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CU Times: Vibrant PPP loan lending supports businesses
The credit union originated more than $200 million in PPP loans for companies across the United States.
5 banking careers for people who didn't major in finance
Good news: You don’t have to be some kind of math genius to succeed in banking. There are plenty of opportunities for people from every background.
How to apply for a car loan
The car-buying process is about more than just shopping for a vehicle.
3 types of mortgage loans for first-time homebuyers
Shopping for a home can be fun and exciting, although probably a bit stressful at times. Shopping for a mortgage? Emphasis on the stressful part.
5 questions to ask before you finance a car
Before you choose a loan, look at factors beyond the amount of your monthly payments.
Why should I refinance my auto loan?
You may be able to lower your monthly payments or reduce the total cost of your loan—but not always.
Buying vs. leasing a car
Those low monthly payments may look enticing, but make sure there aren’t other conditions that could lead to a large payment at the end of your lease period.
How much can I afford to spend on a house?
A home may seem as though it’s within your budget, don’t forget about the down payment, property taxes, insurance, and closing costs.
What is a home equity loan?
Your home is probably your biggest source of wealth—but you can’t exchange it for your kids’ braces. Or can you?
First-time homebuyer mistakes to avoid
Find out how much you can really afford to spend before you fall in love with a home you can’t really afford.
Tips for choosing a savings account
It pays to compare options from a range of local financial institutions to find the best rate of return.
Understanding why interest rates change
When interest rates go up, it doesn’t matter how high your credit score is—you're going to have to pay more.
5 reasons to take your business banking to a credit union
Did you know some financial institutions actually charge businesses to make deposits? Credit unions, on the other hand, are focused on service, not on extra fees.
What is a certificate of deposit (CD) and how does it work?
If you want to get a better rate of return on your savings without risk, a certificate of deposit could be the right solution.
Benefits of getting preapproved for an auto loan
We all seek approval, whether it’s from a parent, a mentor, or a karate instructor. But you know what’s better than approval? Preapproval.
Will a checking account affect your credit score?
For the most part, your credit score doesn’t include information about your checking account—so long as you don't leave your account overdrawn.