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Sioux empire fcu is rocking their 80th year as a credit union

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The new year means a new milestone for Sioux Empire Federal Credit Union. In 2018, they will celebrate their 80th birthday. While their actual charter date, or birthday, isn’t until August 25th, they’ve decided to celebrate all year by doing something that is at the very core of who they are, giving back.

Each month in 2018, Sioux Empire Federal Credit Union employees and volunteers will be "rocking" all over the communities they serve. A R.O.C.K. is a "Recipient of Our Care & Kindness." Meaning each organization or individual who is "rocked" by employees and volunteers receives an act of compassion, a helping hand, or something to brighten their day. No strings attached.

Already in January, "Rockstars" have purchased dinner for a neighboring table, made a delivery to a homebound senior, and delivered sweet treats to a group of NICU nurses. The #80ROCKs project intends to fulfill 80 recipients of the Credit Union's care and kindness by the end of the year.

The project is part of the credit union's efforts to embrace the cooperative spirit. Credit unions, in general, are not for profit cooperatives that have a strong foundation in devotion to community. There is no better way to celebrate 80 years strong as a credit union then to lift up those who define our existence.

If you'd like to follow along with the #80ROCKs journey, visit Sioux Empire FCU's Facebook page or click the coordinating banner on their website, The site also gives those who have been a recipient a chance to share their R.O.C.K. story.

CU Mortgage Direct, LLC Servicing All Conventional Mortgage Loans in S.D.​

CU Mortgage Direct, LLC is happy to announce the servicing of conventional loans. CU Mortgage Direct, LLC has been servicing home loans for over 8 years, but since May of 2017 has been servicing all conventional mortgage loans right here in South Dakota. In February 2018, CU Mortgage Direct, LLC purchased over 1,700 loans totaling more than $220 million of previously originated mortgage loans that were serviced by another lender.

With the new servicing department in place, CU Mortgage Direct, LLC with corporate offices in Sioux Falls and branch offices in Madison and Watertown can collect payments on conventional mortgages and better serve the communities they have offices in as well as serve the State of South Dakota. “Working with a lender knowing that your loan will not be sold to an out-of-state lender can make South Dakota residents feel at ease before, during and after their home loan is complete” said Chief Operating Officer, Dave Bednar.

Together with our partner, Sioux Empire Federal Credit Union, we can focus on our members needs with a variety of home programs when building, buying or refinancing a home.  For more information, please call 605.339.2152

2018 Vehicles with the Highest Safety Ratings
Discover the safest models in each major vehicle segment

If you want to know which vehicles are the safest in each segment, Nathan Bomey of USA Today recommends consulting the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the two leading experts on vehicle-based safety.

The Hidden Costs of Car Buying
Lookout for these sneaky car buying costs

Buying a car, whether new or used, is an exciting yet expensive time. In addition to the sticker price, you have to budget for hidden costs associated with securing your new ride. From dealership fees and taxes to insurance premiums, the hidden costs of buying a car can break your budget if you don’t plan ahead or know what fees to decline.

Healthy Late-Night Snacks
Enjoy tasty snacks before bedtime while maintaining a trim waistline

A major challenge of dieting is to lower your caloric intake while increasing your energy expenditure. While burning off calories is a crucial step to achieving any fitness goal, it can also leave you hungry. Here are 10 low-fat snacks that will help stave off hunger while keeping you on track with your diet, particularly when those late-night munchies hit.

7 Expenses You Can Cut
Save a little dough by cutting these budget-draining expenses

Saving money can be difficult, but it can often be as simple as cutting certain things or activities from your daily life. Save money by cutting the following suggested money drains from your budget.

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