Love And Money: Scripts For Talking About Money With Those We Love

Communication is key to making sure you’re both on the same page regarding your finances. After all, money is a major part of life. Even if you don’t agree on how money should be spent or saved, identifying your financial values and personalities is one big step in the right direction. Before the conversation Before … Continued

Summer Fun On A Budget

Keeping the kids entertained while on summer break can be an expensive endeavor. Registrations for summer camps, day care and recreation programs are only the tip of the iceberg. You also need to consider transportation costs to and from these programs that you don’t normally attend during the school year. But summer break doesn’t have to break your budget. You can … Continued

8 Valentine’s Day Hacks

It’s time to celebrate the significant other in your life! If you’re thinking that means pricey gifts, expensive dates and blowing an entire day’s salary on a restaurant meal, think again. There’s no need to drain your wallet while trying to create the perfect Valentine’s Day. Instead, use these eight hacks for a dream Valentine’s … Continued

Be Financially Fit: Your Personal Money Makeover In 7 Easy Exercises

As the new year begins, you may be considering some exciting resolutions. As your credit union, we’d like to encourage you to make one of those changes a dedication to financial security and success. Don’t just resolve to become physically fit this year; become financially fit, too. When trying to lose weight, people often turn … Continued

Living A Frugal Lifestyle Might Be The Key To WINNING

Do you believe money is the key to happiness? Somewhere deep inside, we all know that money cannot buy happiness. Many people overspend and rack up thousands of dollars in credit card debt to live a lifestyle they believe will make them happy, only to discover they are living beyond their means. This, in turn, … Continued

Putting Money Away (Paying Yourself First) When There’s Nothing Left To Save

You’ve read it a million times if you’ve read it once. Put money away. Save 10% of your income. Fund your 401(k) plan. Pay yourself first. Establish a nest-egg. Spend less than you earn. But what if you can’t? What if you simply don’t make it from one paycheck to the next on a month-by-month … Continued

Do Your Finances Make You Want To Scream?

Scary flicks are classic fun, whether they’re good enough to keep you up all night when you’re home alone or bad enough to laugh at with a group of friends – because you all know what’s going to happen next. The classics follow a simple formula, but it works. The same is true when it comes … Continued

Saving Money On Hotel Rooms

Q: We’re going on a short vacation, and I’m wondering if we can save on the hotel room. Is there anything we can do to make sure we get the best price possible? A: There are lots of things you can do! Since hotels overcharge business travelers by as much as $500 million a year, … Continued

6 Ways To Save On Your Summer Vacation

The ocean is calling – and so is the open road. Your dream vacation awaits! But first, you need to work out the financial details. How are you going to pay for your getaway? How much can you realistically spend? Where is the money for your vacation going to come from? Ideally, a plump vacation … Continued

Last Licks Of Summer: A Labor Day Vacation Without The Traffic … Or Expense

If you don’t believe that the grass is always greener on the other side of town, consider this: Most Americans don’t know what’s in their own backyards. People often pile into cars to go “away” while cars piled with other vacationers are pulling into the very town they’re leaving. Tourists often know more about the … Continued