How To Dispute An Error On Your Credit Report - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

How To Dispute An Error On Your Credit Report

Quick – what’s your credit score? As a financially responsible individual, you should be checking your credit on a regular basis. You can do this by signing up for free credit monitoring on a reputable website like CreditKarma.com, requesting your annual complimentary credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com, and reviewing your monthly credit card statements. If all goes well, your […]

9 Germy Places to Avoid (or Disinfect) This Winter - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

9 Germy Places to Avoid (or Disinfect) This Winter

As Old Man Winter settles in for his yearly stay, it’s time to brush up on your disinfecting smarts. Cold and flu viruses can fly up to six feet through the air, says Joseph Rubino, former director of microbiology at RB, the creators of Lysol. Harmful bacteria and viruses can lurk in places you’d never […]

All You Need to Know About Applying for FAFSA - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

All You Need to Know About Applying for FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) season is in full swing! Whether you’re a college student, a high school senior or you’re seeking financial aid for your college-age child, it’s time to fill out those forms. The rules and deadlines can be confusing, but we’re here to help. We have answered all your questions […]

Should I Buy a House During the Holidays - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

Should I Buy a House During the Holidays?

While spring and summer tend to see the highest volume of home sales, it doesn’t mean they’re the only time to buy a house. Let’s take a closer look at some of the myths and lesser-known facts about timing the purchase of a home and explore the pros and cons of buying during the holidays. […]

Waging War Against Porch Pirates - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

Waging War Against Porch Pirates

Ahoy, mateys! Holiday shopping season is upon us and your (not-so) friendly neighborhood porch pirates are gearing up to pilfer the holiday treasures being delivered to your doorstep. We’ve all seen the familiar footage from a home security camera: a fish-eye view of a home’s front porch sporting a stack of smiling Amazon Prime boxes. […]

What to Buy (and What to Skip) on Black Friday

It’s the bargain-hunter’s favorite season…or is it? Before you brave the crowds this Black Friday, take a few minutes to read through our list of what to buy and what to skip so you come home only with true bargains. Skip: Large home appliances While you may find markdowns on large household appliances like dishwashers […]

Understanding the Credit Card Trap - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

Understanding the Credit Card Trap

Did you know the average American household carries $6,358 in credit card debt? If that doesn’t sound too alarming, consider this: A debt of $5,000 with an interest rate of 24.99% (which is the current rate of a typical Capital One or Citibank card), where only the minimum payment is made each month and no […]

All You Need to Know About the Capital One Data Breach

In late July, Capital One Bank announced that 106 million of its card holders had their data compromised in a massive breach that stretched over four months. Among the victims, 140,000 customers had their Social Security numbers swiped and approximately 80,000 had their linked checking account numbers stolen. No credit card numbers were reported to […]

11 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

Ah, summer! It’s the season of fireworks and fireflies, road trips and rocky road ice cream, baseball and beach balls, flip-flops and ice pops.  But, just as you’re settling into the laid-back summer routine, retailers start rolling out their back-to-school displays, which may open that pit of dread into your stomach. Supply lists. New clothing. […]

6 Mistakes People Make in Their 20s (and How to Fix Them) - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

6 Mistakes People Make in Their 20s (and How to Fix Them)

Like many people, you may have blown through your 20s making financial decisions that served you well in the moment, but may not have been particularly responsible. Dinner out several times a week, credit card bills you barely looked at and luxury cars way beyond your budget—life was practically a party!    But now, the […]