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How to Support Your Child’s Financial Literacy at All Ages

By: American Heritage04.18.24 Youth
Money talks—are you teaching your kids to listen? April is both Credit Union Youth Month and Financial Literacy Month, so it’s the perfect time to spotlight the importance of teaching your children about money from a young age, fostering financial literacy that will benefit them for life. Here are achievable ways you can support major milestones along your child’s financial journey.
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How to Save (More) With a Hybrid Work Schedule

By: Holly Benedetto03.21.24 Savings & Budgeting
If you’ve spent any time working from home over the past few years, you’ve experienced a shift in your routine and monthly budget. Even if you’ve gotten used to your new working arrangements, take a few moments to reflect on how these lifestyle adjustments have impacted your spending and saving this year.
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10 Facts About Gold for Saint Patrick’s Day

By: American Heritage03.14.24 Investing & Retirement
This Saint Patrick’s Day, you might be hoping to find your very own pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Maybe you’re wondering how gold got to be such a hot commodity in the first place. In this post, we’ll share 10 fascinating facts about this most famous of precious metals, including some tips for those who are curious about gold as an investment.

Know Your Banking Rights and Protections

By: Holly Benedetto03.12.24 Culture
For many, our biggest life goals are accomplished through banking. The ability to save, borrow, and invest money is key to most aspects of modern life and independence. However, fair banking had not always been available for everyone through the course of history. Know your rights and celebrate these championships of justice by learning about these historic laws.
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5 Affordable Family-Friendly Events Around Philadelphia This March

By: Nicholas Franks03.07.24 Culture
From the electrifying atmosphere of the Philadelphia Phillies' opening weekend, where the crack of the bat rings throughout the city of brotherly love, to the captivating displays of floral artistry at the renowned Philadelphia Flower Show, and the underwater encounters with mermaids at the Adventure Aquarium In this blog we’ll unveil the must-see attractions, hidden gems, and unforgettable moments throughout the Greater Philadelphia area this month.

Making Personal Loans Work for You

By: Nicholas Franks02.29.24 Product Spotlight Savings & Budgeting
Personal loans help people with various needs, like paying off debt, improving their homes, or dealing with unexpected costs. They provide solutions that are perfect for a variety of personal situations. In this blog post, we will talk about personal loans, credit, applying for a loan, and other related topics.
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IRAs: Understanding Retirement Saving Options

By: American Heritage02.22.24 Investing & Retirement
Retirement is the long-awaited reward after a life of hard work—a time to devote to yourself, your loved ones, and your dreams. An individual retirement account can be an essential tool in your retirement savings strategy, helping ensure your finances can support you throughout your golden years.

Top 5 Date Ideas and Things to Do this February Around Philadelphia

By: Nicholas Franks02.08.24 Culture
From live performances to unique experiences, the city has curated a diverse lineup of things to do this month for Valentine's Day and beyond. We’ve ensured that your calendar remains full of delightful moments and memorable experiences throughout the winter season. This list promises to guide you through the must-see events in February around the City of Brotherly Love.

7 Ways to Make Homebuying Easier

By: American Heritage02.01.24 Home & Mortgage
Without the right support and preparation, buying a home can feel a lot like putting together a puzzle with only half of the pieces: time-consuming and frustrating. From house-hunting to closing, the homebuying process takes 4 to 6 months on average and involves multiple moving parts, so it’s no surprise that many homebuyers find it overwhelming. If you want to simplify and streamline your experience, you can take steps to better prepare and set yourself up for a smooth road to homeownership.

Is Auto Loan Refinancing Right for Me? Q&A

By: Holly Benedetto01.25.24 Auto
When comparing potential auto loan lenders to refinance with, the main factors to consider are the loan amount (how much money you’re borrowing), the annual percentage rate (or APR, the interest rate on the loan), and the loan term (time to pay back the loan in full). We know refinancing a loan can be a bit daunting—that’s why we answered some of the most common questions buyers have when it comes to deciding when and how to refinance your auto loan.
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Financial Ins and Outs for 2024

By: Kirstin Wilson01.18.24 Savings & Budgeting
We understand that changes to your financial situation are not always in your control and can be difficult to overcome, especially at the start of a new year. To help you take back control of your financial journey, we’ve created a list of financial practices to either embrace or leave behind this year with actionable steps you can take immediately to start seeing positive changes in your finances.
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Make the Most of Your Money in 2024 by Organizing

By: American Heritage12.28.23 Savings & Budgeting
Financial clutter does more than frustrate you and waste your time. It can hurt your credit score, lead to higher interest payments, and keep you from growing your money for the future. The good news is that you can declutter your finances and make them easier to manage for the future. All you need to do is follow these steps to organize, consolidate, and automate your way to clutter-free finances.
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Make the Most of Your Money With a High-Yield Savings Account

By: American Heritage12.21.23 Investing & Retirement Savings & Budgeting
It’s no secret that interest rates on everything from auto loans to home loans have risen significantly over the past year. But there’s a bright side to rising rates: Savings accounts have also increased their interest rates, making it easier to grow your savings. Whether you’re stashing cash to boost your emergency fund, buy a new car, or save for a down payment on a house, consider opening a high-yield savings account. It’s an excellent option for anyone looking to stay ahead of inflation and watch their money grow effortlessly.



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