Financial Fundamentals Blog

Welcome to our financial education blog

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Designed with your financial success in mind, Financial Fundamentals, the 7 17 Credit Union financial education blog, offers insights, news and tips crafted to help you achieve your financial goals.

Does your financial situation scare you?

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Does your financial situation scare you? You’re not alone; a recent study found that 36 percent of working Americans are considered “financially fragile.” Read on for some tips to put you on stronger financial footing.

Save money on back-to-school shopping

  • Beth Ann Tabak
How to take savings beyond the sales

Four tips to avoiding summer travel scams

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Ready to get away this summer? We hear you! Just don’t fall prey to a fraudster. Here are four tips to steering clear of travel scams this summer.

How to stick to your budget this summer

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Ready to celebrate the summer before it’s time to head back inside for the long, cold winter? Here are a few tips to make sure your budget doesn’t go right out the window in the process.

Four tips to financially surviving a layoff

  • Beth Ann Tabak
How to keep it together during job loss

Vacation Countdown: Budgeting for summer travel

  • Beth Ann Tabak
A quick guide to saving for your getaway

Four financial tips for new college grads

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Handle your new financial reality like a pro

Five tips to talking money with your kids

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Learn how to prepare them for financial success.

Four signs you might be a victim of tax-related identity theft

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Though the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that tax-related identity theft is on the decline, it’s still a possibility. Here are a few signs that could indicate you’re a victim.

Four tips to handling financial stress

  • Beth Ann Tabak
We all have stress in our lives, but sometimes nothing can match the stress we feel from our financial lives. Here are four helpful tips from KOFE (Knowledge of Financial Education) for handling financial stress.

Credit Report 101: What is it and why should you check it?

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Your credit report might be the most important financial tool you have, but do you know why? Check out this primer on the basics of a credit report, and why it’s so essential to your financial life.