Financial Literacy

Getting your finances in order – Clear out the clutter

Nearly everyone has that drawer or cupboard: the one where all the receipts and financial documents get collected, until the pile seems like an insurmountable mountain. Although organizing all those papers may feel daunting, it’s a great step to take toward getting your finances in order and becoming a stellar money manager. If you’re looking to de-clutter, here are a few tips to get you started.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Financial Literacy, Kids and Money

How to set smart money goals for kids

It’s never too early to teach your kids the value of a dollar. As a parent, you have a lot to share with your children about earning, saving, spending, and managing money responsibly. And because personal finance courses aren’t typically offered in grade schools and even high schools – currently only four states require a one-semester course in personal finance for high school graduation – you play an especially critical role in their financial education.

So where do you begin?

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Financial Literacy

ATM Safety Tips You Need to Know

ATM safety is something we often take for granted. We drive up to use the ATM to either withdraw cash or make a deposit and assume that there is no risk or chance of foul play.

ATMs are such a part of our everyday lives that it can be easy to feel a false sense of security, but it’s important to be mindful of potential risks. Keep the following ATM safety tips in mind the next time you use one. Read more…

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Financial Literacy

Teaching kids about money with Banzai

Teaching kids about money isn’t always as straightforward as teaching adults. Even for students who are old enough to start thinking about their future, financial planning can seem like a topic too dry and far off to take on. If you’re a teacher looking to introduce personal finance in the classroom, take a look at Banzai. Read more…

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Financial Literacy

March Madness: Our top credit and savings tips face off

If you’re a college hoops fan, March Madness means brackets and basketball. Though many of us at SAC Federal Credit Union will watch our share of games this month, our interests will always lean toward the financial. In that spirit, here’s a look at some of our top blogs and top tips: Credit vs. savings edition.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor