Financial Independence for College Students

7/22/15:

College student reading book.It is a very exciting time here at Unitus Community Credit Union! The 2015 scholarship winners have been announced and they are only a month away from starting at their new schools. Being a college student myself I can relate to this time in their lives. Classes in lecture halls, late night study sessions, and cheering on the football team with friends all evoke my…

Are You and Your Finances Prepared for a Natural Disaster

7/13/15:

Broken Piggy BankIn light of the alarming and quite terrifying article recently published by The New Yorker titled “The Really Big One” which gives a vivid look into what could possibly happen to the Pacific Northwest should a mega-earthquake take place along the Cascadia subduction zone, got me thinking about how prepared my family and finances are should a natural disaster smaller or…

Make Saving a Priority

6/26/15:

money-savings-jarThere have been a number of studies lately talking about how Americans are not saving enough of their salaries or aren’t saving at all. In fact, many of us are less than $500 away from a financial hardship. With so many immediate needs and expenses in our lives right now saving just doesn’t seem like a priority…but it should be.

How much are we saving?

According to…

Costs to Consider When Buying a Home

5/29/15:

New homeowners in front of house with childIf you’re getting ready to take the plunge into homeownership and haven’t done your homework in terms of what the process entails and the costs associated with purchasing a home, you might be in for a real eye-opener. With any new home there are going to be some expenses that you must take into consideration, but none that should deter you from pursuing your dream of…

Spring Clean Your Finances

5/13/15:

Couple on Couch Reviewing BillsThere are 38 days left until spring officially ends. That is plenty of time to spring clean your finances! Here are 5 tips that make it easy to get your financial house in order.

Reduce Financial Clutter – Now is the perfect time to start going through that filing cabinet where you’ve been stashing receipts, financial statements, bills, etc. If there are any big ticket…

Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Return

4/15/15:

tax form and refundCongratulations if you were one of the millions of Americans who paid your taxes and filed by the April 15 deadline. So now what?

Hopefully you don’t owe Uncle Sam anymore of your hard-earned money. If you do, work with the IRS to come up with a payment plan that works for you. If you happened to loan your money to the government over the past year and are receiving a…

Help us Celebrate Youth by Getting Wild About Saving this April!

4/1/15:

Hamilton the Pig - Credit Union Youth MonthDuring the month of April, youth will have the opportunity to go on safari at Unitus Community Credit Union as we celebrate National Credit Union Youth Month™. That's right, an entire month! This year's theme, Wild About Saving™, encourages youth to use resources available at the credit union to help them cut their way through the jungle of financial responsibility.…

March Madness – Is it Time to Put Your Home on the Market?

3/13/15:

House For SaleAsk any realtor and they will tell you the warmer months are when people come out to buy, homes attract higher asking prices and you have a greater chance to sell quickly just as the summer home selling rush begins.

Timing is money and finding that perfect time to list is crucial in selling your home. List too early and not enough buyers may be available or you may…

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