Pets! Whether you’re a dog person or a cat person, you really can’t go wrong by adding a critter to your clan–or starting to build your clan with one. I bet the first thing that comes to mind when considering getting a pet isn’t a special savings account in Madison for expenses. Continue reading How to Financially Prepare for a New Pet
Taking care of your health: It can be extremely expensive, and extremely stressful to think about. Here at DCCU, a local Madison credit union, we can’t do much to improve your physical health, but we can show you how to potentially alleviate some of your health care cost-related anxieties. Continue reading Quick Tips to Help Reduce Medical Costs
Giving makes the world go round. But it isn’t about who can offer the most money, clothes or time. Any bit you can spare helps. Many people feel like they can’t spare anything. But whether you’re donating food, used goods, money or time, your contributions DO make a difference. Continue reading Donating Money Makes Good Sense
I got my first credit card at 23. I was right out of college, and extremely fresh at a new job. I had zero credit history at that time so I applied for a credit card through the Madison credit union I’d been with since I was kid. The card didn’t have any perks, and the spending limit was low, but there weren’t any annual fees. Continue reading How to Get and Manage Your First Credit Card
We are so happy to announce the promotion of 28 year DCCU veteran, Shay Santos, to the position of CEO! Continue reading Announcing DCCU’s New CEO – Shay Santos
Though credit card companies and financial institutions continue to get better at keeping our financial and personal information secure, we’re all still at risk of having our cards and/or identities stolen. CardValet is the security boost you need. Continue reading Best Credit Card and Debit Card Security App: CardValet
In an age of massive consumer debt, credit cards run amuck, astonishing national debts, and banks closing their doors, there are plenty of reasons to save money.
Unfortunately, many people have never been educated on how to save money.
But we’ve got some good news. There are an astonishing number of ways to save money these days, all of which can give your budget a serious boost.
Here are some of our favorite money-saving tips. Continue reading Simple Money Saving Tips To Give Your Budget A Serious Boost
If you use a credit card, it’s more than likely you’re earning reward points when you make a purchase. And after you’ve started earning rewards on purchases, it’s hard to think of spending money any other way. Why would you ever go back to using a payment method that doesn’t give you something back? Continue reading Debit Card Reward Points – Shop and Earn!
As we mentioned in the last installment of our budgeting series, the final step to making a budget that works is doing everything you can to make it stick. Here are a few tips. Continue reading Budgeting 101.5 – Staying on Track
Making a budget is one of the smartest financial moves you can make and, if you’ve been following this blog series, you’ve essentially completed your budget! Continue reading Budgeting 101.4 – Automate and Polish