Savings 101: What Is a Share Certificate?

September 2018

With so many financial products available, choosing which type of account to open can be just as stressful as deciding where to open one. For consumers looking for earnings on their savings, one of the options that credit unions offer is share certificates. Here’s a brief overview of how they work and some of their advantages and disadvantages.

Financial Tips for Stay-at-Home Parents

September BlogSeptember 2018

Many parents juggle career and family life. In fact, 46 percent of households with two spouses said they were both working full time in 2017, up from 31 percent in 1970.

Save More When Back-to-School Shopping Online

August 2018

Shopping for school supplies, electronics and clothing can be a chore — and an expensive one at that.

Families with children in grades K-12 plan to spend an average of $687.72 on back-to-school shopping, about $14 more than last year’s average of $673.57, according to the National Retail Federation. College students and their families plan to spend an average of $969.88, or about $82 more than last year’s $887.71 average.

Smart Pay with Your Smart Phone

August BlogAugust 2018

Chances are you own a smartphone. If you don’t, you are in the minority and will likely get odd looks as you whip open your flip phone. This is not ‘90s people. As if.

How Much Should You Have for a Car Down Payment?

July 2018

“No money down!” These words are nearly impossible to ignore when you’re shopping for a car. What could be sweeter than not making a down payment? Believe it or not, paying 20% upfront.

Put Rising Costs of Auto Insurance Premiums in Reverse

July 2018

No accidents. No moving violations. No significant changes to your life or driving behaviors. But, when you open your auto insurance renewal this year, you discover your insurance premium increased.

How can this be?

Why You Should Get Preapproved for a Car Loan

June 2018

When shopping for a new car, many people overlook one important step: getting preapproved for an auto loan. It's a simple process that can make car-buying go more smoothly and save you money.

Want More Time? Simplify Your Life with Online Banking

June 2018

These days, we jump online for many everyday tasks to save time. From shopping, to checking in for a flight, to simply turning to Google for the quick query.

Time spent on simple banking tasks adds up.

What Costs to Expect When Selling Your Home

May 2018

Just as with buying a home, selling also comes with its share of dues. You need to prepare your home for prospective buyers as well as pay part of the closing costs, which average around 3% of the home price. Here’s a breakdown of the types of costs you can expect.

Know How Much to Spend on a Wedding Gift? We Do!

Wedding GiftsMay 2018

You’re invited! What next? June is the most popular month to tie the knot so many will be invited to attend and celebrate wedding vows over the next several months.

The national average cost of a wedding was roughly $33,391 in 2017 – an expensive affair for a bride and groom to host. So, you might be wondering what to spend on a gift.


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