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9 Tips for Paying Off Your Credit Card Debt

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Buried in credit card debt? You're not alone. According to NerdWallet, in 2015 the average U.S. household with debt had $15,762 in credit card debt at an average 18% interest rate. Annual interest alone was $2,630, or more than $50 a week.

Here are nine tips on how to climb out. Remember, though, there are no magical solutions.

3/6/17
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Why You Should Consider Filing Your Taxes Early

Bennett Queen
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Every year, February brings about the start of tax season. For some, the process may be quick and painless while others may spend months gathering the needed documents. Some may completely forget the fast approaching due date of April 18th (traditionally April 15th but for 2017 it is the 18th).

During tax season, procrastination can be one of your worst enemies. Waiting to file your taxes could cost you more money and have other implications down the road. Here are four reasons why you should think about filing early.
02/27/17
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Why it’s Important to Evaluate Your Auto Insurance

Bennett Queen
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Nobody likes paying insurance premiums, especially when you find out that you don’t have the right coverage when you need it.

Imagine this: After a long day at work, you drive home on an unusually stormy Nevada day and think “I haven’t seen this much rain in years.” Then you get home and find that fierce winds have knocked down that towering pine in your front yard onto your other car, leaving you with a wreck and large headache.  Will your insurance cover that damage?
02/13/17
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Stop Financial Clutter

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Just like the clutter found throughout your home or work area, financial clutter can suck up time and space. It also can lead to lost money.
 
First, you have to find out what your financial clutter is. Do you have too many credit cards? Are your desk drawers overflowing with old receipts and statements?  Is your money spread out at various financial institutions? Once you know where the clutter is, you can go about dealing with it. We’ll look at these three areas to see how to declutter.
 
2/03/17
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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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Back to School Banking 101

Bennett Queen
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.

01/20/2017
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Smart Money: Best Moves for 20-Something Investors

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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.

1/12/17
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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
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Financial Gifts for the Kids this Season

Bennett Queen
Marketing Coordinator
This Christmas, your kids’ lists may be filled with the latest toys and electronics. What happens when that new gift excitement ends?  You’re stuck with storing all that stuff, which will eventually get replaced next year with the current latest and greatest. There has to be another way, and there is! We’ve got some gift giving suggestions for the kids in your life that will withstand the test of time. 
12/19/16
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How to Help Spread Holiday Cheer

Bennett Queen
Greater Nevada Credit Union
The holidays are a special time for families, including the one at Greater Nevada. This holiday season we’re helping more people Live Greater by partnering with several local charitable community organizations. If you’re interested in helping us spread the cheer this December—read on!
12/05/16
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