Quarterly Newsletter – October 2023

People Helping People is our quarterly newsletter focusing on financial topics and news that is most important to our members.

Student Loan Repayment, Simplified


By GreenPath Financial Wellness

After a historical hiatus throughout the pandemic, borrowers now face federal student loan repayment. Evaluating your full financial picture and making a repayment plan goes a long way towards reducing stress and uncertainty. Unsure where to start? Read on to learn more about:

-Verify servicer(s)
-Evaluate repayment
-Set aside savings
-Consider consolidation
-Seek support

Verify servicer(s)
As an outcome of contract transfers and terminations mid-pandemic, your servicer(s) may have changed since 2020. Translation? You’ll need to confirm who will be receiving future payments and ensure they have your updated contact information. 

If you have private loans, review any correspondence you’ve received from your original loan servicer, reach out to your school’s financial aid office for help tracking that information, or visit AnnualCreditReport.com for a free weekly report that lists loans in your name. 
If you have federal loans, visiting the Federal Student Aid website is the simplest, most efficient way to access your federal loan information and verify current servicers. You’ll first need to log in with your FSA ID (create one here if you don’t have one already.) Once logged in, you can view your original principal amount, current balance, and interest rate as well.

Safeguarding Your Child’s Identity In Today’s World

October is cyber-security awareness month, and our Identity Theft Protection with your Secure, Select or Premier Checking can help if any kind of identity theft happens to you.

Child identity theft isn’t something we often think about. However, it occurs more often than you might expect. According to Javelin’s Child Identity Fraud Report, child identity theft affects 1.25 million kids every year, which translates to about one in 50 children in America. When you see those numbers, it becomes apparent that we must act now to protect the children in our lives.

What Is Child Identity Theft? 
According to the Federal Trade Commission, “Child identity theft happens when someone takes a child’s sensitive personal information and uses it to get services or benefits or to commit fraud. They might use your child’s Social Security number, name and address, or date of birth.” 

Child identity theft happens for a multitude of reasons. The perpetrator could use this information to open a bank or credit card account, apply for government benefits, or even to sign up for a utility service or to rent a place to live. Much like other types of identity theft, it can be easy for this type of identity theft go undetected for months or even years. 

Backpack Drive

vacation money

In July, staff and members donated school supplies for the KETV/Salvation Army Backpack Drive. Thank you to everyone who gave!!  

Rate Matching

Cute little dogs in matching outfits.

Ask us about matching a rate before moving your deposits or certificates somewhere else! Let’s see what we can do to help you! Give us a call at (402) 492-9100.

Did you know?

An auto warranty can save you thousands on auto repairs?

To learn more about what a Route 66 warranty can do for you, visit https://firstnebraska.org/news/auto-warranty

Did you know - auto warranty

Employee Recognition

New Branch Manager


Welcome Shelby Stone!

8/2023 – We’re excited to welcome a new Branch Manager to our Bedford Branch.

Shelby Stone has been in banking for more than 6 years.

She is engaged and has a blended family of 6 children, 2 girls and 4 boys. Shelby has lived in Nebraska all her life, and enjoys experiencing new things and places, and being a mom!

She looks forward to building her career and leadership skills with First Nebraska while getting to know our amazing members!

Please stop in and meet Shelby when you have a chance.


Congrats to Lori Purchase!

Celebrating 10 years with FNCU! 

9/2023 – Lori has had many jobs at First Nebraska, including Financial Services Specialist, Training, Branch Manager, and Deposit Operations. She is currently a Senior Deposit Operations Specialist.

Lori has three grown boys and a fabulous partner.  She moved to the country a few years ago, and likes the peace and quiet much more than she ever imagined she could.

She said, “I love summer and hot weather, so we can be in the pool or on the boat.” She is a fan of Royals baseball and the Huskers. 

Congrats to Stephanie Marker!

Celebrating 20 years with FNCU! 

In Memoriam


Mary Moberg, longtime FNCU Board Member 

In August, we lost a great patron when longtime Board member Mary Moberg passed away. Mary served on the FNCU board from 1973 to 2018. She originally started serving with Educators Credit Union and continued her role after the merger with First Nebraska Credit Union in April 2000. She also served many years as the Secretary/Treasurer. Mary taught Kindergarten for 37 years. She had been a member, officer and President of the Omaha Education Association, a member of the Nebraska State Education Association, and as a board member for the Metro District. She enjoyed spending free time with family, friends and education colleagues, as well as golfing and volunteering.

We extend our condolences to her family.

What our members are saying

“Not just Professional service, but Personal service. The staff if thorough, attentive & friendly.”

– Tracy S.

Closed for the Holidays

Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Monday, Oct. 9

Veterans Day
Saturday, Nov. 11

See a list of all 2023 Holidays we observe here.