April is Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month

April is National Financial Literacy Month, and CU Community Credit Union wants to help residents in Missouri’s Greene and Christian Counties take control of their finances and their future by providing a range of tools and tips throughout the month. Here's how to get started:

52-Week Money Challenge

52-Week Money Challenge

Is saving money one of your new year's resolutions? Then participate in the 52-Week Money Challenge! 

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5 Tips to Bounce Back from Summer Overspending

5 Tips to Bounce Back from Summer Overspending

Summer is a time when people tend to disregard their finances – with gorgeous weather and time off from work, it’s easy to focus on having as much fun as possible with travel, family barbecues and frequent parties, while putting money matters in the backseat.  If you’ve overspent this summer or failed to follow a savings plan or budget, don’t worry – it can probably be fixed. Here are five steps to help get your finances back on the right track:

Heading to college? Here’s a financial checklist to keep you on track.

Heading to college? Here’s a financial checklist to keep you on track.

College will present you with a host of new experiences—including, perhaps, the experience of not having unfettered access to Mom and Dad’s wallet. But learning how to balance your checkbook while also hitting the books doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here’s a checklist of financial lessons that’ll get you through the first year of college without unnecessary debt.

How to Save for an Emergency Fund

How to Save for an Emergency Fund

Life is unpredictable. You could lose your job tomorrow or your car could require a very pricey repair next week. While there’s nothing you can do to stop these unpleasant surprises, you can make sure you’re financially prepared to meet any challenge that comes your way. Make setting up an emergency fund one of your financial goals for 2014.