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...]

Sharing Financial Tips for Small Businesses

Lancaster County is well-known as a thriving location for small businesses. A bustling downtown scene with independently owned shops and restaurants, “America's Coolest Small Town” Lititz, PA whose streets are filled with small shop owners, and even … [Read more...]

How Mortgage Insurance Works

It's hard to imagine here in Lancaster, PA, where we are facing a new Winter Weather Advisory, but we're less than 2 months away from spring, ushering us into home-buying season.  The snow melts away, the lawns are a little greener and house hunting … [Read more...]

Tax Preparation: What Tax Forms Do I Need?

We’re getting closer to nobody’s favorite season of the year…tax season.  And even if you’re fortunate to earn yourself a refund this year, there’s a lot of work that goes into it.  Maybe this is the first year you’re filing taxes, or maybe this year … [Read more...]

Signature Loans: What They Are and What They Aren’t

Offered by almost all credit unions, signature loans are available for a wide variety of uses. Pretty much whatever the borrower needs the funds for. The term “signature” loans comes from the fact that all the borrower needs to supply in return for … [Read more...]

Should I Purchase The Extended Warranty For a Big Ticket Item?

Are you eyeing up a new big screen TV for this weekend's big game? Aside from the day after Thanksgiving, the week leading up to the Super Bowl is one of the most popular times of the year to purchase a new TV. And although you're likely to find a … [Read more...]

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