Financial Tips for your Furry Friends

No matter how you find your pet, whether they’re adopted, purchased from a pet store or they were given to you, pets are expensive. From the food, to general care, to the veterinarian, the costs can burn a serious hole in your pocket. I bought my first dog from a national pet chain. I know what you’re thinking, and yes, … Read more »

Wedding Planning (Guests Only)

I don’t know about you, but this winter I’ve gotten five different wedding invitations for this coming summer. A few in town, a few in Wisconsin and one out of state, but all needing some serious planning for. Not only do I have to plan for the day but I also I have to plan financially. Attending a wedding can … Read more »

This New House: Put a Dent in that Energy Bill

In honor of “Cut Your Energy Costs Day” we decided our next blog post for the “This New House” series would be all about how to cut your energy bill! Especially in winter, energy bills skyrocket. It’s difficult to maintain a low energy bill considering Christmas lights, hosting holiday events, less sunlight and wanting to keep warm, so we put … Read more »

Ready for Change?

Let’s be honest, sometimes New Year’s resolutions can be a flop. Most of us make big plans to lose weight, save money, eat healthier or get rid of any bad habits. Educators wants to make at least one of your resolutions easier on you so that you can achieve the financial goals you’ve set for yourself. Our Change Up savings … Read more »

3 Steps to Avoid a Post-Christmas Financial Hangover

In the classic Christmas movie Christmas with the Kranks, Luther Krank did everything he could to skip Christmas. To his dismay, his plans fall through and, along with his wife, he’s left scrambling at the last possible moment for gifts, decorations, food and party must-haves in order to pull together a Christmas miracle. As comical and light-hearted as the film is, … Read more »

Outsmart Black Friday

Black Friday is right around the corner, which means there are only a few days left to plan your shopping strategy. It’s crucial to be prepared on this hectic shopping day so that you can find exactly what you’re looking for the best price. Luckily, has researched and found the best Black Friday deals for 2017, so that you … Read more »

What’s Your Score

Educators Credit Union’s “What’s Your Score?” program is a complimentary and excellent way to check up on your credit score. If you are a member, you can come into any branch to sit down with a member finance representative to pull a soft hit on your credit so you can look for ways to improve or maintain your score. This … Read more »

Budget: The dreaded “b” word

A budget is very important to help save money and keep your finances on track. I want to be able to help out any way I can, but this topic is going be extremely hard for me to get technical with. Budget is the dreaded “b” word to me. I’m confessing now, I am NOT a numbers person at all, I do … Read more »

How to travel on a budget

With the weather getting nice and school almost out, summer is just around the corner! It seems pretty appropriate to talk about saving money on your next road trip. Here are some ways I have learned to travel on a budget during our family vacations. Traditionally, we have gone on road trips — I have only been on an airplane … Read more »