Entries Categorized as 'Tips'

A Different Breed Of Diversification: What Multiple Certificates Can Do For You

Date July 20, 2017

Share certificates allow you to earn a good return on your money while keeping it accessible for use for major expenses. If you’re planning on buying a house or a car, keeping your down payment money in a certificate can hasten its growth toward your goal.However, If you’re saving for two large purchases, it can […]

Video: Low Or No-Cost Vacation Ideas

Date July 18, 2017

Vacation doesn’t have to cost a lot of money!  

The Best Deals On Wheels For College Students

Date July 13, 2017

You’ve shopped for weeks and you’ve packed for hours. Now, you’re finally ready to load your trunk and pull out of the family driveway toward your next stage in life. Which set of wheels will accompany you on your rite of passage into the grown-up world? Yes–you’ve chosen your college, your major, and perhaps your […]

Road Trip On A Budget

Date July 11, 2017

Whether it’s summer or spring break, college campuses will empty out and highways will fill up with students blowing off a semester’s worth of steam while road tripping to great vacation destinations. For many students, this might be the first time they’ve taken a vacation without parents to help plan (and pay for) it. For […]

Plan For The Payoff When You Plan Your Student Loans

Date July 6, 2017

Planning ahead for college is not just a matter of getting good grades and accumulating a list of extracurricular activities and awards. It’s also a process of understanding how to pay for tuition and living expenses during the college years, which often extends beyond the typical four-year period and sometimes also includes graduate school. Parents […]

Video: Paying Back a Loan

Date July 3, 2017


6 Ways To Save On Your Summer Vacation

Date June 30, 2017

The open road is calling and your dream vacation awaits! But first, you need to work out the financial details. How are you going to pay for your getaway? Ideally, a plump vacation fund is the way to go. Unfortunately, though, many of us don’t think about how we’re going to pay for vacation until […]

Skip-a-Pay: Free Cash Flow With A Summertime Break From Your Loan Payment

Date June 23, 2017

Q: Summer puts a strain on my budget because of extra expenses! Is there any way I can skip my car loan payment, just for one month, without being penalized? A: Summer expenses can bust any budget. Skip-a-pay will give you more breathing room during this expensive time of year. Skip-a-Pay is a program offered by MCCU […]

Financial Tips For Single Parents

Date June 21, 2017

Single parenting brings unique budgeting challenges. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that it costs an estimated $241,080 for a middle-income couple to raise a child to age 18 – and many single parents shoulder that responsibility alone. Even with adequate child support, it’s smart to be proactive about financial matters as a single mom […]

Beware of Scams! Give Your Kids Tools For Standing Up To Con Artists

Date June 7, 2017

The world is a big and beautiful place. So not only do we want your kids to grow up to be financially savvy, we want them to be able to spot a scammer and avoid a bad situation. Unfortunately, it is also filled with unethical people who are trying to take advantage of the innocent […]