Take an Affordable Spring Break Trip in Nevada

Take an Affordable Spring Break Trip in Nevada

Bennett Queen
Greater Nevada Credit Union

Sunny days? Higher temperatures? What is this? It almost feels like spring is in the air! Right about now you should be trading in the snow pants and thermals for a light jacket and dare I say,…shorts? 

Spring is one of my favorite seasons, mostly because of the weather but there are some people who enjoy having one or two weeks off (I’m looking at you Nevada students). A lot of working parents also decide to take time off and plan a trip to take advantage of family time, but what if that family trip to Disneyland just isn’t in the budget right now? If you want a more affordable spring break option, we’ve come up with our four favorite spring break destinations that are right in our own backyard.

03/20/17
Do you own a financial institution? I do!

Do you own a financial institution? I do!

Bennett Queen
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Congratulations! If you’re a member of a credit union, like me, then you’re also an owner of your financial institution. What will you do next?
 
03/10/17
9 Tips for Paying Off Your Credit Card Debt

9 Tips for Paying Off Your Credit Card Debt

NerdWallet

Buried in credit card debt? You're not alone. According to NerdWallet, in 2015 the average U.S. household with debt had $15,762 in credit card debt at an average 18% interest rate. Annual interest alone was $2,630, or more than $50 a week.

Here are nine tips on how to climb out. Remember, though, there are no magical solutions.

3/6/17
Why You Should Consider Filing Your Taxes Early

Why You Should Consider Filing Your Taxes Early

Bennett Queen
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Every year, February brings about the start of tax season. For some, the process may be quick and painless while others may spend months gathering the needed documents. Some may completely forget the fast approaching due date of April 18th (traditionally April 15th but for 2017 it is the 18th).

During tax season, procrastination can be one of your worst enemies. Waiting to file your taxes could cost you more money and have other implications down the road. Here are four reasons why you should think about filing early.
 
02/27/17
Why it’s Important to Evaluate Your Auto Insurance

Why it’s Important to Evaluate Your Auto Insurance

Bennett Queen
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Nobody likes paying insurance premiums, especially when you find out that you don’t have the right coverage when you need it.

Imagine this: After a long day at work, you drive home on an unusually stormy Nevada day and think “I haven’t seen this much rain in years.” Then you get home and find that fierce winds have knocked down that towering pine in your front yard onto your other car, leaving you with a wreck and large headache.  Will your insurance cover that damage?

This story is not as imaginary as you may think. Northern Nevada is home to high winds and unpredictable weather, as we all know with the recent floods and storms. And all this activity is a good reminder to carefully evaluate your insurance coverage options. Below are some things you should take into consideration when reviewing your vehicle insurance.
 
02/13/17
Stop Financial Clutter

Stop Financial Clutter

We Own Our Bank
Just like the clutter found throughout your home or work area, financial clutter can suck up time and space. It also can lead to lost money.
 
First, you have to find out what your financial clutter is. Do you have too many credit cards? Are your desk drawers overflowing with old receipts and statements?  Is your money spread out at various financial institutions? Once you know where the clutter is, you can go about dealing with it. We’ll look at these three areas to see how to declutter.
 
2/03/17
What is Financial Planning

What is Financial Planning

Bennett Queen
Greater Nevada Credit Union
According to CNBC, 33% of Americans have done no planning when it comes to their financial futures. Another 58% believe that their financial plans still need some TLC. For those of you included in this 91%, we thought it might be time for a refresher on what “financial planning” is and why it matters.
01/27/17
Back to School Banking 101

Back to School Banking 101

Bennett Queen
Greater Nevada Credit Union

Winter break is almost over and soon many Nevada college students will head back to school for new classes, new teachers, and maybe even a new budget.

College is one of the fastest changing times of our lives and often the first time living away from home. Being on your own can be fun, though it can also lead to more stress if you don’t know how to keep your finances in order while keeping your grades up at the same time. Here are a few tips to help keep you on track.

01/20/2017
Smart Money: Best Moves for 20-Something Investors

Smart Money: Best Moves for 20-Something Investors

NerdWallet

When it comes to investing early in life, you likely have two things on your side: time and flexibility. Although a 2015 survey found that most millennials don't think they'll have enough money saved for retirement, investing is one way to help build wealth for the future. Here are some of the best investments you can make in your 20s.

1/12/17
How to set New Year’s Goals That Will Last

How to set New Year’s Goals That Will Last

Bennett Queen
Marketing Coordinator
Let me start off this post by asking you to think about your New Year’s resolution from last year. Go ahead, I’ll wait… I won’t ask you what it was, but what I would like to know is: did you keep that resolution? If not, try doing things a bit differently this New Year.
01/03/17
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