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Financial Articles & Videos

Banking Know How

  • Pay Yourself First (Video)

    Paying yourself first is an effective savings strategy because it takes willpower right out of the equation.

  • How to Build a CD Ladder

    If you're looking to earn the highest possible yield on your investments without sacrificing the safety of government backed insurance, certificates of deposit are one way to go.

  • 3 Reasons You Need an Automatic Savings Plan

    “Save money” is a timeless bit of personal finance advice, but actually doing it can be another story. If you need a way to boost your savings and stay consistent with your goals, setting up an automatic funds transfer can help.

  • Compound Interest Mind Bend (Video)

    When dealing with compound interest, it's important to get started as early as you can. View this video; it may surprise you.

  • Your Money is Safe

    The shares in your credit union are insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).

  • 6 Ways to Save More Money

    Even if saving has never been your thing and money is tight, it’s never to late to change old financial habits. Here are some ways to become a more efficient saver.

  • Financial Literacy for Kids of All Ages

    No matter how enthusiastic you are, trying to formally teach finance to kids is a tall order that is likely to make their eyes glaze over. Hold their attention by keeping money lessons relevant, age appropriate and a bit playful.

College Planning

  • Year-Round College Planning Calendar

    Preparing your teen for college isn't just about the money you've put aside for tuition, room and board. It's about making deadlines, making the right choices and ensuring your child has the proper life and money skills to make college a success.

  • 5 Things To Do Today -- as a Student -- to Help Your Future

    Your primary reason for attending college is to jumpstart your career and get an education.  But, did you know there are many other things you can do now to help secure your future?

  • What Do Colleges Want? It's Hiding in Plain Sight

    The college application process can seem pretty mysterious to the uninitiated. But what colleges want from their applicants isn’t a secret.

Credit & Debt Management

  • Understanding GAP Insurance (Video)

    Learn about Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) coverage and why is it so important.

  • Strategies for Debt Repayment (Video)

    No matter how unique your debt situation, repayment should be a top priority. This video provides three helpful strategies to use to reduce and pay off your debt. For additional assistance, click here to learn more about Greenpath Financial Wellness and personally discuss financial and debt management with a confidential financial wellness specialist.

  • Loan Basics (Video)

    Every now and then, we all need a refresher on the "basics." This video provides a lighthearted review of loan fundamentals.

  • Demystifying Mortgages (Video)

    Comparing mortgages can be confusing and intimidating - so let's break it down to see how it all works.

  • Boost Your Credit Score (Video)

    Credit scores are an area of personal finance that seem a lot more mysterious than they actually are. Let's examine what's truly important to understand. 

  • Dealing with a Financial Setback

    Financial setbacks come in all shapes and sizes. It can be an expensive household repair, a medical emergency, getting laid off, or the birth of a baby.

  • Time Your Purchases

    Do you wish you could be that person who somehow knows exactly when to buy everything? Now you can!

  • Recession-Proof Habits

    The economy is always going up or down - here's a reminder of a Number One Wealth-Building habit.

  • How to Buy a Used Car

    Here are many pre-owned gems just waiting to be found. find out how to choose one you can drive happily for years to come.

  • Personal Finance by Age Group - Decade by Decade

    There are two "golden rules" in personal finance that apply, regardless of your age: (1) live within your means and (2) look forward to the future and save for it.

  • Credit Utilization (Video)

    Credit utilization is how much credit is available to you vs. how much of it you actually use.

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