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Car Buying

8 Ways to Save Money On Your Next New or Used Car Purchase

By: America's Credit Union
September 20th, 2022

The sticker price on a new and used car continues to climb, making saving money on transportation increasingly important. The average price of a used car reportedly spiked by more than 16 percent, year-over-year, and working families are paying above Kelly Blue Book value in too many cases. We all need to get to work, run family errands, and enjoy a lifestyle that includes transportation freedom. The following 8 ways to save money on your next new or used car could help you achieve those goals.

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Personal Finance | Budgeting

Top 7 Useful Tips on How to budget for Youth Sports Activities

By: America's Credit Union
August 26th, 2022

The benefits of enrolling kids in sports have never been more important. The up-and-coming generation is inundated with touch-screen enticements that do not provide them with the character-building and physical fitness assets they need in life. While every parent wants the best for their children, the cost of youth sports continues to rise. Introducing youngsters to values such as cooperation, hard work, and self-discipline tasks parents with learning how to budget their way through the sometimes-expensive sports industry.

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Personal Finance | Life

6 Money Management Tools to Help You Succeed On Your Terms

By: America's Credit Union
August 23rd, 2022

Although access to debit cards, credit cards and online shopping platforms make life a little simpler, accurate money management has become much more complicated. Multiple accounts and payment dates can prove confusing. Finding time out of your busy schedule to get to our branches will likely not get any easier. Rather than allow your money management strategy to falter, embrace our modern-day solutions to stay on the road to financial success.

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Identity & Fraud Protection | Personal Finance | Life

5 Reasons to Use a Digital Wallet

By: America's Credit Union
August 17th, 2022

Technology continues to alter the way our members go shopping, complete transactions, and share joint costs, making a digital wallet1 a necessity.

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Home & Mortgage Tips | Home and Mortgage

6 Mistakes to Avoid as a First-Time Home Buyer

By: America's Credit Union
August 9th, 2022

Finding your first home is one of life’s adventures. For first time home buyers, a first home is an excellent financial investment that offers an empty canvas of possibility. Yet what many forget with their first home purchase is this that your home, unless it is in the middle of the country, also comes with a neighborhood. As you shop for your first home, you are also shopping for your first neighborhood, and you need to consider the location carefully.

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Home & School | Personal Finance | Budgeting

Top 8 Money Saving Tips For Back-To-School Shopping

By: America's Credit Union
July 19th, 2022

Back-to-school shopping is complete before the most common well-known discount days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But with parents spending around $848 per child and upwards of $1,200 for college students, finding ways to save this school year can help relieve some of the costly burden. Although strategic use of credit cards can help spread out the expense and maintain checking and savings account reserves, one should never shy away from money saving tips that can help loving parents negotiate back-to-school spending.

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Personal Finance | Home & Mortgage Tips | Home and Mortgage

What is a Home Equity Loan and Can it Help with Debt Consolidation?

By: America's Credit Union
June 23rd, 2022

When hard-working people find themselves swimming in high-interest debt, it’s time to look for a lifeline and pull yourself out. Leveraging your home equity to consolidate monthly payments that are crushing your financial health and quality of life can be a game-changing solution.

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Personal Finance | Home & Mortgage Tips | Home and Mortgage

How Does a Home Equity Loan Work and How to Use it to Consolidate Debt

By: America's Credit Union
June 21st, 2022

If you’re looking for a way to deal with debt that is both flexible and affordable, a home equity loan may be a good solution. For homeowners who have built up some equity in their homes, this type of loan allows them to tap that equity and use it to pay down high-interest debt. Here’s a closer look at how home equity loans work, and when they work well for debt consolidation.

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Personal Finance | Home & Mortgage Tips | Home and Mortgage

HELOC vs Home Equity Loan Which is Best for Debt Consolidation

By: America's Credit Union
June 17th, 2022

If you want to save money and make some progress in paying off the bills and other debt you owe, you should consider accessing the equity in your home for a debt consolidation loan to achieve your goal of being debt-free. The two typical ways to access the equity in your home for a debt consolidation loan include a home equity loan and a home equity line of credit, better known as a HELOC. Below are some comparisons of a HELOC vs Home Equity Loan so you can see the pros and cons of each.

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Life | Budgeting | Home Improvements

5 DIY Home Improvement Projects for Summer On a Budget

By: America's Credit Union
June 17th, 2022

Winter and spring’s unpredictable weather coupled with hectic family school schedules cause home improvement projects to take a back seat. Now that summer’s reliable weather is within reach, it’s the perfect time to tackle some affordable home upgrades.

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