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Catholic Federal Credit Union Financial Fitness Blog

Is A Personal Loan The Answer To My Urgent Money Need?

Posted by Bethany Dutcher, VP Marketing on Sep 1, 2016 9:07:12 AM

Q: I need to get money together in a hurry. What can I do? Help!

A: There are times in your life when you need cash fast. It may be hospital bills, car trouble or crushing debt. A personal loan is for times like these. Personal loans range from $1,000 to more than $50,000, and are not secured with collateral. That means there’s no property that backs the value of the loan. Personal loans may seem attractive, but they do come with some downsides. Is a personal loan right for you? And if so, how do you go about getting one?

Let’s take a look at four critical questions to ask before getting a personal loan.

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Topics: loans, money, finances

Be Financially Fit: Your Personal Money Makeover in 7 Easy Exercises

Posted by Melissa Egeler, Marketing Assistant on Jun 10, 2015 10:23:17 AM

As the summer begins, you may be considering how you’re getting in shape for that beach bod you promised yourself a few months ago. As your credit union, we’d like to encourage you to make one of those changes a dedication to financial security and success. Don’t just resolve to become physically fit this summer; become financially fit, too.

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Topics: Saving, money, finances, credit, mortgage, money management

What's Your Money Personality?

Posted by Accel Financial Counseling on Feb 18, 2015 4:53:39 PM

Have you ever wondered why you use money in a particular way?  Many forces impact the development of your money personality.  You make purchases to fulfill desires and to make yourself feel a certain way.  Some spending influences include: advertising, media, society, friends, family, and easy credit.  In addition, shopping is an “experience” to enjoy and there are so many goods that are so affordable.

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Topics: money

Money, Marriage and Living Happily Ever After

Posted by Bethany Dutcher, VP Marketing on Jul 28, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Whether youre just getting married or have been married for years, youve probably discussed all kinds of things: where to live, whether or not to have children, where you like to vacation, if youll get a dog or a cat (or both), and your hopes for the future. But have you ever had a serious conversation about money and your finances?

No, it’s not very romantic, but your finances are just as important as the love you have for each other. Did you know that money is the number one thing couples fight over and one of the leading causes of divorce? It’s true. So if you want to have a successful marriage, you must figure out how you’re going to handle your money.

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Topics: marriage, money

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We're happy you're here. Our blog gives us another way to communicate with you in a fun, relaxed way. Don't worry; we won't be selling you anything. We just want to share a more personal part of ourselves so you can get to know the lighter side of the credit union. Our goal is to improve your financial well-being, we'll also share helpful financial tips and recommendations covering everything from students loans to retirement planning, and dream vacations to budgeting, many from our own personal experiences. After all, we're still people helping people, as we have been for 60 plus years. Now we just have more ways to reach out and help. 

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