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Breaking down the down payment.

Posted October 14, 2020  |   Topics: Home Financing & Renovation, NestReady

Breaking down the down payment.

LMCU Cares

Posted October 5, 2020  |   Topics: Lake Michigan Credit Union, Community, Member Perks

LMCU Cares Program donates $110,000 to local non-profits.

Back to School Tech Tips

Posted September 15, 2020  |   Topics: Community, Pocket Change, Education

Back-to-school looks a little different this year, and as a parent, you have your work cut out for you. Whether your student has a hybrid schedule or is learning exclusively from home, being tech-savvy will help you (and them) navigate the school year more smoothly.

LMCU is passionate about supporting families with school-aged children. Education has been embedded in our culture since we opened our doors in 1933 as Grand Rapids Teachers Credit Union. We hope these six tips will equip your family for taking on back-to-school tech.

Making (and sticking to) a budget.

Posted September 9, 2020  |   Topics: Savings Tips, Wallet Wisdom

Making a budget can be intimidating. Sticking to it can feel impossible. But a budget simply tells your money where to go. So if you’ve ever uttered the phrase, “Where does all our money go?”, here are 4 steps — and a few tips — for making and sticking to a budget.

LMCU raises over $100,000 for local food banks.

Posted September 1, 2020  |   Topics: Community

Now more than ever, we’re dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities we serve. For every new purchase or construction mortgage application taken during the months May and June, LMCU donated $50 upon closing to local nonprofits addressing food insecurity throughout Michigan and Florida. All together, we raised over $100,000 — providing thousands of meals for our neighbors, friends, and members.

Fall HBA Parade of Homes coming soon.

Posted September 1, 2020  |   Topics: Member Perks

Fall HBA Parade of Homes coming soon.

Lakeshore HBA Parade of Homes is happening Sept. 24-Oct. 3. Members and non-members save $2.50 per ticket when you purchase your ticket at an LMCU in Holland, Grand Haven, Allendale and Muskegon. For event details visit under Events and Contests.

Home Makeover Giveaway winners announced!

Posted September 1, 2020  |   Topics: Community

Home Makeover Giveaway winners announced!

Return on insurance is the new ROI

Posted September 1, 2020  |   Topics: Insurance

2020 has just about every business looking for ways to cut costs, including insurance. But you can’t afford to be under-insured if the unthinkable happens. At Lake Michigan Insurance Agency, we pair you with an expert who understands your specific industry, so you’re covered without paying for unnecessary coverage. Because even though we offer a full range of business insurance plans — including commercial property, cyber fraud, and workers comp — you probably don’t need a full range. You need the right range.

September 2020 Events

Posted September 1, 2020  |   Topics: Community

The LMCU Bridge Run is going virtual

Like everything else, the LMCU Bridge Run will look a little different this year. But that won’t stop us from having fun. You’re invited to join us September 14-20 for Bridge Run Week: A Bridge to 2021. The virtual race experience will include a starting line for achieving your goals, and as always, your participation will help us raise money for our charity partners — moving us one step closer to a happy, healthy 2021. LMCU members get a $5 discount. Just enter code LMCUMEMBER20 at registration.

To register or to learn more, visit

Four ways to take advantage of historically low mortgage rates

Posted September 1, 2020  |   Topics: Home Financing & Renovation

To put it nicely, 2020 hasn’t been the best. But one good thing to come out of this year is the historically low mortgage rates. Here are four ways you can use a home’s equity to work by refinancing.