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Topic: Financial-Literacy

Auto Buying 101

Auto Buying 101

Published: 09/01/2021

For many people, buying a car is one of the first big purchases they make. If you haven?t bought a car before, the process can be quite overwhelming. We asked our Consumer Loan Officer and Watertown Branch Manager, Eric, to walk us through the basics of auto buying.

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How to Prevent Check Fraud and Avoid Check Scams

How to Prevent Check Fraud and Avoid Check Scams

Published: 08/04/2021

At face value, writing and cashing checks is harmless; it?s been a standard practice in personal finance for decades. However, the longer these practices have been around, the more creative fraudsters have become.

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What the Self-Employed Need to Know Before Applying for a Mortgage

What the Self-Employed Need to Know Before Applying for a Mortgage

Published: 07/30/2021

While self-employed borrowers fill out the same mortgage loan application as everyone else, you may have to jump through a few extra hoops. Keep reading to learn more about what documentation to provide, some tips on how to become a more attractive candidate and more!

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What is a Home Equity Line of Credit

What is a Home Equity Line of Credit

Published: 07/20/2021

Have you ever wondered what a ?HELOC? is? HELOC stands for ?Home Equity Line of Credit?- it?s a financial tool available to homeowners to fund home improvement projects, vacations, and more! We asked our Southside Branch Manager, Whitney, to help us explain it a little better. Keep reading or click on the video below to learn more!

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Top 3 Auto Buying Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Top 3 Auto Buying Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Published: 04/22/2021

Making a big purchase can be feel daunting, and buying a car is no exception. If you are thinking about purchasing a new (or used) vehicle, check out our list of the top 3 auto buying mistakes people make when buying a car and how you can avoid them!

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Spot's $ensible Savings Newsletter: Spring 2021

Spot's $ensible Savings Newsletter: Spring 2021

Published: 03/17/2021

Spot's back with his spring newsletter! This one has financial literacy games, info about this quarter's Spot's $ensible Savings prize, and what we have planned for National Credit Union Month!

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