|12/3/2013 ||Female Home-Ownership Has Outpaced That of Unmarried Men |
| || Single women have been purchasing homes at twice the level of single men since 1999, and the trend has roughly held steady since then. Get tips on how to make this a successful venture, what you need to know about keeping your home and how to make the right decision for you.
|12/1/2013 ||Phishing Schemes: Donít Get Caught! |
| ||Thieves continuously look for ways to steal your information and they donít have to take your purse or break into your house to get it. Through phishing schemes thieves convince consumers to voluntarily hand over their valuable personal information every day. Hereís an explanation of phishing schemes, how to recognize and avoid them, and what to do if you are a victim.|
|11/21/2013||NFCU Pays Off $3,000 Worth of Member's Debt! |
| || For the last six years, Neighbors Federal Credit Union has celebrated Member Appreciation Week each fall. This year was no different with their, "Destroy Your Debt" theme.
|11/13/2013||Louisiana Budget Project Advocates for Payday Lender Reforms! |
| || The Louisiana Budget Project (LBP) is advocating for legislative reforms on high-interest payday lenders which drain the pocket book of the poor and the state.|
|11/1/2013 ||Mortgage Secrets: Owning Your Home Faster & For Less |
| ||Seeing a mortgage amortization schedule for the first time can be confusing and overwhelming. Fortunately, homeowners who organize their finances and take control of their payment plans can significantly reduce the total number of payments and the amount of interest paid on these loans; learn more about how it works here.|
|10/16/2013||Neighbors wins CUNA Excellence Award |
| ||Neighbors Federal Credit Union in Baton Rouge was recently honored with an Excellence Award, which recognizes innovative solutions optimizing credit union performance.|
|10/1/2013 ||Holds and paying with plastic: What you need to know! |
| || Plastic has revolutionized the way we spend money and most of us donít think about the authorization process unless we hit a snag, which can be extremely frustrating and potentially costly. Get the inside scoop on how making purchases with plastic works here.
|9/23/2013 ||Money Matters: A Financial Education Event Coming Oct. 5th 9am-2:30pm |
| ||Get your financial questions answered by experts at the Money Matters Financial Education Event! Michelle Singletary, the Office of the Attorney General, and partners with Equifax and SWBC Investments cover what every consumer needs to know about managing money, paying down debt, credit, credit scores, current fraud schemes and investing.|
|9/12/2013 ||Denham Springs Welcomes Walker High School Tour! |
| ||Mr. Ledoux's class got the "behind the scenes" look at the Denham Springs branch which brought their financial education class to life!|
|9/1/2013 ||Compound Interest: Making the most of your money! |
| ||Compound interest is the key to making your saving strategy productive. Learn more about compound interest and "The Rule of 72" here.|
|8/19/2013 ||USA Today: Scam offers entrepreneurs help on documents |
| || Everyday consumers aren't the only ones who are targeted by scam artists. Small businesses and corporations are now getting hit by solicitations for preparing so-called required corporate records.
|8/12/2013 ||Need a New Car? Your Credit Union Membership Gives You Three Great Ways To Save |
| ||Get special pricing and financing on your next General Motors vehicle through your credit union!|
|8/9/2013 ||CNN Money: The Social Security mistake that costs retirees thousands |
| ||While many retirees claim their benefits at the age of 62, holding off can often result in an additional hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime.|
|8/1/2013 ||Becoming Wealthy: Adopting the Money Mindset For Personal Gain |
| || Have
you ever day-dreamed about winning the lottery or inheriting a fortune? What would you do? Financial planning may not be your idea of celebrating, it would mean that
youíll have money for the long haul.
|7/18/2013 ||Neighbors Branch Workshops Bring Financial Savvy to Everyone!
an effort to reach people where they live and work, Neighbors brings
financial education workshops to everyone in the community. Workshop topics are chosen to meet the needs and concerns of everyone in the community. No matter where you are in life, money is a topic of interest and we are here for you!|
|7/10/2013 ||Neighbors Partners with Big Buddy on Summer Programs |
| ||Neighbors and Big Buddy proudly announce success with two summer projects: Level Up! and Lemonade Day! Both programs teach valuable life and business skills which impact the success youth experience as they develop into adulthood.|
|7/1/2013 ||Protecting your identity! |
America has a growing identity theft problem and no one is immune to the threat because thieves target people of all ages, even children. Understanding identity theft and knowing how to protect your information is critical to avoiding future hardship and loss.
|6/21/2013 ||"Debt Relief" Firms Misleading Student Loan Borrowers |
|CNN Money: Firms offering student loan "debt relief" are deceiving borrowers into paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars for access to free government programs, according to a recent consumer watchdog report.
|6/5/2013 ||"Day at the Capitol" |
| ||Neighbors' partner, Louisiana Jump$tart, held their annual "Day at the Capitol" to focus on the need for financial education for adults and students.|
|6/1/2013 ||High Pressure Sales: Deal Or No Deal? |
Weíve all heard about high pressure sales tactics and many of us have even endured them. Avoid being caught off-guard and check out these tips to help save time, money and avoid being trapped.
|5/20/2013 ||Stone Age Dad |
| ||"Stone Age Dad: Evolution of a First-time Dad,Ē is a humorous take on pregnancy and all the preparations that come with being a first-time parent from a guyís perspective. Itís an informative and entertaining view of the pregnancy process as a real-life first time father hopelessly prepares for his first born. Follow this fish-out-of-water story as it develops from the first sonogram to delivery, and all the ups and downs in between! |