I love to cook. When you love to cook, you have to learn how to be methodical about your shopping for the necessary groceries. I wasn’t always good at this, but I learned through some trial and error on how to best budget for my shopping and cooking needs. You don’t have to go to… Continue reading Saving on Groceries: Use a Budget Planner
Going on vacation? Imagine checking into a hotel only to find out your credit or debit card accounts have been frozen. There’s an easy way to avoid a blocked debit card, though: call your credit union or bank before you even leave the house. It’s also a good idea to call your credit card providers… Continue reading Traveling? Don’t let your debit card get blocked! Call us before you go!
Everyone’s nightmare: You’re at a restaurant with a business client or a date and your debit card is declined for no reason. No one wants it to happen to them, but it can–even if you have enough money in your account to cover the bill. If you’ve found yourself asking “why was my debit card… Continue reading Why Your Debit Card Was Declined: Blocking & Other Debit Card Trouble
We will open our 4th Detroit branch located in the John Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, MI on March 31st. This new location is a result of the decision by The State of Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) to place Veteran’s Health Administration Credit Union into liquidation on March 29th 2016. Public… Continue reading We Have a New Detroit Location!
Ever since I moved last year, I have been going Pinterest crazy with all of the fun ideas they have to decorate… Because they have so many ideas and it wouldn’t be very budget smart to do all of them, I have to pick and choose the most efficient ways to do up my house! I will… Continue reading Cheap Home Improvement Projects
It’s Black Friday today. There are so many people who brave the cold, crowds and lack of sleep to fight over deals on everything from kitchen appliances to gaming consoles. I am not one of those people, nor have I ever been. I’m all for a good deal, but I’ve heard too many stories and… Continue reading Black Friday DOs and DONTs
It’s the age old catch 22, especially if you’re a young adult buying their first car, renting their first apartment or applying for their first credit card. You can’t get the credit if you don’t have any credit history and vice versa. No one wants to rely on having a cosigner and frankly, I don’t… Continue reading No Credit Without Experience- No Experience Without Credit
Being a newlywed (shout out to hubby, Joel), I know that money is an important factor to discuss with your spouse before you take the big step. There are many different approaches to handling finances within a marriage there isn’t just one method that is the right formula. You have to decide within your own relationship… Continue reading Money and Marriage
It’s important to go through a credit report to ensure your credit-building efforts are working, but it’s also really easy to stumble on sites trying to charge you for a report. If you’re like us, you’re probably wondering if there’s a way to get a free credit report? You can get a free credit score,… Continue reading Get a Free Credit Report: Learn Your Free Credit Score
Mark your calendars! All are welcome to our big charity open house event next Friday, May 2nd from 11AM-3PM at our Romulus branch. We are going to have a TON of fun things going on. Our four charities from the Community Challenge will be there to talk about their causes as well as special guest Mrs.… Continue reading Open House May 2nd