MoneyMatters... The AECU Blog

Buying a Car:  College Student Edition

Buying a Car: College Student Edition

Posted on May 24, 2018  |   0 Comment
Heading to college and need a new car? See what tips we suggest to make your car buying experience a positive one.
3 Free Online Resources to Use When Shopping for an Auto Loan

3 Free Online Resources to Use When Shopping for an Auto Loan

Posted on May 07, 2018  |   0 Comment
Make learning about auto loans a fun experience for everyone. Use our free online tools to learn more about auto loans to feel better prepared when shopping for your next vehicle.
How Much Does it Really Cost to Remodel a Home?

How Much Does it Really Cost to Remodel a Home?

Posted on May 01, 2018  |   0 Comment
Once you’ve made the basic decisions about the remodel, it’s important to stick to the budget set and aim to spend under budget—because unwanted surprises nearly always pop up during a remodel. See what some of the biggest, hidden costs are for most home renovations.
4 Reasons Mobile Payments Improve Purchasing Experience and the Future

4 Reasons Mobile Payments Improve Purchasing Experience and the Future

Posted on April 23, 2018  |   0 Comment
Enjoy the same, or more, security than you would have with a physical card with mobile payment. Here are some reasons mobile payments have improved purchasing experiences and the possible future for mobile payment uses.
4 Ways to Tidy Up Your Personal Finances This Spring

4 Ways to Tidy Up Your Personal Finances This Spring

Posted on April 19, 2018  |   0 Comment
Spring is an ideal time to dust off your finances and tidy up your budget. Maybe your tax returns have motivated you to increase your emergency savings for the year ahead, or perhaps you need a refresher on the New Year’s resolution you made to improve your credit score? Whatever your situation, now is the perfect time to get your financial house in order. These four strategies can help you get your personal finances in check and maintain a strong foundation for the rest of the year.
Four Reasons to Have Emergency Savings

Four Reasons to Have Emergency Savings

Posted on April 16, 2018  |   0 Comment
With most people, saving money is easier said than done. A 2016 survey revealed that nearly two thirds of Americans don’t have enough money saved to cover emergency expenses like a car repair or Emergency Room visit. Life is unpredictable, so it is important to make sure you are financially prepared. Whether you already have emergency savings or are looking to start, here are some situations to start building an emergency savings fund.
6 Steps to Prevent Financial Identity Theft

6 Steps to Prevent Financial Identity Theft

Posted on April 09, 2018  |   0 Comment
Identity theft is committed when an impostor obtains key pieces of personally identifiable information, such as a Social Security card number or driver's license, in order to use someone else's identity for financial gain. While financial institutions and payment card companies typically restore lost funds and forgive debts from identity theft, putting your financial house back in order can take months. Consider these steps to protect yourself from financial identity theft.
4 Tips to Improve a Credit Score

4 Tips to Improve a Credit Score

Posted on April 05, 2018  |   0 Comment
Improve your financial wellness by increasing your credit score or by starting the journey on establishing a credit score. Here are some ways to keep your credit score on track for any future financial goal.
4 Ways Credit Cards Help a Credit Score

4 Ways Credit Cards Help a Credit Score

Posted on April 02, 2018  |   0 Comment
The average American has three credit cards. So how can credit cards work to improve your credit score? Here are four ways to include your credit cards in everyday purchases.
Two Credit Blunders to Avoid When Buying a Home

Two Credit Blunders to Avoid When Buying a Home

Posted on March 27, 2018  |   0 Comment
Get insight on home buying from one of our mortgage loan officers, Melissa Imo-Moffitt. In this post, Melissa covers two major points of navigating the credit card world during the home buying process.
Spend, Save, or Stretch a Tax Refund

Spend, Save, or Stretch a Tax Refund

Posted on March 20, 2018  |   0 Comment
Every year, most Americans experience filing taxes and receiving their refund. But what happens after you get your refund back? Here are some different ways to spend, save, or stretch a tax refund.
5 Last Minute Tax Tips

5 Last Minute Tax Tips

Posted on March 13, 2018  |   0 Comment
Filing taxes last minute? Here are some tips to being better organized and feeling better for Tax Day on April 17th!
5 Steps to Getting a Mortgage

5 Steps to Getting a Mortgage

Posted on March 08, 2018  |   0 Comment
When you're ready to purchase a home, it's important to know the mortgage process. Go through this 5 step process to better understand exactly what is expected of a home buyer.
Financial Spring Cleaning

Financial Spring Cleaning

Posted on March 06, 2018  |   0 Comment
Welcome spring by making those financial papers more manageable. Here are a few ways to clean out your home and get your financial paperwork in order.
Six Additional Costs to Consider When Buying a Home

Six Additional Costs to Consider When Buying a Home

Posted on March 01, 2018  |   0 Comment
Determine how much home you can afford by using our home affordability calculators and going through the additional costs of purchasing a home.