Jr. Day                         Presidents’ Day
Saturday, January 1, 2011            Monday, January 17, 2011                       Monday, February 21, 2011
       CLOSED                              CLOSED                                          CLOSED

                                   24 Hour Drive Thru ATM Service
                            Drive-Up Teller 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Monday - Friday
                               Drive-Up Teller 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday

                                              Office Hours
                            Monday,Tuesday,Thursday and Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
                                      Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
                            Loan Department after 5:00 PM call for appointment

                                     2500 N Turkeyfoot Road
                                      Akron, Ohio 44319-1 41
                                       Phone 330.645.2700
                               Touch-Tone Teller Service 330.645.2800

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