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A New Baby

While welcoming a new member of the family is a happy, exciting time, the costs of the first year alone can leave new parents surprised, not to mention broke. And if both mom and dad are working, child care is not a luxury; it is a complete necessity.

New Cars Vs. Used Cars

Q: I need a new set of wheels and I’m wondering if it’s better to spring for a new vehicle or to go the cheaper route and buy a used vehicle. What do I need to know about each kind of purchase?

Q&A: Why Choose A Credit Union?

As a credit union member, you can expect to have a much more rewarding and meaningful experience. Because credit unions are member-owned and not-for-profit, they are more attuned to the needs of their members and are not driven by investors or their bottom line. Credit union members own a piece of the institution, and the revenue created through operations gets returned to members in the form of better rates, technology enhancements and more.

Q&A: How to Fund an Emergency

Q: Help! I've been hit with a financial emergency and I don't know how to pay for it! What are my options?

A: Ideally, you'll want to have an emergency fund in place for this very reason. If you don't, or the money you have set aside isn't enough, you have several options to consider…

Q&A: Risking It When Investing

Q: My wife is a risk taker and wants to invest in things that aren't really in my comfort zone. I know it's generally considered better to invest where returns are higher, but that also means a higher risk! Is there some sort of middle ground?

Q&A: How to Save on Back-To-School

Q: Back-to-school shopping kills my budget each year. Is there any way to start the school year off right...without spending a small fortune?

A: Rows of freshly sharpened pencils, an unopened box of crayons and a pair of shiny, new shoes will provide a thrill for any child.

Q&A: How To Stand Out In The Job Market

Q: My job is feeling uncertain lately, so I've started looking around at the options, just to be safe. It's been awhile since I did that – is there anything I should know about job searching in today's market?

Q&A: What To Do After Getting A Raise

Q: This is the year I finally got that raise! What should I do with the extra money?

A: Beyond the money, getting a raise is recognition that the work you're doing is valued. You're on the right career path!