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11/16/2022 | Greater Nevada Credit Union

How to Empower Your Community by Banking with a Local Credit Union

If you shop locally in support of your community, we've got another way you can use your wallet to make a difference—banking at a local credit union.

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11/15/2022 | Greater Nevada Credit Union

Why You Don't Need a Perfect Credit Score

You know you need a high credit score to make your financial life easier. But if you've been striving for a perfect score — typically 850 — you need to know that it's not worth it. Here's why there's really no need to hit that perfect three digit number.

Five Ways Credit Unions are Different From Banks
10/20/2022 | Greater Nevada Credit Union

Five Ways Credit Unions are Different From Banks

Credit unions like Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) offer a distinct approach to providing financial services and community engagement. In honor of International Credit Union Day – Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022 – the team at GNCU is sharing how and when you can best use the benefits of a credit union. Discover what sets credit unions and banks apart and how to leverage them in conjunction with other financial institutions and solutions.

Couple looking over bills together with calculator
10/5/2022 | Greater Nevada Credit Union

An Alternative to Payday Loans

Sometimes you just need a little extra cash. Maybe your car broke down or you were injured and need help covering your deductible. For these unexpected moments in life, we’ve created the Right Now Loan™.

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8/22/2022 | Marcus Wertz, Chief Lending Officer

Navigating the Current Auto Market? What to Know Before You Shop

With limited inventory and above-average wait times for new vehicles, buyers who plan ahead may encounter fewer speed bumps in their car buying journey.

Real talk from Matt R. O'Fact
6/28/2022 | Matt R. O'Fact

Real Talk: 3 Reasons to Join a Credit Union

Although they may not be the shiniest object in the banking world, don’t sleep on a credit union for your banking needs. For one, being a member of a credit union is kind of like banding together with your friends to be your own bank. (Sounds nice, right?) Although we could rattle off 100 more, we know time is money, so here are three reasons to join a credit union (wink, wink Greater Nevada Credit Union to be exact.)

Real talk from Matt R. O'Fact
6/6/2022 | Matt R. O'Fact

Real Talk: Making Banking Better and Easier to Understand

Hello everyone, it’s nice to meet you. I’m Matt R. O’Fact, and I’m here to deliver some Real Talk.

What’s Real Talk? It is a few different things. First off, it’s the name of a new campaign that Greater Nevada Credit Union is running to ensure people know about the power of banking with us. And it’s also a promise. A promise from Greater Nevada Credit Union to the people of Nevada— we want to make it easier for you to achieve your goals.

We want to make banking simpler, easier to access and understand. We offer accounts and programs to help your money go further. We commit to taking banking terms and fine print and turn it into real talk that real people can understand.      

What you should know before you use a buy now, pay later loan
10/4/2021 | Marcus Wertz, Chief Lending Officer

Read This Before You Decide To Use A Buy Now, Pay Later Loan

If you’ve bought anything online recently, you might’ve noticed online retailers offering the option of Buy Now, Pay Later Loans when you click to check out.

This type of loan—also known as a point-of-sale loan—gives you the option to pay off your purchase with bi-weekly or monthly payments over a period of time. Unlike credit cards, many Buy Now, Pay Later Loans (BNPL for short) offer 0% interest and no penalties for late payments.

On the surface, this can sound like a pretty attractive option; especially if your online cart is loaded with big-ticket items such as furniture, gifts, or household goods. However, it’s important to be aware of how BNPLs can impact your credit score before deciding to use this option.

A Personal Line of Credit can help you make the most of now and plan for the future
9/10/2021 | Marcus Wertz, Chief Lending Officer

What is a Personal Line of Credit, and How Can It Help You?

There are plenty of reasons that you may need some extra cash ASAP—and a personal line of credit can help you get it while also potentially helping your credit score.

A personal line of credit from GNCU is the perfect option to help you consolidate your debt, protect your account from overdrafts, or lend a hand with unexpected life events, like a sudden auto repair or pet illness.

With a personal line of credit, you get instant access to your available credit when you need it. 

Edith Flores bring her Greater Nevada passion to Nevada Humane Society to help local animals
8/13/2021 | Greater Nevada Credit Union

Helping People (and Animals) Live Greater with Nevada Humane Society

Member service representative, Edith Flores, loves animals. She wanted to turn that passion into action and find a way to help all the animals at the Nevada Humane Society as they wait to find their forever homes. With a goal of raising $3,000, Edith got creative, and with the help of Greater Nevada employees and community members, Edith reached her goal.

Safe sports are possible and youth can safely Return to Play
4/14/2021 | By Joyce Whitney-Silva, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at GNCU

Freezin' for a Reason: Why I Take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Nevada

This April 24, I will join my fellow Greater Nevadans and hundreds of other participants to take the Polar Plunge in South Lake Tahoe. Together, we’ll brave a few minutes in freezing water to support Special Olympics Nevada and the incredible work it does to facilitate year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Safe sports are possible and youth can safely Return to Play
3/25/2021 | By John Ahdunko, Vice President of Business Development - Greater Nevada Credit Union

Return to Play—Getting Youth Safely Back To Sports

It’s been over a year since sports leagues in Nevada were shut down to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s an entire year of opportunities missed for the youth in our communities. Gloves sat in closets, cleats collected dust in garages and basketballs deflated while we waited for facilities to reopen and welcome us back.

Make extra money work for you by spending, saving and investing wisely
3/1/2021 | By Danny DeLaRosa, Chief Development Officer - Greater Nevada Credit Union

How To Make The Most Of Extra Money That Comes Your Way

From creating an emergency fund to paying off debt, here’s a game plan to use extra money to make a meaningful impact on your life.

GNCU is here to help you Live Greater, even through a year like 2020
2/4/2021 | By Patty Chang, Vice President of Risk Management - Greater Nevada Credit Union

Bright Spots: How Greater Nevadans Helped Their Neighbors Live Greater in 2020

In 2020, we witnessed and were a part of history in many ways, both good and bad. There were times that tested our resolve, our patience and even our ability to move forward.  With our members and clients in need, as Greater Nevadans, 2020 became our time to shine.  A time to show our members and our communities that we care about them and will do whatever we are able to help them Live Greater. And truly, a time to collaborate, celebrate and move forward together.

Supporting Small Businesses through the COVID-19 Pandemic
1/21/2021 | By Michael Thomas, VP of Marketing - Greater Nevada Credit Union

Greater Nevada's Commitment to Communities Through Turbulent Times

Tragically, we have all seen more boarded-up windows and “final sale” signs than we would like since the pandemic shuttered Nevada businesses’ doors back in March of 2020. Some of our favorite local places – restaurants, gyms, salons and others —have seen their final days come and go as a result. At Greater Nevada we’re working hard to do our part to prevent this from happening wherever and whenever possible.

Financial New Year's Resolutions for any Situation
12/29/2020 | Tom Wambaugh, Vice President of Member Services

New Year's Financial Resolutions and Resources for Every Situation and Account Balance

The end of December usually is when we would share advice about what new year’s financial resolutions could help our members in the next 12 months. Traditionally, we’d talk about how to take control of your money, make better financial decisions, pay off credit card debt, and save for retirement and emergencies. However, 2020 has been anything but a traditional year, so our advice going into 2021 is different as well.
Live Greater by Practicing Gratitude
12/23/2020 | John Ahdunko, Vice President of Business Development

How To Live Greater By Finding Things To Be Grateful For

We’re surrounded by messages about things to be grateful for during the holiday season—our family and friends, physical surroundings, natural environment, skills and abilities, and more. Even so, sometimes it can be difficult to have an attitude of gratitude—especially in trying and challenging times. However, practicing gratitude has been proven to have many positive psychological benefits, can help you navigate uncertainty, and can even improve your finances.
The Wolf Pack Marching Band Practices in Sectionals Outdoors
12/16/2020 | Michelle Hale, Community Outreach Supervisor

Nevada Wolf Pack Marches to a Greater Beat

University of Nevada Wolf Pack games have been a little different this year. There is no roar of the crowd coming from the stands, but that hasn't stopped the Wolf Pack Marching Band from keeping the spirit of the Pack strong.
Zelle®—A Greater way to pay friends and family—is now available in Personal eBranch
12/10/2020 | Rick Hassman, Vice President of Digital Solutions

A Greater Way to Pay Friends and Family—Introducing Zelle®

If you’ve ever worried about not having cash on hand, then worry no more if you’re a Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) member. Beginning December 10, 2020, GNCU’s new partnership with Zelle will give members a Greater way to send—and receive—money, right from your Personal eBranch.
Semi-Virtual and Socially-Distanced Wally Meeting
12/7/2020 | Christy White, People Engagement Manager

Here's How to Hold Your Annual Corporate Meeting Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the face of the global pandemic, we at Greater Nevada had a number of choices to make regarding our annual meeting. Rather than altogether canceling or moving our annual meeting online this year, we took a different approach. By implementing new technology, ensuring protocols were followed, and working with event experts, we held our annual meeting and protected our team's safety. We're extremely proud that no new COVID cases were reported as a result of our event!
GNCU President & CEO, Wally Murray, discusses the future responses to the COVID-19 pandemic
12/2/2020 | Michael Thomas, Vice President of Marketing for Greater Nevada Credit Union

Looking Ahead Into 2021: What's Next As We Recover From COVID-19?

As we get closer to the new year, I believe we’re all trying to imagine what the future holds. None of us has a crystal ball to see how our community and economy will continue to adapt and adjust to current and future challenges. However, we can trust in the foundation that we’ve built together through the turbulent months of 2020. This is the second interview in a two-part series with Greater Nevada Credit Union’s President and CEO, Wally Murray. 
Audacity Fund Reno Receives $25,000 from Greater Nevada Credit Union
11/23/2020 | Greater Nevada Credit Union

Greater Nevada Credit Union Ignites Audacity Fund Reno With $25,000 Contribution

(November 23, 2020) Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) has contributed $25,000 as the first corporate sponsor and financial institution to the Audacity Fund Reno, which provides funding, education and support to local business owners from underserved populations.   
Better Holiday Shopping Planning with Greater Nevada
11/18/2020 | Marcus Wertz, Vice President of Lending for Greater Nevada Credit Union

Four Ways to Plan Your Holiday Shopping and Have a Very Happy Season

More and more people are looking to indulge in the holiday season a little bit earlier this year. Many hope to spark some much-needed joy by putting up festive decorations, baking up some favorite goodies, or creating the perfect gift list.
However, without careful planning, many Americans could find themselves in a world of debt come January 1. For example, in 2019, Americans took on an average of $1,325 of holiday debt, according to a survey conducted by MagnifyMoney. But come January 2020, 78% of people weren’t able to pay off their holiday debt.
President/CEO Wally Murray on COVID-19
11/4/2020 | Michael Thomas, Vice President of Marketing for Greater Nevada Credit Union

An Inside Look at Greater Nevada's Early Response to COVID-19

It seems like decades ago since the COVID-19 pandemic first began impacting our communities in Nevada and California. In the months since March 2020, all of us have experienced a lifetime’s worth of change. This is the first interview in a two-part series with Greater Nevada Credit Union’s President and CEO, Wally Murray. 
Financial Fears - Toy Pumpkin with Money
10/26/2020 | Your Greater Nevada Credit Union Team

Facing Your Financial Fears and Banishing Them From Your Life

Financial fears—those thoughts that keep you up at night with worry and concern. They’re like the grown-up version of the monster under the bed or the ghost in the closet. These shadowy specters haunt more than half of U.S. adults and can cause anxiety and mood changes. But unlike childhood nightmares, the financial frights persist during daytime hours and can affect an individual’s ability to concentrate and achieve their professional goals.

However, there are ways to conjure an antidote or counter-curse to banish these money monsters from your life. Here are six common financial fears among U.S. adults and ways to overpower them.

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10/22/2020 | Veronica Gomez, Digital Experience Manager at Greater Nevada Credit Union

Banking Resources You Can Use Without Ever Going Into A Branch

Sometimes, you want to be able to access a banking resource on your terms. Maybe you just remembered to pay your credit card bill at 2 a.m. Or, you want to be able to check your account balance or deposit a check from the comfort of your couch. With digital banking resources, you can manage your money where and when you need to, which gives you time back to focus on what is most important to you.
Family at the Credit Union Branch Pod - Masks Included
10/15/2020 | Danny DeLaRosa, Chief Development Officer at Greater Nevada Credit Union

3 Reasons Why Credit Unions Are Worth Celebrating

Ice cream, puppies, team sports and credit unions—all four of these have an official day to applaud the goodness they bring to the world. In honor of International Credit Union Day, here are a few reasons why credit unions deserve some accolades on this day, and really every day of the year.
How to Get the Right Checking Account for Your Needs
10/7/2020 | Tom Wambaugh, Vice President of Member Services for Greater Nevada Credit Union

Here's How to Get the Right Checking Account for Your Needs

If you ask most people how much money they have, they’ll likely tell you the current balance of their checking account. It’s fundamental to each person’s finances. Along with a savings account, a checking account is one of the cornerstones of how you manage your money. That’s why choosing the right type of checking product can greatly improve your financial health and satisfaction.
Finances Web Example for Fraud Concerns
10/2/2020 | Patty Chang, Vice President of Risk Management for Greater Nevada Credit Union

Don't Be Fooled! Protect Your Identity and Finances Against Fraud and Scams

It’s crucial to protect your identity right now, as many criminals and scam artists see COVID-19 as an opportunity to prey on Americans—especially seniors. According to data from the Federal Trade Commission, Americans have lost $145 million to fraud related to COVID-19. Since the beginning of 2020, consumers have filed more than 205,000 reports of fraud linked to the coronavirus, according to the FTC.
Emergency Preparedness Month - Emergency Piggy Bank
9/24/20 | Dean Altus, Executive Vice President/Chief Credit & Retail Officer at Greater Nevada Credit Union

More Greater Nevada Members Create Savings Habits With 'I Can Save'

In less than 10 months, almost 1,000 Greater Nevada members have taken the leap and invested in themselves by creating good savings habits. This is especially encouraging given the statistics regarding the number of Americans who haven't been able to save money for an emergency. About 78% of American workers live paycheck-to-paycheck, more than half of U.S. households don't have an emergency savings fund, and 40% would struggle to cope with a $400 unexpected expense.
Emergency Preparedness Month - Emergency Piggy Bank
9/17/20 | Danny DeLaRosa, Chief Development Officer at Greater Nevada Credit Union

Get Ahead and Start Preparing for the Next Financial Emergency Today

Amid all the other crises of 2020—a global pandemic, the largest wildfire season recorded in California history, murder hornets (remember those?)—many people are also experiencing their own financial emergency. Some have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic or seen a dramatic dip in their hours and pay. Others have watched their retirement savings fluctuate due to market conditions. For some small business owners, the one-two-punch of state-wide closures and the threat of the coronavirus has led to an almost 27% dip in revenue.
9/9/20 | Jeremy Gilpin, Executive Vice President of Greater Commercial Lending

How Helping Rural Businesses Access Capital Protects Our Country’s Supply Chains

As we all respond and adapt to the massive changes brought by COVID-19, it’s vital to recognize how crucial the role rural businesses play in the recovery of our national economy. When a global health crisis disrupts America’s rural economies and communities, the ripple effects can impact supply chains of essential services and products. Without the food, transportation, manufacturing, and energy that America’s rural businesses produce, people in metropolitan areas suffer needlessly.
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!

Insurance for Home, Life, Auto and More
8/8/19 | Brent Cordell, Greater Nevada Insurance

5 Easy Ways to Save Money on Insurance

We need insurance for just about everything: Home or renters, car, life, business, pets and possibly a whole lot more. But without the proper research, you may not be fully protected or could be paying more than needed. Greater Nevada Insurance’s local agent walks through easy tips to review your coverage and find quick savings.

Protecting Against Elder Abuse
6/5/19 | CA NV Credit Union League

Keep Alert for Elder Financial Exploitation

Consider This: The elderly are often easy targets for criminals looking to take advantage. According to research from the National Adult Protective Services Association, one in nine elder adults reported being abused, neglected, or exploited in the past year. Financial exploitation was a particularly prevalent form of elder abuse, with one in 20 older adults indicating they had been in some way financially mistreated recently.  

Summer Money Mistakes
5/29/19 | This article was developed as part of GNCU ’s partnership with EVERFI, Inc.

Summer Spending: 5 Cash-Burning Mistakes to Avoid this Season

Summer is a time for family fun and outdoor activities, but also one of increased spending. According to consumer credit reporting agency Experian, consumers surveyed spent an average of $2,275 per person on vacations in 2016, with $1,308 of that amount on credit card spending.

Marriage and Money
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.
teenagers with money
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?
Family Dinner
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!
Christmas Budget
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:

Woman using her checking account to mobile deposit
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?

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.
Emergency Savings Piggy Bank
3/31/18 | California / Nevada Credit Union League


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

Woman Grocery Shopping with Coupons
2/8/18 | California/Nevada Credit Union League


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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1/2018 | Greater Nevada Credit Union

How to Manage Debt - and the Resources You Can Trust

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

Greater Nevada Credit Union
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

Greater Nevada Credit Union
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?

Greater Nevada Credit Union

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

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.
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01/20/2017 | Bennett Queen

Back to School Banking 101

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.

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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.

Scared of the Monster (Debt) Lurking In Your Finances?
11/10/16 | Bennett Queen

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

Greater Nevada Credit Union
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).
Savings 101: What Is a Share Certificate?
11/03/16 | NerdWallet

Savings 101: What Is a Share Certificate?

With so many financial products available, choosing which type of account to open can be just as stressful as deciding where to open one. For consumers looking for earnings on their savings, one of the options that credit unions offer is share certificates. Here's a brief overview of how they work and some of their advantages and disadvantages.

The Best Apps to Help You Budget
5/18/15 | Greater Nevada Credit Union

The Best Apps to Help You Budget

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

Greater Nevada Credit Union
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.
What is Home Equity and How Can You Make it Work For You?
05/23/2014 | Kate Robinson

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

Greater Nevada Credit Union

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.

7 Tips for Buying Your Next New Car
02/21/2014 | Kate Robinson

7 Tips for Buying Your Next New Car

Greater Nevada Credit Union
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.