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.


With rising car prices, what are my options?

Bennett Queen
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Looking for a new car can be an exciting process, but also a frustrating and confusing one. There are certainly a lot of options: “Should I buy a new car?” “Should I buy a used car?” “Should I lease?” “Am I better off biking?” The following are some tips when shopping for a new car, whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a first-time buyer.

Three Reasons to Welcome Fall in Northern Nevada

Bennett Queen
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Northern Nevada is a wonderful place that offers all four seasons. Sometimes that means 100+ degree weather and other times that means a blanket of snow. However in the fall that means beautiful colors and even better weather. So, why not take advantage of those perfect conditions, along with some long-awaited seasonal events and activities.

Digital Filing — How to Stay Organized and Safe

We Own Our Bank
CONSIDER THIS:  Many of us have way too many digital files to count these days—music, pictures, documents, financial files, product warranties, and even retail receipts are cluttering our inboxes and online storage systems. 

Preparing for Your Child’s College Education

Kristina Kraus
Greater Nevada Credit Union
It’s no secret that getting a college education isn’t cheap.  According to, the average annual cost for an in-state public school is $24,061, and for a private college the average is $47,831. With ever rising college costs, parents are putting aside money for college even earlier these days. Here are few tips you can use to save and supplement the costs.

The Value of Signing Up for eStatements and Electronic Payments

Michelle Hale
Greater Nevada Credit Union
We’ve heard it before… “I like to receive paper statements so I can keep them in my file.” Or, “a paper bill reminds me to pay my bill.”

How to Cut Down Your Monthly Bills

Kristina Kraus
Greater Nevada Credit Union
We could all stand to save a little more money, even if it’s just a dollar or two a day. One of the easiest ways to cut back on expenses is to start with evaluating our various monthly bills. 

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.

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. 

Is Owning a Tiny House Right for You?

Kristina Kraus
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Traveling across the country is a dream for many, and a growing number of people are pursuing that dream through the tiny house movement. With shows on HGTV and other channels about tiny home lifestyles, the question came up: What are the pros and cons of living in a house that is 500 square feet or smaller?
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