Financial Fundamentals Blog

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.

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!

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.

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 to Prepare your Budget for the Holiday Season

  • Francesca Sacco
The holidays are right around the corner, and for some, that means added stress about finances. With less than 90 days until Christmas, there’s still time to start planning so you can worry less and focus on what really matters.

How to Beat your College Bookstore and Save Money on Textbooks

  • Francesca Sacco
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.

7 17 Credit Union Offers Plenty of Ways to Save

  • Francesca Sacco
Are you looking to change your financial institution? Maybe you want to get more out of your deposits? Maybe you’re unhappy with the level of customer service you receive or just tired of paying fees? Whatever your reason, be sure to check out 7 17 Credit Union.

As a credit union, 7 17 is a not-for-profit institution whose focus is to return profits to our members as higher dividends on savings, lower rates on loans and lower or no fees, compared to traditional banks. Check us out to learn more about different ways to save.
 

How Waking Up Early can Save (and Earn!) you Money

  • Francesca Sacco
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.

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.
 

A quick guide to surviving the Holidays

  • Beth Ann Tabak
We’re so close to Thanksgiving, which means that the Holiday season is upon us. For a lot of us, the most wonderful time of the year can feel overwhelming as the shopping, parties, baking, decorating, and general spending can take on a life of their own. With some help from KOFE (Knowledge of Financial Education), here are a few tips to put yourself back in charge during the Holidays to make sure that you start the New Year on the right financial foot.

Money-saving tips for a fruitful Thanksgiving

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Thanksgiving is a time to rest, to spend time with friends and family and to, well, give thanks. To make that a little easier this year, we’ve put together a few tips to help you save money while shopping for Thanksgiving dinner.