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5 Phrases to Save Money Fast

“I am buying what’s on my grocery list and nothing more.” A shopping list is a great way to save money; however, they aren’t the easiest to stick to. Don’t allow your cravings to be tested with impulse purchases, taking you farther away from your saving goals. Take control of your purchases by creating and

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Establishing Credit for First Timers

By Mary Jo Healey, Market Manager – Des Moines, Marine Credit Union Establishing credit for the first time is not complicated, but it does require a bit of time. In order to have good credit, you must establish a “history” of using credit responsibly. Creating this “history” will require approximately 9 – 12 months in

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Credit Reports 101

By Jason Kaufman, District Manager – Milwaukee, Marine Credit Union Confused by your credit report? Review the five areas below that affect your credit report/score and the tips to bring your score up. Component that Affects Your Credit Score Percentage of Your Score How to Improve It Payment history 35% This includes payment information, adverse

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Loan Insurance 101

What is loan insurance? Loan insurance helps prepare for the unexpected. It provides financial support to protect a borrower from unanticipated life events such as death, disability or unemployment. Loan insurance will cover monthly loan payments so they are not missed. It is sometimes referred to as payment protection insurance (PPI). Who provides loan insurance?

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How to Establish Good Credit

By Ken Brossman, District Manager – La Crosse, Marine Credit Union It is important to establish good credit from the start so that you do not dig a hole that is difficult to get out of. There are many ways to create that kind of credit right off the bat. Here are just a few,