Throughout the past year, a lot of people have adopted new financial habits in order to acclimate to what was happening around the world. Here are some financial changes
You’ve been renting for a while now and you’re wondering if you’re finally ready to be a homeowner. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help determine whether or not you are ready to make the jump and buy a home: CAN I SAVE FOR A DOWN PAYMENT? While there are a few low or no down payment mortgage options, most traditional loans require at ...
Want to do some upgrades on your home but feeling a little cramped by your budget? Here are some ideas for easy fixes around the house that won’t break the bank. REPLACE HARDWARE Replacing old or mismatched hardware in a kitchen or bathroom can instantly pull the room together. Choose a style that compliments the existing room or is versatile ...
You’ve decided you’re finally ready to take the plunge and become a home owner. Before you start picking wall colors and flooring, you need to prepare for the mortgage process. Check out some of steps you should take as you prepare to apply for a mortgage. PULL CREDIT REPORT You need to make sure there aren’t any collection notices or ...
We have previously talked about what a seller needs to do during an open house, but there are also steps the buyer can take to ensure this process is as smooth and problem free as possible. Here are tips on maintaining good open house etiquette. DRESS THE PART For many, visiting open houses is a multi-hour process. Dress comfortably but still look ...
There are so many options available when it comes to technology made for handling your money and finances. Here are some of the pros of using this tech to manage your
A road trip is a great way to see the country on your own schedule. However, if you don’t plan out a budget, the expenses can add up pretty quickly. Here are some ways
Whether it’s an appraisal being completed on your own home before selling or one for a home you’re interested in purchasing, it can be a stressful or confusing process.
Navigating your finances as a freelancer can be a little stressful. Here are some tips to keep in mind if you are already a freelancer or are thinking of becoming one.
Many people choose to go the townhome/condo route for their first home due to the lower cost and maintenance when compared to a single-family home. Here are some of the
Preparing to sell your home can be almost as stressful as buying one. Here are some past blogs about getting your house ready to put on the market as well as tips for
Once you’ve built a robust emergency savings, usually recommended to be enough money to cover six months to a years’ worth of expenses, you should still try and make
As we wrap up the final week of Credit Union Youth Month, make sure you check out Ages 2 - 4, Ages 5 - 7, and Ages 8 - 10. This week, we'll take a closer look at how you