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What is Secured Debt Consolidation?

It can be very difficult to deal with multiple loans or credit cards at one time. Every loan comes with its own set of terms and conditions, and it is not unusual to feel overwhelmed trying to keep track of them. Financial institutions provide the solution for this problem through secured debt consolidation. 

What is the 50/30/20 Budget?

When you've put together a budget, you might think that you have a good grasp on your finances. However, knowing where you've spent your money is only half the story. The other half is knowing how your funds should be allocated.

Different Types of Savings Accounts

You probably know that credit unions and banks offer checking accounts and savings accounts. What you might not know, however, is how many different types of savings accounts are available.

How To Invest Like The Wealthy

One of the biggest myths about rich people is that they know some ultra-classified money management secrets that let them make millions of dollars each year.  It should go without saying that a lot of people on the Internet claim to have unearthed these secrets and will gladly reveal them for a modest fee.

What is a Money Market Savings Account

Money market accounts are a type of high interest savings account that offers similar features to a checking account. Typically, these accounts offer the advantage of earning a higher interest rate on the money you’re saving, while still having convenient access to your cash when you need it. Of course, as wonderful as all that sounds, there are disadvantages to money market accounts to consider as well.

Pet Month at First Alliance Credit Union is Back

It's June, and that means it's Pet Month at First Alliance Credit UnionWe are celebrating your furry family members all month long! Check out all of the awesome ways you can celebrate with us - from photo contests and donations to dog treats and savings accounts, Pet Month is a tail wagging good time! 

Using a Pet Savings Account to Budget for Pet Expenses

How do you plan and budget for your pet expenses? Maybe you use your credit card or have pet insurance to help pay for some of the costs as they crop up, but using a pet savings account will actually help you get ahead of the costs related to pet ownership.

How to Overcome Anxiety About Your Money

When you think about your finances what’s the first thing you feel? Maybe it’s tension in your chest and the clenching of your teeth. For others you might feel yourself breathing a little faster. Your mood suddenly shifts from relatively calm to agitated, with a few four letter words escaping your lips. If any of these symptoms sound like you, you’re probably suffering from financial anxiety.

How to Save Money on a Tight Budget

Every financial expert talks about the importance of saving money. A lot of them have also come up with innovative ways to save, not to mention what to do with the money you’ve put aside. The problem for many people isn’t that they’re unaware of how to save money or how to invest it, though. It’s that saving money at all can be hard.

What a Credit Union can do for Forty- and Fiftysomethings

When you hit your 40s and 50s, your financial priorities shift. Almost overnight, having enough money for retirement becomes a priority. If that weren’t enough, you may also be called upon to help take care of your parents, even as you’re trying to manage your own family’s budget and send your kids to college. Sometimes it can seem like the weight of the world rests on your shoulders.