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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:
 
9/13/18
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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.
7/31/18
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Entrepreneurial Education for Our Youth

Michelle Hale
Greater Nevada Credit Union

Basic money management skills are crucial to daily success but financial education isn’t commonly offered in schools. To help bridge the gap, Greater Nevada partners with organizations like EverFi, Balance, and the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation. Together with Greater Nevada Credit Union, these organizations provide financial education to students of all ages from elementary school to college.

2/26/18
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Learn the Basics and Benefits: Personal Loans 101

Bennett Queen
Greater Nevada Credit Union
When you were a child, did you ask your parents for ten dollars because you wanted to buy something that you couldn’t afford? Did they reply, “Okay, but you’re going to have to pay me back, plus interest.” If they did, they were teaching you a valuable lesson about borrowing. There are many types of loans. There are loans used to purchase a home (mortgage), loans used to purchase a car (auto loan), and even loans used to finance your way through college (student loans).  Unlike these, personal loans aren’t used for specific purposes. If you’re unfamiliar with what a personal loan can be used for, or if you’d like a refresher course, read on to find out more!
 
07/17/17
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5 Post College Graduation Tips

Bennett Queen
Greater Nevada Credit Union
College graduation is one of the most anticipated days that students will experience. However, once the idea of “adulting” and living in the real world starts to hit, many graduates get anxious about the pressure of paving their own way through life. If you’re in the “adulting” stage, here are five tips to make things a little easier.
 
06/02/2017
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National Credit Union Youth Month: Managing Money Wisely

Bennett Queen
Greater Nevada Credit Union
When did you first learn about money? Many people are taught the value of a dollar at a young age, and that then shapes the way they spend money the rest of their lives. April is National Credit Union Youth Month, and across the nation credit unions are promoting the importance of teaching youth ways to earn, spend, save, and manage money wisely. These lessons are important for kids and even a good reminder for adults, since these principles often aren’t taught in school. Below is an overview of how you can instill good money habits in your kids, no matter what age.
04/20/17
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Greater Nevada Supports Student Success

Brittany Flores
Member Service Representative
Just in case you were wondering, yes! There is a place that you and your student can receive all the resources and information you’ll need to be financially fit and be up to date on how Greater Nevada Credit Union strives to support our students. All from the comfort of your own home!
 
03/31/17
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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
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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

Thinking about changing your bank?

Bennett Queen
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Today, there are so many choices for consumers when it comes to banking. If you’re unhappy with your current financial institution, why not think about switching? One of the biggest reasons most people stay with their financial institution is because switching seems like a difficult process, it really isn’t.  In fact, here’s a simple checklist of steps to follow. You may find yourself saying, “Wow. That was easier than I thought.”
 
11/18/2016

Your Guide to Basic Banking Terms

Brittany Flores
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Remember the first time your dad made you file your own taxes? Or when your mom made you go alone to a doctor’s appointment? There are many milestones we overcome as we journey into adulthood, but not all have to be scary or intimidating. When it comes to learning about finances and banking, Greater Nevada has your back.
8/12/16

What to do if you have student loans.

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CONSIDER THIS:  The country’s combined student loan debt load is more than $1.35 trillion. A 2016 college graduate is projected to have $37,000 in student loan debt, according to the Huffington Post. Student loan debt is increasing because government grants and support for postsecondary education have failed to keep pace with increases in college costs. This has shifted much of the burden of paying for college from federal and state governments to families. 
7/29/16

How to Pick the Right College

Kristina Kraus
Greater Nevada Credit Union
The long nights and numerous hours spent on applying to colleges and trade schools is over. Now acceptance letters are starting to roll in. Whether you’ve been accepted to one or 100 schools make sure you’re picking the right one by considering the following when making your decision.
3/4/16

Easy Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money

Kristina Kraus
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Teaching kids about money can be challenging. You can’t just give them an article out of the Wall Street Journal about finances and expect them to understand it. Kids also have a very short attention span, so when grandpa lectures them on the importance of saving their money, they probably aren’t listening.

All kids know is that they want something and they want it now. So how do you teach them important life lessons and make sure they are paying attention?  Take a look at these simple tips to help your kids learn about money
4/14/15

Scholarship Myths Busted

Kristina Kraus
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Many students want to further their education, though they think they can’t afford it or that they won’t qualify for a scholarship. Often the thought that you have to be super smart, a great athlete, or one of many other myths, makes people give up from the start.

The reality about scholarships is that there’s plenty of money to go around. According to the Debt.org, $46 billion in scholarship money and grants is awarded each year by the Department of Education and another $35 million is available through private companies. With that much being awarded each year, there’s a good chance you can get a piece of it.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common scholarship myths and how you can bust them.
3/30/15

College Scholarships You Never Knew Existed

Kate Robinson
Greater Nevada Credit Union
When it comes to saving for college, scholarships are where it’s at. Some scholarships are significant (like a full-ride academic scholarship for being an amazing LaCrosse player or something) and others are less substantial, but as any parent paying for college will tell you, every little bit helps. With the rising cost of education, it’s a good idea to know about all the resources out there willing to fork over a few dollars to help you out.
08/08/2014

Surprising Tips About Saving for College

For you parents who may be panicking about the alarming rate at which your toddler is growing (he’ll be packing up for college before you know it) this blog’s for you.

08/28/2013

10 Ways to Sabotage Your Job Interview

We’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that Nevada unemployment rates have reached a 3-year low, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, who made this cool graph to prove it.

08/07/2013