While college brings forth visions of beautiful campuses, study groups and weekend footballs games, it also brings up the huge question of how to pay for it and graduate with as little debt as possible. As you’re looking at your financial options, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Continue reading Making College Affordable – Student Loans and Beyond
Memorial Day and July 4th have come and gone. For most, that means summer is either beginning to wind down, or beginning to spill over with that seemingly never-ending stream of vacations you planned months ago.
Yet whether you’re craving a break from layovers and long car rides–or you’re looking for a little weekend getaway to spice up your summer, it sounds like a Dane County day trip will cure what’s ailing you. Continue reading Low Cost Summer Fun Ideas
Now that I am pre-approved for my auto loan and have done preliminary research on different vehicles, it’s time to get out into the field! This is “the fun part” of the whole experience, actually getting out and test driving the cars! Continue reading Test Drives – Eric’s Auto Buying Adventure Pt 4
As the famous saying goes, “With great power comes great responsibility.”
This timeless piece of advice can be applied to many different things, but few more fitting than the mighty credit card. Yes, while all Madison credit unions offer credit cards that give members a chance to earn rewards points on the things they buy, make emergency purchases, and simply treat themselves every once in a while, they can also open the door to a load of financial troubles. Continue reading How To Choose The Right Personal Credit Card
Confession: I love bringing order to chaos. From the garage to the kitchen cabinets to the bedroom closet, I love pulling everything out to be sorted and organized.Throw in some post-it notes, markers and empty boxes into the room and you won’t see me until dinner. The ultimate rewards are reducing clutter to the essentials, preventing identity theft, and making it much easier to find things when you need them on the first try. Continue reading Identity Theft Prevention: Sort, Store or Shred Important Papers?
On June 15, 2012, President Obama signed an executive order establishing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. With this initiative, those individuals who came to the United States as children and meet specific guidelines may be considered for deferred action over two years. Continue reading Achieve Your Dreams with the DACA DREAMer Personal Loan
It goes without saying that I’m going to need an auto loan to help finance a new car after my accident. Who has that kind of cash laying around or just sitting in your pocket? Continue reading Auto Loan Pre-approval – Eric’s Auto buying Adventure Pt3
Personal banking has become easier than ever to manage, thanks to online banking, mobile banking and text or email alerts. And yet too many of us are still dealing with checking account fees and penalties, which quickly add up when you’re not looking. It’s time to look at your checking account and see just how easy it is to avoid these charges. Continue reading Are You STILL Paying for your Checking Account in Madison?
With nothing but lazy summer days ahead, who’s thinking about holiday shopping? People with a smart game plan that includes an easy way to save, a budget, and a shopping list, that’s who. Pretty smart, right? Continue reading Start a Holiday Savings Account Now to Enjoy a Debt-Free Holiday Season
Looking for an opportunity to help someone in our community? Please consider volunteering for Paint-a-thon 2015. Over the past 26 years, thousands of volunteers have worked together to paint more than 500 houses for low-to-moderate income residents in Dane County. Continue reading DCCU Cares About Project Home’s Paint-a-thon