Lancaster Small Business: Interview with Zoetropolis Art House

We sat down with Leigh, Nate, and Cheila, from Zoetropolis Art House to discuss the financial hurdles facing small art houses and Lancaster small business. We covered a range of topics from paying distributors, balancing wants with needs, and working … [Read more...]

How to Budget When You Have Seasonal Income

Rewarding careers don't always come with a steady paycheck. For people who work in agriculture, construction, tax preparation, entertainment, landscaping or other types of freelance and seasonal businesses, income may vary wildly depending on the … [Read more...]

Nonprofits in Lancaster: Interview with Lancaster Farm Fresh

We recently sat down with Casey Spacht, Founder of Lancaster Farm Fresh, to discuss the ins and outs of local co-ops, financial decision-making, and balancing the wants and needs of farmers in the Lancaster area. How did Lancaster Farm Fresh … [Read more...]

Applying for a Loan? You Should Know Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

We suggest that every customer applying for a loan know their credit score.  It’s a universal ranking that every lender will check during the application process.  It gives a snapshot of your history of borrowing and repaying money.  But, there’s … [Read more...]

A Complete Guide to Home Mortgage Options

Buying a home is an exciting time in your life, but can quickly become frustrating when it comes to understanding home mortgage options. Don’t let financing your home become a burden. Look over this guide to help you determine which home mortgage … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Pay for Home Improvements this Spring

Whether it's a fresh coat of paint, an updated bathroom or kitchen, or a complete outdoor overhaul, the spring weather might be just the encouragement you need to roll up your sleeves and tackle a few home improvement projects. In 2013, homeowners … [Read more...]

Do You Know About the 2016 Tax Filing Extension?

Tomorrow is April 15.  Recognized as Tax Day, it marks the deadline for filing your tax return.  If you haven’t submitted your taxes yet, you’re probably feeling the pressure and scrambling to get it done in your last remaining day.  But don’t stress … [Read more...]

3 Fun Ways to Teach Children to Save During Youth Savings Month

Did you know that April is National Credit Union Youth Month? Each year, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) supports and encourages financial literacy in youth. This is a great time for credit unions to focus on children in communities … [Read more...]

Save For Your Children’s Future With These 4 Options

April is National Credit Union Youth Month, a time when we educate children on the importance of saving money and smart spending. Beginning these habits as early on in your child’s life as possible will help to shape their financial future. If your … [Read more...]

Don’t Be “April Fooled” By Tax Identity Theft and Scams

April Fools pranks aren’t the only thing you might be at risk for this month. After reviewing the IRS's Dirty Dozen list, we’re sharing the Top 5 ways you can be ‘fooled’ by tax identity theft and tax scams. With tax returns due in the next two … [Read more...]