Budgeting and Saving

Budgeting for College – Some tips to keep you in check

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?).

Read more…

339 total views, no views today

Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Financial Planning and Wealth Management

4 Retirement Tips to Help Ease Your Transition

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.
Read more…

424 total views, no views today

Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Credit and Loans

Personal Loans – The Payday Loan Alternative

Unexpected expenses may leave some folks scrambling to get their hands on fast cash, but before you sign up for a payday loan, it’s important to first consider a much better option: a personal loan. Taking out a personal loan from a credit union will leave you with more money in your wallet and far fewer fees to pay.

Read more…

424 total views, no views today

Author SAC FCU Managing Editor