Feeling Stuck In Your Car Loan? Might Be Time To Shop Around!

For the Road

Some bills can’t be changed. For other bills, though, a little legwork can make a big difference in your monthly payment. Your car payment is a great example. Refinancing your car loan can lead to a lower monthly payment, a shorter payment term, or both. It depends on various factors, including the value of your vehicle, how much you owe, …

How To Get By In An Emergency: Personal Loan Or Credit Card?

Personal Finances

As a credit union member, you have borrowing options. Two popular choices for emergency funding are personal loans and credit cards. Here are several pros and cons to each. 1.) Limits. Credit cards have credit limits in the thousands, enough to cover a small emergency. The value of credit cards is their convenience.  There’s no need for a new loan …

How To Deal With Financially Challenging Friendships

Personal Finances

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. But some friendships can be a serious drain on your savings. If you recognize these kinds of people in your life, it’s hard to know what to do. Here are several examples of financially dangerous friends and how to handle them. 1.) Party every night It’s great to blow off steam with …

Personal Loan: The Swiss Army Knife Of Personal Finance

Personal Finances

Sometimes life throws expensive surprises. To cover them, you’ll need to borrow. If you’re borrowing to finance one of these costly events, consider a personal loan. 1.) Weddings. When it’s time to get married, the wedding is on – there’s no waiting for funds! The average wedding costs over $30,000, too much for one credit card, and the interest would …

Setting Yourself Up For Car Loan Success

For the Road

When shopping for a new car, it’s always too easy to let your emotions do the shopping. After all, you’ve been fantasizing about that red convertible for how long? For most people, a car is the most expensive purchase they’ll make aside from their house. So, keeping this sobering thought in mind is a substantial step toward reining in those emotions. …