3 clear signs it’s time to consider a Credit Union

Consumer loyalty to one bank is not what it used to be. One of the main reasons for this is a four letter word that starts with F.  FEES… These days choosing the wrong financial institution can cost you hundreds a year in fees. Checking accounts offered by mega banks have increased most fees in recent years. So

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Switching banks sucks, but avoiding needless fees doesn’t

The act of switching to a new bank or credit union has traditionally been anything but easy. Technology is changing the standard and is making it less difficult to start a new relationship with a financial institution. Digital account opening combined with services like clickswitch are leading the way to help consumers redirect their automatic

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3 Reasons to Start Saving More Money on the Side

It’s hard to predict when an unexpected cost is going to pop up without warning.  Whether it’s a home repair or a surprise medical bill it’s always better to be prepared ahead of time.  There are a number of ways an emergency fund can help you financially.  Here are just a few that are important

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Four Financial Fees to Avoid this Year

It’s that time of year again when resolutions are made by many of us with good intentions.  Instead of making another claim to hit the gym more try a resolution that you will actually see through.  Get your finances back in shape! By being a little more responsible you can get your spending under control. 

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How paying for fees now effects your savings later

Some of the largest and most used banks in the United States continue to use confusing terms, lengthy disclosures, and even fraud to collect fees. Recent tactics like those of Wells Fargo opening accounts without their customer’s consent adds fuel to the fire that burns for the hatred of fees. A recent study from NerdWallet found just how much consumers underestimate

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The True Cost of Choosing a Mega Bank

It’s no secret that most banks collect fees for their services as a form of income.  As interest rates remain low the cost of account fees has a real impact on your ability to save.  If you’re looking for a new checking account make sure cost of fees is a high priority. Thanks to technology

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