Resources

Buying a house for the first time: 4 helpful tips

Spring is here, and so is the beginning of the busy real estate season. “For Sale” signs are popping up right along with the sprouting daffodils. If you are a first-time homebuyer, you may feel a little overwhelmed by the process awaiting you. You may wonder what exactly you need to do when buying a house for the first time.

These tips from SAC FCU will help you confidently navigate the process of first-time homebuying.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Military & Money, Resources

Tips to Make the Most of Military Tax Deductions

Being a member of the armed forces means your life is very different from that of a civilian, and tax time is no exception. Military personnel are entitled to certain tax deductions that others may not be able to claim. Properly claiming these military tax deductions can help you maximize your refund, getting you more money back at tax time.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Resources

9 resources to help you achieve your financial goals

Whether you’re 16 or 46, it’s important to think about your financial future. Understanding financial basics like budgeting, savings, and credit is a critical first step. Then, it’s important to set financial goals – becoming debt-free, paying for college, or retiring before age 60 – and to develop a plan to achieve those goals.

When working toward your goals, it makes sense to use all of the tools at your disposal. Here are some free online resources to guide you through the financial education and planning processes, including several resources from SAC Federal Credit Union.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Kids and Money, Resources

Reach for the gold with family financial goals

With the Olympics just around the corner, we can’t help but think about the similarities between preparing for a big sporting event and preparing for financial success. Athletes don’t achieve Olympic-level skills overnight, and neither do savers. It’s never too early to teach kids the value of money by including them in the process of setting and achieving your family’s financial goals. Here’s how to get started on your journey to a savings win.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor