Whether you receive a large or small refund check this tax season, a check from Uncle Sam is an added bonus to the beginning of spring and new possibilities. One fun way to spend your tax refund check? Home renovations!
If you’re looking for a great financial partner that’s also great for your community, local credit unions are the best option. Unlike the big national banks and online-only banks, credit unions are member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperatives that directly contribute to your hometown.
A certificate or money market account (MMA) from your local credit union can be a smart, safe way to grow your money faster – and reach your savings goals sooner. Unlike stocks, both account options are federally insured, and they often pay much higher dividends than typical savings accounts. Certificates and MMAs are both good options, but they have some key difference you should know about when deciding which to choose.
In an effort to help our members better understand both options, our team is reviewing the differences between a home equity loan and a home equity line of credit — both of which are potential options for those wanting to borrow on their home equity.
Your 20s are a time of discovery. That includes discovering how to make, spend, and save money (and be less dependent on Mom and Dad). But the journey toward understanding your finances can be a bumpy one. Here are five financial mistakes people often make in their 20s and how to avoid them.