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Save on Your Summer Energy Bills: Tips From A to Z

By: American Heritage06.02.22 Savings & Budgeting
As the temperature outside starts to rise, so does the cost of keeping your home cool. Typically, electricity rates are higher during the summer due to increased demand, leading to higher summer electric bills. If you want to secure a lower electric bill (without feeling like you’re living in a sauna), check out these 26 energy-saving tips for summer. We’ve got ideas from A to Z!
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8 Banking Fees You Should Know About (and How To Avoid Them)

By: American Heritage01.06.22 Savings & Budgeting
From monthly checking account fees to surprise ATM surcharges, Americans are paying way too much for their banking. If you’ve ever gotten an unexpected bank charge – or a few of them – you know how it feels. If your New Year’s resolution is to save money, knowing about these eight common banking fees and how to avoid them is a great first step.
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Spend Less, Save More, and Get Out of Debt in the New Year

By: American Heritage12.30.21 Savings & Budgeting
Maybe you overdid it with the holiday spending. Between buying presents and traveling to see loved ones, it’s easy to lose track of exactly how much you’re spending. But when you get your January statements and see all your purchases in black and white… ouch. Seeing a lower balance than you’d like in your checking account and a higher credit card bill than you expected can be just the wake-up call you need to take control of your spending.
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What's the Right Amount for Your Emergency Fund?

By: American Heritage07.29.21 Savings & Budgeting
Everyone knows that saving money is essential if you want to build a financially secure future. But having a general savings account may not be enough to help you get through those lean times (such as losing a job) or to cover a surprise bill (such as medical expenses or car repairs). You need to develop a solid emergency savings fund if you want to keep your finances in good shape.
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4 Financial Lessons That Set Your Kids Up for Success

By: American Heritage04.01.21 Education Savings & Budgeting
April 1st marks the beginning of both National Credit Union Youth Month and Financial Literacy Month, so what better time to find resources to teach your child about money? Passing along your experience and insight is one of the greatest gifts you can give your kids. This is especially true when it comes to supporting their financial literacy. Building a strong financial foundation from an early age will help set them up for success throughout their lifetime. Here are four areas to focus on.
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Did You Know About these Credit Union Member Benefits?

By: Holly Benedetto03.25.21 Savings & Budgeting Security
When you join a credit union, you join a community. As a member of that community, you get a say as a shared owner of the credit union as well as a host of other benefits, like financial education, events, and discounts! Your American Heritage account comes with special member prices on tickets, insurance, and more. But did you know about these additional benefits?
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How Your Finances Affect Your Health and Ways You Can Support Both

By: American Heritage03.04.21 Savings & Budgeting
In study after study, researchers have found a clear link between a lack of financial security and a variety of health issues, like high blood pressure, heart disease, and anxiety and depression. Additionally, financial problems can cause stress and relationship issues as well as make it harder for some people to access the things that keep them in the best health, like quality healthcare and nutritious food.

5 Things to Discuss Before You Tie the Knot

By: American Heritage02.11.21 Savings & Budgeting
Getting married is an exciting time. From announcing the news to your friends and family, to planning a wedding and honeymoon during these uncertain times, you’ve got a lot to think about. So it can be easy to overlook one of the most important subjects that affects newly married couples: money.

8 Home Upgrades That Can Lower Your Energy Bills

By: American Heritage01.28.21 Home & Mortgage Savings & Budgeting
Around here, winters can get cold. While it’s great to enjoy the sight of a winter wonderland (and a cup of hot cocoa) from inside a warm home, the cost of keeping your place comfortable can be significant. In the spirit of National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, which is January 10, here are eight strategies to improve your home’s energy efficiency, lower your energy bills, and help reduce your impact on the planet.

6 Tips to Help You Spend Less on Groceries

By: American Heritage11.12.20 Savings & Budgeting Culture
Whether you’re planning for an average weeknight dinner or a Thanksgiving feast, it can be hard to get your grocery bills to align with your monthly budget. The good news is that there are many great strategies for saving money on groceries that work for Thanksgiving and all year long. Here are some of our favorite tips.
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Is a Joint Account Right for Your Relationship?

By: American Heritage10.08.20 Savings & Budgeting
For many couples, opening a joint checking account or a joint savings account is the first step. In fact, some studies have found that couples who pooled their money in shared accounts had happier long-term relationships. But before you make this big step, it’s important to communicate your feelings about combining your finances. It’s also helpful to understand how joint accounts work and know the benefits and challenges that come with them.
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How to Save (More) When Working From Home

By: Holly Benedetto09.24.20 Savings & Budgeting
If you’ve spent any time working from home over the past few weeks or months, 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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