How to Teach Your Kids to Budget this Summer

How to Teach Your Kids to Budget this Summer

Are your kids finally reaching the age when they’re ready to start having money of their own? According to a 2014 T. Rowe Price survey, 42% of parents sometimes avoid discussing money with their youngsters. However, with a few kid-friendly activities to jumpstart the conversation, you’ll be looking forward to these talks. By the time school rolls around again, your little ones will be a step closer to becoming budgeting pros.

eBay Hacked & Urges All Users Change Passwords

eBay announced that its corporate network was compromised and is advising all users to change their passwords immediately. In addition, the company is recommending changing passwords anywhere users have used the same password. Security expert Jim Stickley points out that "this is another example of why it is so important that you never use the same password between online sites."  

The online auction company has acknowledged that the compromise occurred in late February and into March and contained user names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, and other private information. However, it claims that financial information is encrypted and was not accessed.

PayPal, which is owned by eBay, has stated that none of the information used for its site was compromised. That information is stored on a secure network separately and all PayPal information is encrypted. 

If you currently use or have used eBay, it is highly recommended to change your password. Ensure you use strong passwords comprised of letters, numbers, and a special character. All passwords should be at least eight characters long.

 

Announcing an Upgrade to Bill Pay

Announcing an Upgrade to Bill Pay

CU Community is upgrading Bill Pay to make it even simpler and more convenient.

Starting June 3, your Bill Pay home page will be an account dashboard that allows you to monitor payment activity at a glance. From your dashboard you’ll be able to:

Good Habits That Can Improve Your Credit Score

Good Habits That Can Improve Your Credit Score

A good credit score is essential to your financial health. Not only is this number used by lenders to determine your creditworthiness, but landlords, employers, cell phone companies, and utility providers may also check it.