Pay Off My Mortgage Loan Early or Continue to Make Payments
Like many people, when you bought your house and got your mortgage loan, money might have been a little tight. Not only did you have the new house payment (including the new property taxes), but you also had to buy new furniture, right? But then, after a few years or maybe a new job, you started to have a little extra money and you’ve wondered whether it makes sense to pay extra toward your mortgage, or if you should invest the money. It’s a good problem to have, but there isn’t one right answer for everyone. It depends on you, your discipline, your risk tolerance, and your goals.
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Credit Scores: What's Good, Average and Bad?
When applying for a business or personal credit, the first thing that matters is your credit score.
In the same way, a report card described what kind of student you were, your credit score tells banks or other lenders what type of borrower you are. Your credit score tells a lender how well you’ve repaid loans in the past, and how likely you are to repay a loan in the future. Not only can your credit score determine whether you get a loan, but it can also determine how much you pay in interest on the loan. A better credit score can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in interest.
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Don’t Let Criminals Play on Your Emotions!
In advertising, provoking an emotion can be a very effective way to increase sales. Fear, for example, is a very powerful emotion. Read more about protecting yourself and not allowing criminals to play on your emotions.
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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas with Metro Credit Union
Parody of The Night Before Christmas. Happy Holidays to all. Remember that we are closed on December 24th and December 25th but will be open regular business hours on the 26th. Online banking and Metro's mobile app is always available.
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Car Loan With Bad Credit in Omaha
One thing that bad credit usually doesn’t prevent you from getting is a car loan. Today, nearly anyone can get a car loan, even if you have bad credit.
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Holiday Fee Exchange Dec. 9th-14th
Metro will be doing the Holiday Fee Exchange program again! The dates are December 9th-14th and any Metro member can bring in diapers or a new toy.
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International Fraud Awareness Week: Using Cash-Transfer Apps
There are multiple Cash-Transfer Apps, such as CashApp, Venmo, Zelle, FBPay, that allow you to transfer funds from your bank account, to another person’s account that is using the same app/service. Learn more about how to prevent fraud when using cash-transfer services.
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Should You Lease or Buy Your Next Car?
Leasing a car and getting a car loan are very similar; both are just forms of car financing. As everyone knows, with a car loan, you borrow money from a lender and make payments until the loan is paid off, at which time you own the car.
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What Type of Home Mortgage is Best for You?
The term ‘mortgage’ is used pretty ubiquitously to refer to any loan for real estate. If you’re a first-time house buyer, you may not realize that the term is in fact rather general and describes a range of different categories of mortgage loan.
Heading to a lender without knowing the difference between these various types of loans can result in you making the wrong decision, or just getting very confused. Read on to learn the different types of home mortgage loans so you can keep up with all the jargon.
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Should You Pay Off Your Car Before Trading It In?
Buying a car on finance/with a car loan is a great decision for many people, as it allows them to drive the car they really want, without hurting their cash flow. In fact, for many people, this will be the only way to afford the kind of vehicle that they always imagined driving.
But it does create some more complicated questions that you might not have had to consider otherwise. For example: should you pay off your car before trading it in? Let’s find out.
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Car Loans: Metro Credit Union vs Car Dealerships
For anyone who wants to buy a car, the best option is usually getting a loan to fund their purchase. When looking at cars, the first thing you'll see is that the dealership gives you the offer of a loan to buy the car you like right now. This is enough for most people to sign right on the dotted line: It's instant finance for your car, after all.
But what if approaching a car dealership isn't the best way for you to get a vehicle loan?
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Difference Credit Union vs Banks
When most people want to save or invest their money, the first place they approach is a bank. Credit unions are becoming an increasingly popular alternative, and there are many reasons why credit unions might be better for both individual and business finances over heading straight to the bank. Here are a few of the main differences between credit unions and banks.
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Security Reminder: New Phone Scam Alert
Criminals are using new and brazen tactics to gain access to member accounts. In recent days, Metro has had a noticeable increase in fraudsters calling the Credit Union posing as members and the techniques they are using are very convincing.
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Don’t “Fall” Into a Wedding Financial Fiasco
Are you planning a wedding or attending weddings this fall? Let the wedding be a memorable celebration with these tips.
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Equifax Settlement Phishing
If you were impacted by the 2017 Equifax data breach, you may be eligible to file a claim. Internet criminals are now targeting victims of the Equifax data breach with phishing attacks and are spoofing Equifax’s settlement page.
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Supercharge your financial life with Save and Succeed.
Metro's Save and Succeed is a FREE resource to access daily tips from personal finance and career experts anytime, anywhere. Learn about our latest courses about Health Insurance and Insurance Needs.
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Refinancing Your Home Mortgage
Did you know that mortgage rates are down considerably? If the current value of your home has increased it may make sense to refinance at a better rate, or refinance to consolidate debt or plan a home improvement project.
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June is National Homeownership Month
When you're in the market for a home loan, you know you can trust your credit union to provide a great rate, great service, and all with fewer and lower fees. Here are some things to consider when purchasing your new home with June being National Homeownership Month.
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Metro's New Online & Mobile Banking Launches Next Week
Metro's new Online & Mobile banking platform launches next week. The new system is "member-based" instead of "account-based," so each account owner will have their own unique Username and Password. Learn more.
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Metro's Online Banking Update
Metro will be moving to a new home and mobile banking platform. This new platform will enable us to add features and enhancements over time that are not available with our current system.
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