How Men and Women Manage Money Differently

Personal Finances

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 …

What To Buy And What To Skip This Black Friday

Personal Finances

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 …

6 Misleading Advertising Ploys To Beware Of This Black Friday

Security and Scams

You deserve to find fantastic deals this Black Friday.  Here at Directions Credit Union, we hate to see your money go to waste.  That’s why we’ve put together a list of misleading advertising schemes you may come across when hunting for deals this Black Friday. 1. Very limited quantities That $200-off supersized TV screen coupon that just landed in your …

6 Times A Bargain Is Not A Bargain

Personal Finances

In the words of writer Franklin Jones, “A bargain is something you don’t need at a price you can’t resist.” And we couldn’t agree more. With the biggest spending season of the year looming ahead, it’s time to brush up on your shopping smarts. This year, give yourself the gift of an intact budget and a credit card balance that …

Take Five Steps To Save Before You Shop For A New Car

For the Road

Yes, you read that headline correctly. If you are thinking of buying a used or new car, take these five steps before you head to a dealership showroom or website to shop. When many of us feel that first itch for a new vehicle, we think first about dropping by a dealership to browse—look at a few models and check …