Financial Fundamentals Blog

The Ins and Outs of Tax Deductible Donations

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Disclaimer: 7 17 Credit Union is providing this information for educational purposes only. 7 17 does not offer tax advice; please consult a qualified tax professional for matters related to your finances. With many people facing a wide array of financial challenges, more and more people are turning to nonprofits and charities...

Essential tips for affordable college textbooks

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School is back in session, and with it comes a myriad of costs. If you’re heading off to college for your first or last semester, don’t be afraid to look for ways to save. One way to cut costs is to eliminate visiting your college bookstore for textbooks. Don’t be afraid to look for deals or to get creative! Here are some tips to help.

6 common tax mistakes to avoid this tax season

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Tax season can be overwhelming, especially if you choose to prepare your own taxes. Rushing to get your taxes filed before the April 15, 2020 deadline can increase your chance of an error, which can delay your refund, trigger an audit or cause you to pay more. Most of the mistakes that taxpayers make on their tax returns are fairly simple ones. We’ve compiled a list of the more common mistakes taxpayers make when filing taxes and some tips on how to avoid them.

Money-saving tips that make early mornings worthwhile

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What if ditching the snooze button in the morning could save you money? While getting up early can be difficult, it turns out there may be a correlation between success, money and your alarm clock.

Financial Planning for a Divorce: What to Consider

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Divorce is a tough process — both emotionally and financially. Financial planning for a divorce is essential early in the process because separating two people’s money and accounts can be difficult and messy. Additionally, you’ll want to have a plan in place to make sure you’re prepared for the future.

Planning for a Baby: 7 Financial Tips for Expectant Parents

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Growing your family is one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but it can also be one of the most expensive. Let’s explore some tips for planning for a baby financially so you can keep your finances on track during this exciting time.

Moving on a Budget: What to Consider

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Moving isn’t easy. It’s a lot of hard work with plenty of decisions to make — and it can be expensive. However, moving doesn’t have to be overly stressful or expensive.

Planning to Move? Avoid These Top Money Mistakes

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Moving isn’t the easiest thing to do, but moving into a new home can be rewarding—as long as you avoid some of the common financial pitfalls that come along with it. Let’s explore some of the typical money mistakes people make while moving and how to avoid them.

How To Plan A Wedding On A Budget

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Congratulations on your engagement! This is such an exciting time and we’re sure you have plenty of visions about what you want your wedding to look like, who you want to invite, and what your wedding colors will be.

Am I Saving Enough For Retirement?

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We all have retirement dreams—catching up on the to-be-read list, traveling with family, or doing projects around the house. No matter what your retirement dreams are, one thing is certain: You need to make sure you’re saving enough now so you don’t have to worry about money later. But the big question is: Are you doing enough saving for retirement?

How Protect Yourself from Financial Aid Scams

  • Beth Ann Tabak

Navigating the world of college and financial aid is no easy task. Tuition can be expensive, which puts added stress on families because they’re on the hunt for scholarships, grants and other financial aid.

Types of Insurance And Why You Need Them

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You can’t prevent unexpected events from happening. However, you can make sure you’re as prepared as possible to protect yourself and your family from the worst of any financial hardship you could experience from an unexpected life event.