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StreetWise Consumer Education Program

Free resources to help you and your family

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What is StreetWise all about?

DCU's vision is that all members achieve their financial goals collaboratively. We believe that unbiased, detailed consumer education is essential for you to achieve your financial goals.

StreetWise will provide you the information you need to make the major purchases of your life for as little money as possible. StreetWise will teach you how financial products and services work and how to get the most from them. StreetWise will show you how to protect your privacy and personal information. We cover many topics here and the major categories are listed on the right.

StreetWise Consumer Education Program is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Resource Although not a current member, yet, I was impressed with the amount and level of detail given about RV purchasing & financing. As a first time purchaser, I feel very good about having the right tools, information and support to make the right choices. Very well done DCU, thanks.
Date published: 2012-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Informative Site The StreetWise Consumer portion of DCU's web site is an added bonus.
Date published: 2011-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Information at your finger tips This is a very valuable service that DCU offers. Education about a variety of different topics from buying a car to financial planning. Thank you.
Date published: 2011-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent info for the DCU membership i've used the auto buyer's guide over the years. i rate your membership service very high. your customer service agents are very courteous, know their products and their "stuff" and are good at resolving problems and giving some financial advice.
Date published: 2011-05-23
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What is the Streetwise program?

Asked by: DCU Member
Educating consumers to the pitfalls of life that will eventually befall every human being accidently or purposely do to the creedyness of mankind. (I want what you have and don"t want to work for it. Go"s for countrys as well.)
Answered by: mac
Date published: 2013-10-23

What is a Short sale?

Asked by: Joefx
This is a term related to Mortgages. A short sale is a sale of real estate in which the sale proceeds fall short of the balance owed on the property's loan.
Answered by: DCU Staff
Date published: 2013-10-23

Does my DCU Visa card have a Foreign Transaction Fee? If so what percentage

Asked by: Sany
DCU assesses a 2% Foreign Currency Conversion fee or a 0.80% Conveyance in US Funds on all international Check Card and Visa Card transactions. The lesser fee of 0.80% is assessed if the Foreign Currency Conversion is handled by the ATM itself and no conversion is necessary
Answered by: DCU Staff
Date published: 2016-05-19

How do I opt out of Streetwise comms?

They usually do not apply to me or tell me about threats/scams I am well aware of already.
Asked by: Brett
I apologize you would be unable to opt out of the messages being sent to your Message Center. You can opt out of DCU promotions and offers by sending an email request to [email protected]
Answered by: DCU Staff
Date published: 2018-06-23

How to create a budget? What tools are available thru DCU?

Looking to create a home budget, automate payments and balance finances. Is there someone that can sit down and walk us thru the process?
Asked by: TOASTY
DCU offers services through the BALANCE Financial Fitness Program. Services include include reviewing your credit report, negotiating with creditors, preventing bankruptcy, money management, bill payment schedules, and advice on how to pay down debt. BALANCE can be reached by calling them toll-free at (888)456-2227. Counselors are available Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 11 pm (EST), Friday 8 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm or online at .
Answered by: DCU Staff
Date published: 2013-10-23
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