USE CAUTION – We’ve heard numerous reports of phone fraudsters claiming to be from Apple, the Geek Squad at Best Buy, and Amazon. The callers are very persuasive and tell a story about needing to get remote access to your computer in order to fix a ‘problem’. Hang up on them. Unless you have made the initial contact, never share your personal information with anyone or allow them access to your computer.
Developing good saving habits at a young age creates a foundation for a lifetime. Involving our children with a savings plan and good money management skills prepare them for a solid future. Here's how ATFCU helps teach those foundational skills to the children in our service area. Continue reading →
What is Credit Card Interest and How Does it Effect Me?
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of presenting an Economic Reality Fair to some high school seniors. For those that don’t know what a Reality Fair is, it is a hands-on simulation where students experience financial challenges they will face as they begin navigating life on their own in the “real world”. The students get paired up to … Continue reading →
If you’ve got holes in your budget, a side hustle can fill them! Love animals? Well it just so happens to be National Professional Pet Sitter Week! Pet sitters and dog walkers are making great money these days! Plus, check out these other great ideas for a side hustle. There’s money out there … you just have to find it! Continue reading →
Teaching Children About Money
Part of bringing up children today is giving them all the tools they need to survive and do well in the world and environment in which they live. That means helping them understand the value of and the concepts of earning, using, saving and investing money. Continue reading →
The first section on the SAT is always the essay. Writing a decent essay in under 25 minutes while still rubbing the sleep from your eyes may seem like an impossible feat; however, don’t despair. Just a few simple steps will surely help improve your “first thing in the morning” essay. Continue reading →
How is it that, whenever you need new clothes, they’re at their most expensive? Of course it’s not sale season when you’re desperately in need of an all-new summer wardrobe because you just experienced a random growth spurt and none of your clothes fit you anymore. Continue reading →