All You Need to Know About Selling Your Home During These Uncertain Times

For the Home

Selling a home is a move people generally plan years in advance, and 2020 was no different. For many homeowners, the hot real estate market of spring and summer of 2020 was going to be the season they put their homes up for sale. And then came the coronavirus — and the world turned upside down. With people struggling to …

8 Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Bill

Security and Scams

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a wave of scams, with no signs of slowing down. These scams are also producing a surge of counterfeit bills into circulation. Using cutting-edge technology, scammers create bills that look just like the real thing to the untrained eye. Unfortunately, once counterfeit bills are passed, their new owner can become liable for passing …

The Back to School Guide for These Unconventional Times

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Back-to-school season is traditionally marked by a run on discounted pencils, overcrowded malls, and lots of nail-biting nerves about new teachers. But this year, the back-to-school season is entirely different. Forget the crowds and a race to find the hottest-selling backpack. This year, it’s all about the trendiest face masks and getting ready for a school year that promises to …

When Does it Make Sense to Pay a Bill with a Credit Card?

Personal Finances

Credit cards and debit cards both offer incredible convenience. With just a quick swipe or a linked account, a payment can be instantly processed. It seems like a no-brainer to use that convenience for taking the hassle out of paying bills. But, is it a smart idea to pay monthly bills with a credit card or debit card? Choosing to …

How To Dispute And Pay For Large Medical Bills

Personal Finances

If you’re looking at astronomical medical bills, you might think there’s no choice but to pay thousands of dollars for your treatment. But, there is hope.  Here’s some advice on how to bring down the numbers on your medical bills.  Plus, tips on how to cover the remaining costs in six easy steps. Step 1: Review your bills. Typically, you’ll …

Don’t Toss That Junk Mail – It Might Be Your First Stimulus Payment

DCU Member News & Info

*The information in this article pertains to the first stimulus payments issued in April 2020.  Four million Americans are receiving their Stimulus Payment in the form of a prepaid debit card — and many are mistaking it for junk mail. A few weeks ago, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began sending out Economic Impact Payments …

Beware Unemployment Scams

Security and Scams

Tens of millions of Americans have found themselves out of work as the economy reels from the impact of COVID-19. A record 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment insurance in the four weeks leading up to April 11. Unfortunately, when there’s bad news, the scammers aren’t far behind. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Americans have lost a …

Where Is My Stimulus Check?

Personal Finances

Are you still waiting for your stimulus check? Many Americans who filed tax returns and used direct deposit for refunds already have theirs. Find out when yours is due! More than half of eligible Americans have already received their Economic Impact Payment, but tens of millions more are still waiting. We’ll let you in on when you can expect yours, …

How Should I Spend My Stimulus Check?

Personal Finances

The stimulus checks promised in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act are starting to land in checking accounts and mailboxes around the country. The $1,200 granted to most middle-class adults is a welcome relief during these financially trying times. Many recipients may be wondering: What is the best way to use this money? To help you determine …