Ready to hit the housing market and find your new home? The formal process starts with applying for a mortgage, getting prequalified, locking in a rate and hitting the market in search of a home that fits within your budget. Before you fill out that application, though, you’ll want to take care of some important housekeeping...
As a part of the American Rescue Plan Act, enacted in March, eligible families began to receive Advance Child Tax Credit payments on July 15.
Spring is the perfect time to refresh your home. But financing your home renovation project – whether it’s a massive overhaul or some quick fixes – depends on your situation. If your bank account leaves you with little option, don’t give up on your plans before doing your research.
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.
Everyone is feeling a pinch from the coronavirus pandemic. Many of our local businesses, which are incredibly vital and unique to our individual communities, have fallen on difficult times. As we strive for some normalcy in our daily lives, we can make an effort to find small ways to help support local businesses.
Are you debating whether to cancel your summer vacation this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic? While there’s no way to completely eliminate the risks of contracting COVID-19 while traveling, there are precautions that you can take.
COVID-19 has caused financial problems for millions of Americans, and while the local economy is starting to operate again, many people are still in a financial pinch. If you’ve started an emergency fund, you may have begun to dip into it. But before you drain that account, consider some alternatives. We’ve compiled a list to help you weigh your options before using/draining your emergency fund.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act signed into law March 27 introduced several new measures to help individuals and businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. For most student loan borrowers, the CARES Act automatically suspended certain federal student loan payments and reduced interest to 0% through Sept. 30, 2020. Because the pandemic has affected everyone differently, student loan borrowers have several options to consider when paying their federal student loans.
The United States Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have begun to distribute economic impact payments to the majority of Americans in an effort to provide financial relief from the ongoing pandemic. Given the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, it’s best to make sure your using your payment wisely.
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.
Direct deposit is wonderful, but if you’re not taking the time to review your pay stub now and again, you could be missing crucial mistakes. Learn about common payroll deductions to help make sure you’re being paid all you deserve.
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.