Author Archives: John

General Tips – Spring 2012

I recently watched a news show about avoiding scams and keeping your finances secure.  It made me think about some general hints involving finances which would be worth reviewing.

Rent or Buy?

As Mortgage Loan interest rates stay low and the price of housing nationwide continues to fall, the cost of renting a home has begun to seem less attractive than buying one.

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 »

Retirement Options

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 »

October 17, 2011 – Phishing Scam

UKFCU is receiving phone calls from members concerning a phishing scam. The phone calls members are receiving are automated and state it is from the CU, that their account has been deactivated and in order to reactive the account they… Read More »