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Prepare Your Finances for the Holidays

Prepare Your Finances for the Holidays

Posted On: September 7, 2022 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, Credit Cards, CSE, CSE News, Debit & Credit Cards, Education, General, Lending

 

Prepare Your Finances for the Holidays

The holidays might not be top of mind…yet, but this month marks the ‘100 days until Christmas milestone. We want to help you get a jump start on the holidays and provide ways you can prepare your finances now, in order to make your money go further when it comes time to shop.

 

Would you prefer to watch our CSE Couch Chat video on this topic? Check it out, here.

 

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Tags: Budget, Budgeting, Christmas Club, Credit Card, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Debt Consolidation, Finances, Holiday Loans

Don't Wait for a Recession Rescue

Don't Wait for a Recession Rescue

Posted On: August 22, 2022 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, Education, General, Lending

 

 

Don't Wait for a Recession Rescue

 

The economy has been a rollercoaster recently, to say the least, with supply chain issues, to staffing shortages for many businesses, not to mention record inflation. All of this is a perfect storm that has led to rumors of a recession on the horizon.

 

What is a Recession?

 

Although we don’t know if a recession...

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Tags: Budget, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Cut Costs, Recession Rescue

CSE's Education Hub for ALL Ages!

CSE's Education Hub for ALL Ages!

Posted On: August 8, 2022 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, CSE, Education, Youth Accounts

 

 

CSE's Education Hub for ALL Ages!

 

From the kids to the adults, regardless of your age, it is important to learn about financial education! As we prepare for back to school, we want to share more about our Financial Education HUB! We strive to provide accessible and valuable financial resources for both adults and kids!

 

Education Hub

 

For the Kids:

The...

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Tags: Budgeting, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Education, Education Hub, Elements of Money, FINANCIAL COUNSELING, Financial Education, Financial Education Hub

‘Recipe’ For Good Credit

‘Recipe’ For Good Credit

Posted On: July 6, 2022 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, Education

 

 

‘Recipe’ For Good Credit

Oftentimes, when people see or hear ‘credit’ or ‘credit score’ they think of credit as a complicated and complex subject. In ways it is, but we’re here to help break down credit into a simple recipe to make it easier for you to build and maintain a good credit score!

 

Though there are many parts to a credit score, the key ingredients are: Payment History: Pay your...
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Tags: Budgeting, Credit, Credit Score, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Financial Check Up, Financial Education, Financial Goals, ‘Recipe’ For Good Credit

What is Inflation?

What is Inflation?

Posted On: June 1, 2022 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, CSE, Education, General

 

In recent months we’ve seen inflation at record levels. Higher prices have impacted all of the ‘staples’ in life from gas to groceries, to housing and vehicles. So, what is inflation? “The price of goods and services—stuff you buy—isn’t constant; prices change over time. When prices go up, that’s inflation. During moments of inflation, it takes more money to buy products or services. This means that purchasing power goes down.”1.  ...

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Tags: Budgeting, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Inflation, savings, Trimming budget, What is Inflation

FINANCIAL PITFALLS: WHAT WE SEE AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

FINANCIAL PITFALLS: WHAT WE SEE & HOW TO AVOID THEM

Posted On: May 11, 2022 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, CSE, CSE News, Education, General

 

Want to learn about some of the most common financial pitfalls we see here at the credit union? Check out our CSE Couch Chat episode on this topic, or continue reading below!

 

Have you been struggling financially? If you answered yes, you’re not alone; if you want to work towards winning that battle, we’re here to help. While it may be hard, it’s very important to take a good, long look at your overall financial picture to...

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SPRING CLEANING YOUR FINANCES

SPRING CLEANING YOUR FINANCES

Posted On: March 1, 2022 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, Education, General

 

Spring is the time you feel the urge to sweep through your home and throw things out, donate, and deep clean, right? Have you ever thought that it might also be a good idea to ‘Spring Clean’ your finances too? You can even go about it with similar concepts.

Deep clean your finances by looking at what you’re spending, keeping your receipts, adjusting your goals, and reorganizing your spending categories in order to move forward to a better financial...

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Tags: Banzai, Budget, Budgeting, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, FINANCIAL COUNSELING, How to Budget, SPRING CLEANING, SPRING CLEANING YOUR FINANCES

Top 5 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

Top 5 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

Posted On: December 27, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, CSE, Education, General

 

Over the course of the past year or two, you may have not been able to truly give your finances the attention they needed. We hunkered down and focused on our physical health, our work, or maybe the lack thereof which may have caused other stressors.

Your financial health can be linked with physical health and when you focus on your finances, you’d be surprised how other things seem to start looking up too. If your finances aren’t in the best spot, your physical...

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Tags: Budgeting, Credit Score, Credit Union, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Finances, Financial Resolutions, New Year, New Year's Resolutions

Make Your Holiday Budget Go Further

Make Your Holiday Budget Go Further

Posted On: November 3, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, Education, General, Personal Loan

So, you blinked…and all of a sudden, it’s the holiday season once again! It seems to get here faster each year, and every year it feels like budgets get tighter. Your fingers ache from pinching so many pennies, there are more people that appear on shopping lists and the budget crunch adds more strain to the season. But, it’s not all bad; allow us to offer up some tips to relieve a little bit of that stress and to make your budget go further!

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Tags: Budget, Budgeting, Christmas Club, Credit Union, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Holiday Loan, Holidays, Make Your Holiday Budget Go Further

Creating a Budget isn’t As SCARY As It Sounds

Creating a Budget isn’t As SCARY As It Sounds

Posted On: October 25, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, CSE

 

This time of year is full of ‘spooky’ things – zombies, kids dressed up as ghosts, spiders, and the ever-dreadful candy corn! But one thing that shouldn’t scare you is your budget! We know that creating and starting a budget can be overwhelming and sometimes a bit terrifying, but it really isn’t as scary as it seems – especially with some help from CSE! 

We have a number of tools to help you learn about budgeting and create a...

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