The Ultimate Guide to Your First Apartment - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

The Ultimate Guide to Your First Apartment

If you’re in the market for your first apartment, you may be feeling a little lost—and more than a little overwhelmed. How do you get started? What should you be looking for in an apartment? How do you check out a building?  So many questions, and we’ve got answers! Let us walk you through the apartment-hunting process […]

Getting Through the Winter Blues - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

Getting Through the Winter Blues

Winter brings cozy fires, happy holidays, and fun sports like ice skating and skiing. It can also bring some things that are less welcome. With sunshine being scarce, many people get the winter blues. This depressed state is often made worse by the financial realities of winter, which include higher energy costs and money spent […]

5 Scams to Watch for After the Holidays - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

5 Scams to Watch for After the Holidays

The mad holiday rush may be over, but scammers aren’t slowing down. The post-holiday weeks bring an increase in scams that, unfortunately, are quite believable during this time of year.  Don’t be the victim of a post-holiday scam! Read on to learn about five common ways fraudsters seek to dupe consumers after the holidays:  1) […]

Best Time to Buy - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

The Best Time To Buy

Stores and manufacturers like to offer deep discounts on certain popular products at specific times of the year. If you love a good sale (and who doesn’t?), time your purchases so you can take full advantage of these traditions. The following list shows the best month to find the best prices on popular items: January […]

Surviving the Holidays With Your Sanity Intact

The holiday season is a special time. With Charlie Brown on TV, carols on the radio, and an ever-growing list of people to shop for, it’s easy to get carried away. The pressure to over-shop and overspend when you’re rushing to buy everything on your list can be overwhelming. No worries, though; we’ve got you […]

8 Reasons to Shop Local on Small Business Saturday - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

8 Reasons to Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Mega e-tailers, like Amazon and Walmart, may monopolize online commerce, but it’s the small businesses across the country that keep the economy going. In fact, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA), the 28 million small businesses in America account for 54 percent of all sales in the country. Small businesses create jobs, build a […]

5 Scams to Avoid This Black Friday - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

5 Scams to Avoid This Black Friday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be great fun – but they can also put you at great risk. Scams abound on the weekend that kicks off the holiday shopping season, and you don’t want a phishing scheme or a bogus bargain to turn you into a Grinch. In Episode 7 of the podcast we […]

Hacks to Save Money at a Restaurant - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

Hacks to Save Money at a Restaurant

Americans love eating out. According to the USDA’s food expenditure data, millennials spend more than 44% of their food budget on this meal option. In addition, other data proves that Americans spend a lot more on restaurants and bars ($54.86 billion) than they do on their groceries ($52.5 billion). We Americans really like our restaurants. […]

Rebuilding An Emergency Fund - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

Rebuilding An Emergency Fund

All the best financial experts agree you need to keep an emergency fund. Keeping three to five months of living expenses in a savings account, certificate account, or investment account can be the difference between a temporary hardship and a lifelong debt trap. Using that money instead of credit cards or short-term loans is a […]

7 Money-Saving Hacks for Halloween - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

7 Money-Saving Hacks for Halloween

Halloween is coming – and so is the fun! Everyone wants to win the prize for creepiest costume and the most frightening yard décor in the neighborhood. But all that spookiness comes with a scary price tag. The average American will spend $169 on Halloween costs this year. And, if that’s not enough to terrify you, […]