The gap between paydays can seem to stretch on and on. To combat this, some app developers have stepped in with a proposed solution: paycheck advance apps. A way to get your paycheck early sounds like a dream come true, but what’s the catch?
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 Bryan Eichenbaum, an expert on all things lending at American Heritage.
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.
Credit cards are one of the most versatile tools you can carry in your wallet. From getting extra rewards when swiping at gas stations or grocery stores to building your credit score, these pieces of plastic can impact your financial health. With so many options available, how do you choose?
Sometimes we find ourselves no longer in need of the things we keep around the house. Gently used or good condition items can find life in a new home — a much more environmentally friendly solution than ending up in the trash. Before you reach for the online marketplace, consider the value of giving the item away for free. This simple action can create a large positive impact on interpersonal relationships and your surrounding community.
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 Brian Shotwell, whose passion for building relationships with members helps shape the service culture at American Heritage's branches.
If you’re a member of the armed forces, the military lifestyle and return to civilian life can come with unique financial needs, and some valuable opportunities. Here are a few tips that can support your financial wellbeing in the military and beyond.
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.
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.
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.