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5 Reasons to Check Your Credit Card Statement

October 2019

Most people give monthly credit card statements a quick glance before filing (or throwing) them away—if they view them at all.

But ignoring your statements is a mistake. If you already carry credit card balances, you may be missing some of the hidden costs digging you deeper into debt.

Five New Year’s Resolutions to Make You Richer

January 2019 Blog

January 2019

A mere eight percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions. Ouch! So often, we set good intentions and get hyped for great things to come, but we lose steam–often in just a few weeks.

Among the many popular resolutions set each year, squaring up finances and making more money always top the charts. So, if you’re looking to get rich this year, what can you do to succeed? Outside of winning the lotto, financial success comes down to doing the basics well.

Inheritance Money: What You Need to Know

November BlogNovember 2018

So, you’ve come into some inheritance money. Perhaps a grandparent, parent or long-lost uncle remembered you in their will. Before you earmark the unexpected windfall, be sure you do your homework.

Let’s dive into a little inheritance 101.

New UltraFICO Score Could Boost Credit Access for Consumers

October 2018

A new FICO credit score, launching in 2019, could be good news for consumers who don’t quite have the credit scores they need to qualify for a financial product or for the terms they were hoping for.

Home and Travel Safety Tips for the Holidays

September BlogOctober 2018

Once again, we’re approaching The Most Wonderful Time of The Year. The music, the lights, the parties. There’s so much to do, but it’s important to remember to keep your guard up and follow a few safety tips during the holidays.

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.

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