Budget Friendly Halloween Costumes Done in a Pinch

Kristina Kraus
Greater Nevada Credit Union
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.
 
10/29/14

Don’t Let the Holidays be a Financial Burden

Kristina Kraus
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Whether I am walking through a department store, going down a grocery aisle, or stopped at a street corner with signage, I get that inevitable reminder that the holidays are fast approaching. I don’t know about you, but these signs start to make me feel anxious when I remember how much I spent last year or that I only have so many more paychecks to get. But after I stop my momentary panic, I snap back into reality and remember that the holidays aren’t meant to be a financial burden. In fact, if we all calm down, and start planning now, we can manage the holidays and make them enjoyable. And by next year, I might even be so daring as to plan as early as January with a Christmas Club account! But, since I am no holiday expert yet, by simply following just one or all of these steps, I know I’ll be in for a much more relaxing holiday:
10/17/2014

How to Recover from a Foreclosure

Kate Robinson
Greater Nevada Credit Union

Most of us remember when “foreclosure” wasn’t a household word. It has always been a painful reality, but until a few years ago it wasn’t one that impacted so many of our friends and families. I don’t own a home, but many of my friends and acquaintances do, and two of my closest friends have lost their homes in the last five years. The process of losing your home and your good credit is difficult, scary, and embarrassing at best.

10/06/2014