Spring Cleaning Your Finances: Keep it, Update it or Toss it?

After a long winter, just a little bit of sunshine is enough to motivate you to be productive and tackle a few projects around the house.  Just like you clean up and clean out around the house, you should put a little time into spring cleaning your … [Read more...]

Filing Your Taxes on Tax Day? 2 ½ Ways to Get it Done

Tax Day has arrived! For many of you, this means your tax return was mailed off or electronically submitted weeks ago. For others, it means a Tax Day race to the finish. The IRS reports that 20-25% of all Americans wait until the last two weeks to … [Read more...]

Creating a Financial Plan for College

If you’re rounding the corner and sprinting to the home plate of your high school career, you may be seriously looking into what’s next for you. Whether it’s trade school or a bachelor’s degree at a traditional university, chances are you’re … [Read more...]

Avoid The Dealership: Surprising Places to Buy a Car

The car buying process has shifted quite a bit in the last few years.  You no longer have to spend hours at a dealership browsing the inventory, negotiating the purchase price, excess fees, trade-in value and financing.  Now car buyers can avoid the … [Read more...]

Financial Advice for Kids Straight from the Pros

In honor of Youth Savings Month, we're taking words of wisdom and key takeaways from some of the top personal finance books and positioning them to provide expert financial advice for kids.  It's important to start your children on a financially … [Read more...]

Top Financial Tools for Millennials

Millennials are on the rise in Pennsylvania!  Of the 75.3 million Millennials reported in the most recent U.S. Census, 2.8 million are living in Pennsylvania. Millennials is the generational nickname given to the population born in the 1980s and … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Use Home Equity Wisely

The equity you have built in your home can be a source of cash to use for whatever purpose you need. The key is to make sure you use your home equity wisely, and not foolishly or in a way that could burden your financial situation further. The … [Read more...]

4 Questions Everyone Has About Paying for College – INFOGRAPHIC

We previously took you through our Student Loan 101 post and outlined the ways that college-bound students and their families can pay for a college education.  In this post we'll follow-up by providing answers to a few of the most frequently asked … [Read more...]

Why You Should Attend Your Credit Union Annual Meeting

With just one account, depositing as little as $5 in some cases, you become one of the most important people in the credit union industry, a member-owner.  That deposit makes you the owner of a small share of your local credit union.  It's the most … [Read more...]

Deferred Interest Financing, What’s My Best Option?

We’ve all been there, you’re at a furniture or home improvement store and are facing the question: “Would you like 5% off or 6-months interest free on this purchase?”  You’re suddenly faced with the need for a quick-decision that could put a great … [Read more...]

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