Budgeting and Saving

Budgeting for college students: What areas should I plan for?

Ah, sweet freedom. If you’re about to head to college for the first time, then you’re probably already getting excited about the idea of being out on your own. You’ve got so much to look forward to, but your new adventure comes with greater responsibilities, too – especially where money is concerned. Budgeting for college students isn’t easy, but it’s worth the effort. Creating a budget now can help keep you from racking up unnecessary debt as well as save for future goals (spring break, anyone?).

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Financial Planning and Wealth Management

4 retirement tips to help you ease into your next chapter

If you’re like most new retirees, you probably have a wish list of things you look forward to doing in your free time. Travel. Visit with your grandkids. Do more volunteering. It’s a great time in your life, but it’s also a big transition financially, as you move from relying on employment income to living on your retirement savings. With this in mind, we’ve put together another important list for you: four essential retirement tips that can help you ease into your next chapter.
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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Financial Literacy

Continued financial education: Learning for your life stage

No matter where you happen to be in your life – graduating from college, starting a family, enjoying your retirement – you’ve probably noticed that your financial needs are always changing. Think back to five or ten years ago – what were your finances like then? They probably look different now, just as they will likely look different in another five or ten years.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor