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News & Articles


 

Articles about life, money & everything in between!



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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03/19/2020

5 Car Buying Tips

Want to make a wise decision when buying your next car? Here are some things to consider when you’re ready to buy a car at the dealership.

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04/02/2020

5 Things You Need to Know About Credit Life Insurance

Let’s clear up some of the confusion and misinformation that exists about this little-known coverage policy. 

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01/27/2014

9 Mortgage Terms Every Home Buyer Should Know

Buying a home is exciting, but it can also be a little daunting. Read on for a quick lesson in mortgage terminology to get you started. 

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05/10/2019

Your Personal RV Buying Guide

Want to join the RV culture? We’ve got all the things to consider before you hit the road in your mobile house!

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01/27/2020

7 Ways to Save Money on Your Camping Trip

Going camping is a great vacation choice, and we’ve got hacks to help save you big on the costs. From borrowing tents to planning meals.

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06/10/2015

7 Ways You Can Use A Personal Loan This Summer

If you’ve got some big plans this summer, think about letting a personal loan help make your dreams come true. 

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Snowball Method vs. Avalanche Method: What’s the Best Way to Tackle Debt?

Which hits harder, an avalanche or a snowball? Well, when we’re talking about paying off  debt, it can be a tough choice! We’ll help you decide which method to use.
 
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What You Need to Know About Inheriting an IRA

Inheriting an IRA can have a host of tax implications and brings a ton of requirements. We’ve got a quick guide to help you make best use of your inheritance.

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01/27/2020

The 20% Down Myth

You do NOT need 20% down to buy a house! See our tips on other mortgage options, and on why a lower down payment might be a great idea!

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04/01/2020

IRA Benefits That Impact Young Adults

With so many responsibilities, retirement planning can feel like something to figure out later. However, the earlier you start to save, the better off your future finances will be. 

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04/01/2020

How To Create a Budget in 6 Easy Steps

Do you have a budget? It’s not as hard as you might think to make one. We’ve got a simple six-step process that will have you in full command of your finances in no time!

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03/16/2020

Newlyweds: Don't Let Financial Stress Take the Cake

Heading toward the marriage aisle? Here’s some practical advice for talking about money in your relationship!

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03/30/2020

All You Need to Know About P2P Payment Systems

Do you use P2P systems? We’ve got all the facts about them, including when you’ll want to avoid using them!

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01/27/2020

All You Need to Know About Going Cashless

If you’re thinking about adopting a cashless lifestyle or you think the world is headed in that direction, you might be right … but we’ve got a look at both sides of the issue!

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Retirement Savings for Self-Employed People
 
Setting up a retirement fund when you’re self-employed can be a challenge, but the information here can get you started!
 
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All You Need to Know About VA Loans
 
If you’re a veteran or the spouse of one, a VA loan could be your best route to homeownership! Community Resource can help get the ball rolling, so make the call!
 
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How Much Money Should I Keep In My Checking Account?

How much should you be keeping in your checking account? Too little and you could be in trouble. Too much and you lose interest earnings. We can help you figure it out!

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4 Vacation Scams To Watch For This Summer And How To Avoid Them

Don’t let your dream summer vacation become a nightmare! We’ve got helpful tips about vacation scams that could save your money and peace of mind.

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Should I Get An Extended Warranty On My New Car?

The process of buying a car involves lots of decisions, each of which should be considered carefully. We have answered all your questions regarding extended warranties.

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04/05/2020

How to Enjoy a Busy Wedding Season Without Going Broke

It’s the season of flower crowns, lacy gowns and stiff penguin suits. That being the case, be prepared for all the costs that come along with the busy wedding season. 

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03/24/2020

12 Things To Do Before Your Summer Getaway

It’s time for summer vacation, and we’ve got a list of hints and tips that will save you time, money and most importantly aggravation before, during and after your getaway!

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04/1/2020

How To Dispute An Error On Your Credit Report

Did you know that roughly a quarter of credit reports in a recent survey had errors in them? Is yours one? If you find a mistake on your report, we’ve got the steps you need to fix it!

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05/10/2020

How to Buy a Boat

Shopping for a boat is a lot like shopping for a car. Figure out the one you want, look at options, get the best deal and hit the water! Read our tips here.

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CRCU Partnered with Skero's to Provide Over 1,000 Meals People in Need.

CRCU helped pass out meals and hand sanitizer to the local Atascocita community during the national emergency caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Debit Card Safety

Your debit card is a great way to pay, but be smart about where you use it! A little caution can go a long way to protect your financial information.

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All You Need to Know About Data Breaches

Data breaches are everywhere, and sometimes it seems like you’re powerless to protect your data. Well, you’re not! We’ve got tips to help you minimize your risk.

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How To Protect Yourself From Common Scams

Everyone is at risk of financial abuse, even people without high incomes or assets. Understand some of the most common scams, so you can you can be prepared!

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Your Complete Guide to Identity Theft Protection

If you’re not worried about identity theft, you should be! We’ve got a list of simple steps you can take to keep yourself out of the thieves’ cross-hairs!

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