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Everything You Need to Know About Money Market Accounts

Everything You Need to Know About Money Market Accounts

If you’re looking for a way to make your money grow faster but still keep it under the credit union’s insurance umbrella, think about a money market account! It’s like combining the benefits of a savings account with a checking account, but you get a higher interest rate in return for slightly limited access to your money. Read on for everything you need to know about Money Market accounts.

5 Reasons to Open a Money Market Account

5 Reasons to Open a Money Market Account

Want more from your money? Savings accounts are an ideal home for funds you want to put away for emergency or special purposes. Checking accounts are the way to go for money you will spend on living expenses. But, what if there were a way to take everything you love about your savings account and put it together with the best parts of your checking account in one fantastic account? Let’s take a look at Money Market accounts.

Smishing Scams

Smishing Scams

In this day and age when apps can almost run our lives for us, the humble SMS, or text, has outlived them all – and it’s still going strong. Unfortunately, though, texting has come under attack as one of the most vulnerable mediums for financial and identity theft known as smishing. Read on about what to look for and how to protect yourself.

Back-to-School Shopping Hacks

Back-to-School Shopping Hacks

It’s back-to-school shopping season, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend yourself broke! Cash in on savings with these hacks and get your shopping done without breaking your budget.

4 Steps to Pay Yourself First

4 Steps to Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First, or “PYF”, is a principle most successful savers use. It’s a “bill” you owe yourself for saving and an effective strategy because it helps you reach your goals quickly and effortlessly. Read on for the 4 Steps to Pay Yourself First.

All You Need to Know About Buying a Used Car

All You Need to Know About Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car doesn’t have to be scary if you know the right steps to take to ensure you’re getting a great car and a great deal. If you’re in the market for a deal on used wheels, follow these steps for a smoother ride!

How My Score is Calculated

How My Score is Calculated

Ever wonder how your credit score is actually calculated? Several factors make up the biology of your score and the more you know about each one can help you make wise borrowing decisions. Watch this video to learn more.

6 Reasons to Create and Stick to a Budget

6 Reasons to Create and Stick to a Budget

Need a little reminder why budgeting isn’t such a bad thing? Check out these 6 reasons to create and stick to a budget. Share the infographic with a friend you think might need a little budgeting boost-up. Don’t forget we’re always here to help you reach your financial goals.

How To Set Up Your Home Office On A Budget

How To Set Up Your Home Office On A Budget

Whether you have an entire room to dedicate as your office, or a small closet to call your own, the home office is an integral piece of any home-based workspace or business. And, the good news is you can do it all on a budget. Read on for 4 great tips (plus free printable) to frugally frame out a great workspace at home or otherwise.

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