Year: 2017

Consumers Making Impact Through Giving

Ohioans contributed $5.1 billion to charitable efforts, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s most recent data. Local consumers are making a difference in their communities and beyond via money and time. It’s important to consumers, especially millennials, that the companies they do business with make it a priority to give back to the community as

Don’t Let Holiday Magic Make Your Finances Disappear

While the excitement of the holidays and the gift-giving season can be a magical time for children, adults face a plethora of additional expenses during the last two months of the year. Whether its gifts, food, decorations, the perfect outfit for that holiday party, or airfare to visit family – there’s no denying the holidays

How Do Merchant Data Breaches Affect Your Identity?

Every year millions of Americans become victims of fraud due to merchant data breaches. And, with the recent Equifax breach, which affected 145.5 million people, chances are your information has been compromised. Although most consumers have probably only heard about a few breaches, more than 1,100 data security breaches have occurred thus far this year

Five ways to keep your marriage out of the red

  It’s no secret that weddings are expensive; you plan for months, and when you return home from your honeymoon, the excitement of living your lives together begins with paying off wedding debt. For 62 percent of Ohioans, this means discussing finances as a couple for the first time, according to the Ohio Credit Union

What is a Savings Account? explains to kids what a Savings Account is, why saving money is a good idea, and the benefits of a savings Account at a bank or credit union.  Share this free simple video on your social media and websites to help kids learn smart financial practices.  

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Five ways you are wasting your money

You can save yourself hundreds, even thousands, of dollars each year by eliminating these five bad habits, according to the Ohio Credit Union League. “The best advice any financial advisor can give is to look for ways to cut back and save,” said Patrick Harris, of the Ohio Credit Union League. “The best way to do

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Five ways to save money for a rainy day

A study of family finances by several government agencies reveals that only 38 percent of adults nationwide have established an “emergency fund” to fall back on during tough times. Are the remaining 62% of Americans one paycheck short of financial collapse? According to a survey by the Ohio Credit Union League, more Ohioans are saving

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Money do’s and don’ts for new college students and their parents

If you know students who are headed to campus this year, do them a favor: Tell them now what they probably will wish they’d known when they left home. Make sure they understand how to track their spending and manage their finances before setting foot on campus, say Credit Union National Association Center for Personal