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 […]

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 […]