Budgeting and Saving

Get your motor running: 6 tips for cheap road trips

Summertime is synonymous with backyard barbecues, fun in the sun along the shore of your choice, and hitting the highway for a great American road trip. You don’t have to fly first-class or stay in a four-star resort to have a good time. With a bit of advance planning and these helpful tips for cheap road trips, you can have a blast without breaking the bank.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

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

Budgeting and Saving

How to budget for a brighter future [free e-book]

With the number of financial transactions that can happen during a typical day, it’s easy to look over your monthly bank statement and wonder where your paycheck went. But by taking a more proactive approach and learning how to budget, you can prevent that “what happened?” moment and develop a greater understanding of income and expenses. Even better, proper budgeting can set you on the path toward boosting your savings.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Budgeting and Saving

Boomerang kids: Make money changes for your not-so-empty nest

Just when you think your nest is empty, it fills right back up! Adults returning to live with their parents are affectionately referred to as boomerang kids, and while many parents don’t mind the temporary return of their offspring, it can certainly result in extra expenses around the house. Luckily, some small adjustments can keep your once-again-full house from breaking the bank.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor