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Financial Peace University: Fall 2019 Enrollment Begins!

Jun 28, 2019

As a part of our mission at TCCU to build a community where everyone is given the tools to become RICH (Ready, Independent, Charitable and Happy), we offer Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University classes for free twice a year. Our next class starts September 17, 2019 and runs for nine sessions, each Tuesday night (6…

8 Ways to Stop a Home Improvement Scam

Jun 6, 2019

It’s home improvement season! Contractors of all kinds, from painters to builders, electricians, roofers and more, are hard at work sprucing up homes across the country.  If you’re hiring anyone to make improvements on your home, be alert! Home improvement scams are more common than you may think. And they can be difficult to spot.…

Guide: Gas Price & Station Apps

Jun 6, 2019

Don’t hit the brakes on your summer road trip plans just because of sticker shock at the pump. Use these gasoline pricing apps to help you find the cheapest nearby options, keeping your budget on full all summer long!    1.) GasBuddy This highly rated app is a favorite among 70 million users for good…

7 Money Myths You Need To Stop Believing Now

Jun 6, 2019

Myth #1: Debit is always better than credit.  The real deal: Credit cards may actually be the payment method of choice on occasion. First, many credit cards offer rewards in the form of travel miles, cash back, and other bonuses. Second, building and maintaining a strong credit history is crucial for your financial wellness; the best…

5 Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances

May 8, 2019

Q:  Spring is in full swing! I’ve cleaned out my house and now I’m ready to take on my finances. I’d love to give them a thorough cleaning, too. Where do I start?        A:  It’s wonderful that you’ve decided to clean up your finances. Springtime is months after the holiday squeeze and still a while away from the pricey summer season, making…

When Should I Put My House On The Market?

May 8, 2019

If you’re thinking of selling your home, think spring. That’s because the season of blossoming flowers and gentle breezes has traditionally held the designation as the best time of year to sell a home.  Before you start prepping your home for a photo shoot that shows it off in the best light, take a moment…

7 Ways To Save Money On Camping Costs

May 8, 2019

Q:  I’m planning a camping trip for the summer, and I’d love to keep the trip as low-cost as possible. How can I cut down on camping costs?         A:  It’s great that you’re looking for ways to trim your vacation expenses. We can help! Read on for seven ways to save on camping costs.   1. Save…

5 Things You Need To Know About Credit Life Insurance

Apr 10, 2019

You probably already have auto insurance and homeowner’s insurance policies. And you’re also likely covered by health insurance and life insurance. You may even have pet insurance for your favorite furry friends. So, it begs the question: Do you need credit life insurance, too?  Let’s clear up some of the confusion and misinformation that exists about this little-known coverage policy. Read on for all you need to know about credit…

Dollar Stores: Are They Worth The Price?

Apr 10, 2019

Q: I love browsing my local dollar store, but I often end up spending more than I planned or regretting my purchases. Are dollar stores worth the price? A: Dollar stores can be tremendous spending traps, but they can also  be a great way to snag a bargain. It’s all in how you plan your visit.  Read on to learn how to get…