How To Make Your Dorm Room More Like Home

Student Money Tips

Chances are, your college dorm room is never going to be as good as your childhood bedroom, but with a few tricks, you can make it feel pretty close.  Here are some low-cost hacks that can turn the institutional discomfort of your dorm room into the comfort of your parents’ home. 1.) Soften your bed Most people don’t get a …

DCU Fraud Q&A: Debit/Credit Card Data Breaches

DCU Member News & Info, Security and Scams

Data breaches are becoming more common. Because of this, we put together a quick Q&A to help answer your questions and provide you with instructions on what to do next.   Q: What is a data breach? A: A data breach is when someone infiltrates a merchant’s network and steals customer information. This information includes name, address, social security number, …

Preparing Your Kids For College: The Must Have Money Talk

Student Money Tips

College is a time for kids to take responsibility for their finances. Many college first-year students have had minimal experience dealing with money. Typically they come from living in a parent-controlled world where they have rules, and they know their limits. College offers a sense of freedom that could cause financial problems if not handled correctly. Credit cards and shopping …

Kick Off A Safe And Healthy Summer

Personal Finances

Memorial Day is the traditional start of summer, meaning outdoor time, swimming, picnics, and travel. Here are tips to keep your family healthy, happy, and far from the ER. Not Looking Forward To Swimsuit Season? If you want to lose weight, says Lisa Lillien of the Hungry Girl website, don’t use crash diets, make healthy choices. Spend weekend time prepping …

Newlyweds: Don’t Let Financial Stress Take The Cake

Personal Finances

Of all the things to discuss before marriage, finances are the least exciting. Statistically, money is the top reason newlyweds argue, and financial arguments are among the top predictors of divorce. So, how can you avoid becoming a statistic? Here are some ideas from the experts: Talk To Each Other A 2013 poll by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling …