Year: 2017

The Big Switch: From Banks to Credit Unions

According to the Ohio Credit Union League’s 2017 semi-annual Performance Report, Ohio residents are increasingly turning to credit unions for consumer finance solutions. Membership growth in Ohio credit unions lags behind national and regional averages; however, they have experienced healthy growth. Ohio credit unions saw an increase of 53,960 net new members over the last

Affording College

The average college expense (tuition, fees, room, and board) at a four-year, in-state public institution for the 2016-2017 academic year was $20,090, up 0.9 percent from the prior year, according to the College Board. Expenses at private institutions averaged $45,370, experiencing no change from the 2016-2017 academic year. So, is it worth it? More than

rainy day savings

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