Financial Fundamentals Blog

Don’t be Fooled by Deferred Interest

  • Francesca Sacco
Using a credit card may sound like a smart way to finance a large purchase, but if you’re not careful, you may be falling into a debt trap. Most retailers offer store-branded, deferred interest credit cards to appeal to buyers, but few consumers are aware of the pitfalls of deferred interest.

Budget-Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas

  • Francesca Sacco
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and with it, the reminder that you should shower your loved ones with lavish gifts. But expressing your love doesn’t mean emptying your wallet. You can still make romantic or thoughtful gestures without breaking the bank.

Advantages of 7 17’s Mobile Banking App

  • Francesca Sacco
Looking for an easier way to manage your finances? 7 17 Credit Union’s Mobile Banking App allows you to access your accounts while on the go! Not only is it free, but it’s secure too! If you’re not already taking advantage of our Mobile Banking App, see why you should consider mobile banking!

How to host a Super Bowl party for less

  • Francesca Sacco
You don’t have to spend a small fortune to enjoy the National Football League’s biggest event of the year! Whether you’re staying home or plan to host your family and friends, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you save!

Don’t fall victim to these trending scams

  • Francesca Sacco
Fraud is on the rise, and there are so many different ways the scammers try to take advantage of people. Learn about the most popular scams and how to recognize the warning signs. Staying vigilant is the best way to protect yourself.

Start the New Year with a Clean Financial Slate

  • Francesca Sacco
January is right around the corner, and the New Year is the perfect time to focus on your goals. Make 2020 the year you address your financial goals. Regardless if you want to save more, improve your credit score or pay down debt, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you start the New Year with a clean financial slate.

Make a difference on Giving Tuesday

  • Francesca Sacco
Looking to spread some cheer this holiday season? Find a way to participate in Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. The movement is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (this year, it’s Tuesday, Dec. 3), and kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. There’s no single way to participate. Donate your time or money to local, national or global organizations to help make a difference.

Tips to get the most out of Black Friday

  • Francesca Sacco
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest shopping days of the year. Don’t wait until you’ve cleared away Thanksgiving dinner to start thinking about this year’s shopping strategy. The earlier you plan your attack, the better your odds for scoring great deals! We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you save time and money this year. Happy shopping!

Thanksgiving Tips to Help you Save

  • Francesca Sacco
Are you cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? Hosting the biggest meal of the year can be stressful and costly. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips and tricks to help you save money and time!

7 17 Credit Union Scholarship Applications Now Available!

  • Francesca Sacco
Are you a high school senior or college student looking to defray the costs of higher education or trade school? 7 17 Credit Union is committed to helping students succeed! That’s why we offer 12 $1,500 scholarships for post-secondary education at accredited schools and universities! Applications are now available.

Money myths and how they can cost you

  • Francesca Sacco
Everyone learns about money differently. Some people take classes, others rely on advice from family and friends and even more people learn from personal experiences. But following poor advice can end up costing you money and have negative implications on your credit score. Before you follow a misconception about money, check our list of debunked money myths.

Tips for Relief from Financial Stress

  • Francesca Sacco
78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Watching your bank account dwindle while the bills pile up can take a hefty toll on all aspects of your life. Before you let financial stress consume you, check out these tips for relief.