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6 Manageable Steps to Building an Emergency Fund
2/18/2020 | Greater Nevada Credit Union

6 Manageable Steps to Building an Emergency Fund

How much money do you have saved for unexpected expenses? (Don't worry, we won't judge)
Is a Mortgage Refinance Right for You?

Is a Mortgage Refinance Right for You?

Understand what it means to refinance, determine whether the timing is right and weigh the pros and cons to ensure that refinancing is a good long-term strategy for you.
Auto Refinancing 101: When You Should Refinance, How to Refinance, and What it Means for Your Vehicle Loan
1/2/2020 | Greater Nevada Credit Union

Auto Loan Refinancing 101: When You Should Refinance, How to Refinance, and What it Means for Your Vehicle Loan

Auto loan refinancing can be a smart financial decision but isn't for everyone, so it's important to understand what it means to refinance your loan, your motivations for doing so and the outcomes you seek.
Create and Manage a Budget that Fits Your Lifestyle
12/20/2019 | Greater Nevada Credit Union

Create and Manage a Budget that Fits Your Lifestyle

Setting a budget and tracking your progress each month is key to setting yourself up for financial success and achieving your goals. These simple steps will allow you to have a plan in place to meet new financial heights and be better prepared for the future. 
Managing Holiday Expenses
11/14/2019 | Greater Nevada Credit Union

Managing Holiday Expenses

According to a 2017 survey from Varo Money, 74 percent of Americans say they often fail to budget properly for the holidays. And so many end up racking up holiday debt, particularly on credit cards.
 
The problem is that debt on credit cards tends to linger past the holiday season. According to a 2018 Magnify Money survey, 49 percent of holiday shoppers said it would take five months or longer to pay the season’s debt off their credit cards. That means those shoppers were going to paying off their 2018 holiday debt well into May of 2019.
 
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are tips to help manage holiday expenses:

Use Energy Wisely This Winter
10/29/19 | Greater Nevada Credit Union

Using Energy Wisely this Winter

Heating, air conditioning, and water heating account for more than 74 percent of the energy consumed per household nationally and for 60 percent of the household energy dollars spent, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In fact, each household in the U.S. spends about $1,856 per year. 

Now that temperatures are cooling down in Nevada, the following tips can help you save money on energy costs during the winter months, and even all year long in the Silver State or any place you call home!

8/22/19 | Nick Serrano, VP of Greater Nevada Mortgage

Don’t Let Student Debt Delay Your Dream of Homeownership

If you’re like 45 million Americans dealing with a student loan payment every month, it can be hard to imagine adding a mortgage payment to your monthly expenses but it’s important to remember a home is also an investment and likely your biggest financial asset.
Reassess-Student-Loans
8/22/19 | Marcus Wertz, VP of GNCU Consumer Lending

Reassess Student Loan Debt to Reach Your Financial Goals Faster

Buying your first home, saving for retirement or even building an emergency fund can be intimidating for any of us. Add the need to pay down student debt and you may find yourself worried about the best approach. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are some simple steps you can take to reassess your student loan and make sure you’re on the right track to reach your financial goals that much sooner.
Home Insurance
8/8/19 | Brent Cordell, Greater Nevada Insurance

The Best Home Insurance Coverage at the Best Price

Many of us consider our house our most valuable asset; but are we doing everything to make sure it’s fully protected? In the third part of our summer blog series, local Nevada insurance agent Brent Cordell outlines the coverage you need to keep your home protected.
 
Auto Insurance
8/8/19 | Brent Cordell, Greater Nevada Insurance

The Ins and Outs of Auto Insurance

When you hear friends and family talk about a great deal on insurance, it can be tempting to get a quote of your own. But first, you need to know the key terms, what items can impact your cost, and how to evaluate the monthly costs and savings against the amount of coverage you’ll get.
 
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