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Saving is the first step in preparing to purchase a home

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Jun 19, 2017 2:08:02 PM

Deciding on whether or not to buy a home is a big decision. In fact, given the length of an average mortgage, it’s more than likely one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life. With that, it’s important to be prepared when you do decide to purchase your first home and that starts with saving for a down payment.

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Topics: Home Loans, Mortgages, Savings, home buying

Money Market vs. CD [infographic]

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Mar 29, 2017 1:52:08 PM

When you're ready to make an investment, sometimes it's hard to figure out where to start. Use the infographic below to find out what's the best investment option for you.

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Topics: Savings, CDs, certificate of deposits, investing, money market

Build your savings or pay off debt? It really depends on your goals

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Mar 21, 2017 11:03:20 AM

Deciding whether you should prioritize saving money over paying off debt isn’t an easy decision to make. In fact, it’s one of the top financial dilemmas many Americans face when planning their financial futures. So … what’s the best option? It really depends on your situation. Here’s how to determine the best option for you.

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Topics: Debt, Debt Reduction, Savings

It pays to start saving now — the importance of compound interest

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Mar 14, 2017 11:50:16 AM

In case you haven’t heard, compound interest is the best.

You may remember it as an equation you had to memorize for math class, but it’s so much more than that. It’s the concept that powers all sorts of savings and investment products and, over time, allows you to turn your money into, well, more money!

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Topics: Save Money, Savings, money tips, compound interest, investing

The benefits of opening a certificate of deposit [infographic]

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Mar 6, 2017 10:55:24 AM

Certificates of Deposit, better known as CDs, are low-risk investment options that allow you to grow your money over a period-of-time. CDs are a great option for people who are committed to saving a set amount of money, since you cannot add money to your investment. Check out the benefits of opening a CD.

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Topics: Savings, money, CDs, investments, certificate of deposits

Three smart money moves to make with your tax refund

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Feb 14, 2017 2:22:10 PM

According to the IRS, the average tax refund is $3,000. Yes – 3,000 big ones! What’s the first thing that you’ll do with your windfall of cash? Save it, of course! While you may be tempted to blow your money on things like electronics or a new wardrobe, we encourage you to resist the temptation to spend. Use your refund in one of these three ways and you’ll thank yourself.

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Topics: Taxes, Savings, Personal Finance, money tips, tax refund

Top four budgeting tips

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Feb 13, 2017 2:06:35 PM

Budget. It's the one word that can make you groan and want to hide under a rock to avoid dealing with manging your finances, but we're here to eleviate the budgeting burden. Check out these four steps to help you take the stress out of budgeting.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Budgeting, Budget, Savings

Six steps to building an emergency fund

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Feb 9, 2017 10:29:40 AM

Saving for an emergency is easier said than done, but it's worth it. You can do it. Start by following these six steps.

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Topics: Budgeting, Budget, Savings, emergency fund

Life happens. Be prepared with an emergency fund.

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Feb 2, 2017 1:44:38 PM

An emergency fund is an essential part of your personal finances. Its importance is stressed in almost every personal finance book and budgeting blog, and yet 26% of Americans currently have no emergency fund in place. Of those who do have an emergency fund, up to two-thirds do not have the often-recommended six months’ worth of expenses saved.

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Topics: Savings, money, emergency fund

The best things to buy in the fall to save money

Posted by Community Choice Credit Union on Nov 3, 2016 3:32:26 PM

When the leaves begin to change and the temperatures drop, so do the prices of some big ticket items that you may be in the market for. From wedding dresses to home appliances, fall is a great time to make major purchases, while saving money. Check out our list of the top things to buy in the fall.

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Topics: Budgeting, Money Management, Budget, Expenses, Save Money, Savings, money tips

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