Smart Summer Spending: 3 Ways to Smart-cation

In years past stay-cations were the popular way to vacation on a incredibly limited budget. Instead of packing up for a week or two away, couples and families were taking extended weekend trips or even day trips at locations near their … [Read more...]

Insurance Awareness Day: Are you Covered?

Insurance, in concept, is something we all know we need.  And most of us carry multiple types of insurance; life insurance, auto insurance, health insurance.  But the same concerns always creep in. Am I covered for the right things? Do I have enough … [Read more...]

The Spotlight Remains on Credit Unions’ Tax-Exempt Status

I have a Google Alert set-up for “credit unions” so that I can keep up-to-date with news from our industry as it breaks.  In the past few weeks I've seen a lot of buzz about the debate on credit unions' tax-exempt status, from both champions and … [Read more...]

5 Tips on Spending Your Tax Refund: College Student Edition

  Tax season is slowly coming to a close as refunds are arriving for those tax returns submitted in April.  If you're a college student, you're already a third of the way into your summer, so it's time to start thinking about how you can make … [Read more...]

What Do Closing Costs Include? Answering a Top Homebuyer FAQ

This past Friday was recognized as New Homeowner Day.  If you're a first-time homebuyer you're introduced to many new concepts during the home buying process.  And probably the most mystifying concept is “closing costs.”  You've no doubt heard the … [Read more...]

The Future of Savings: A Credit Union #FutureofSaving Tweet Chat

We are always excited about sharing information on the benefits of being a credit union member and financial tips with members of the community. So when our friends at Nerd Wallet, A Smarter Choice and the NCU Foundation asked us to participate in a … [Read more...]

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...]

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