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Improving Financial Wellness

California / Nevada Credit Union League
CONSIDER THIS: September is self-improvement month—which makes it a good time to look at ways to improve your financial wellness. 

Here are five tips:
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Benefits of Online Bill Pay

Cailey Gibson, Digital Solutions
Greater Nevada Credit Union
If you’re not already using online bill pay, there are many reasons to switch. However, before we go into them, let’s reminisce about what the process of paying bills once looked like.

Accessible Modifications for Your Home

Caitlin Hoff
Most homes aren’t designed with accessibility in mind for people with disabilities. Whether someone is born with an impairment or acquires a disability later in life, certain home modifications may be necessary to improve his or her quality of living. Creating a home that minimizes physical limitations and allows for unhindered mobility can go a long way to building a person’s confidence, self-esteem, and comfort at home. Here are some tips to help you start planning your necessary home modifications.
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Staying Cautious with Short-Term Loans

California / Nevada Credit Union League
CONSIDER THIS: The ability to quickly cover emergency expenses is generally what can make a short-term loan seem like a good solution. According to BankRate, 61 percent of American households would not be able to pay for a $1,000 emergency out-of-pocket. That could make a quick injection of cash seem like an attractive option.
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What is Person-to-Person Payment?

Cailey Gibson, Digital Solutions
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Person-to-person, or a ‘P2P’ payment, is a term you may have heard in conversation or mentioned in passing. This new form of payment is a way to send or request money from your friends and family, or pay bills via an app faster and easier. For instance, if you go out to lunch with a friend, you can pay them through a P2P payment app and all you need is your friend’s phone number or email.
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Be a Savvy Back-to-School Shopper

California / Nevada Credit Union League
It’s still only July, but for some, it’s already back-to-school shopping time.
Back-to-school shopping is the second largest consumer spending category after holiday shopping. Once you combined school supplies with other expenses—such as clothing and electronics—a family could easily spend between $600 and $1,000.
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Tips for Buying a New Car or Truck

Anita Good
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Do you need a new vehicle and want to score a great deal, but don’t necessarily like the process of negotiating price? Luckily, there are plenty of tools out there to help you do a little research up front and feel confident you’re not paying too much for either the vehicle or the financing.
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Sun, Sand, and Cybersecurity

Thomas F. Duffy, MS-ISAC Chair

This month, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance, we aim to provide some valuable tips on staying cyber safe while heading on a summer vacation. Whether you are out exploring or relaxing, it is important to strive to be as secure as possible with your digital devices and information. Unfortunately, travel can open you up to different points of vulnerability compared to normal everyday use at home, and we don’t just mean accidentally going swimming with your cell phone. You see, while traveling you are operating outside of your normal, safe routines. This means using your devices on different networks and putting them down in different locations, including under your beach towel while swimming. By following some smart practices, you can connect with greater confidence during a summer escape.


Using a Debit Card versus Credit Card

Greater Nevada Credit Union

Most financial institutions offer both debit and credit cards. Debit cards (also called bank cards) are typically tied to a checking account and are an alternative to writing paper checks.  When you pay for something using your debit card, the entire amount is taken directly from your checking account. For that reason, it’s important to make sure you have the money in your account to cover the payment.


Saving Money on Pet Ownership

California / Nevada Credit Union League

Most Americans don’t shy away from spending on their furry, feathery and scaly family members.

According to the American Pet Products Association, pet owners across the U.S. spent about $29 billion in pet food in 2017. They spent $17.07 billion in vet care. And that number is likely to rise. The APPA estimates Americans will spend $72.13 billion on their pets this year—almost $3 billion more than in 2017.

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