Save And Succeed: Your Financial Education Resource
Watch Metro’s website for additional information about a free, online financial literacy program. Then, look for Save and Succeed beginning January 7th, when it becomes available.
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Holiday Fee Exchange Dec. 5th-14th
Metro will be doing the Holiday Fee Exchange program again this year from Dec. 5th-14th!
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Certificates
Besides savings accounts, another way of earning interest from financial institutions is by starting a Certificate. Compare different types of Certificates with the help of online resources, and you can find one that best suits your needs.
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Metro Credit Union's 5 Star Service Award: Eliza Daye
This is the third Metro Credit Union staff member to be awarded the monthly 5 Star Service Award in 2018. Eliza Daye was working with a member who was struggling to make ends meet this month and found a way!
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Summer Lovin' Isn't a Blast with a Romance Scam
How sweet it is to be in love in the summer, but don’t let summer love happen too fast through a romance scam. Metro Credit Union takes great precaution in preventing against fraud but all members should be aware that criminals come up with new schemes each and every day.
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Financial Tips to Consider When Traveling
To experience the world as a traveler, and not as a tourist, you need the freedom to explore beyond the landmarks. But how can you travel around without actually breaking the bank? Save money and enjoy a vacation more than once a year with these tips.
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Metro Credit Union's 5 Star Service Award: Jessica Hanika
This is the second Metro Credit Union staff member to be awarded the monthly 5 Star Service Award. Jessica Hanika, Mortgage Loan Originator, made the entire home buying experience easy and convinced this member to stick with using Metro Credit Union after starting the process with another financial institution.
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Be Careful of Online Loan Scams
Strapped for cash? You might think an online payday loan is a quick and easy way to help stretch your money. But before you enter any personal information on a website, you should know that the online payday loan could be a window to a scam. Learn more.
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Things to Consider Before Starting an Allowance for Children
At some point in their lives, most parents find themselves wondering how much money they should give to their child. Some think that giving their children an allowance spoils them, while others think that periodically giving kids money helps them to learn how to manage money. Learn more about the factors to consider before starting an allowance for children.
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8 Debt Payoff Strategies
It is common to hear people say that they would like to pay off their debts, but they aren’t sure about what steps to take or where they should get started. There are several ways to get out of debt and each may suit different people in different situations. Learn more.
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Keeping your Holiday Spending in Check
The holiday season brings festive parties, family get-togethers and giving of gifts. Exchanging gifts is a wonderful thing to do, but it can also put a strain on your budget. Gift-giving is a major cause of overspending during the holiday season. Learn more about keeping your holiday spending in check.
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8 Benefits of Electronic Bill Pay
There was a time when people were hesitant about paying bills online. Learn about the benefits of electronic bill pay.
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The Basics of Refinancing Your Mortgage
The refinancing of a mortgage is a rather convenient option for those looking to restructure their financial situation. Refinancing refers to the attainment of a new loan to take the place of an older one. Refinancing is categorized as “rate and term” or “cash-out.” Learn more.
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Different Budgeting Methods to Consider
There are many different budgeting styles that approach budgeting in different ways. Different budgeting styles work better for different people. We will discuss some of the different types of budgets below and explain how each works.
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Finance Tips for Newlyweds
Money has become a top issue over which newlyweds end up fighting. Consider openly discussing your finances together, because it can be an essential ingredient to a long and happy marriage. The following tips can help you and your spouse get accustomed to healthy financial habits.
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7 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home
You can learn about the buyers and what they want. Starting early in the process and completing small projects can provide some of the best results. Here are some tips for making improvements to your home, and smartly utilizing your time and resources.
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Estimating Your Retirement Needs
It is important to have a plan for your retirement, but where should you begin? The first step that you should take is to estimate the income that will be required to fund your retirement. However, it is not as easy as it sounds since retirement planning is not an actual science. Your needs will depend on what your goals and requirements are.
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Money and Relationships
How we handle our money impacts every part of our lives. Your behavior is the key to taking control of your money, and your behavior is tied to your relationships. The flow of money in a household represents the value system under which that household operates. Learn more about money and relationships.
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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Take precautions to protect your identity and be aware of cyber criminals who schemes try to trick you into giving away information about your online accounts. Learn how to minimize identity theft risk.
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9 Tips to Help You Stick to Your Budget
Sticking to a budget can be difficult for anybody. Most of us start the month off with the best intentions of saving money, however, at the end of the month, many of us find out that we have exceeded our spending limit. Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you stick to your budget and become more diligent about your spending habits.
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