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. I have an acquaintance that was recently told by their company… Read More »
General Tips – Spring 2012
When is it time to buy a new car?
How do you decide it’s time to get rid of that old hoopty and get a new, or should I say different, car? In the past, I decided to get rid of an older, high mileage car when the local… Read More »
Groceries vs. Clothes and Accessories
When it comes to shopping I love a great deal, especially when it comes to clothes, shoes and accessories. While I will mention some tips on shopping and other fun things, I’ll first talk about our everyday expenses like going… Read More »
Red flags that show you may be in financial trouble
It seems that the national economic turndown happened suddenly, catching most people, in and out of the government, unaware of what was happening. It doesn’t seem it should have taken us by surprise. So, what should we look at to… Read More »
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. According to Paul Diggle, a housing economist at Capital… Read More »
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 »
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 »