Buying Life Insurance Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

When it comes to the last week in October, there are several things that can be scary – hockey masks, chainsaws, corn fields, or running out of candy before 8PM on Halloween night. Yikes! One thing that never has to be scary is putting … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids about Credit Cards

Talking to your kids about credit and credit card debt might not seem as important as other life lessons, but in today’s world, it is. Americans hold an average of over $15,000 in credit card debt. The good news is that by the time your children … [Read more...]

Money Tips When Traveling Abroad

Whether you are a frequent international traveler or a trip abroad is a once in a lifetime event, it takes a lot of time and financial resources to plan international travel and we want your trip to be memorable for all the right reasons. The last … [Read more...]

Credit Unions, Customer Service and Social Media

One of the pillars that credit unions were founded on is providing extraordinary, and local, customer service to our members.  The increased use of social media tools has really put a spin on the way that credit unions and other financial … [Read more...]

Protect Yourself By Avoiding Email and Telephone Scams

Each and every day our personal, and even business, email accounts are filled with spam emails. Whether it’s marketing, promotions, newsletters or even online pharmacy emails, they continue to clutter our inboxes and be a nuisance. These spam emails … [Read more...]

Study Up on Saving for College: 529 College Savings Plans – INFOGRAPHIC

It was just a month ago when your social media feeds were brimming with preschoolers and kindergartners proudly displaying new backpacks, off to their first day of school. And though it feels like forever until they head off to college, at the same … [Read more...]

What are Mutual Funds and How Do They Work For You?

When talking about personal finances there are few phrases that cause peoples’ eyes to glaze over faster than “mutual funds.” When it comes to saving your money and growing your money, you don’t want to enter into the unknown. And although the amount … [Read more...]

Debit Card or Checkbook? The Benefits of Both.

Ah, the lost art of balancing a checkbook.  Writing a check while standing in line at the grocery store and immediately noting the transaction in your tiny-lined ledger. A tight space swarming with notes and numbers. Receiving your financial … [Read more...]

10 Benefits of Being a Credit Union Member

Local credit unions have been gaining notoriety and popularity in recent years, and for good reason. While they are owned and governed by their members, memberships are easily attainable. Local credit unions are not the exclusive financial … [Read more...]

What You Should Know About Auto Financing – INFOGRAPHIC

Do you remember when you turned 16, and the freedom that came with getting your driver’s license?  Even now, when turning 16 is a bit of a memory, the feelings of excitement and adventure still rush back when buying a new car. But there is a lot … [Read more...]