Financial Fundamentals Blog

The Best and Worst Times to Purchase a Home

  • Francesca Sacco
No one wants to overpay for a home. But even with a great deal, purchasing a home is most likely one of the biggest purchases you’ll make. Utilizing tips to help you save is always a good idea, but there’s more to consider. Here are some helpful hints for trying to secure an advantage when purchasing your dream home.

7 17 Credit Union introduces Personal Teller Machines

  • Francesca Sacco
New Technology, Enhanced Service
Over the last fifty years, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) have offered a convenient, self-service way to conduct your banking. As technology has developed, new machines called Personal Teller Machines (PTMs) have emerged that present a higher level of personal service.

In an effort to provide longer drive-thru hours, improve accuracy and provide members with a better, more convenient banking experience, 7 17 Credit Union has made the decision to move to these machines.
 

7 17’s New Branch is Officially Open in Canfield! Stop by!

  • Francesca Sacco
We’re pleased to be a part of your neighborhood, Canfield!
 
7 17 Credit Union’s new Canfield branch, located at 4280 Boardman-Canfield Road, officially opened today, Monday, May 6.
 
The newly-constructed, free-standing office is the credit union’s 13th branch, its fourth in Mahoning County. The branch includes new features to provide enhanced service and more convenience with significantly expanded drive-thru hours for members to receive personal service using the latest technologies, including Personal Teller Machines.
 

Spring is the perfect time to give yourself a fresh financial start

  • Francesca Sacco
Winter is full of spending habits that can deter you from your financial goals, so spring is the perfect time to clean up your monthly budget. Start small by tidying up your financial paperwork or reviewing your monthly spending habits. Don’t have a budget? Well then spring is the perfect time to give yourself a fresh financial start. Unsure where to begin? Let 7 17 Retirement & Investment Group help you reach your financial goals with tips to create a monthly budget.

5 Steps to Spring Clean your Finances

  • Francesca Sacco
Tidying up your Credit and Financial Information can lead to a Smooth Summer

Spring is here! Nothing feels more satisfying after a long winter than a little spring cleaning. But your home isn’t the only thing that needs freshened up. Be sure to add your credit and financial information to your tidying list. Here are few tips from Experian, a consumer credit reporting company, to make sure you’re making a clean sweep of your financial information.
 

How to Talk to your Kids about Money

  • Francesca Sacco
If you’re like most people, your financial education came from experiences – both good and bad. How your parents talked, acted and felt about money most likely rubbed off on you. If you want to help your children avoid the same problems you’ve experienced, and grow up with good money habits, check out these tips that will assist you in teaching them valuable money skills.

What is tax-related identity theft?

  • Admin
In 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported that tax-related identity theft is on the decline. Even though its numbers are dropping, you should still be aware of it. With tax time rapidly approaching, let’s look at its signs and what you can do to protect yourself.

How to budget for a wedding

  • Beth Ann Tabak
The holiday season is one of the most popular times of the year to get engaged. In fact, 40 percent of proposals happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. If you’re one of those lucky couples, you’re probably asking yourself, “how do we pay for all of this?” Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with a few tips on how to create a wedding budget that won’t break the bank.

How to achieve your New Year’s financial goals

  • Beth Ann Tabak
The New Year is a great time to review and revamp your finances for a successful financial future. Here are a few ways that you can get started on achieving your financial goals.

Last-minute holiday shopping tips

  • Beth Ann Tabak
According to the National Retail Federation, 60 percent of holiday shoppers planned to begin their shopping in November. In case you’re not part of that statistic, here are a few helpful tips to wrapping up your shopping without going way over budget.
 

What are phishing, vishing and smishing?

  • Beth Ann Tabak
They might sound cute and clever, but phishing, vishing and smishing are anything but that. Let’s take a look at these common attempts to steal your personal information and how you can protect yourself.

Save on home energy costs

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Winter weather has a way of sneaking up with its snow, ice and chilling winds. However unwelcome it might be, it does serve as a helpful reminder to check in on your home energy usage. Considering that the average American family spends more than $2,000 each year on utilities – with a good portion of that cost wasted energy – an energy audit can help you confirm that you’re getting the most bang for your buck.
 
Here are a few easy ways that you can make a difference in your energy costs.