By: American Heritage06.24.21
The right loan or credit card can give you more financial freedom and open up exciting opportunities – from traveling the world to buying your first car or home. But borrowing money is a big responsibility, and it’s not a decision you should make lightly. Failing to use credit responsibly can damage your credit or lead to serious financial problems.
By: Holly Benedetto06.17.21
Dads, grandfathers, uncles, mentors, and all father-figures deserve a day to be honored. For the man who has everything, treat him to an experience, particularly now that concerts, shows, museums, and more are opening their doors once again. In case your Father’s Day plans last year were put on hold from the pandemic, make your bookings now for a safer comeback summer.
As a homeowner, you know that taking care of your house is the best way to maintain its value. But even a house that’s in good working order can look drab or uninviting from the outside. If you’re planning to sell in the near future, that could affect your home’s selling price. That’s why many real estate agents put a big emphasis on curb appeal.
It’s no surprise the credit and debit cards are so popular. They’re simple, easy to use, and accepted almost everywhere. But this popularity has also made them a common target for thieves and fraudsters. In 2019 alone, more than 270,000 people fell victim to credit card fraud. The consequences can be serious, from financial loss to damage to your credit (not to mention the stress).
In this new series, we take a look at the inner workings of the Credit Union and meet some of the champions who help our members in every facet of their financial lives. This month, we met up with experts Dorian Smith and Gina Pelbano, two leaders of the Kids-N-Hope Foundation's success, responsible for the creation and facilitation of fundraising events.
You already know to protect your home while traveling, but there are still more precautions to take while on the go. Whether traveling domestically or abroad, your wallet and your smartphone are your lifeline. Defend them both with these key tips to help your trip go as smoothly as possible.
Mail theft is an issue that can leave you feeling blindsided, especially if the stolen mail contains sensitive information that puts your identity at risk. On top of that, stolen bills or statements can cause late payments or other financial headaches. Many people don’t think about protecting their mail until it’s too late, so take these proactive steps today!
You’ve finally graduated from college and are ready to strike out on your own. Then it hits you: There are a lot of new financial responsibilities ahead. If you’re like most new grads, the thought of financial independence seems appealing on the surface, but if you’re not sure where to start, it can feel overwhelming fast. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to start out on the right foot.
By: Holly Benedetto04.29.21
After a challenging year, society has learned the value in appreciating our loved ones for all that they do for us. While we slowly emerge from the effects of the shutdown, many wish to keep their activities safe and low budget. Luckily, there is no wrong way to celebrate Mother’s Day, and there are as many unique ways to celebrate as there are mother figures to be celebrated.
All of us can make a difference every day by choosing greener, electronic options. By reducing paper waste and mailing resources, you can help reduce your footprint and contribute to the good of the environment.
If you are looking for more ways to reduce waste, consider using these four digital services offered at American Heritage.
In this series, we take a look at the inner workings of the Credit Union and meet some of the champions who help our members in every facet of their financial lives. This month, we met up with expert Jen O'Brien, a leader in our Contact Center who strives to make communication as smooth as possible for our members.
If you’re in the market for a new home, there are a few key steps you’ll need to take early on. You’ll need to consider the type of home and neighborhood you want to move to, and find a great real estate agent to help you search. One of the most important steps of all? Getting pre-approved for a mortgage.
Here’s why getting a lender’s pre-approval is a big deal when shopping for a new home, and what you should know before you begin.
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.
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?
Spring cleaning is about more than just opening the windows and letting the fresh air in! Use the inspiration a new spring brings and dust the cobwebs from an area that may not get as much tidying as others – your finances.
The only way to check the status of your Economic Impact Payment is to use the Get My Payment tool found on IRS.gov. The tool updates once per day, usually overnight.
The associates at American Heritage do not have information about your payment beyond what you are able to view on IRS.gov.
In this series, we take a look at the inner workings of the Credit Union and meet some of the champions who help our members in every facet of their financial lives. This month, we met up with expert Rachel Nguyen, who leads her team in detecting and preventing fraud to protect the membership.
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.
If you’re new to filing taxes, the process can feel a little overwhelming. It may seem like there are too many details to remember and tons of jargon to decipher. But here’s the truth: If you take some time now to learn about the filing process, understand what information you will need, and have a clear plan for completing your tax returns well in advance of the April 15 deadline, it’s not so bad. You may even get to enjoy a nice refund.
According to The The Knot, the average engagement ring costs $5,500. For an object designed to be worn on the hand, that’s an expensive item to go unprotected. Accidents happen. Your ring could get lost, stolen, or damaged during daily life or travel. Keep reading to learn how to secure this sentimental purchase’s safety with an insurance policy designed to protect fine jewelry.