What is a Credit Union?

We’re sure every Michigan resident knows what a bank is, but how many of you have heard of credit unions? You might hear them talked about in the same sentences as banks, but credit unions have one very crucial difference: they’re owned by you. What is a credit union? It’s a not-for-profit financial institution owned… Continue reading What is a Credit Union?

Leasing vs. Buying: Which is Right for You?

Looking for a new car can be fun and exciting while deciding how to purchase it, can be daunting. A common question is whether you should lease or buy a new car. There are pros and cons to each, but ultimately one will save Detroit drivers money in the long run while the other is… Continue reading Leasing vs. Buying: Which is Right for You?

No Bake 15 Minute or Less Summer Recipes

Headed to a backyard BBQ or pool party and need to bring a dish to pass? Below are three easy summer recipes. Caprese Skewers Ingredients -1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar -1 pack of grape or cherry tomatoes -1 package of mozzarella balls (mini or regular) – Basil leaves -Salt and pepper -Skewers or toothpicks Directions Depending… Continue reading No Bake 15 Minute or Less Summer Recipes

Metro Detroit Fireworks 2018

Looking for firework shows near you? Below are the dates and locations of upcoming firework shows in Metro Detroit. June 28th Romulus: Romulus Middle School and Wick Elementary, dusk Royal Oak: Red Run Golf Course, dusk Sterling Heights: Dodge Park, 10pm June 29th Kensington Metropark: 10pm June 30th Belleville: Beck Ballfields, 10pm Grosse Pointe Farms:… Continue reading Metro Detroit Fireworks 2018

How to Travel the World in Your 20s

Traveling to Europe always seemed too expensive and unattainable for me until retirement or that winning lottery ticket. To my excitement, it is something I can cross off my bucket list at age 22. I am fortunate to have a full-time job and by using tight budgeting tricks (like joining a credit union to save on… Continue reading How to Travel the World in Your 20s

Home Equity Loans Can Effectively Finance Your Future

What is a Home Equity Loan? A home equity loan uses the equity of your home for collateral. Equity is the difference between the mortgage on your home and your home’s current value. Detroit residents can use this money for home improvement projects, debt consolidation, your child’s college expenses, a new car, and anything else… Continue reading Home Equity Loans Can Effectively Finance Your Future

2018 Grads: Embrace Student Loans

According to Forbes, student loan debt is at an all time high of $1.5 trillion. The conversation surrounding student loans is normally negative, and it’s easy to understand why. Going into tens of thousands of dollars of debt for a piece of paper may seem like an unfair trade, but for most people, it’s worth… Continue reading 2018 Grads: Embrace Student Loans