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Tips for Teaching Kids about Money

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on June 21, 2021

Parents want their children to have a good handle on finances before venturing out on their own, but surveys show most aren’t sharing the necessary wisdom to make that happen. 

Financial Challenges of Raising Grandchildren

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on June 10, 2021

For a variety of reasons, increasing numbers of grandparents are raising their grandchildren. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, 2.4 million grandparents were responsible for their grandchildren. For a variety of reasons, they are primary caregivers to their children's children. It may be temporary or permanent, but it is almost always financially challenging.  

Get preapproved for your next auto loan

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on June 3, 2021

Shopping for a new car can be stressful and confusing. In addition to the sticker price, you may be unprepared to consider other markups and add-on costs. It adds up quickly and before you know it, you’re frustrated not knowing how much car you can really afford. Preapproval for a car loan is easy and helps eliminate that stress. It puts you in the driver’s seat, so to speak, at the dealership. An auto loan preapproval gives you help in securing the best rate possible and gives you confidence at the dealership.

Preparing to Purchase a Home

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on May 21, 2021

Now more than ever, it’s critical to be prepared for the home buying process. Record price increases in homebuilding materials now present crucial changes in the housing market. This is good news to existing homeowners – and a challenge to consumers on the market for a new house.  

How to Travel Frugally

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on May 13, 2021

As vaccinations against COVID-19 become more prevalent, Americans are likely to resume spending money on something they largely haven’t in the past year – travel. 

Paying Down Credit Card Debt

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on May 7, 2021

After facing a year of uncertain challenges, both physically and financially, it is perhaps surprising that consumers managed to pay down a record amount of credit card debt in 2020.  However, that doesn’t mean American consumers don’t still have a fair amount of credit card debt. 

President's News - March 2021

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on March 26, 2021

I recently participated in a zoom meeting where the founder of Story Corps spoke. The program records personal conversations between two people that know each other, that are shared to build connection with the listener. In 2018, they started a new initiative called One Small Step. 

Keep Senior Citizens Safe from Financial Exploitation

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on March 24, 2021

Here are some staggering statistics on financial exploitation among senior citizens in the U.S. 

Tax Time Doesn’t Have to be Stress Time

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on March 18, 2021

Americans have been trending toward a negative view of tax season over the past few years – but there are plenty of new opportunities for filers in 2021. 


Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on January 27, 2021

I know they say you shouldn’t wish your life away, but I might have been willing to skip 2020 and go straight to 2021 after seeing how this year has played out. Thankfully, vaccine options are coming and hopefully the country can return to normal by mid-year.