How To Successfully Research Stocks

Researching a stock is a lot like shopping for a car. You can base a decision solely on technical specs, but it’s also important to consider how the ride feels on the road, the manufacturer’s reputation and whether the color of the interior will camouflage dog hair. Investors have a name for that type of … Continue reading How To Successfully Research Stocks

Investing In Stocks For Beginners

Disclaimer: The Credit Union as a whole is not a certified and/or licensed financial advisor. We are simply sharing information we have learned and compiled upon our research.  We do, however, staff a certified Financial Advisor in select locations.  Check out how you can schedule an appointment! December is a great time of year to … Continue reading Investing In Stocks For Beginners

How To Boost Your Credit Score In 3 Easy Steps

Building your credit can make life easier, giving you a better chance of qualifying for loans or credit cards when you need them. You also might get lower interest rates, better car insurance rates and a chance to skip utility deposits. Let’s say your score is 610, in the range typically considered “bad credit.” If you could reach … Continue reading How To Boost Your Credit Score In 3 Easy Steps

Winterizing Your Vehicle

Fall is officially here, and the cooler weather is slowly making it's appearance here in Iowa. Even though it's tough to think about, now is the perfect time to start prepping your vehicle for those harsh winter months. Cold temperatures, dirt, and road-salt residue can all cause problems. However, there are some simple checks and … Continue reading Winterizing Your Vehicle

9 Easy Tips for Christmas Shopping on a Budget

According to ABC News, consumer counseling agencies see a 25 percent increase in the number of people seeking financial help in the first few months following Christmas. Most of those people come because of the holiday bills that haunt them. However, if you don't want to be "haunted," Christmas shopping on a budget can help. For … Continue reading 9 Easy Tips for Christmas Shopping on a Budget

Safeguarding against 5 Identity Theft Jackpots

Identity theft is nothing new, and yet it still manages to cost its victims billions of dollars (yes, that’s billions with a “b”) globally each year—not to mention the time and hassle involved in recovering a stolen identity. The good news is that there are tons of things you can do to deter identity thieves. … Continue reading Safeguarding against 5 Identity Theft Jackpots

11 Ways You’re Cooking Your Thanksgiving Meal Wrong!

Thanksgiving can be a very stressful time. Your home has to be spotless, the food has to be better than delicious, and there can be no family feuds...;) Quit doing the following things to make your Thanksgiving dinner go as smooth as possible: You baste your turkey. Basting is a very common tradition, but basting … Continue reading 11 Ways You’re Cooking Your Thanksgiving Meal Wrong!

9 Ways to Protect Kids and Teens Against Strangers, Ghouls, and Ghosts This Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, it's always good to review safety tips for your children and friends. These 9 tips we discovered will help make sure your loved ones return safely home after a long night of trick-or-treating. Halloween is an already scary night, and it can be even more scary if children aren't being … Continue reading 9 Ways to Protect Kids and Teens Against Strangers, Ghouls, and Ghosts This Halloween