Financial Planning

Understanding Long-term Care Insurance

It’s a fact: People today are living longer. Although that’s good news, the odds of requiring some sort of long-term care increase as you get older. And as the costs of home care, nursing homes, and assisted living escalate, you probably wonder how you’re ever going to be able to afford long-term care. One solution that is gaining in popularity is … Continue reading

Understanding the Need for Estate Planning

In a perfect world, everything you own would go to your desired beneficiaries – exactly as you intended, according to your will. Unfortunately, if you die unexpectedly, your assets may well not go where you want them – unless you make arrangements in advance. Probate The first concept to understand is probate. This is a formal legal process in which … Continue reading

Understanding the Need for Estate Planning

The Importance of Saving Money

Saving money (or paying yourself first) is one of the best things you can do for your financial wellbeing. At Allegacy Federal Credit Union, we believe in doing right for your wellbeing and that includes offering solutions to help you make the smartest financial choices for you. Why is saving so important? The answer to this question varies depending on … Continue reading

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Planning for Marriage: Financial Tips for Women

Planning for marriage should involve more than just picking out invitations and deciding whether you should serve chicken or fish at the reception. More importantly, you’ll want to take a look at how marriage will impact your financial situation. And while there are a number of issues you’ll need to think about, careful planning can increase the likelihood that you’ll … Continue reading

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The Joys and Financial Challenges of Parenthood

Parenthood can be both wonderfully rewarding and frighteningly challenging. Children give gifts only a parent can understand–from sticky-finger hugs to heartfelt pleas to tag along on Saturday morning errands. You raise them with a clear goal that you secretly dread will actually take place–that someday they will be grown, independent, and ready to move out on their own, and your … Continue reading

Growth, Value or Both

The terms growth and value are often used to describe two different investment strategies, yet many investors may want both qualities in an investment. Famed investor Warren Buffett put it this way in a 2015 interview: “I always say if you aren’t investing for value, what are you investing for? And the idea that value and growth are two different … Continue reading

Growth, Value or Both

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