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Here are 3 tips to help you decide what type of checking account is best for you.
Opening a new checking account is an important decision. By following these tips, you’ll know how to decide which is best for you, and what to avoid.
Learn what a digital wallet is and the different options you have.
More than half of U.S. adults had credit card debt in 2020 — here are four smart steps you can take now to help you pay off credit card debt.
Ever wonder about the difference between a bank and a credit union? Here are five reasons why you should use a credit union.
If you do a lot of online banking, protecting your identity is extremely important. Here are some tips on how to spot scams and protect against bank fraud.
If you got a bonus at work, you’ve got a decision to make—should you save for your 401k or spend it to pay off debt. There are benefits to both options.
Mimic the habits of the rich and set a plan with these eight steps to building personal wealth.
In order to help Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic fallout, federal lawmakers have enacted a $2 trillion economic stimulus package, called the CARES Act.
Learn how passphrases can help protect your online information.
Hold on, it may not be time to pitch that box of checks just yet!
Recent news from southwest Michigan, Mexico and Europe has brought the dangers of ATM skimming back into focus for many financial institutions and their customers. Here's what to look out for and how to protect your financial information.
Are there really advantages to selecting a credit union over a bank?
Renting an apartment or finding a house to rent in your neighborhood can be exciting. But before you sign a rental agreement, you should check these things out.
Buying an RV is much like buying a car, but it's also like buying a home. Here are things to consider to get the most out of your RV.
Here’s what you need to know before you build your dream home.
Four easy steps that will help you purchase a new car online.
Whether you are buying in a seller’s market or selling in a buyer’s market, remember to tailor your approach to the current housing market.
You may be able to use an economic downturn to your advantage to find the house you want at a price you love.
Be prepared to budget for your new bike.
Compare the pros and cons of buying or leasing your next vehicle.
Get the rundown on the different types of reward cards and how they differ.
No doubt, it's easy for debt to creep up on anyone. Here are some commonsense strategies to consolidate debt.
Doing a balance transfer can help you tackle your debt faster by helping you avoid paying high-interest rates for a few months.
Get more bang for your buck and see what a rewards credit card can do for you.
Increasing your score can give you leverage to save money if you understand what goes into building and maintaining a good score.
You have plenty of options when taking out a mortgage. However, call us biased, but we think credit unions are great.
A balanced investment portfolio begins when you diversify your investment portfolio. Learn how to diversify your portfolio with Share Certificates.
If you're like most people, you want low interest rates. Understanding the factors that go into mortgage rates will prepare you for negotiating the best interest rates possible.
Poll: 87 percent of full-time workers are "somewhat stressed" about current finances.
If your credit score is lower than you’d like, here are a couple of ways to boost it.
Scams are becoming increasingly cunning and deceptive. Do you know how to spot a fraud scheme? Here's the lowdown on the latest tactic and what to watch out for this Holiday season.
How To Enjoy The Holidays And Stay Within Your Budget
Most homeowners don't know much about home equity. Learn how your home equity can be a useful tool to eliminate debt and more.
Buying a new home for the first time is exciting. Here's a guide for first-time home buyers to help along the way.
Your home inventory is an essential resource in case of property loss.
Make sure you get the most for your house when you decide to sell. Here are five tips to help.
Expect slight increases in what you pay for variable rate loans and an upward swing in deposit rates.
Knowing how much money should be in your emergency fund can help you out in a difficult situation. These steps will help you get started.
Using a credit card is a simple way to help improve your credit score, if you manage your debt responsibly.
Debt consolidation is important for a healthy financial future, and knowing how to consolidate debt is the first step to building an action plan.
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Social media sites are amazing resources, but also come with risks. Find out how to keep your activity and information safe by using social media securely.
Every pet parent knows a new furry, four-legged family member can come with a steep price tag. Here are some ways to curb the costs.
Grimacing over your most recent bank statement? Here's how to make switching banks or credit unions easy.
Learn some easy ways to protect yourself and your credit from fraud.
Phishing. Smishing. Vishing. Are you familiar with these phrases? United is here to help you spot a scam from criminals trying to steal your identity or attack your computer.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to start your own business?
HSAs give you control over how you want to spend your health care dollars. Learn about its benefits.
Why do so many people never obtain the financial independence that they desire? Often it’s because they don’t take the first step – getting started.
Find out more information about your home equity loan as a tax deduction.
Here’s an easy way to remember the types of account information you should never give away.
See what studies say about kids' financial habits and how you can talk to them about money.
Your credit score is one of the most important numbers to know because it can be the deciding factor in getting a new home, car or even a new job. Learn how to maximize your credit score!
Marrying the love of your life is an incredible feeling, but marrying someone with debt can be challenging. These tips help you deal with debt as a couple.
If you're mulling whether to make a mortgage part of your retirement plan, here are some considerations to help you decide one way or the other.
If you need help making mortgage payments, here are some tips to get mortgage relief and avoid foreclosure.
If you're a homeowner and see falling interest rates, sirens are probably going off in your head. Decide if the time is right to refinance.
Your mortgage is the most significant debt you will ever carry. Don’t make it more expensive than it has to be.
Before you talk to a car dealer, read these five easy steps to getting the new car price you want.
Here is an article from NerdWallet about how to decide whether banking with a virtual or brick-and-mortar financial institution is right for you.
New federal regulations mean changes to the way you open new accounts.
While some of today’s cyber criminals do use advanced technologies, many simply use the phone to trick their victims.
In today's fast-paced world of social media, fake news surrounds us every day. Take the time to follow these basic steps to help ensure you make informed decisions based on facts.
Key steps to help keep family members, who may be struggling with technology, safer.
If you suspect you have been hacked, learn how to take back control.
Protect yourself from identity theft by learning how to detect it, what it does, and how to defend against it.
Cyber criminals have mastered their skills at creating and distributing malicious apps. Here are steps to securely use most of today's apps.
It may surprise you to know that the biggest risk to your mobile device is yourself. Learn how to protect your device.
Here are five simple steps to securing your home Wi-Fi to create a far more secure home for you and your family.
Adding two-factor authentication is a far more secure solution than relying on just passwords alone. Learn about this one simple step to be more secure with your accounts.
Learn how social engineering, a cyber attack mechanism, work and what you can do to protect yourself.
Cloud services are neither good nor evil. However, you are essentially handing over your private data to strangers. Make sure you use cloud services properly.
8 regrettable home trends causing headaches for home seller.
Both personal loan and home equity loan can provide the funding you need for covering unexpected or large expenses. Learn which one is right for you.
It's easier than you think. While a 20% down payment can be daunting, here is how to make saving for a home easier than ever.
There's no denying the benefits of a college education but these advantages come at a price. How do you plan?
The ins and outs of shopping online and the advantages of using different types of cards.
During the uncertain times resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic, the federal government has made resources available to small businesses.
During uncertain times, scammers are always looking for ways to take advantage of the public—and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is no different. But United’s got your back!
A summary of what you need to know about the second round of Stimulus Checks and how to get yours.
Knowing how to pay for college and deciding which student loan is best is key to getting a great start after high school. These tips will help you choose.
Your retirement lifestyle will depend not only on your assets and investment choices, but also on how quickly you draw down your retirement portfolio.
Your guide to getting prepped for tax time and knowing what you need to keep and what can go.
Tax season is here and there are some changes in 2019 that you need to know about from TurboTax and United Federal Credit Union.
As you prepare to buy a house, you’ve probably come across the phrases qualified and preapproved mortgage. While the two are similar, they are not synonymous.
Explore the negative effects that debt can have on your finances and life.
Learn why it’s important to balance convenience with security to help defend against online fraud
Don't fall for IRS imposter scams. Read here to get tips on how to avoid them.
Having fun in the sun doesn’t have to break the bank. Check out these ten tips for how to save money this summer.
Applying for college can be stressful, so here’s a list of the best scholarship websites to help you find scholarships that match your interest and education.
If one of your summer vacation ideas includes hitting the open road in search of fun, these destinations should certainly be on your road trip list.
Before you take a skip payment offer, make sure you understand how they work.
Is it a good idea to use an offer to skip your payment for a month? The answer is, it depends on how and when you plan to use the savings.
Becoming a millionaire overnight might is tough, but planning ahead and building your net worth and personal wealth is easier than you think.
The current fed rate is almost zero. Who cares? While the Federal Reserve may feel far-off and nebulous, it impacts you in several ways.
Top tips every Holiday shopper needs to know and how to stay safe online this season.
A construction loan is a useful tool to build your dream home. Here’s what you need to know to qualify for a construction loan.
Take some time to review your investments and find out how long it will take to double your money.
Knowing your home value gives you more control over these processes and provides clarity to future financial decisions.
If you aren’t happy with your current car loan payment, or if your financial situation has changed since you bought your car—it might be a good idea to think about refinancing to a better interest rate.
While you can still get a mortgage if you change jobs, here is how it will impact your mortgage qualifications.