Assets: $121,276,272
Membership: 8,019
May 2018 - In This Issue:

Annual Meeting 

JMAFCU's 2018 Annual Meeting was held on April 26, 2018, in Deerfield Beach. This year's meeting was attended by over 100 associates/members, the highest attendance ever. If you attended the meeting, thank you! If you did not have the opportunity to attend the meeting, the video of the entire meeting is available on our website,, under About Us. You can also pick up a copy of our Annual Report from your local JMAFCU branch.
Spring Is in the Air and 
Benefits Are Blooming

The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and the weather is beautiful. Springtime is in full bloom, and your credit union has the products and services to really help you enjoy spring!

Springtime is a great time for home improvements. If you need to paint, repair or refresh your home or add some beautiful landscaping to your yard, perhaps a Home Equity Line of Credit* could help!

Do your finances need spring cleaning? Maybe a consolidation loan could help. Consider rolling all of your high-interest-rate payments into one low-rate JMAFCU personal loan or to our low-rate Visa® credit card. If you are not disciplined, close the cards you don't need and create a payment strategy to lower your debt. Make a plan to pay off the credit cards with the highest interest rate first.

Planning some springtime travel? JMAFCU's SAFE Mobile banking will help you manage your finances on the go! SAFE Mobile with Mobile Deposit is a part of our E-suite of services. You must have SAFE IB to access your accounts via mobile banking.

JMAFCU is the place to go to get your spring off to a great start!
* The HELOC is only available on property located in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina or Missouri at this time. Subject to approval.

This year, give your Super Mom the gift she deserves. Simply finance a "Super Mom Gift" with a super personal loan from JMAFCU! Features include:
  • Super low rates
  • Super low monthly payments
  • Superior service
So remember - when you need to show your Super Mom how much she's appreciated, turn to the budget-boosting sidekick you can trust: JMAFCU!
Apply for your personal loan online today.
We Are Family!

We are family! Don't forget to share the benefits of membership with your immediate family members. 

Remember, the family that credit unions together - stays together.

In honor of our sponsor, JM Family, and their 50th anniversary, we have increased our 2018 referral bonus to $50 for every new associate or family member you refer who becomes a JMAFCU member!* 

*New membership must include a minimum deposit of $100, an eChecking account or qualifying loan and direct deposit.

Don't Get Tripped Up by Trip Expenses
How to Spend Less on Spring Travels

Spring is here! Whether you're dreaming of white-sand beaches, snow-capped mountains or attraction-packed cities, there's one thing all these destinations have in common: they'll cost you. But exactly how much money you spend on your trip depends largely on the choices you make during your travels. Give these ideas a try to spend less and save more:
  • Limit restaurant meals. Consider only going out to eat for dinner and buying breakfasts and lunches at a local grocery store. (Be sure to take advantage of free breakfasts at your hotel if available.) Or, if you want to try as many restaurants as possible, split meals with your travel companion. Most restaurants serve huge portions anyway, so this could be a good way to cut costs and limit food waste.
  • Dress in layers. Even if you're traveling to a place that's known for warm weather, you should still have at least one long-sleeved shirt or sweatshirt in your suitcase. After all, you never know when a cold snap could hit - and it would be a huge waste of money to have to buy a sweatshirt on your trip when you probably have plenty at home already. Consider bringing sunglasses, a hat and an umbrella from home as well, as these are additional items travelers often find themselves needing.
  • Don't go to pricey attractions every single day. Sure, it's fun to check out a few of the hotspots your destination has to offer, but try to spend at least a few days doing free or low-cost activities. You could go for a drive, read a book at the beach, window shop or even play board games at a local park - all for the low cost of free!
  • Spend less on accommodations. This one can be a little tricky, because unless you're backpacking or camping, there's a good chance you're going to have to spend a good portion of your budget on a hotel or rental. But spending less is possible. Consider planning your trip in an area where you have a friend or family member that would open their home to you. Or maybe spend one or two evenings at a fancy hotel, but then switch to a more budget-friendly option for the remainder of your trip.
Obviously, you don't want to go overboard with saving and let it negatively impact the overall enjoyment of your hard-earned springtime travels. But keep in mind it is possible to have a fun-filled trip without completely abandoning your budget.
Also, remember: Before your travels, make sure you notify your JMAFCU branch of the dates and locations to which you will be traveling to ensure that your Visa CheckCard and credit card transactions will not be blocked. We want to make sure that while you are enjoying your travels, your money is still protected.

It's a Great Time to Buy a Home
Mortgages: For Pre-Approvals, Purchases and Refinancing

JM Associates Federal Credit Union's long-time mortgage partner, Capital Mortgage Funding, is here to assist with all your mortgage needs for refinancing, purchases or pre-approvals.

Here are just some of the benefits you can expect:
  • Mortgages for primary homes, second homes and investment properties
  • Pre-approvals at no cost
  • Superb service with very experienced, dedicated staff for JMAFCU members
  • Conventional, FHA, VA, Jumbo, USDA/RD, and 203K
  • Very competitive interest rates
We strive to handle your mortgage with an unparalleled level of service.

To learn more, contact us today:

John Teweles , Vice President NMLS #131233
This advertisement does not constitute a commitment to lend or extend credit. Loans are subject to credit approval. All information is subject to change without notice. Not all loans or products are available in all states. Restrictions may apply. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Capital Mortgage Funding is Powered by Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. NMLS #2289

Spring Gift Giving
How to Give the Thrifty Way
The gift giving season is just around the corner. No, we're not talking about the holidays - it's almost time for graduation and 
wedding season!
While your heart is telling you to show your loved ones how much you care, your budget is telling you no, no, no. Especially if you have multiple weddings and graduations to plan for, it's important to pay attention to mounting gift expenses.
Get the best of both worlds with these ideas that will save your budget and be a big hit:
    1. Choose Goodies - There are a host of monthly subscription boxes out there for every interest - health and fitness, makeup, books, spices, socks and more. Buy a year's subscription for a gift that keeps on giving!
    2. Craft a Cookbook - Collect an assortment of recipes that have special meaning or you think would be helpful (such as easy recipes for recent grads) and include related anecdotes for that special touch.
    3. Make Memories - Websites like Snapfish and Shutterfly make it easy to create a personalized photo album for your loved one. Or, get creative and design a mug, pillow or canvas print for extra "wow."
    4. Stock the Cupboards - Canned goods, baking basics, spices, pasta and other pantry staples are practical, useful and will be appreciated by anybody. Present them in a decorated box, basket or reusable bag for extra thoughtfulness.
    5. Monogram Towels - Keep it classy with fancy yet personal monogrammed towels. Many department stores offer inexpensive, or even free, monogramming services.
    6. Keep it Simple - If you're short on time and creativity, nothing beats a gift card. It's the best way to make sure your loved one gets just what they want.

Important Information for SAFE Mobile Users

Please be advised of the changes to the Mobile Deposit endorsement requirements that are a result of amendments to Federal Regulation CC (Reg CC). All checks deposited using Mobile Deposit are to be restrictively endorsed as follows:

  • For Mobile Deposit Only
  • Account number
  • Payee's signature

This required endorsement helps to reduce the risk of duplicate presentments, protecting you and the credit union. We encourage you to begin using this new endorsement immediately.  
Mobile Deposits received without this endorsement may be denied and returned to you. 
If you have any questions or need additional information, please call our Contact Center at 800-581-2256, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Eastern Time.

JM  Associates Federal Credit Union