How Men and Women Manage Money Differently

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Men and women look at shopping very differently. A study by the Wharton School of Business titled “Men Buy, Women Shop” found that women are more likely to view shopping as a recreational activity, while most men just want to get out of that store with their purchase as quickly as possible. Because of this, women notice and care about …

Thanksgiving Hacks To Save Time, Stress And Money

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Thanksgiving prep stressing you out? Wondering how you’re going to get everything done in time for the big day and stick to your budget at the same time? We’re here to help! Whether you’re traveling home for the holiday or hosting a houseful of guests, we’ve got you covered. Here are 15 clever Thanksgiving hacks to save you time, stress …

What To Buy And What To Skip This Black Friday

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It’s the bargain-hunters favorite season -or is it? Before you brave the crowds this Black Friday, take a few minutes to read through our list of what to buy and what to skip so you only come home with true bargains. Skip: Large home appliances While you may find markdowns on large household appliances, like dishwashers and refrigerators, on Black …

8 Ways To Beat Holiday Stress

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If holiday stress is already nipping at your enjoyment of the season, we’ve got tips to help bring the cheer back! While the entertainment industry would have us think the holidays are always full of good cheer, lots of laughs and warm feelings, the reality can, unfortunately, be otherwise. Sometimes, all that frenzied consumerism, party-hopping, and crazy schedules can bring …

6 Ways To Keep Your Finances Intact This Holiday Season

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‘Tis the season to shop until you drop-or until you go broke. But you don’t have to overspend. There’s no need to rack up a huge credit card bill or go into debt just to cover your holiday expenses. Enjoy a stress-free season by keeping your spending in check with these six tips: 1. Create a detailed list of all …

4 Scams To Watch For This Halloween

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Four Scams to Watch for this Halloween

Don’t let a Halloween scam spook you! Stay a step ahead of those crooks by looking out for these four scams this season. 1. The shipping scam The internet is brimming with Halloween-themed stores in the months leading up to Oct. 31. Lots of these retailers offer an impressive selection of costumes, accessories, and decorations at great prices. Unfortunately, though, …

All You Need To Know About Remote Deposit Capture

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Check your account balance and transfer funds between accounts, all from the comfort of your home or while on the road.  One of the most convenient features we offer through our mobile banking service is Directions Credit Union Remote Deposit Capture. There’s no need to squeeze a trip down to Directions Credit Union into your already busy schedule. All it …

Do Monthly Bill Payments Affect My Credit Score?

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You’re working on improving your credit score and being extra careful about paying the bills on time. But, since you don’t see these payments reflected in your score, you might be wondering: Do monthly payments, like utility bills, count towards a credit score?  Unfortunately, making your monthly payments will not affect your credit score.  However, if you’re delinquent on a …

12 Things To Do Before Your Summer Getaway

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Your bags are packed, your itinerary is set and you’re counting down the minutes until you take off for your dream summer getaway. Before you head out to the airport, though, read through this checklist of important things people tend to forget before leaving for summer vacation. 1.) Let us know Give us a call at 1-888-508-2228 before you set …