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 […]

15 Tips to Sell Your Home Quickly - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

15 Tips to Sell Your Home Quickly

Spring is in the air! And we’re not just talking about the hum of lawnmowers, newly bloomed flowers, and the chime of the ice cream truck. For lots of people, spring means the chance at a fresh start in a new home.  If you’re looking to sell your home and start over somewhere else, you […]

What You Should (and Shouldn't) Do With Your Tax Refund - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Do With Your Tax Refund

When you receive an unexpected windfall (whether it’s from a tax refund, work bonus, or a cash gift), it’s always a good idea to be proactive about how you’ll spend it instead of letting it just blow through your checking account. Below, we’ve listed some dos and don’ts for you to consider. Do: Pay down […]

7 SIGNS YOU’RE LIVING BEYOND YOUR MEANS AND HOW TO FIX THEM - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

7 Signs You’re Living Beyond Your Means (and How to Fix Them)

In the age of plastic spending and mobile payments, it’s easier than ever to buy stuff you can’t pay for right away while supporting a lifestyle you can’t really afford.  Let’s take a look at seven red flags that might mean you’re living beyond your means and the steps you can take to get back […]

Project 333 - Are You Up for the Challenge - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

Project 333: Are You Up for the Challenge?

Minimalism is all the rage. Contemporary design and décor is all about a clean, sleek look; straight, simple lines; and the absence of embellishments and cluttery knick-knacks.  You may have already embraced the minimalistic look in your home and workspace. Now, are you ready to take the idea of living with less to a whole […]