All You Need to Know About Checking Accounts

All You Need to Know About Checking Accounts

The most obvious things in life are often overlooked, and your checking account is just one of them. Most people hardly give a thought to this important account and how to best manage it effectively. We’re here to change that.

Here’s all you need to know about checking accounts:

What is a checking account?

5 Reasons We Overspend (and How to Overcome Them)

5 Reasons We Overspend (and How to Overcome Them)

We’ve all been there. Maybe it’s that I-gotta-have-it urge that overtakes us when we see a pair of designer jeans. Maybe it’s that shrug as we reach for the $6 cup of overrated coffee that says “I deserve this.” Or maybe it’s that helpless feeling as the end of the month draws near and we realize we’ve

The Importance of Being Financially Fit

The Importance of Being Financially Fit

Are you ready to stretch those financial fitness muscles? We hope so, because it’s time to get financially fit!


Being financially fit means living a life of complete financial responsibility. The Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), also known as the Financial Health Network, defines four basic

Why Choose A Credit Union?

Why Choose A Credit Union
Why Choose A Credit Union?

Q: I love my credit union, but I also have a checking account at a bank. Should I move that account to a credit union?


A: You’re not alone. Many Americans are dissatisfied with their banks

LifeHack: Saving Money At Target

Shopping at Target? When the last digit of a price is an 8, the price may drop again. If the last digit of the price is a 4, that's the lowest it'll go.
Shopping at Target? Here is a fun way to make sure you are getting the lowest price!

Are you a regular at Target? If you love the store’s wide layout and great discounts, you’ll want to know this money

Lifehack: Using the Money Envelope System

Money Envelopes are a low-tech way of helping you plan a budget
Money Envelopes are a low-tech way of helping you plan a budget!

If you’re like many of us, you’ve been trying to stick to a budget for a while, but by the time each month is over, you’ve busted your budget – again.

Because of this recurring pattern, you’re

11 Ways To Scale Back On Food Costs

  1. Never shop before making a detailed menu for the week.
  2. Use coupons whenever possible.
  3. Cook with seasonal produce.
  4. Use the generic brands for cleansers, shampoos and detergents instead of brand-name products.
  5. Never buy something just because it’s on sale unless you use that item regularly. You aren’t saving if you got a great deal on something that will just sit in your pantry.
  6. Whenever possible, make your own instead of buying convenience foods.
  7. Never shop for groceries without a list.
  8. Buy in bulk instead
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