Credit Unions: Improving Financial Situations Nationwide

Did you know, a recent survey reported that 44% of the 2,500 responders said that being a member of a credit union has had a “very positive” impact on their financial situation? Compare this to the only 29% who said being a part of a big bank has had the same positive impact. These results Read More »

Debt Consolidation

What’s the Deal with Debt Consolidation?   Have you heard the term “debt consolidation” tossed around? It sounds both intimidating and interesting. A way to simplify your debt and monthly payments? Perfect! But debt consolidation isn’t for everyone, especially if you don’t want to rush into something that isn’t right for your finances. Luckily for Read More »

Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

There are plenty of skills in life that are learned the hard way. Money management doesn’t have to be! Unfortunately, we can all reflect upon a time when a credit card balance seemed out of control, a large purchase we made felt coerced, or when we asked ourselves that age-old question, “where is all my Read More »

Five Fuel Efficient Cars To Save You Money At The Pump!

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With gas prices soaring, many Americans are feeling the financial sting at the pump. Stops to fill up are costing anywhere between $70 to $100 on average cars, so it might be time to consider trading in for a more fuel-efficient model. So, if you’re thinking about trading in your gas guzzler for an economically Read More »

Pay off student loans faster

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The 5 Best and Most Creative Ways To Pay Off Student Loans Faster Student loans can be such a pain, but please don’t think of selling your plasma, hair, or skin to pay them off. Trust us; there’s a better way to do it! With a little bit of hard work and imagination, you can Read More »

Three Reasons Why Your Car Insurance is So Expensive

Did you know the average American pays $1,674 a year or about $140 a month on auto insurance?* Like it or not, it’s a necessity if you own a car however it doesn’t have to be so expensive. Want to try and get a better rate? Here are three things that might be impacting your Read More »

3 Ways to Save on Back to School Expenses

“The second busiest retail season of the year, next to holiday shopping.” That’s what one National Retail Federation report had to say, noting that back-to-school expenses would hit a record high for the 2021-2022 school year, averaging $789.49 per child. That’s up from the average of $696.70 last year. If that number gives you heartburn, Read More »

3 Ways to Save Money This Summer

Wouldn’t you rather spend your money on making lasting memories with friends and family this summer? If you’re on a tight budget but still want to enjoy all that summer has to offer, here are three ways you can save. Save up to $300 by packing your lunch. Making your lunch is usually healthier and Read More »

3 Reasons to Not Pay Off Your Loan Early

You may hear lauded financial experts talk about the benefits of paying off your loan early, and what they say is right…mostly. However, are there circumstances when paying a loan off early could be more hurtful than helpful? Let’s take a look. While paying loans off early can have big benefits like freedom from debt Read More »