|8/3/2015 ||Don’t Break the Bank on School Supplies
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A new school year is near.
You’re thrilled the kids will be out of your hair but dreading the late
night homework problems. Either way, new books and clothes are required before
the first bell rings. According to the National Retail Federation, families
spent an average of $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics in
2014. Here are a few tips to save some
cash when loading up on rulers and construction paper:
|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|5/1/2015 ||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.
|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!|
|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.|
|4/1/2015 ||"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.
|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!
|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.
|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.
|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.