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Eleven Ways to Help Yourself Stay Sane in a Crazy Market

access_time Posted on: March 30th, 2020

Contributed by CUNA Mutual Group Eleven Ways to Help Yourself Stay Sane in a Crazy Market March 27, 2020 Keeping your cool can be hard to do when the market goes on one of its periodic roller-coaster rides. It’s useful to have strategies in place that prepare you both financially and psychologically to handle market volatility. Here are 11 ways to help keep yourself from making hasty decisions that could have a long-term impact on your ability to achieve your financial goals. 1. Have a game plan Having predetermined guidelines that recognize the potential for turbulent times can help prevent emotion from dictating your decisions. For example, you might take… read more »

The Beginner’s Guide To HELOCs

access_time Posted on: August 16th, 2019

If you’re a homeowner in need of cash, a home equity line of credit might be for you. There are many ways to get the money you need these days. Depending on your circumstances, it can serve as a great alternative to a loan, credit card, or borrowing from a loved one. What is a HELOC? Reasons to use a HELOC Reasons to avoid HELOCs HELOC risks HELOC alternatives Is a HELOC right for you? What exactly is a HELOC? A home equity line of credit (HELOC) is like a second mortgage on your house in exchange for cash. The amount of money you can get is based on the… read more »

Getting A Credit Card From A Credit Union Vs A Bank

access_time Posted on: June 27th, 2019

Credit cards from both credit unions and banks allow you to make purchases in stores and online. But these two financial institutions differ in several key ways. In fact, before you apply for a new credit card, you should carefully compare the options offered by the credit unions and banks near you. While doing so, make sure you understand the benefits and drawbacks of each option so you choose the card that will support your financial goals now–and into the future. Here are some of the differences you can expect to see: Membership Requirements Before you get a credit card from a credit union you need to join the credit… read more »

A Budget Plan for a Healthy, Happy You

access_time Posted on: October 26th, 2017

Can making a budget really make you feel better about life? You might be surprised! One of the most powerful things you can do to relieve uncertainty and financial stress is to take a step back and make a plan. A budget can help you figure out how to meet both your short and long-term financial goals. Think about it like a fitness plan: it’s not about dieting, it’s about getting healthy, staying healthy, and being ready for the life you want! Take the first step The first thing to do is to understand your overall financial situation so you can put your money to work for your goals! A… read more »