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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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How to Use Your Stimulus Check

Posted by GreenPath Financial Wellness on April 3, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a financial impact on millions of Americans. Thankfully, some relief is on the way.

Lawmakers recently passed a stimulus package to combat the economic impact of COVID-19. As part of the bill, people are expected to receive payments of up to $1,200 for each adult and $500 for every child.

If you are expecting a stimulus check, you may be unsure how to best use the money you receive. This will depend on your unique situation. But in general, here are five areas to prioritize:

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5 Things to Do if Your Income is Interrupted

Posted by GreenPath Financial Wellness on March 24, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads in the U.S., people all over the country are beginning to feel its financial ripple effect. For the first time since the 1960s, people potentially exposed to the coronavirus are being asked to quarantine themselves. Businesses, schools, childcare centers and other institutions are taking steps such as closing offices or transitioning to remote work to protect the health and safety of their employees and communities.

For most of us, and especially for the 32 million workers who do not have paid sick time, the idea of missing work because of an illness or a shutdown is financially daunting. What do you do if you are suddenly and unexpectedly unable to work and you have no income? These five steps will help you stay as financially healthy as possible if you experience an interruption or loss of income.

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