Best Place to Put Your Money If You're Married to a Teacher (2013)

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

National bank branches dot Orange County, but if you're sick of those damn fees dinging you, it's also the home to a great credit union—SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union. Founded in 1934 by 125 schoolteachers as the Orange County Teachers Federal Credit Union, SchoolsFirst is a not-for-profit financial institution with several education-friendly services and 41 branches across Orange County. Educators get high-interest savings accounts with no withdrawal fees or minimums, low-interest loans to buy new computers, and zero-interest loans for the purchase of school supplies or uniforms. And for the spouses who actually have money, SchoolsFirst offers traditional banking services on the cheap and keeps a team of top-notch financial advisers on call.


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