Budgeting

Holiday-ready: Tips on saving money and adjusting your budget

Parties, gifts, travel, and events – the holidays are often a blur of activity and good cheer. Unfortunately, the season can also result in a flurry of expenses. In a 2012 poll by Think Finance, nearly half of those surveyed said they’d rather skip the holidays altogether, mainly due to financial concerns. Fortunately, you don’t need to play Grinch to keep from going into debt. Read more…

Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

ID Protection

STOP! The identity theft prevention tips to know before your next purchase

Holiday shopping is just around the corner, and so is the anniversary of the massive Target data security breach, in which millions of customers had their financial information exposed to hackers. The retailer’s major breach was only one example of security problems, however – according to Javelin Strategy & Research, there was one incident of identity fraud every three seconds last year.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

News & Updates

October’s current financial news – charitable millennials, buying vs. renting, and why bank robberies are down in Sweden

There is something for everyone in this month’s current financial news headlines. Learn about the perks of dirty diapers and the best way for charities to woo millennials. There’s a helpful tool for potential homebuyers, and if you’re headed to Sweden, you’ll want to remember that cash isn’t necessarily king.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Financial Planning & Wealth Management

It’s National Save for Retirement Week: Give yourself the gift of a happy retirement

Many people are apprehensive about planning for retirement. Either they feel like it’s so far off they don’t need to bother with it now or they regret not putting away enough earlier. No matter where you are on your path to retirement, now is the time to start planning. It’s National Save for Retirement Week, which makes it the perfect time to remember that if you want to have a happy retirement, it’s important to seriously consider how you can maximize your retirement planning efforts.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor