You want to retire comfortably when the time comes. You also want to help your child go to college. So how do you juggle the two? The truth is, saving for your retirement and your child’s education at the same time can be a challenge. But take heart – you may be able to reach both goals if you make … Continue reading →
Opinions on teaching children how to save money typically equal the number of households in the country. To say there are a lot of them is an understatement. And the debate over whether kids should help fund their college education is also a hot topic. Financial experts do tend to agree on the benefits of teaching kids to save their … Continue reading →
‘Tis the season to be surrounded by beautiful store fronts and advertisements enticing you to spend, spend, spend. While this philosophy helps retail stores have a profitable year-end, your budget might be feeling the hit well into the new year. Believe it or not, it is possible to make it through the holidays and start the year off with your … Continue reading →
For most parents, paying for a child’s college or graduate school education is a major event. For some, it rivals only the purchase of a home in number of dollars spent. As the cost of college continues to rise, it’s little wonder that parents view their ability to pay college costs with some apprehension. Yet, in all but the most … Continue reading →
At a time when your career is reaching a peak and you are looking ahead to your own retirement, you may find yourself in the position of having to help your children with college expenses while at the same time looking after the needs of your aging parents. Squeezed in the middle, you’ve joined the ranks of the “sandwich generation.” … Continue reading →
Starting college can be an exciting time, but when you’re struggling with how you will pay for your education it can also be stressful. Fortunately, there are options in the form of grants, scholarships and loans, but if you’re applying for financial assistance, there can be many hoops to jump through. Here’s your simple guide to navigating your way through … Continue reading →
If you’ve ever asked friends or family members for advice before buying a car, you were probably surprised to learn that they are all experts in the art of the deal. Some swear by an “insider” tip they read online, while others simply don’t mind haggling for hours on end. When it comes down to it, you don’t need any … Continue reading →
At Allegacy Federal Credit Union, we know that purchasing a home is stressful and exciting at the same time. Following these simple tips will tip the scales less towards stressful and more towards exciting. Check your Credit Before you begin the process, check your credit. You don’t want to find the house of your dreams and then discover that you … Continue reading →
At Allegacy Federal Credit Union, we believe in doing the right thing for your wellbeing and that includes helping you find ways to easily improve your finances. Doing these three simple things can help you get your finances under control. 10 Cents. For every dollar you earn, take 10 cents (or 10%) off the top and put it in a … Continue reading →
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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