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Financial Tips for Turbulent Times
Whether you're an older worker with seemingly few options to recoup significant investment losses, or a younger worker with minimal or no investment savings at all, don't let a difficult financial climate scare you into not taking any action at all.
Teenagers and Car Ownership
Learning how to drive a car is a big milestone in a teenager’s life. Learning how to pay for its upkeep isn’t as exciting, but just as necessary. Here are a few simple tricks to help them keep their wallet happy.
Resources for Financial Help (Transunion.com*)
COVID-19 has impacted lives all around the world, causing uncertainty in many parts of life. While we all continue to navigate this unprecedented situation, we want to assure you that we at TransUnion are committed to helping you understand how to protect and stay in control of your credit health during this time.
Visa Debit cards
Once upon a time, the exchange of cash was as normal as, well, sitting next to someone at the movie theater. But today, we're asked to keep human contact to a minimum, and adopt other habits to help stop the spread of germs, virus and disease. Decreasing (or eliminating) the use of cash is one example. Using your Skyward Visa Debit card is the perfect alternative. It’s your safer option to cash.
4 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money
April is Credit Union Youth Month and we’re applauding our young member savers. Now's a good time to strengthen the financial habits of our youth by focusing on the values of saving and budgeting money. As a child, a piggy bank is handy for saving your loose change and allowance. But it can hardly teach the importance of budgeting money. Where does the money come from and, more importantly, where does it all go? Here are a few exercises you can do with your children to show the concepts and importance of responsible budgeting.
How You Can Do Better Than 0%
When it comes to auto loans, a 0% interest rate is a head turner. You’d think you couldn’t do better than that, but it's not always the best deal.
President's News - March 2020
A good friend of mine recently lost his wife due to an unexpected illness. They enjoyed a good life together, but I wish they could have had more time to enjoy each other in their retirement years.
April is National Financial Literacy Month, as well as National Credit Union Youth Month. Both these events are meant to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. The theme for this year’s Youth Month is Money Magic.TM
Resources for Learning at Home
School is out, but it’s not – it’s in your home now. And a laptop is the new chalkboard. If you are a little intimidated at the new responsibility you now face of being an educator, don’t fret. You are not alone. Many of the Skyward Credit Union staff have children at home also and we’ve put together a list of online resources for lessons and activities (most for free!) that we hope you’ll find helpful. The best part is you don’t have to write any lesson plans or math worksheets.