May
19

House Passes HEROES Act

    The House of Representatives passed a $3 trillion stimulus bill on Friday, May 15, with a 208-199 vote. The more than 1,800-page legislation, dubbed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (Heroes Act), would provide another stimulus check to qualifying Americans, extend unemployment benefits, and provide relief to homeowners, among other…

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May
12

The Credit Union Difference: A Look at Loan Interest Rates

  As a member of Pathways Financial Credit Union, you enjoy the many benefits we offer, including personalized service; optimal convenience; a voice in the way your credit union operates; and higher general earnings on your savings. One of the most significant advantages we offer our members is lower interest rates on loans. Our loans…

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May
7

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day While in Quarantine

Everything is different due to the current pandemic, and Mother’s Day is no exception. You can’t take the family out for pizza or treat mom to a meal at her favorite restaurant, but you can still celebrate. Here are some ways you can make this day special for mom, no matter how far apart you…

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Apr
30

5 Bills You Can Skip or Delay Now

1. Memberships you can’t use now.  Life has changed for the foreseeable future. Year-long memberships or season passes you might have thought you’d regularly use are pretty much worthless now. Cancel or pause your monthly membership at the gym and ask for a refund on season passes you may have purchased for a sports team…

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Apr
29

Businesses Step Up Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

  The coronavirus outbreak has brought out the worst in people. Panicky shoppers are shoving to get at the last case of water, and the slightest cough is setting off nasty barbs. At the same time, though, another movement — one of kindness and generosity — is gaining momentum across the country. Let’s take a…

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Apr
15

A Guide to COVID-19 Stimulus Checks

Still have some questions about the stimulus check you’ll be receiving? As your credit union, it is our mission to keep you as informed as possible about issues and events that affect your financial health. Read a guide to COVID-19 economic stimulus relief prepared by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. https://bit.ly/3a21CkU

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Recommendations to consider when you get your stimulus check
Apr
8

How To Spend Your Stimulus Check!

  By now, you’ve probably heard about the government stimulus package that will provide most Americans with a one-time check of $1,200. With checks arriving soon, so is the potential for fraud. For information regarding stimulus check fraud, click here. To reduce the chance of fraud, it is recommended that you set up direct deposit…

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Need some help trimming your fixed expenses?
Feb
28

5 Ways To Trim Your Fixed Expenses

When trying to trim a monthly budget, most people don’t even consider their fixed expenses; however, with just a bit of effort and research, most of these costs can be reduced. 1. Consider a refinance Trim your mortgage payments by refinancing at a lower interest rate. It will cost a bit, but you can roll…

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Feb
19

5 Ways To Pay Off A Loan Early

  If you’re like most Americans, you owe money toward a large loan. Whether that means carrying thousands of dollars in credit card debt, having a hefty mortgage in your name or making car loan payments each month, loan debt is part of your life. This means you’re looking at hundreds of dollars in interest…

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Feb
10

Student Discounts You Can Use

  Between astronomical tuition bills, piles of textbooks to purchase, foods costs and supplies, being a college student is definitely not cheap. Lucky for you, there are loads of companies out there that think you deserve a budgeting break. Here are five of the best student discounts out there. 1. Amazon Amazon’s got it all…

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