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Why do I need life insurance?

Life insurance is about love. A life insurance policy guarantees
that the most important people to you will be provided for if you
are no longer there.

 

Life insurance:

  • protects your way of life
  • can replace lost income when a loved one passes
  • can be the foundation of a family financial plan
  • More...

When do life insurance needs change?

  • Family change such as birth, death or divorce
  • A change of employment or career
  • After a major purchase, like buying a home or business
  • A child moving out or going off to college

What else can life insurance do for me?

  • help pay for your final expenses
  • protect your assets
  • make a charitable gift
  • build wealth and save on taxes

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We can help you create a financial plan that reflects
your Catholic values.

 

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to see how we can help you organize your assets
and get a better sense of your overall financial picture.

 

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Our annuities and IRAs can complement
your existing retirement plan

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your existing plan

  • Is your budget tight, but you still need to care
    for loved ones?
  • Want the best of both worlds -- insurance protection
    and income growth?
  • Worried about missing out on higher rates by
    locking into CDs or money market funds?
  • Want to make a loving financial gift, but retain
    some control?

Read our answers to these questions

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Fosston , MN - Sept. 7 - St. Mary's Parish

 

 

Catholic United Financial exists to support the Roman Catholic Church in extending the Faith, especially by commending and encouraging Catholic schools and religious education

 

Read about our commitment to this mission

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Our next event is Oct. 2, 2016 in Yankton, SD

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Catholic United has service and fundraising programs that appeal to volunteers seeking different levels of commitment, from one hour of casual service on a weekend, to leading a local volunteer group. Learn more about transforming profits into purpose:

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Generosity is a virtue, and we at Catholic United Financial help our members multiply their generous gifts into something even greater.

 

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As a company, we're committed to giving back to the Catholic community. Partner with us and see your own generosity grow.

Company Blog

Recent Posts

23
Jun

Gather4Good dates for 2017 announced

Fall events will unite communities in serving those in need

Posted by Company


Gather4Good events to be held in both northern and southern Minnesota in the fall

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09
Mar

Most successful year ever for Catholic Schools Raffle is 2017

Schools exceed million dollar goal, reach a new fundraising record

Posted by Company


The raffle barrel has rolled, the tickets have been counted, the dollars collected and Catholic schools have exceeded all expectations!

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26
Feb

Catholic United calling for nominations for Board of Directors

Nominees needs for two positions on board

Posted by Company


The Catholic United Financial Board of Directors is calling for nominees to fill two positions. Nominees must announce their Board candidacy to the Home Office in writing no later than June 1, 2017.

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25
Jan

How does our Bonus Plus Annuity compare as a savings tool?

The advantages to an annuity for long-term savings are many

Posted by Company


An excellent long-term savings tool, an annuity guarantees you principal protection without sacrificing growth.

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10
Jan

Catholic Schools Raffle kicks off Jan. 13 with high hopes

Program enters its 8th year as major fundrasier for Catholic education

Posted by Company


How can you turn $5 into a brand-new SUV or $20,000 in cash? Catholic school students in the upper-Midwest know!

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05
Oct

Gather4Good wraps up a successful 2016

Goal of 4,000 kits met

Posted by Jared Roddy


What can you say to a volunteer activity that the whole family can participate in, takes place after Mass, only takes an hour, and makes a real difference? Apparently the answer is, “Sign me up!”

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02
Sep

Home Office closed on Labor Day

Enjoy the Sept. 5 holiday

Posted by Company


Catholic United Financial will be closed on Sept. 5 for the Labor Day holiday.

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31
Aug

Catholic United Financial Credit Union celebrates grand opening of new location

Public invited to event on Sept. 20

Posted by Jared Roddy


“We’re very excited about the new location. We have more space, better visibility, and we are in a much better location to offer banking and loan services to Catholics of St. Cloud.”

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30
Aug

Video: Families agree - Protection is paramount

This family chose to purchase life insurance, and never dreamed that they'd need it so soon

Posted by Company


Both dad and mom in this family decided to get individual life insurance coverage because they wanted their child to be taken care of if tragedy occurred. And it unfortunately did.

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30
Aug

Video: We are humans and risk is part of life

If risk is part of life, then protecting ourselves from risk should be too

Posted by Company


We are born to take risks, push the limits and make history, to seek out what is over the horizon.

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29
Aug

Video: Not enough time

Time is precious especially when losing a loved one

Posted by Company


It's sad to hear of a family losing a loved one, and sadder still when you learn they lost a home and had to work longer and harder due to new financial hardships. This family has a message for others like them.

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23
Aug

Olympic Review

2012 Olympian Amanda Smock looks back on London and Rio

Posted by Jared Roddy


Member Amanda Smock catches up with Catholic United to talk about her impressions of the 2016 Olympics and her memories of London 2012, and what she's been up to since then.

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16
Aug

Flashback! A Catholic United Olympian

Catholic United Member Amanda Smock competed in 2012 London Games

Posted by Jared Roddy


Catholic United Member Amanda Smock spoke to Our Catholic Journey for a profile following the 2012 Olympic Games in London. This is a reprint of that article.

Read More

26
Jul

Take a step to protect your family from student loan debt

Parents cosigning on student loans need to know this information

Posted by Company


Imagine if you had only 30 days to repay $30,000 or more in student loans!

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13
Jul

Cross Country Cyclists Find Friends in Catholic United

John K and the Brothers Gall stepped up for cancer fundraiser

Posted by Jared Roddy


Catholic United employees assisted a trio of young men making a cross country trek to raise money for young adults fighting cancer.

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06
Jul

Rosary collection gone global

A member initiative from Bloomington, MN has crisscrossed the globe

Posted by Jared Roddy


Member coordinates rosary collection that has delivered more than 12,000 rosaries internationally

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29
Jun

Catholic United Financial Credit Union: Only improving with age

Credit Union celebrates 15th anniversary with best loan month ever

Posted by Jared Roddy


The Credit Union hit two major milestones, one for age and one for business.

Read More

23
Jun

St. Joseph Saints say goodbye to biggest fan

Member Lloyd Laumann was a 50-year fan of Waconia sports

Posted by Jared Roddy


St. Joseph School in Waconia has named their annual basketball tournament in honor of a lifelong fan and Catholic United member Lloyd Laumann.

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23
Jun

Finding you and yours

Our Claims department is diligently seeking missing people

Posted by Company


Searching constantly for lost beneficiaries and missing members, Cathoilc United never rests in trying to unite payees with the benefits they were promised.

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22
Jun

Storm season is upon us and it is best to prepare for the worst

Tips from Catholic United Response to help you be ready

Posted by Catholic United Response


When you live in the Upper Midwest you know that bad weather is coming, it’s just a matter of when.

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21
Jun

Catholic United Rep is best in the business

Peter Ryan was awarded International FIC of the Year

Posted by Jared Roddy


Industry names Peter Ryan the best FIC in the world

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20
Jun

From the president: Summer brings sunshine and convention planning

We are tweaking our convention program to include what delegates care about

Posted by Company


We are listening to you and continue to tweak our annual convention program to give delegates more of what they have told us they want to hear – and fewer of those items they are less excited about.

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17
May

Catholic United awards $10k building grant to Owatonna Catholic School

Safety concerns forced St. Mary's students to off-site classrooms this year

Posted by Company



15
May

Volunteers add messages of hope to 2,000 care kits

More than 175 people attend service event on May 15th

Posted by Company


More than 175 volunteers helped pack 2,000 hopeful messages into cloth kits full of personal hygiene items on Sunday, May 15th in Cold Spring.

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27
Apr

3 suggestions to spend (or not spend) your tax refund

Our insurance professionals offer advice on what to do with a tax windfall

Posted by Susan F. Detlefsen


Our insurance professionals share three insights on the best use of a tax refund.

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25
Apr

Promises kept: Delivering benefits when they are needed most

More than 800 households have been impacted in 2016

Posted by Company


So far in 2016, we've paid more than $5 million in benefits to members and beneficiaries.

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18
Apr

Show your support for life at the "Life is Wonderful" Family Fun Run/Walk on May 7th

St. Paul event will support Abria Pregnancy Resources

Posted by Company


Take a step for life this coming Mother's Day Weekend in St. Paul, MN.

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05
Apr

Catholic United presents seminar and a show event April 18

Event to be held at University on St. Thomas in St. Paul

Posted by Company


Free event to feature legal and financial speakers, plus discussion on end of life decisions from a Catholic perspective. Be part of our live, broadcast audience.

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24
Mar

Home Office closed on Good Friday

Offices reopen on March 28

Posted by Company


Catholic United Financial will be closed on March 25 in observance of good Friday.

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17
Mar

Send a message in support of Catholic United Financial

Join us in telling Congress that you support fraternal benefit societies

Posted by Harald Borrmann, President


Catholic United is joining forces with the American Fraternal Alliance, our national trade association, to promote the ongoing contributions of fraternals to the our current federal policymakers.

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15
Mar

VIDEO: Principal talks about Raffle success

Cambridge school exceeds fundraising goal

Posted by Company


Principal Cathy Millerbernd of St. Pius X Catholic School in Cambridge, MN talks about reaching their fundraising goal this year.

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11
Mar

VIDEO: President Borrmann talks about the Raffle's past and future

Interview from March 10 Prize Ceremony

Posted by Company


President Harald Borrmann talks about the Catholic Schools Raffle's past and future in an interview on the Prize Ceremony day, March 10, 2016.

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11
Mar

VIDEO: Top performance prizes are announced

Schools that sold the most tickets per student win grants

Posted by Company


Raffle Coordinator Michelle Clark announces the winners of the top selling grant prizes. Schools that sold the most tickets per student won an extra grant of $3,000

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11
Mar

VIDEO: Bishop LeVoir pulls the grand prize ticket from the Raffle drum

Video from the 2016 Catholic Schools Raffle prize ceremony on March 10

Posted by Company


Bishop John LeVoir of the Diocese of New Ulm draws the grand prize ticket from the raffle drum on March 10.

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10
Mar

Catholic Schools Raffle exceeds $1 million mark third year in a row

2016 grand total is highest ever

Posted by Susan F. Detlefsen


While the annual fundraiser involves 89 schools in three states and raised over $1 million every year since 2014, every dollar raised by the schools stays right in their communities.

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26
Feb

Our first family: an adoption story

Credit Union adoption loan adds two blessings to Annandale family

Posted by Jared Roddy


First family to take out an adoption loan from the Catholic United Financial Credit Union is blessed with two additions.

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25
Feb

Don't use your email account as an invitation to identity thieves

Nine tips to keep your information more secure on email

Posted by Company


In our computer-driven world, more and more business transactions are taking place online and via digital communication such as email. Keeping your information secure has never been more important.

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23
Feb

New challenges for a new year

From the President

Posted by Harald Borrmann, President


Facing our challenges and our achievements head on in 2016

Read More

29
Jan

Life insurance is love insurance

Is life insurance romantic? It can be

Posted by Company


With Valentine's Day only two weeks away, we're thinking about love and romance.

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22
Jan

What does it take to get a Catholic United scholarship?

Infographic explains the requirements (Hint: there aren't many!)

Posted by Company


What are the eligibility requirements to receive a Catholic United post-high school tuition scholarship? This infographic explains them in a simple way.

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25
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 25 - Merry Christmas!

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


Merry Christmas! What a wonderful year we've had, and what a blessing for us to give out the grants pictured in our Advent calendar, and many more!

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24
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 24

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Robbinsdale, MN

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23
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 23

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Watkins, MN

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22
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 22

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Luverne, MN

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21
Dec

Christmas recipes from the web that we love

Try these quick and easy treats for last minute holiday fun

Posted by Company


Merry Christmas! Here are four of our favorite recipes from the web that are sweet, savory and seasonal.

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21
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 21

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Waconia, MN

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20
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 20

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: La Crosse, WI

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19
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 19

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Elysian, MN

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18
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 18

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: West St. Paul, MN

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17
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 17

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Ellendale, ND

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16
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 16

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: St. Paul, MN

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15
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 15

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Pine City, MN

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14
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 14

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Vermillion, MN

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13
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 13

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Virginia, MN

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12
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 12

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Moorhead, MN

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11
Dec

Radio show will tackle end of life issues from a Catholic perspective

Listen in to AM 1330 on Dec. 12 and 19 at 9 a.m.

Posted by Company


Catholic United is sponsoring a compelling radio broadcast on Dec. 12 and 19 that will tackle questions we all have about end of life issues from a compassionate, Catholic perspective.

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11
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 11

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Vermillion, SD

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10
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 10

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Alexandria, MN

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09
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 9

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Detroit Lakes, MN

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08
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 8

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Ghent, MN

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07
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 7

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Crosby, MN

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06
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 6

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Pierz, MN

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05
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 5

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Minot, ND

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04
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 4

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Delano, MN

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03
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 3

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Hutchinson, MN

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02
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 2

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015. Today: Fargo, ND.

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01
Dec

Advent Calendar of 2015 Grant Giving - Dec. 1

A picture every day through Christmas of Catholic United grants

Posted by Company


We're celebrating the season of expectation and giving with a celebration of our grant programs in 2015.

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30
Nov

No Time Like Your Twenties - NTLYT #1 – #5

All five tips in one convenient place...

Posted by Jared Roddy



27
Nov

NTLYT Tip #5: Fake it 'til You Make It!

The conclusion of our five part series - No Time Like Your Twenties

Posted by Jared Roddy



26
Nov

NTLYT Tip #4: Can you say "Deductible" and 'Wait, that isn't covered!?"

Part four of five - No Time Like Your Twenties

Posted by Jared Roddy



25
Nov

NTLYT Tip #3: Mayhem Really IS Everywhere!

Part three of five - No Time Like Your Twenties

Posted by Jared Roddy



24
Nov

NTLYT Tip #2: Squeeze it before it squeezes you

Part two of five - No Time Like Your Twenties

Posted by Jared Roddy



20
Nov

Why is the federal fraternal tax exemption important to Catholic United Financial?

Video shows how fraternals impact society

Posted by Company


As a fraternal benefit society, Catholic United is granted a tax exemption from the federal government that helps us put funds back into our communities. Watch the video to learn more.

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20
Nov

Keeping up with the rising costs of funeral expenses

Is your plan keeping pace with projections?

Posted by Company


The cost of funerals is on the rise. Your plan needs to keep pace in order to accomplish what you want it to.

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19
Nov

2016 Catholic Schools Raffle prize list will be released on Dec. 1

Excitement builds for next year's Raffle

Posted by Company


The 2016 Catholic Schools Raffle is coming together with a big announcement the first day of the last month of the year.

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19
Nov

A yellow card during a red and green season

How a mother handled a less than festive subject for Christmas

Posted by Company


As I pinched the letter and pulled it from the envelope, a small yellow card fell out onto the floor. I could see the card had writing on it but something was unusual: the color didn't really go with Mom's tight adherence to holiday color schemes. I picked it up and read.

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13
Nov

Hard to believe our scholarships are 60 years old

Catholic United has assisted college students since 1955

Posted by Harald Borrmann, President


We are proud to say that we have awarded more than $3 million in scholarships to our members over 60 years. That speaks volumes about our members and our Association.

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12
Nov

Scholarship season starts now!

It's the season of giving, so help us GIVE you a scholarship!

Posted by Nate Lamusga



12
Nov

No time like your twenties #1

Five steps in five days: Retirement readiness moves you can make in your twenties

Posted by Jared Roddy



09
Nov

Apostles Build Update - Sept. 17 Volunteer Video

Home Office and Field employees work on Apostles Build site in video

Posted by Company


New video and updates about the Apostles Build Project with partner Habitat for Humanity.

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15
Oct

Catholic United Financial helps make Apostles Build project possible

Donations and volunteer hours help build Habitat for Humanity home in honor of Pope Francis

Posted by Susan F. Detlefsen


This project is the first time that Catholic United Financial has partnered with Habitat for Humanity. The organization's mission is to “bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.”

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01
Oct

Gather4Good event brings Catholics together to help homeless in West Fargo

More than 200 people participate in service event on Sept. 27

Posted by Company


In just two hours, the gathered adults and children assembled more than 3,500 care kits that will be distributed to homeless and domestic abuse shelters in the West Fargo area.

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15
Sep

Caring for a family and a business

John Gongos took steps to keep his loved ones and employees secure if anything happened to him

Posted by Company


As a child, John saw firsthand what happened when there was no life insurance. His father died at 43, leaving his mother to raise three children with no financial resources. Later, one of his first bosses died in his early 50s leaving his business affairs in disarray.

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05
Jun

We all built this: Raffle proceeds help build playground

Catholic school raises money for new playspace in less than a year

Posted by Jared Roddy, Editor


Fundraising dollars from the 2015 Catholic Schools Raffle helps a Catholic community in Rosemount, MN complete a playground for schoolkids.

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04
Jun

Member will bike across Wisconsin to raise money for Shrine

Chris Pundzak's Bike to Mary begins June 22

Posted by Jared Roddy, Editor


On June 22, Chris Pundzak of La Crosse, Wis., will climb into his recumbent, performance ICE Trike to depart from the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians at Holy Hill, near Milwaukee, Wis. Over the next six days, he and anyone with the will to join him will traverse the state of Wisconsin through country roads and weather to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe near La Crosse. The trip will cover almost 200 miles.

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28
May

New rep in Moorhead area bringing the benefits

Jeff Reisenauer hands out R.E.new Fund checks

Posted by Company


Jeff Reisenauer, one of our new Sales Representatives in the northern Minnesota and North Dakota sales territories, is wasting no time in dishing out the benefits to Catholic Schools and parishes in his area.

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22
May

Offices Closed - Memorial Day

Catholic United will be closed May 25

Posted by Company


Catholic United will close May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

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11
May

Are the kids alright - Fr. Robert Schneider

What does it take to support and grow a Catholic School?

Posted by Company


Fr. Robert Schneider, pastor and president of Loyola Catholic School System in Mankato, Minn., explains what it takes to support and grow a Catholic School.

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07
May

Husband's tribute provides gift to Catholic school

Endowed Fund will support St. Mary's in Bird Island, MN

Posted by Company


Richard Jacobs decided to create a lasting, meaningful tribute to his wife of 64 years.

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01
May

Funding the future

Schools are dedicating Raffle dollars to STEM curriculum and technology

Posted by Company


A majority of school officials reported they were spending all or a portion of their Raffle earnings on improvements to education technology. This has been true of schools' survey responses for the past three years, indicating a larger trend reflective of education priorities in both the private and public school systems.

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22
Apr

Economic Activity for the Benefit of All Persons

Words from our Spiritual Director

Posted by Company


The Most Reverend John M. LeVoir, Bishop of New Ulm, encourages us to think spiritually about our resources.


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10
Apr

From the President - April 2015

Posted by Harald Borrmann


President Borrman shares Raffle news, annual convention details, and a new privacy practice.

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02
Apr

Celebrate a child's progress in the Faith

Give them a considerate gift with future advantages

Posted by Company


Celebrate those formative moments of faith in a child's life with a gift that can last for a lifetime.

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30
Mar

Wishing you blessings this Holy Week

Home Office will be closed on Good Friday, April 3

Posted by Company


Catholic United Financial wishes our members, employees and friends blessings this Holy Week. The Home Office will be closed on Good Friday, April 3. We will reopen for business on April 6 at 8 a.m.

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30
Mar

Are the kids alright? Part II

Posted by Jared Roddy, Editor


Part two in a series of articles examining the state of the Catholic school system today.

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20
Mar

Students and educators raise $1 million in Catholic Schools Raffle

Schools keep all proceeds thanks to Catholic United

Posted by Company


Students, staff and supporters of Catholic schools in Minnesota and the Dakotas celebrated the morning of March 19 after learning that they had raised more than a million dollars for Catholic education.

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02
Mar

VIDEO: Real Member Stories - Keith Gadacz

Thriving on Thrift in your 30s

Posted by Company


Thriving on Thrift in your Thirties: Catholic United member Keith Gadacz of Brainerd, Minn., explains how he and his wife manage their finances with an eye to a fulfilling future.

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20
Feb

7 things to know before you meet with your tax preparer

Missing documents, higher tax brackets and trying to claim a furry dependent

Posted by Susan F. Detlefsen


Looking over your tax forms and shoeboxes of receipts, you're thinking that hiring a professional is a good idea. Here are some things to know before you go to an appointment with a tax preparer.

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11
Feb

Thriving on thrift in your thirties

Five tips for this important decade

Posted by Jared Roddy


You're over 30 and the responsibilities are mounting. Retirement seems decades away (didn't 30, too, at one point?) but these next 10 years are critical for setting yourself up for life.

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09
Feb

There is plenty to be excited about in 2015, and so it was with great effort that I've winnowed this column down to touching on just a few. I could go on for pages, but my editor wouldn't let me!

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05
Feb

College announces scholarship matching program

St. Scholastica will match $500 scholarship from Catholic United for eligible students

Posted by Company


Catholic United Financial and the College of St. Scholastica of Duluth, MN have partnered to help college-bound Catholic United members

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19
Jan

2015 Catholic Schools Raffle starts this Friday

Jan. 23 is ticket selling kick-off day

Posted by Company


The participating 87 schools will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial.

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08
Jan

Are the kids alright? Part I

Posted by Jared Roddy, Editor


Our Catholic school system has changed incredibly since its initial growth explosion in the early 20th century. Catholic educators tell us how their outlook for the 21st century, from hiring teachers to fundraising, is completely different.

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08
Jan

Celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan 25-31

2015 theme is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service"

Posted by Company


As a proud supporter of Catholic education, Catholic United Financial encourages everyone to show their support for their local Catholic school this special week.

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01
Dec

Christmas Greetings

from President Borrmann

Posted by Harald Borrmann


God bless us, everyone

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20
Oct

Catholic United Financial Resolutions for 2014

12 Resolutions adopted by our member delegates

Posted by Company


Resolutions of the Annual Convention on Aug. 2, 2014

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15
Oct

American Fraternal Alliance selects Borrmann as chair

Catholic United President installed as Chair of Board of Directors in September

Posted by Jared Roddy


President Borrmann takes the podium at the 2014 Alliance Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas after his introduction by outgoing chair, Bill McKinney of Thrivent Financial.

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02
Oct

From the President

Finding and focusing Faith

Posted by Harald Borrmann


Living a life of faith is something we are taught to do, and it seems very satisfying when we feel we are accomplishing that goal.

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30
Sep

Increase your generosity from modest to maximum

Consider using charitable life insurance

Posted by Company


What if you had the opportunity to leverage a modest gift into a substantial donation? Get a better result in less time using charitable life insurance.

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01
Aug

From the President

Keeping up with the Jetsons

Posted by Harald Borrmann


We never stop changing and adapting to the world around us. Our commitment to our faith and to our members has never faltered, but the way we accomplish that continues to grow and improve with each generation.

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12
Jul

Deployment Alert: Volunteers needed July 12

Flooding cleanup project in Mayer, MN

Posted by Catholic United Response


Catholic United Response volunteers are needed on July 12 for disaster clean up work in Mayer, MN.

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23
Jun

Flood relief continues in Rock County, MN area

Catholic United Response volunteers help out

Posted by


Catholic United Response volunteers are tending to flooding victims along the southwest border between Minnesota and Iowa as record June rainfalls have caused rivers to swell into residential areas.

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20
Jun

Grillzilla feeds 500 at Winona fundraiser

Annual event has supported religious education for 60 years

Posted by Jared Roddy


Diners said the chicken was the best it's ever been, reports Suzanne Schreiber of St. Casimir's parish.

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12
Jun

Our Catholic Journey magazine is refurbished to bring you brighter and better member and company news

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02
Jun

Our joyful noise

Twin Cities Catholic Chorale and Catholic United strike all the right notes to promote the faith

Posted by Jard Roddy


Twin Cities Catholic Chorale and Catholic United share a partnership to keep beautiful music alive in the Church

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01
Jun

From the President

Change for Members Sake

Posted by Harald Borrmann


Changing to find ways to serve our members better is something we strive for each and every day. We know that providing superior service is something we owe you, and between our Sales Reps and our Home Office staff, we try hard to reach that goal in everything we do.

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12
May

Foundation Grant Grip and Grin

John Paul II School in Mitchell, S.D.

Posted by Foundation


Regional Manager Butch Byers arrives with a technology grant for John Paul II School in Mitchell, S.D., received by tech instructor Jodi Wilson and Principal Robyn Cahoy.

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01
May

Four factors that can affect your credit score

Financial news from our credit union

Posted by Catholic United Financial Credit Union


A credit score is very much like a score you would get on a test; you get points for everything positive and points taken away for everything negative.

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24
Apr

CU president calls for protection of seniors

Credit unions stepping up to fight fraud

Posted by Credit Union


President Terri Maloney spoke at a press conference held by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, calling on financial institutions to increase employee training

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16
Apr

Unique Passion Play illuminates Holy Week

Member News

Posted by Home Office


We are all familiar with the Easter story, but to experience it in a visceral and inspiring way you should consider a trip to St. Francis, Minn. The St. Francis of Assisi parish there has been performing their own rendition of Jesus' last days on Earth since 2009.

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10
Apr

Credit union President featured in video

Maloney and others encourage financial literacy

Posted by Credit Union


VIDEO: President Terri Maloney joins a panel of experts with the Minnesota Credit Union Network to encourage financial literacy.

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09
Apr

From the President

Membership isn't a buzzword

Posted by Harald Borrmann


Membership - that is what makes Catholic United Financial different from most other financial services companies. We don't have stockholders; we are owned by our members. That business model, which is how we started in 1878, has served us very well for over 136 years.

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28
Feb

Retirement savings is a whole different animal from a simple savings account or rainy day fund. When you save for retirement, the strategy should be about locking your money away and letting it grow.

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25
Feb

News from our members

Member and grandchild team up to author books

Posted by Jared Roddy


In a world where connecting with your family increasingly means logging onto your computer and talking through a screen, a dynamic duo in New Ulm, Minn., has found an old-fashioned way to come together to make more than just memories.

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03
Feb

Fraternal donations support Catholic causes

Building Catholic communities using fraternal dollars

Posted by


We believe what sets us apart is what we do with our revenue. We want you to know that, while your premiums are doing their job protecting your family and preparing you for your golden years, they are also working hard to support Catholic institutions.

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30
Jan

From the President

2014 is shaping up to be a great year

Posted by Harald Borrmann


Much planning and activity is going on to make 2014 an active year for Catholic United Financial employees and members

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22
Jan

New program raises $50,000 in less than 2 years

R.E.new Fund helps new members give

Posted by


One of our newest giving programs is also one of our most simple, and it reiterates the giving personality of Catholic United Financial as a company.

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13
Jan

2014 Catholic Schools Raffle kicks off Friday

85 schools in three states participating

Posted by Marketing


Students enrolled at 85 Catholic schools across the Upper Midwest kick off ticket sales Jan. 17 for what could be the first million-dollar Catholic Schools Raffle.

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06
Jan

Catholic Schools Raffle gives back 100 percent

Sponsor covers all costs of fundraiser for schools

Posted by Marketing


Participating schools pay absolutely nothing to participate, and keep every single dollar they raise.

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26
Nov

News from our members

Young members win National History Day competition

Posted by Susan F. Detlefsen


Taking first place in a national competition is honor enough for Carly Zimmerman and sisters Kateri and Maggie Schmidt of West St. Paul, Minn. Using that competition to highlight the Catholic influence in a pivotal moment in world history made the honor even more special.

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11
Sep

President joins leadership of national fraternal board

Borrmann to servce as Vice Chair of Fraternal Alliance board

Posted by Marketing


As Vice Chair of the Alliance Board, Borrmann will continue to provide strategic direction to the association that represents 70 fraternal benefit societies. Fraternal benefit societies are not-for-profit membership organizations offering volunteer, social and networking opportunities, along with insurance and other financial products.

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17
May

How to buy an annuity

Tips on what to look for in an annuity purchase

Posted by Company


Buying an annuity contract is a major financial decision that should be considered carefully.

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