Personal Finance for College Students
A college education does more than continue your classroom education; it also helps you branch out and mature socially and become more independent from your family structure. It should also be a time in which you begin planning for your… Read More »
Do It Yourself?
While I was in the service and visiting my parents while on leave, my Mom told me about a plumbing problem that my Dad tried to fix. Turns out that somehow or other he tried to loosen some pipes and… Read More »
Easy Ways to Start Saving Money
Everyone (alright, most people) knows that we’re supposed to start a savings account. So how do we do that when we have more month left at the end of our money? In a nutshell, do things like: Have a set… Read More »
My Dad worked all his life for one company from age 17 until retirement, with a 3 year break for sailing around in the Pacific during WWII. In those days, retirement options usually meant working for yourself, or your family… Read More »
Saving Money on Food
I saw a page from a university’s web site showing the cost of various meal tickets and noted how expensive some of the meal plans were, which got me to wondering how we could save money on food. Eating, after… Read More »
September 26, 2011 – Phishing Scam
UKFCU has received notice of a phishing attempt. Some members are reporting receiving a text message like the following: “email@example.com// a pending alert has been placed on your credit union card. Call toll free 1-859-908-3268 for more information.” Please delete… Read More »
You’re Spending How Much?
I just read about a former NFL player who retired a couple of years ago and, after making tens of millions of dollars in a short career, has declared himself broke and living with his parents. How in the world… Read More »
Using Funds Wisely
Hi! Welcome back to school. I would like to discuss a few basic tips that will help you start the school year off on the right financial foot.
More on Saving by Reducing Expenses
The recent economic downturn is expected to lead to sales on many big-ticket items like cars, airfare and electronics. You can also save on smaller monthly expenses. It just makes smart sense to save wherever you can. A little research… Read More »
Some people may misunderstand frugality
I’m always amazed at what people buy because they “need” it (I include myself in that one – does anyone need a barely used Home Gym?). Some people may think buying what you need and bypassing what you don’t really… Read More »