Financial Fundamentals Blog

Tips to get the most out of Black Friday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest shopping days of the year. Don’t wait until you’ve cleared away Thanksgiving dinner to start thinking about this year’s shopping strategy. The earlier you plan your attack, the better your odds for scoring great deals! We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you save time and money this year. Happy shopping!
 

Thanksgiving Tips to Help you Save

Are you cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? Hosting the biggest meal of the year can be stressful and costly. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips and tricks to help you save money and time!
 

Money myths and how they can cost you

Everyone learns about money differently. Some people take classes, others rely on advice from family and friends and even more people learn from personal experiences. But following poor advice can end up costing you money and have negative implications on your credit score. Before you follow a misconception about money, check our list of debunked money myths.
 

How to Beat your College Bookstore and Save Money on Textbooks

School is back in session, and with it comes a myriad of costs. If you’re heading off to college for your first or last semester, don’t be afraid to look for ways to save. One way to cut costs is to eliminate visiting your college bookstore for textbooks. Don’t be afraid to look for deals or to get creative! Here are some tips to help.
 

7 17 Credit Union Offers Plenty of Ways to Save

Are you looking to change your financial institution? Maybe you want to get more out of your deposits? Maybe you’re unhappy with the level of customer service you receive or just tired of paying fees? Whatever your reason, be sure to check out 7 17 Credit Union.

As a credit union, 7 17 is a not-for-profit institution whose focus is to return profits to our members as higher dividends on savings, lower rates on loans and lower or no fees, compared to traditional banks. Check us out to learn more about different ways to save.
 

Don’t let your next Vacation leave you with Debt

Summer is officially here, which means families across the United States are preparing to go on vacation. While vacations are great way to spend quality time with loved ones and to unwind, the credit card bills that accumulate afterwards can sour memories of the trip.

Take the time to plan a vacation that will leave you with good memories instead of debt. Here are some tips to keep in mind while planning.