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Savings Resources

We want our members to succeed. That’s why we’ve compiled information on common savings strategies…so we can give you the information you need to improve your own savings plan. When you’re armed with financial knowledge, you’ll feel empowered to make the smart financial decisions now that lead to financial freedom down the road.

We've also partnered with Balance to provide your teen with additional financial advice and resources to prepare them to make sound financial decisions now and into the future. Balance offers financial assistance for our members free of charge. To take advantage of this service, call  888.456.2227 or chat with them online

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Shop Smarter

Grocery Shopping

In this month's Twelve Months To Financial Fitness Challenge, we look at shopping habits that could be hurting your budget, and smarter, budget-friendly alternatives. Shopping expenses can be challenging to keep track of and keep under control because life happens, and unexpected purchases can come out of nowhere. Join us this month as we tackle keeping your shopping spending down.

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The Costs of Having a Pet

boy with his puppy

Pet expenses in the United States exceeded 99 billion dollars in 2019, a figure which has consistently increased year-to-year (statista.com). To no one’s surprise, pet ownership numbers have also grown: Approximately 67 percent of American households reported owning at least one pet, and those numbers increased during the pandemic. For many, pets are more than companions—they are part of the family. However, it’s important to remember that caring for a pet can significantly impact your finances and should be part of the household budget.

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Entertaining at Home

Family dinner

If you’ve been staying at home lately, you probably realize you are saving A LOT of money on entertainment costs, but you may be getting bored. For this month’s Twelve Months To Financial Fitness, we share some fresh new ideas for entertaining at home to keep everyone happy—and keep money in your savings account.

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Financial Stress

Man coping with stress

Financial difficulties are a leading stressor in society today, and this stress can have serious health consequences. Besides medical effects, stressing over money can cause depression and relationship problems. Financial stress can often be a cause of conflict in relationships. Fortunately, you can fight back against financial stress. Here are a few ways to get started and stop letting money woes run your life.

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Keep More of Your Salary

Reviewing paycheck

Many of the ways in which you spend your money comes from nothing more than a habit. From spending $15 on lunch every day to dropping $150 on new shoes, your costly habits can be a slow but steady drain on your finances. If these habits are bad for your finances, think about developing good habits that will boost your finances. Here are seven simple, good money habits you can adopt to help you keep more of your paycheck.

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