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The Procrastinator’s Guide to Holiday Savings

For many of us, November and December kick off a season of celebrating, family, feasting, and yes…spending. The holidays are a chance to make memories, but this can also be a time of financial stress—especially if you wait until the last minute to make plans. And let’s be honest: with high interest rates and student loan payments resuming, many of…

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Giving Thanks to our Healthcare Members

This time of year, at Allied Healthcare Federal Credit Union, gratitude is on our minds. For us, gratitude is not just a word—it's a feeling that we hold deep in our hearts. Our credit union has been serving the hardworking members of the healthcare community for years, and as we reflect on our journey, one thing stands out; the unwavering…

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CARE Checking: Bundle of Joy

In the modern world, there's a lot going on. Home maintenance, kids' schedules, a social calendar; adulting is a full-time job—on top of your actual full-time job. And that's when things are going well. Concerns about things you can't control like car trouble, a changing economy and the increasing risk of identity theft or other cybercrime just adds to the pressure.…

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How to Create a Budget During Difficult Times

The following blog has been provided to Allied Healthcare Federal Credit Union by GreenPath Financial Wellness. Learn more about GreenPath at my.greenpath.com Many people are seeing changes in their purchasing power with continued inflation and rising interest rates. Paying more for food, gas, utilities and a variety of other goods and services affects all of us. In addition, consumer debt…

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One Step at a Time: The Path to Getting Out of Credit Card Debt

Picture this: you're standing at the bottom of a steep hill, and at the top is a bright, sunny meadow called "Financial Freedom." The only thing standing between you and that meadow is a mountain of credit card debt. It might seem daunting, but don't worry. Climbing this mountain is entirely possible because, even though this is a metaphorical mountain,…

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Take Your Financial Wellness to School

As summer draws to a close, the back-to-school season approaches, and it's time to start preparing for the academic year ahead. While you focus on gathering school supplies and organizing schedules, it's essential not to overlook the financial aspect of getting yourself or your family ready for the classroom. Let’s explore some smart money moves to help your finances make…

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Mid-Year Money Checkup: 5 Ways to Boost Your Financial Health

Summer is in full swing and so is peak travel season. And while July is a prime time to get outdoors and cash in on any plans you may have—at home or beyond—the reality is that financial concerns (and recent credit interest rate spikes) remain a pain point for many of us. Here are five steps to take to boost…

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Unlock the Value of Your Home with a HELOC

  There are many good reasons to own a home: more space, more control of your decorating and expansion, tax benefits. One of the best is that owning a home builds equity. By reliably paying your mortgage and investing in your home, you are literally living in four walls and a roof of equity. A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)…

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Ways to Make the Most of This Summer and Your Finances

Take advantage of the opportunity to push the 'reset' button. Now can be an excellent time to 'press the reset button' by evaluating your current circumstances and determining your goals for moving forward. While there may be some things about your life that you miss from before the COVID-19 pandemic, it's also important to consider any aspects that you prefer…

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How To Improve Your Financial Health With A Budget That Works

How To Improve Your Financial Health With A Budget That Works

By the second half of the month, have you ever wondered where your money went? If you answer “yes”, you’re not alone. A Gallup poll found only about 1/3 of Americans (32%) maintain a household budget. Managing a budget can help ensure that you have money at the end of the month, which can help you feel better about your financial life.…

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