Resources

Being a member of Barksdale Federal provides a wealth of benefits to you!

Balance

At Barksdale FCU, we care about your financial wellness. That's why we've partnered with industry-leading BALANCE to provide you with free access to expertly-crafted financial education and resources to help with your fiscal matters. And should you need, BALANCE can assist with confidential, no-cost financial counseling services to help you develop a sensible budget managing spending and debt. For all your financial life stage changes and more, we - in partnership with BALANCE - are here to help.

Different stages of our financial lives require us to prepare new circumstances and unexpected changes. By working together, we can help you prepare for all of life's twists and turns. BALANCE offers counseling services, debt management, workshops and webinars, and online tools. Visit BALANCE Online or call 888-456-2227 to get started now!

Additional programs to guide you towards financial success include:

  • Credit Report Review
  • Student Loan Coaching
  • Bankruptcy Coaching
  • BalanceTrack (personal finance education center)
  • Pathways to Homeownership
  • My Balance (budgeting tool)
  • Homeownership Coaching
  • Rental Coaching
  • Get in Balance (manage your checking account)
  • Debt and Budget Coach

Tax Preparation Service

Barksdale Federal Credit Union provides its members with a year-round tax service. For over 20 years C. Taylor has been providing tax preparation and advice to BFCU members. The services include individual, partnership and corporation returns. They also complete all state returns to better serve our military members. Speedy electronic filing insures you receive your refund quickly. With prices below most other tax services, and BFCU members receiving a special discount, this is your best buy in income tax service. Call 318-549-4017 for an appointment or stop in and see C. Taylor and his staff at Northgate Center, 700 Northgate Road, Bossier City, LA.

Make Barksdale Federal your complete financial home. Join your fellow members who rely on the professionals at C. Taylor Tax Service. Allow them to show you how the latest changes to the tax code can benefit you.

Love My Credit Union Discounts

Everyone is looking for ways to save money, and that's just what Love My Credit Union Rewards is all about. Barksdale Federal is excited to offer you exclusive discounts and benefits on products and services you use every day. Credit union members have already saved over $1.6 billion with Love My Credit Union Rewards discounts. So along with lower loan rates and fewer fees, here's another way you can save even more.

  • Sprint's best credit union Member Cash Rewards offer ever
  • Current Sprint Customers can Earn $100 Annual Loyalty Cash Rewards
  • Save up to $15 on TurboTax Federal tax products
  • Save on services for your home from ADT
  • Earn cash back when you shop at over 1,500 online retailers with Love to Shop

The more offers you take advantage of, the more you save. Start saving today at LoveMyCreditUnion.org.

Attraction Discounts

It's a Savings Spectacular at Six Flags!

Just click here to purchase your discounted Six Flags tickets, then log into the site with the username and password provided below.

Username: BARKFCUOT
Password: SixFlags9

Splash Kingdom

Need to take a quick break from the hot weather? Get your discounted Splash Kingdom tickets here.

  1. Select Park Location
  2. Select "Get your ticket"
  3. Select Purchase General Admission Tickets and Meal Vouchers
  4. Enter your ticket quantity next to Water Park General Admission and add to cart
  5. Put your Splash Code in the Apply Coupon field then click Go
  6. Proceed to checkout
  7. Once you complete your transaction print your voucher for your tickets

The code is - barksdalefcu18. It can be used in the online stores for Shreveport, Canton and Hudson Oaks.

Save money at the Dallas Zoo

Click here and enter: barksdalefcu

You can afford to take the whole family with this kind of discount!!!

Webinars

Barksdale Federal takes pride in offering financial tools and resources to our members. Check out our free webinars to learn more about spending, saving and borrowing money.

Saving with Purpose

Saving money is much easier with a goal in mind. This workshop shows you how to choose the right goals for you, and overcome barriers to achieving them.





Becoming a Home Owner

Homeownership starts well before the contracts are signed—preparation is one of the keys to a smooth home buying process. This session covers all major pre-purchase topics such as budgeting, the down payment, credit reports, debt-to-income ratios, and the mortgage lending process.


Safeguarding Kids' Identity and Online Privacy

Today’s youth generation is tech-savvy and connected online. However, parents still play an important role in helping them avoid online hazards such as identity theft, privacy and cyberbullying. This workshop covers important issues including online privacy tips, managing computer settings, smartphone apps, and positive online behavior.


 

Financial First Aid

A financial crisis can throw even the best money management plan into chaos. This session focuses on ways to gain control of a crisis. Participants will learn about financial assessments, expense prioritization, and effective negotiation with creditors.

 

 

 

Drive Away Happy: Car Buying Decisions

Getting a car can be overwhelming and stressful with all the decisions to make: new or used; buy or lease; zero percent financing or rebate (not to mention what color to pick). Participants will learn tips and tricks to have the best car shopping experience possible while making wise financing decisions. 

 

Using Credit Cards Wisely

A credit card can be a valuable financial tool. However, before racking up big charges on multiple cards, participants should learn smart ways to handle their credit cards and take a disciplined approach.

 

 

 

Basics of Personal Finances

From managing daily expenses to investing for retirement, this webinar helps participants set personal finance goals, learn the basics of smart money management, and build a solid financial foundation for the future.