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Are you ready to embark on a journey toward financial wellness? Achieving and maintaining your financial health is a life-time pursuit. We’ve outlined the 12 foundational steps toward achieving financial wellness and making it last. In each step, we’ll tackle the topic in detail to help you learn all you need to know about that particular aspect of financial health. Follow along, and at the end of the process, you’ll have mastered the tools for a lifetime of financial wellness.
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Talking finances with your partner may not be your idea of a shared romantic moment, but communicating openly about how you manage your money is a crucial part of having an honest and trusting relationship. We’ve compiled six tips to help guide you in this important conversation.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.