Car Buying, Auto Loan, Buy or Lease, Smart Financial Goals

Buying vs. Leasing a Car: Which is Right for You?

Cars are decision vacuums. Between figuring out the type of car you want, its color, the brand, accessories and more, you have to make dozens of decisions before you even arrive at the biggest one: to lease or to buy? Everyone’s needs are different, but we’re here to make the process a bit easier

Overspending, Budgeting, Financial Advice, Debit Cards, Holidays

Holiday Spending Strategies: 5 Ways to Save

The holidays aren't just around the corner; they're here! Once we entered November, it was off to the races to figure out perfect gifts for our loved ones, plan family gatherings and make travel arrangements. When we start compiling the list of the people we want to visit and celebrate this holiday

Investment, Financial Advice, Real Estate

How to Invest in Real Estate: Important Investment Tips for Beginners

Building a side hustle with real estate investments can help you grow your income in more ways than one, but finding a starting point can feel like a shot in the dark. If you’re looking for a guide on what to know about real estate and how to start, we’ve got you covered. Check out our tips for

Home Equity, Financial Advice, HELOC, Home Renovations

Home Improvement: How to Get the Most out of Your HELOC

Home equity loans (HELs and HELOCs) are a specific loan type available to homeowners who have equity in their home. Equity is the difference between what’s owed on a mortgage and the amount the home is worth. Homeowners can leverage this equity for the purposes of taking out a loan.

Online Banking, Technology, Youth, FCU Anywhere

Introducing FCU FAM: Helping to Teach Your Kids About Money

Take a moment and think back on the lessons you learned when you were young. Did your parents teach you to say “please” and “thank you?” To look both ways before you cross the road? Whether they know it or not, the lessons children are taught stick for life, and money lessons are no different.

Budgeting, Financial Advice, Savings

5 Ways to Budget for Your Wedding

In the United States, weddings are a multi-billion dollar industry. While the COVID-19 pandemic may have changed many plans, weddings are making a comeback in 2021 and beyond. If you’re looking to be married soon, you’re likely looking at your finances and budgeting. The reality is you don’t need

Budgeting, Financial Advice, Technology, Savings

4 Ways to Manage Your Financial Planning with Budgeting Apps

If you’re looking to start your budgeting journey, a pen and paper just won’t cut it nowadays. Life can get hectic, and an on-the-go lifestyle calls for a method that can keep up with your busy schedule. That’s why budgeting apps have revolutionized the way we view our finances.

Budgeting, Saving Money, Financial Advice, Savings

How to Set a Financial Goal: 3 Tips to Help You Reach It Early

What are your financial goals for the next year? Saving money, paying off credit card debt, or investing in a retirement account? Whatever those goals may be, there are steps you can take today to make sure you accomplish them sooner rather than later.

Financial Advice, Credit Score, FICO, FCU Anywhere

What is a FICO® Credit Score and Why Should You Care?

If you’ve ever applied for a loan, you know about the value that financial institutions place on your credit score. While far from the only factor that is evaluated, your credit score provides lenders with quick insight into your financial history. A credit score is derived from your credit report,