How to Find the Right Credit Union for You

Credit 101

How to Find the Right Credit Union for You

How to Find the Right Credit Union for You

Credit unions are known to be more stable than banks, and more generous when it comes to supplying customers with favorable interest rates on their deposits. They’re able to do this because, unlike traditional banks, they don’t rely on a fractional reserve system (meaning the bank reserves just a fraction of cash and other liquid… Read More

7 Savings Tips for College-Bound Students

Students

7 Savings Tips for College-Bound Students

7 Savings Tips for College-Bound Students

It’s high season for prospective college students, as they and their families compare colleges and decide how to finance what is often one of life’s biggest expenses. After tapping savings and 529 plans (assuming parents or guardians have been contributing over the years) there’s almost always a shortage. And while some parents feel obliged to… Read More

Watchdog: Without Regulation, Consumer Mortgages Could Dry Up

Mortgages

Watchdog: Without Regulation, Consumer Mortgages Could Dry Up

Watchdog: Without Regulation, Consumer Mortgages Could Dry Up

We’re seeing it pretty often these days: federal watchdogs, under fire from Congressional Republicans and banking industry leaders for over-regulating, walking onto the banks’ turf and staring them down. First came Elizabeth Warren, the fiery de facto leader of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, telling the virulently anti-regulation U.S. Chamber of Commerce that she wanted… Read More

Foreclosures May Soon Spike in New Jersey

Mortgages

Foreclosures May Soon Spike in New Jersey

Foreclosures May Soon Spike in New Jersey

The chief justice of New Jersey’s supreme court passed down a ruling late last year that effectively halted foreclosure proceedings in the state, and now lenders are waiting to file tens of thousands of cases against homeowners, according to a report from the Newark Star-Ledger. Foreclosure filings have slipped 86 percent on a year-over-year basis… Read More

Know Your Credit Score Basics

Credit 101

Know Your Credit Score Basics

Know Your Credit Score Basics

Your credit score is one of the most important components of your application for a line of credit. Your credit score is a determining factor in your mortgage and auto loan terms, credit card rates and insurance premiums. Some employers and landlords also take your score into consideration. But what exactly is a credit score… Read More

How to Find Cheaper Gas

Personal Finance

How to Find Cheaper Gas

How to Find Cheaper Gas

Drivers looking for cheaper gas: look a little to the left. Switching from premium to regular might not be a big deal at all. As the average price of a gallon of gas exceed $3.93, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report, and inches toward record highs, drivers are struggling to find ways to save… Read More

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