Although they are barely in the first stages of recovery from destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, leaders of the Cornerstone Credit Union League are already overwhelmed with the outpouring of support they have received from the credit union system.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (2/23/16)--One in four Americans are having difficulty paying for medications. Last year, total U.S. spending on prescription drugs by individuals, insurers, and governments jumped 13%--the largest increase since 2001. Certain demographics are feeling the crunch more than others (NextAvenue Feb. 1)
This past Sunday on H&FF Radio, listeners heard why credit unions top banks in affordability, service, and more; how to switch to a credit union; and how to save on holiday travel. This was a rebroadcast of an earlier H&FF Radio program.
Are you in the 99% of drivers who don't maintain their cars properly? Are you using a 529 plan to save for your own or a family member's education? Do you believe cash is doomed? This past Sunday's H&FF Radio had answers and solutions.
Restaurants may become the site of the newest savings battle. Consumers are using online coupons to find restaurant bargains. They're also taking advantage of half-price hors d'oeuvres or entrees at happy hours, drinking tap rather than mineral water, or having drinks or dessert at home. But restaurant owners are studying human behavior to counter this trend, employing "menu engineers" to get you to spend more.
Are you expecting to work an extra five years, say to age 70 instead of 65, so you can afford to retire? According to recent data from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, this could be a dicey strategy.
Sunday's H&FF Radio program has guidance for when to begin claiming Social Security benefits, energy efficiency ideas, and knowing the likelihood you'll be accountable for a late relative's bills. This is a rebroadcast of an earlier H&FF Radio program.
You've landed your first "real" job, you've got an awesome new apartment and you're ready to conquer the world. Believe it or not, this is the perfect time to think about your retirement. Once you take care of bills and expenses, and contribute to your employer's 401(k), think about opening a Roth IRA.
FinCEN's new customer due diligence requirements for business accounts are effective May 18, 2018, and CUNA’s compliance staff has received a number of questions. A recent CompBlog post examines CDD procedures and requirements.