Is it Safe to Keep my Money in a Savings Account?

Is it Safe to Keep my Money in a Savings Account?

Savings accounts are a safe place to keep your money because all deposits made by consumers are guaranteed by the FDIC for bank accounts or the NCUA for credit union accounts. Deposit insurance for savings accounts covers $250,000 per depositor, per institution, and...
Learn About Buying a Home

Learn About Buying a Home

The Key Steps to becoming a Homeowner: O Organize Set a goal to save a certain amount of money each month— then stick to it. W Watch Spending & Savings Prioritize your family’s spending needs so that saving becomes second-nature. N Negotiate Communicate early and...
What is a FICO Score?

What is a FICO Score?

A FICO score is a three-digit number, typically on a 300-850 range, that tells lenders how likely a consumer is to repay borrowed money based on their credit history. Creditors often use FICO scores in making decisions about whether to approve an application for a...
How Do I Increase My Credit Score?

How Do I Increase My Credit Score?

Pay your bills on time. Make frequent and consistent payments. Ask for a higher credit limit while keeping your balance the same. This shows you’re not using the full amount you’re approved for, which reflects responsible credit use. Fix errors on your...
Understanding a Credit Report

Understanding a Credit Report

Your credit report helps lenders (like banks and credit card companies) determine how likely you are to pay your monthly payments on time.   A credit report tells lenders: The loans or credit cards you have and how much you still owe. How consistent you are with...