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Money Matters for New Parents

Becoming a new parent is one of the most exciting things that can happen in your life. It can also be very disorienting as you try to take care of a new human, manage your relationship with your partner, and adjust to your new role and identity.

Financial Literacy for Kids

It's never too early to start teaching kids about money. Good skills, that are learned at an early age, can have a lasting impact for the rest of a child's life. In fact, this is one of the most important areas where you can truly change the course of your child's life. Educating your children about financial wellness, will help them build healthy spending habits for the future.

Saving and Paying for College

Although the escalating costs of colleges may seem overwhelming, planning for this expense ahead of time can help ease your mind. Parents can adopt strategies and save money for the time when their child starts going to college. 

Should Teens Carry a Credit Card?

It can be daunting for any parent to give new responsibilities to their children, whether it is  their own car, full access to the internet or cable, or trusting them while they are out with friends. Similarly, giving your teen the responsibility of a credit card is a task that requires careful consideration.

Quick Guide to Teaching Your Kids About Money at Any Age

As parents we all want to teach our kids the best habits possible to help them grow into happy and healthy adults, that includes nurturing financial health. Sometimes it can be hard to gauge exactly what financial concepts to teach our children at different ages. Here is a quick guide to help you start your kids on the right financial path for life at any age.

How to Teach Financial Concepts to Kids

As much as we hate to admit it, money and finances dictate a lot about our life. When we teach our children to have a solid understanding of money we are setting them up for future success in life. You can begin teaching your kids about basic financial concepts as early as age 5.

50 Best Money Related Jokes

Let's be honest, sometimes talking money and finances is boring. To bring a little humor to our regular financial talk, we rounded up the best money jokes out there for your entertainment! 

April is Youth Month at First Alliance Credit Union

April is Youth Month at First Alliance Credit Union, and we want to help you picture your child’s future, full of potential, that begins by starting good money habits today. All month long there are savings specials, giveaways and chances for your child to win up to $500. Check out all the important details below to learn how you can save and celebrate with us this month.

Shop Like a Minimalist to Avoid Overspending

Do you feel like you have tried all the tricks in the book to curb your overspending habits? You’ve tried various budgeting tactics, couponing, skipping your morning latte, etc…and none of it seems to last more than a few days before your back to your old spending habits again? It could be because you are not changing the mindset you have about spending. Instead think like a minimalist when you’re shopping to help you make more informed decision about your purchases.

Pros and Cons of Renting and Buying a Home

Finding a place to live can be a daunting task. Many things go through your head when you make this decision – the first of which is probably “Should I buy a house or should I rent it?” Before you take the big leap, you must first decide which option is best for you.