About 5 years ago, my husband and I decided to adopt a tiny, 3-pound puppy we called, Sofia. We rescued her from a dirty, dingy puppy mill. She was actually covered in newspaper ink when we found her.
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A Chinese philosopher once said that “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Try these tips. You will soon be on the road to financial fulfilment.
No one is ever certain about how life will turn out. This is why we often secure our assets and protect our family with insurance: car insurance in case we get into an accident and total the vehicles, home insurance for an unexpected natural disaster, and even pet insurance to secure our beloved furry members of our family.
It’s the credit union philosophy. People helping people. In the financial world, the credit union strives to improve the lives of our members. We in turn encourage our members to help others in the wider community. In this season of giving, I believe an easy way to do this is to support a worthy cause when we buy presents for ourselves or for loved ones. Here are some worthwhile charities that will give back to others when you purchase their products.
They are both small plastic cards that you can use to buy stuff and you probably have one of each in your wallet or purse. But did you know they each have distinct differences? Debit cards and credit cards can both be great tools to use when purchasing goods and services. Is one better to use than the other? First, let’s find out how each works.
There are so many things you can do in under two minutes - brush and floss your teeth, make a delicious cheese quesadilla, walk 200 steps, or become a victim of identity theft! These days, identity theft doesn't just come from cyber criminals hacking multimillion-dollar organizations to steal data, it's also criminals gathering data from a simple two-minute phone conversation that could put you at risk for identity theft.
If you’re like most homeowners, you have a long list of home improvement projects. Some are big like remodeling a kitchen or bath, and some are small, like a fresh coat of paint. Experienced homeowners know that it’s not easy or cheap to do all your improvements at once, which is why most of us chip away little by little at making a house a home.
If you've been dreaming about owning a recreational vehicle (RV) but you've been having difficulty finding a lender that offers reasonable interest rates, have you considered signing up for membership with a credit union? In Florida, one of the most trusted credit unions is We Florida Financial; so if you want better interest rates on RV loans in Florida, you shouldn't pass up the chance of becoming a member of this premier credit union.
Two surveys came out recently that investigate how likely credit card users are to miss a payment. The first survey from Nerd Wallet polled 2,000 people to find out how many had made a delinquent payment. The second survey from CreditCards.com polled 1,000 adults to ask the same type of question.
As I approach retirement I am looking at my finances and wondering when I should actually retire and will I have enough money to live on. Will I be financially comfortable in retirement? I believe when planning for retirement you should have two goals in mind.
If someone gave you $100 with no strings attached, you would it take it, wouldn’t you? Yet every year, thousands of boat and RV owners miss the chance to take home hundreds of dollars by choosing to refinance their loans at lower rates. There are plenty of reasons to refinance your recreational vehicle loan, but here are some of the best:
The loan process for financing an airplane can be quite different than a car or boat. When you’ve decided it’s time to buy your first plane, it’s important to start the airplane loan process as prepared as possible. Lenders will look at more than just your credit history, they will want to assess the plane and the purpose for owning. Here are a few standard questions you might be asked during the process. Not all of these factors can be a determining factor in how much you are able to borrow.
It’s the season for joy and happiness. It’s also the time to shop, shop, shop. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans spend an average of $940 every year on seasonal expenses. It’s a large amount to spend in a few weeks. More significantly however, the spending is accompanied by frenzy and stress. In fact, the American Psychology Association ranks the pressure of gift giving as one of life’s top four stressors.
Lots of individuals dream of flying but never actually take a serious look at it. Taking the courses necessary to become a licensed pilot are offered by numerous flight schools all over America. Many flight schools offer “discovery flights” where you can actually take a short flight with an instructor.
The credit union movement is steeped in a rich history of collaboration across divides. For nearly two centuries, financial cooperatives all over the world have encouraged people of every race, gender and belief to come together and give their all towards the betterment of their communities. It’s about people helping people.
Most people have heard the old adage that the higher your credit score the better. We all know that a good credit score means lower rates when you want to obtain a loan on a car, mortgage and other large ticket item. The truth is that financial institutions use ranges to determine interest rates on a loan.
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