5 Steps to Take After Being Hacked - Current Balance - Pillar Credit Union

5 Steps to Take After Being Hacked

Finding out someone’s cracked open your accounts and helped themselves to your information can be alarming, but there are ways to mitigate the damage while jump-starting your recovery process. Here are five steps to take after being hacked. Step 1: Assess the damage First, take a step back and determine how much damage was done. […]

6 Bad Reasons to Refinance Your Home Loan - signing papers - current balance - pillar credit union

6 Bad Reasons to Refinance Your Home Loan

With interest rates trending downward over the last several months, refinancing is all the rage. For lots of homeowners, refinancing an existing mortgage to a home loan with an interest rate that’s at least a full point lower than their current rate can hack hundreds of dollars off their monthly payment. This can easily add […]

Fun Activities to do with Your Kids at Home - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

Fun Activities to do with Your Kids at Home

It isn’t easy to be holed up at home with just your family for company. After two days, you may be thinking there isn’t enough coffee or chocolate in this world for a parent who’s stuck home with their kids for weeks at a time. As the parent, though, you have the unique opportunity to […]

How to Work from Home - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

How to Work from Home

The coronavirus pandemic has taken the world as we know it and turned it upside down. Hospitals are scrambling to meet the needs of their patients as the federal and local governments are issuing stricter guidelines to help stop the spread of the virus. Shopping malls that were filled with crowds just a week ago […]

Financial Resources Available for Veterans - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

Financial Resources Available for Veterans

We owe the strength and security of our country to our heroic veterans. These brave men and women sacrifice the comforts of home, time with family and often their physical well-being to protect us. Unfortunately, though, many veterans are struggling to make ends meet and to support their families. If you’re a veteran, you likely […]

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. […]