Understanding Your Credit Score
Your credit report is something that holds the summary of your credit history. If you have used a credit card or taken out a personal loan, then you have a credit history. Your credit report is requested whenever you apply for a credit card or borrow money.
Read More about Understanding Your Credit Score
Tips for Saving Gas
When you own a car, paying for gasoline can be one of the biggest expenses. Gas prices are always fluctuating; therefore, it makes more sense to squeeze out as many miles as possible from every gallon in your vehicle's tank. You can use the following tips to minimize your car’s fuel consumption.
Read More about Tips for Saving Gas
MemberFest 2017: 22 Years of Fun
Metro Credit Union was excited to celebrate MemberFest on Sunday, September 17 at our Saddle Creek and Maple Street offices. Learn more about the fun and view pictures from the event. Thank you for being a member of the Metro Credit Union family.
Read More about MemberFest 2017: 22 Years of Fun
Scam Alert: Phone Phishing from Equifax Data Breach
Beware of phishing attempts following the Equifax data breach! You can protect yourself by following one simple rule: Never give account or card information over the phone to anyone who contacts you. Learn more about the automated calls.
Read More about Scam Alert: Phone Phishing from Equifax Data Breach
The Equifax Data Breach: What You Should Know
On September 8th, Equifax announced the data breach of sensitive personal information for 143 million Americans. Equifax is one of the three main credit reporting agencies in the United States, and the 143 million people affected represents more than one-half of the U.S. population with a credit report. Learn more about the Equifax Data Breach and how this can affect you.
Read More about The Equifax Data Breach: What You Should Know
What to Expect When You Close on a Home Loan
As the name suggests, a closing is the last step in purchasing and financing a home. In the case of a home loan, a closing day concludes a home purchase and the closing of a loan on the same day. Closing day is deemed one of the most important days of the purchasing process. Everyone wishes it to be pleasant and hassle-free. A buyer’s active participation is necessary to ensure everything goes according to plan.
Read More about What to Expect When You Close on a Home Loan
A Parent’s Guide to Saving and Paying for College
Financing the higher education of a child brings its fair share of challenges. In order to save enough money to get a child into a reputable college, parents may face a number of obstacles.
Although the escalating costs of colleges may seem overwhelming, planning for this expense ahead of time can help ease one’s financial burden.
Read More about A Parent’s Guide to Saving and Paying for College
Advantages of a HELOC
A home equity line of credit (HELOC) is a financial tool available to homeowners who have equity in their home. A HELOC is a loan in the form of a line of credit and can be used towards home improvements, vacation, education expenses, wedding planning and more.
Read More about Advantages of a HELOC
Buying a Used or New Car: Things to Consider
When the decision to buy a vehicle arises, there are a number of things to consider before signing on the dotted line. Take the time to research and become familiar with the car buying process. Buying a car is a significant investment and having a clear understanding of what you want and need in that vehicle will ultimately help you get the best deal for your money.
Read More about Buying a Used or New Car: Things to Consider
Tips for New Parents
Financial planning must be done before the arrival of the baby, so you can be prepared for the increases in expenses. It helps to have a plan or a to-do list to welcome a new family member. Having a plan and financial matters sorted out before the arrival of the baby can help ease parents’ burdens and help them give their new baby their undivided attention.
Read More about Tips for New Parents