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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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New Year New Budget

New Year New Budget

Posted On: January 5, 2022 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: CSE, Education, General

 

New Year Resolutions come in all shapes and sizes, maybe you want to get back on a healthier fitness or eating routine. Maybe your resolution is to be more organized, whether that’s at work or home, or maybe your resolution could even be to learn a new skill or take up a new hobby.

No matter what your resolution is, don’t forget about your finances and your financial health when setting goals for the New Year. The New Year is all about bettering yourself,...

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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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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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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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Holiday Shopping with a Holiday Loan

Holiday Shopping with a Holiday Loan

Posted On: October 1, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, CSE, CSE News, General, Lending, Personal Loan

 

The holiday season may still be a few weeks away – but your holiday shopping should start now. With another year full of potential shipping delays, product & staffing shortages, and other unfavorable issues, starting your holidays shopping early this year may be a good idea.

We hope that you’ve been able to save throughout the year for the holiday shopping season with a Christmas Club savings account!  However, if you’re not financially prepared...

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Mid-Year Financial Check Up

Mid-Year Financial Check Up

Posted On: June 21, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, CSE, Education

 

You spend your time on social media, watching Netflix, scrolling TikTok, and a number of other relaxing, yet frivolous things. Those are all great, however, we want to remind you that you need to save some time to actively managing your finances. Generally, we are more likely to keep tabs on our physical and mental health but studies have shown your finances can make a huge impact on your stress levels which eventually impacts your health. Digging into those financial matters...

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Keeping Vacations Practical for Your Budget

Keeping Vacations Practical for Your Budget

Posted On: June 1, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, Education, General, Lending, Personal Loan

 

As exhilarating as the idea is that you should ‘treat yourself’ on vacation, sometimes, it is probably not the right choice to make. If you don’t want to come home with sickening credit card bills, or a cash deficiency we encourage you to consider budgeting for your vacation.

Saving for a vacation doesn’t happen overnight. The best place to start is with a little account that we call a Vacation Club. This is a sub-account attached to your membership...

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Personal Loans for When You Need It

Personal Loans for When You Need It

Posted On: April 17, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, Credit Cards, CSE, Lending, Personal Loan

 

Outside of auto loans and mortgage loans, personal loans are likely the next type of loan you would use as a consumer. A personal loan is a type of unsecured loan, which means there is no collateral held in the event that you cannot pay back the loan. Generally, a personal loan is a form of credit that can help you make a large purchase or consolidate high-interest debt, but they can serve a number of other purposes as well.

 

Here are some common reasons...

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You don't have to be elderly to do a checkup on your retirement plan.

Retirement Checkup - Don't wait 'til it's too late!

Posted On: February 27, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, CSE News, Education

 

Just the thought of retirement can be both exciting and terrifying at the same time. It’s what you’ve worked towards for your entire life, but it comes with many unknowns. You’re sure to be wondering if you’ve saved enough, can afford your expenses moving forward, and whether you’re truly ready to move into the next stage of your life.

The reality is that when it comes to retirement, many are unprepared due to a combination of increasing...

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