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5/8/19 | CA NV Credit Union League

Money Matters for Newlyweds

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Consider This:  Perhaps your wedding is just around the corner. Or you’ve managed to survive the wedding stresses and are enjoying the honeymoon. Or you’re settling into your new home together. Wherever you are on the newlywed spectrum, you may have heard one of the most common problems in marriage is finances. It can often lead to divorce.
 
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4/11/19 | Robin Caddell, Iowa Credit Union League

Four Things to Teach Your Kids About Money Before College

The time has come to send your oldest child off to college. You’ve talked with them about safety, getting to class on time and being careful when going to parties. But, how much have you talked with them about being responsible with their money?
 
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1/07/19 | Greater Nevada Credit Union

Simple Ways to Take Control of Your Finances This Year

Get a year's worth of helpful tips to help you live greater condensed into one short e-book!
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11/21/18 | California / Nevada Credit Union League

Preparing for the Holidays

Before you know it, the winter holidays will be here! And with it comes joy, family time, and often, money worries and stress.

One way to help avoid that last part is something you may have heard often: develop a budget. Seems simple, but many people don’t do that, and it often leads to overspending, debt, and financial stress.

Credit Cards
10/25/18 | California / Nevada Credit Union League

Choosing the Right Credit Card

CONSIDER THIS: The credit cards consumers choose can have a considerable impact on their overall financial health, so it’s important to choose wisely.

Although there are no set rules for finding the perfect credit card, here are some ways to make that search a little easier:

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9/28/18 | Greater Nevada Credit Union

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Checking Account

Today’s checking accounts run the gamut from basic to offering rewards and higher yields. If you’re looking to find the account that’s right for you, consider these 7 things:
 
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8/7/18 | Cailey Gibson, Digital Solutions

What is Person-to-Person Payment?

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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.
 
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3/31/18 | California / Nevada Credit Union League

BUILDING AN EMERGENCY FUND

Financial experts frequently advise people to set aside in an emergency fund enough money to pay for between six and nine months of living expenses.

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2/8/18 | California/Nevada Credit Union League

SHOPPING FOR THE BEST DEALS ON GROCERIES

CONSIDER THIS: The government’s Consumer Price Index estimates prices for groceries will rise by 1 to 2 percent in 2018. For some products, prices could go even higher. For example, the prices for chicken and avocados are expected to go up.

Here are some tips for finding the best deals on groceries:

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1/22/2018 | Greater Nevada Credit Union

Getting Help with Debt

Are you having trouble paying your bills, getting notices from creditors or worrying about losing your home or vehicle? Help is out there, though you need to proceed with caution. Let’s take a look at some of these options.

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1/9/2018 | Greater Nevada Credit Union

Resetting Your Budget after the Holidays

Now that your holiday spending is winding down, does it feel like you’ve overspent once again? If so, this is a perfect time to get back on track and even prepare for a more affordable season next year. Let’s get started!

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07/17/17 | Bennett Queen

Learn the Basics and Benefits: Personal Loans 101

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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.
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05/24/17 | Bennett Queen with help from Jaime Guerard

Five Tips to Help You Land Your First Professional Job

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Landing your first job out of college can be a long and anxious process. We enlisted the help of GNCU’s Recruitment Specialist, Jaime Guerard, to help make it a little easier for you. Here are five tips to help you land that job.
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04/20/17 | Bennett Queen

National Credit Union Youth Month: Managing Money Wisely

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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. Below is an overview of how you can instill good money habits in your kids, no matter what age.
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04/10/17 | Bennett Queen

Are you thinking about refinancing your mortgage?

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If you haven’t thought about refinancing yet, maybe it’s time to look into it. According to Mortgage Professional America (MPA), American homeowners are missing out on $5.4 billion by not refinancing as mortgage rates have dropped. There can be a lot of benefits to refinancing your mortgage, but how do you know if it’s a good idea for you? 

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02/13/17 | Bennett Queen

Why it’s Important to Evaluate Your Auto Insurance

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Nobody likes paying insurance premiums, especially when you find out that you don’t have the right coverage when you need it. Will your insurance cover that damage?
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01/27/17 | Bennett Queen

What is Financial Planning

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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.
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01/20/2017 | Bennett Queen

Back to School Banking 101

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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.

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1/12/17 | NerdWallet

Smart Money: Best Moves for 20-Something Investors

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.

11/10/16 | Bennett Queen

Scared of the Monster (Debt) Lurking In Your Finances?

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Halloween may be over but being in a lot of debt can be a scary thing, and all that holiday season spending won’t help. If your personal finances are starting to feel like a horror story, consider some of these ideas to slay the debt beast (or at least tame it).
9/01/15 | Kristina Kraus

How to Save Money on Insurance

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Insurance can help us protect the things that matter, from our home and cars to our kids and pets. That’s why it’s so important to take time to make sure you have the right coverage throughout the different stages of your life.

Before you automatically renew your insurance, next time take a moment to make sure you’ve got the right policies and at the right price. 

5/18/15 | Kristina Kraus

The Best Apps to Help You Budget

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Many of us can remember playing Snake on our Nokia phones back in the late 1990s. By 2008, there were 800 applications and games available for download in the App Store. Six years later, there were 1.4 million apps users could choose from, including apps to identify songs playing on the radio, edit videos, and more. Beyond entertainment, today’s mobile applications can also help you get organized, especially when it comes to personal finances.
11/10/14 | Kristina Kraus

6 Ways to Manage Your Heating Bill

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Between paying for all the food and drinks for a Thanksgiving feast, Christmas gifts for family and friends, and holiday trips, it’s hard to think about saving money over the next few months.  And as a recent transplant from Southern California, I also haven’t really thought much about what my heating bill will be like in northern Nevada. (I was more focused on the beautiful, snowy winter I’d enjoy!)

Luckily good old dad shared some advice with me and in turn, I would like to share it with you, since saving is never easy and we could all use a helpful tip once in a while.
10/29/14 | Kristina Kraus

Budget Friendly Halloween Costumes Done in a Pinch

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Flash forward to tomorrow afternoon, your phone rings and great news, you’re invited to a Halloween party! But wait, you don’t have a costume, it’s the day before, and if you’re like me, spending $60+ dollars for a once-a-year outfit really isn’t fun...sigh. This happens to me just about every year on Halloween and I thus have two options to debate, sit on the couch trying to find anything other than an old horror movie to watch or go out with friends and probably have a good time.  I know you’re thinking that to enjoy Halloween you need to have some brilliant disguise but trust me, your friends won’t care as long as you go! So suck it up, take my advice and you will have a great time and an easy costume that won’t break the bank.
 
05/23/2014 | Kate Robinson

What is Home Equity and How Can You Make it Work For You?

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The goal of this blog is to provide information that will help you Live Greater financially. Sometimes banks and credit unions take it for granted that consumers understand all of their financial lingo, but I know from personal experience that’s not always true. So this week I am going to address a question some of you may have about a commonly used term: home equity.

04/04/2014 | Kate Robinson

What is a First-Time Homebuyer Program and Is It Right for You?

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Making the leap from renter to homeowner is the experience of a lifetime. It runs the whole gamut of emotions from exciting (touring potential homes and decorating them in your mind) to exhausting (offers, counter-offers, escrows and  paperwork). Doing your homework ahead of time can make all the difference in your home buying experience, and it’s well worth the effort. If you’re about to start down that road, and this is your first time, there are plenty of resources to help guide you. Our Steps to Buying a Home blog, for instance, is a great place to start (and has a cool chart). Many  financial institutions also have programs in place designed to help first-time homebuyers overcome some of the obstacles they might face. There are also government programs created for the same purpose.
02/21/2014 | Kate Robinson

7 Tips for Buying Your Next New Car

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It might start with something falling off your car… maybe something small like the handle to control the seat tilt. You may start noticing worn through spots in the carpet or upholstery, or it may just be that a newer, shinier model catches your eye. Whatever it is, once you get the “new car” itch, it’s only a matter of time before you’re kicking tires at the local dealership, looking for your upgrade.
09/12/2013 | Kate Robinson

Steps to Buying a Home (It’s Not as Scary as You Think)

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At Greater Nevada we help people buy homes every day.  That’s how we know it can seem pretty intimidating. If you’ve never bought a home before, or you haven’t in a long time, or you don’t think you can because of X, Y, or Z, we’ve got good news. The journey from here to homeownership isn’t as dark and scary as it may seem on the surface.