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6 Steps to Crushing Debt

Posted by Melissa Pashak, Marketing Specialist on October 13, 2021

October is National Financial Planning Month, and it's the perfect time to review your finances and take action for better financial success.

It’s time to kiss that debt goodbye! Getting rid of high debt will take hard work, willpower and the determination to see it through until the end, but it is doable. Here, we’ve outlined six steps to help you start crushing debt today. 

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Back to School: How to Talk to Kids About Money

Posted by GreenPath Financial Wellness on August 26, 2021

When we think of back to school, we think of what our kids will learn to set themselves up for success as adults.

Among these is understanding finances and managing money. Parents may question the best time to start teaching kids about money and many experts answer - the sooner the better.

Kids can learn a lot watching their parents, especially watching the preparations at the beginning of the school year. What they see can set a pattern for life.

Everyone looks forward to new beginnings, even as we continue to manage the challenges the pandemic provides. Now is a great time for the whole family to establish new habits.

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9 Ways to Freshen Up Your Finances

Posted by BALANCE on April 26, 2021

When it comes to spring cleaning, most people target their homes. And while it’s always a good idea to reduce clutter and clean up, don’t forget to refresh your finances as well. That’s right, it’s time to scrub away bad financial habits and dust off your savings goals.

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Raising Money-Smart Kids

Posted by BALANCE on April 15, 2021

Every year, American children receive over $15 billion in allowance, gifts and wages – reason enough to start teaching children money management and consumer skills at a young age. The following tips can make the difference between a child who grows up to be financially secure – and one who isn’t.

Teach by example: The best way to instill good financial habits is by “walking the talk.” For instance, when you go shopping, include your kids in the process – planning, budgeting, and comparing prices and quality. If they urge you to buy something that is over budget, explain that spending more on the item you’re purchasing today is not as important as saving up for something else you need or want in the future.

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12 Tips for a Financially Healthy Family

Posted by Melissa Pashak, Marketing Specialist on March 22, 2021

Just as we practice staying in good physical health, it’s also important to be sure we are practicing good financial health. Financial check-ups are a great way to be sure that you and your family are on the right financial track. Here are 12 tips to help get you started.

1. Track spending to know where your money goes. Identify expenses that can be reduced or eliminated—and take immediate action.

 

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New Year, New Money Habits

Posted by GreenPath Financial Wellness on January 6, 2021

The New Year is a time for powerful new beginnings. It also presents an opportunity to look at our everyday habits – whether those habits relate to our health and fitness or our money habits as we manage any financial challenges.

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6 Reasons to Switch to eStatements

Posted by Bethany Dutcher, VP. Marketing on October 19, 2020

If you are still waiting for your printed statements every month, there is a faster way to access your Jolt Credit Union account statement with eStatements.

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Personal Finance Topics All High School Students Should Know

Posted by BALANCE on September 16, 2020

For good reason, high school students are set on an academically rigorous track towards college. Unfortunately, though, personal finance (a topic they need to understand to survive in life) is rarely taught to them in school.

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First-Time Homebuyer? Make Sure You Prepare for These 7 Hidden Costs

Posted by GreenPath Financial Wellness on July 10, 2020

As real estate markets re-open across the country, current historically-low mortgage rates may make it seem like the perfect time to purchase your first home.

For many, owning a home is a big part of the American Dream. There’s a sense of pride and accomplishment in ownership. It can give you greater freedom and privacy, while also adding to your financial security.

 

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