|2/1/2015 ||Credit Worthy: Know how to play the game |
Many of life’s important activities require a credit check during the decision making process. Knowing your credit history is the first step to ensuring that you get a good review regardless of what activities you are pursuing. Check out these tips below to learn more about how to check on your credit.
|2/13/2015 ||BATON ROUGE PARENTS MAGAZINE: Avoiding the entitlement trap |
Want to raise a responsible child who doesn't demand constant gratification? Read on for expert tips on curbing a child’s sense of entitlement, from toddler-hood through the teen years.
|3/1/2015 ||Making your tax refund work for you |
Tax season is already upon us and Americans everywhere have big plans for their refunds. For many adults refund season is better than Christmas! Before setting your mind on one purchase consider making your refund really work for you.
Here are some ideas to use this money to set 2015 up for financial success.
|3/10/2015 ||Credit: How to rebuild or build it |
| ||Building and rebuilding credit is one of the hottest topics members have when they come to workshops and classes. Credit affects many parts of consumer's lives: whether we can get a loan, how much we will pay for that loan, and bad credit can even affect clearance levels in some professions.|
Read more about building and rebuilding it here!
|4/1/2015 ||"Wild About Saving" April Kickoff! |
April is National Credit Union Youth Month and we are joining in the fun to get wild about saving!
Almost half of young adults wish that they had learned about the importance of saving money growing up. Saving is about creating a routine of always putting a little money away and not spending everything you have.
|4/13/2015 ||"Wild About Saving" Prizes |
| ||April's National Credit Union "Youth Saves" month encourages parents to open youth savings accounts in time to win big prizes! See details now.|
|4/23/2015 ||Neighbors Highlights:
Spring 2015 |
| ||The spring of 2015 has been packed with financial empowerment outreach! Reaching people when and where they need us it key to helping our community’s financial well-being!|
|5/1/2015 ||Secrets behind credit scores and borrowing money |
Consumers shopping for credit products are looking for the best interest rate and low monthly payments. Shoppers can use advertised "APR"s to compare financing options from different lending institutions.
Credit scores directly influence the APR available to a consumer and knowing what to look for can save you money. Get the inside scoop here to make informed decisions with confidence.
|5/4/2015 ||Neighbors Federal Credit Union Celebrates National Credit Union Youth Month |
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Neighbors is thrilled to announce that in the month of April, 54 youth share accounts were opened, 701 members under the age of 18 made deposits and $273,359.49 was deposited into youth accounts.
|5/26/2015 ||IdentityTheft.gov website launched by the Federal Trade Commission |
| ||The Federal Trade Commission launches new website aimed at helping consumers cope with identity theft.|
|6/1/2015 ||“You have been selected”: Phone Scams |
| ||The number of phone scams increases every year and they are becoming more sophisticated. Some people lose a small amount of money and others lose their life savings. Here's a list of a few warning signs of a scam.|
|7/1/2015 ||Credit Repair: Deal or No Deal? |
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erase your bad credit – 100% guaranteed.” "Create a new credit identity –
legally.” Television commercials, radio ads and spam emails incessantly advise people
to "know their credit score” and take steps to improve their credit. Is repairing credit through a company
legitimate? Let’s discuss.