Do My Child’s Activities Really Need To Make Me Go Broke?
Is 2021 a good time to sell my home?
It’s back-to-school season and you’re just about ready to zip that backpack closed before tossing that supply list into the trash. You’ve been shopping for weeks to get the right pencils and pens, binders and the dozens of other must-haves. [read more...]
How Can I Use a Job Loss as a Stepping Stone for Growth?
Q: Is 2021 a good time to sell my home? A: While it appears to be a seller’s market, and the perfect time to put your home up for sale, there are many variables to consider before going forward. Below, we’ve outlined [read more...]
Is FIRE A Viable Goal For Everyone?
Q: I’ve been laid off from my job, and I’m struggling with my next step. I’m trying to remain positive and to see this as an opportunity, but it hasn’t been easy. On a practical level, how can I use [read more...]
7 Ways to Save On Camping Costs
Q: I’m hearing lots of talk about early retirement and I’ve been wondering about this concept for a while. I love my job, so I don’t really see early retirement as a goal. To me, life without work while I’m [read more...]
Q: I’m planning a camping trip for the summer, and I’d love to keep the trip as low-cost as possible. How can I cut down on camping costs? A: It’s great that you’re looking for ways to trim your vacation [read more...]
9 Steps to Buying Your First Car
Q: Do I need to have a separate rainy day fund and emergency fund? A: In an effort to simplify their money, people sometimes consolidate accounts. This is OK in many instances, but it’s important to remember that rainy day [read more...]
Congrats—you’re ready to purchase your first real car! The process can be daunting, but Schneider Community Credit Union will walk you through it. Follow our guidelines for a stress-free ride! 1. Determine if you really need a car OK, you weren’t [read more...]
Funding An Emergency
While most of us wouldn’t want to busy ourselves with the technicalities of financial planning during the blissful engagement period, as unromantic as it may seem, many engaged couples think it’s a smart thing to do. In addition to protecting [read more...]
How To Fund An Emergency Q: Help! I’ve been hit with a financial emergency and I don’t know how to pay for it! What are my options? A: Ideally, you’ll want to have an emergency fund in place for this [read more...]