Budgeting, Debt, Financial Advice, Savings

Budgeting Strategies and Tips for the Rest of 2021

The National Endowment for Financial Education discovered that almost 90% of Americans have struggled with financial stress because of COVID-19. While 2021 is already well underway, we must continue to work around the conditions of the pandemic and that means preparing a budget is more important

Budgeting, Saving Money, Debt, Financial Advice, Credit Score, 401K, Smart Financial Goals

5 Financial Resolutions to Take On in 2021

New year, new you! Get familiar with some resolutions and strategies you can employ in 2021 to achieve greater financial independence and stability.

Debt, Financial Advice, Savings, Millennials, COVID-19

Vacation Plans Canceled? 7 Ways to Put That Money to Work

Let’s say that last year you planned to take a hard-earned vacation in 2020. You scrimped and saved every dollar you could get your hands on and like a good saver, created a vacation fund to keep it in. You beat every milestone and resisted every temptation to spend that money…then reality hit

Credit, Budgeting, Debt, Financial Advice

New Year's: What To Do With Your Money In 2020

Here are some things you might consider before saying goodbye to 2019. 

Auto Loan, Investment, Debt, Financial Advice

Short or Long Term Loan: Which Is Better For Me?

Any loan will have four components: the loan amount, the presence of security or collateral, the interest rate (also known as finance charge), and the life of the loan, known as the term.

Saving Money, Debt, Debt Consolidation, Credit Score

Extreme Makeover: Credit Edition

If you’ve watched TV at all in the last 15 years, you’ve no doubt seen an episode of a makeover show. It’s the genre that includes the likes of The Biggest Loser, Kitchen Nightmares, and of course, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. 

Debt, Student Loans, Millennials, Gen Z, College

FAFSA: What You Need For The Application

The fall brings thoughts of pumpkin spice, cool weather and brown leaves. But the start of fall also should bring thoughts of back-to-school and continuing your education. That's why FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, opens its application process on October 1st.

Debt, Mortgage, Refinancing, Credit Score

Four Reasons Mortgages Are Good Debt

FCUs Mortgage Minute-1
Credit, Credit Cards, Paying Back, Snowball Method, Saving Money, Debt, Student Loans, Avalanche Method

How Do I Tackle Debt If I'm a Millennial?

The majority of millennials between the ages 25 and 34 have over $40,000 in debt. Contrary to popular belief, most of that debt doesn't' come from student loans. Credit cards, housing, and payday loans take up a huge portion of a typical millennial's wallet.  

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