April 26th, 2019245
Georgians received more than $226 million in direct financial benefits during 12 months ending in December 2018
Georgia credit union members enjoy substantial financial benefits, according to the Credit Union National Association’s 2019 Year-end Georgia Membership Benefits report.
According to Datatrac, the research firm behind...
April 23rd, 2019141
Money has been changing and evolving for the past several years – and so, too, should the way we teach money to our kids.
Your parents likely sat you down for a lesson on balancing a checkbook, but the same lesson won’t help your 21st century kid navigate a financial world made up of credit cards, mobile wallets and online...
April 19th, 2019089
As a parent in the 21st century, you probably understand by now that it’s important to teach your kids how to handle their personal finances.
You’ve heard the statistics over and over again. Students are graduating high school with little or no knowledge of financial literacy. According to a Forbes article, 40 percent of young...
April 16th, 2019084
The following blog post was written by the Iowa Credit Union League.
According to NerdWallet’s annual analysis of U.S. household debt, the total debt held among American households (including mortgages, auto loans, HELOCs, student loans and more) reached $13.51 trillion by the end of 2018. Further, among the graduating class of...
April 8th, 201938112
Not all Georgians feel the strain of poor financial understanding, but as a whole, the state’s financial literacy could use improvement.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the United States does not excel in financial literacy. The latest available data from the center’s Program for International Student...
April 3rd, 2019029
This post was written by Tina Ramos-Ingold from the California Credit Union League.
One of the best ways to ensure your children grow up financially fit is to give them practice at managing money. And one of the tools parents use is an allowance. But how should you handle an allowance? Here are three suggestions:
March 4th, 2019184
On average, Georgians consider themselves adept at protecting their personal information – but research suggests that may not be enough to keep identity thieves at bay.
According to a Georgia Credit Union Affiliates survey featuring about 3,400 respondents, about 85 percent consider themselves to be well-informed consumers when it...
February 1st, 2019182
Georgians, like most Americans, entered 2019 hoping to better their finances – but many have likely already fallen off track.
In a Georgia Credit Union Affiliates survey of more than 3,000 Georgians, 52 percent said their new year’s resolution was to get on a budget.
That statistic isn’t surprising; many Americans looked...
January 22nd, 2019064
Coosa Valley Credit Union recently shared four easy steps to switch financial institutions with Coosa Valley News, a local news source.
According to the article:
'I wish I could have a better banking experience. I really do not like my bank. Man, I am getting pummeled by bank fees.' Have you said any of these things recently?...