As a member of GreenState, you are uniquely positioned to manage your finances and watch your money grow on the best possible terms. Like the member of an elite club, you are entitled to exclusive privileges and individualized service, courtesy of your credit union.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the benefits you can enjoy as a member of GreenState.
Individual Americans spend hundreds of dollars a year and at least as many hours on keeping themselves physically fit — but too many people neglect their financial health. Just like physical health, being financially fit is crucial to your wellbeing, your future and your quality of life.
Here’s why being financially fit is so important and how you can overcome common barriers to achieving financial wellness.
Money’s on the way to millions of households, and that means scammers are not far behind!
The Child Tax Credit (CTC) taking effect this month will provide monthly payments of up to $300 per child for approximately 40 million households. The payments will provide struggling families with desperately needed funds unless the scammers get to the money first.
Here’s what you need to know about CTC scams and how to avoid them.
Re-acclimating to normal life as pandemic restrictions are lifted and businesses reopen across the country will mean you’ll need to consider your finances. How did your overall money management change during the pandemic? Did you have to dip into your savings? Have you let your retirement accounts slide? Or, maybe you waited for the chance to hit your favorite retailers again.
As you prepare to leap back into normal life, proceed with caution. Be sure to consider your full financial picture as well as long-term and short-term goals. Here are some forward-thinking money moves to make as you adjust to post-pandemic life.
You might have heard of #Juneteenth, but do you know its significance? It commemorates the day, June 19, 1865, when the Emancipation Proclamation was shared with enslaved persons in the state of Texas, some time after the Civil War ended. Remember that there was no way to spread news quickly across the country back then! Sometimes called Emancipation Day or Jubilee Day, while it’s not a federal holiday, it’s celebrated in most states with reenactments, musical performances, barbecues and festivals.
It feels like you just packed away the holiday decorations yesterday, but believe it or not, 2021 is already half over. As we sail into the season of barbecues and beaches, take a few minutes to give yourself a mid-year financial checkup. A small investment of time can spur important changes that can affect your financial wellness for the rest of 2021 or even for years to come.
Use the seven steps guide you through your checkup.
Q: I love showing Mom how much she means to me on Mother’s Day, but it costs a small fortune! Is there any way to spend less while still giving Mom a Mother’s Day to remember?
A: It’s wonderful to show your love and appreciation, but you don’t need to blow your budget to make that happen.
Here’s some low-cost ways to show Mom how much you care.
Spring is a great time of year to clear your house of accumulated junk and make it sparkle. Why not do the same for your finances? Junk can accumulate there, too. In fact, some of your money matters may need a good wipe down this season. It is especially true this year, when many Americans are still recovering from the financial fallout of COVID-19, or maybe wondering how to use the latest round of stimulus checks. Whatever your current situation, a thorough spring-cleaning for your finances is a responsible move this time of year.
Congratulations! You’ve expecting a baby and you’re breathless with excitement — and nerves. A baby means big changes, and a part of those changes is lots of new expenses. How will you pay for it all?
We’ve got the tips you need to prepare financially for a new baby.
On March 6, the Senate passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. The bill promises further financial relief and assistance to millions of Americans who may still be struggling with the financial devastation of COVID-19. Here are some of the most significant measures included in the bill.