Using Your Tax Refund Wisely

Kristina Kraus
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Getting a tax refund is exciting, and there are so many things you could spend that money on. However, using your refund wisely will feel better in the long run, rather than just using it for instant gratification. Follow these tips on how to make the most of your extra money.

How to Live Greater – Motherly Advice

Kristina Kraus
Greater Nevada Credit Union
We have a passion at Greater Nevada to help more people live greater. And in honor of mother’s day, our employees shared words of advice from their mom’s—and those who were like moms—on what it means to live greater.

How to Do Allowances Right – Getting Our Youth Financially Fit

CUNA & Greater Nevada Credit Union
Financial literacy is a crucial life skill for young people, but it’s one that too few are learning.

That’s why April is National Credit Union Youth Month and we’re focusing on helping our youth become more financially fit so they can strengthen their money skills and pump up their savings. 

How to Get an Affordable Car Loan

Kristina Kraus
Greater Nevada Credit Union
For many people, buying a new car is one of the most exciting purchases they make, while how to finance that vehicle can be one of their most important decisions.  Since Americans tend to hold on to their cars for about six years, it’s important to not only to choose the right vehicle at the right place, but to also get a loan that’s affordable. Before you buy, understand your options and the simple ways to make that monthly car payment way more budget friendly.

How to Find Affordable Lodging for Your Summer Vacation

Kristina Kraus
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Spring time is an excellent time to start planning your summer vacation. Now that tax season is almost over, you’ll know how much you can afford to create some great memories during your time off. Whether you want to splurge or save, there are so many ways to plan the perfect trip (or Nevada staycation) that fits your budget and expectations. 

Remodel Projects that Can Increase Your Home’s Value

Kristina Kraus
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Many of us would love to completely upgrade and make our homes exactly how we want, but often we have time and money constraints which make it impossible. If you can’t afford a complete remodel, you can start by tackling areas that will help you enjoy your home more, while increasing its value. 

How to Pick the Right College

Kristina Kraus
Greater Nevada Credit Union
The long nights and numerous hours spent on applying to colleges and trade schools is over. Now acceptance letters are starting to roll in. Whether you’ve been accepted to one or 100 schools make sure you’re picking the right one by considering the following when making your decision.

It’s Never Too Early to Start Saving, Even in Your 20s

Brittany Flores, Member Service Representative
Greater Nevada Credit Union
You’re in your twenties, young and full of energy, ready to take on the world. And probably by now, you’ve even started making a little money for yourself.  And that’s great! But if you’re anything like me, you’re probably thinking, “So... What should I do with it?”
Don’t worry. There are tons of people new to the “adult game.” To give you a hand, we’ve listed out a few options so you can decide what best fits your savings lifestyle.

0% Auto Loan Might Not Be the Best Deal


In seeking the best deal on your next car, you might've stumbled upon advertisements or offers to get a 0% interest auto loan. As great as this sounds, you may not save as much as you expect with this type of incentive.

Since auto loans can come through either a dealer or a lender, such as a bank or credit union, it's important to note that a 0% interest loan generally, if not always, is obtained through a dealer. Automakers offer them to attract buyers to certain car models, especially ones that aren't selling well. Here are a few things to consider about 0% financing and why it might not be in your best interest to use it.


Five Valentine’s Gifts that Won’t Break the Bank

Kristina Kraus
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Valentine’s Day is celebrated by millions of people every year, inspiring nearly 6 million couples to get engaged and 58 million pounds of chocolate to be consumed.

Although some people feel that the holiday has become too commercial, it’s still a good excuse to do something special for your significant other. However, that doesn’t need to include spending on pricey gifts. Take a look at Valentine gift ideas that are both thoughtful and easy on the budget.
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