4 Ways Marriage Changes The Way You Manage Money

Saying, “Yes!” to forever together comes with unforgettable memories and exciting future plans. Tying the knot doesn’t just mean that you are now sharing a home and life together, it also means you are managing your money and finances jointly as well. There are a few important monetary topics that you and your partner will […]

How Refinancing Your Student Loans May Save You Hundreds

If you graduated in 2018, or did in years prior, chances are that about 69% of you have about $29,800 in student loan debt. Some work hard to pay off this debt, while others choose to work smart with student loan refinancing options. We suggest a combination of both! You are certainly not alone, and […]

5 Marie Kondo Inspired Steps to Cleaning Up Your Finances

Every change of the season brings everyone – mom, friend, co-worker – out of the cracks and ready to tell you to deep clean your house and organize your belongings. And sometimes while folding clothes and cleaning windows you’ll enter a period of self-reflection. Amidst the rush to spring clean before it becomes summer it’s […]

13 Must-Know Important Financial Terms Before Borrowing Money

When was the last time you read a financial document and had no idea what all of the terms meant? If you are like most of us, it happens almost every time! If you’re thinking of starting or expanding a business, or wanting to make a large ticket purchase like a car or a home, […]

Financial Advice I Wish My 20-Year-Old-Self Knew

Your 20s are some of the most formative years in your life. Typically, during this 10-year period is when your personal life truly begins to form and your professional career launches…and hopefully progresses. However, this is a period in our lives that we also make the most mistakes. We all know that hindsight is 20/20 […]

Learn the 5 Best Financial Habits From Debt-free People

Being debt-free is a liberating feeling and is certainly achievable wherever you are in your financial journey. People that “do it right” use these five habits. You, too, can mirror their success by replicating these practices and making them part of your daily life. Being debt-free is not only a huge stress liberator, it is […]

How to Make Budgeting a Reality This Year

If your budgeting plans and goals did not quite work out in 2018 the way you had hoped, you are very likely thinking of how to make those goals a reality in 2019. You probably first need to re-evaluate your approach to budgeting. For most people, budgeting usually starts with a flourish and their plan […]

The Ultimate Year-End Financial Checklist

Before you start decorating your Christmas trees and popping champagne bottles for the New Year, don’t forget to check-up on your financial health using a financial checklist. Did your net worth increase? Which investments performed the best? Most importantly—how does it all tie into your master plan for the future? If this is your first […]

7 Ways Your Credit Card Can Save You Money While Traveling

Whether you’re jetting off to your next vacation during the holidays or if you’re planning for a trip, using your credit card’s incredible travel benefits can actually save you a lot of money. DECU’s Visa® Signature Credit Card offers you a premium card experience that can ensure a stress-free vacation. The money saving benefits our […]

Ask Yourself This Before You Open A Store Credit Card

Opening a store credit card can provide many perks and discounts that could save you money immediately. However, in the long run, it can also be a source of stress and a damper on your credit scores. Whenever you find yourself asking, “Should I open a store credit card?”, remember to also ask yourself these […]