Moneyline Blog News, advice and perspective about today's financial topics. PFCU is your credit union. Join the conversation! Tips for Facing Black Friday Without Damaging Your Credit <p>With the holiday season quickly approaching, traditional masses of shoppers will begin taking to area malls and stores. The countdown to Black Friday is on, with retailers prepared to open their doors as early as 8 a.m. Thursday morning. While ...</p> anovachek 6c672bde-2e4d-4349-be74-afc0a71673cf Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:34:33 GMT Protect Yourself from Identity Theft This Holiday Season <p>Don’t let the threat of identity theft stop you from your Black Friday rituals or holiday shopping cheer. Security breaches happen during both in-store shopping and online, especially during the holidays, often the busiest time of year for retailers. Remember ...</p> anovachek 78540ff1-af5d-47aa-8301-e774fcb381d7 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:30:08 GMT Spooktacular Savings This Halloween <p>From candy to costumes – and everything in between – Halloween purchases can really add up. This year, Americans are projected to spend nearly $7 billion on costumes, candy, and decorations. But don’t let this number scare you. There are ...</p> anovachek d8ae138d-dad9-48d6-8e34-13f401eee3fe Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:42:28 GMT Tips for Making Managing Your Finances Less Scary <p>While many adults enjoy the frights and thrills of Halloween, a number of people admit there’s nothing scarier than facing financial fears. Fear is a common reaction to dealing with money, especially because many adults are unsure of their financial ...</p> anovachek a4e9d9b5-c7cc-4f3b-9d86-6826af7ce39d Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:25:33 GMT Proactive Ways to Keep Your Personal Financial Data Secure <p>We live in an increasingly online world. Almost any financial transaction you need to make can be done on a computer. While this offers the convenience of being able to do more and more in the comfort of your own ...</p> anovachek aee1fda0-0e8e-4f50-9478-a1d44a3b86a0 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:23:50 GMT Going Green Can Save You Green <p>Spring may be the season of new beginnings but that doesn’t mean you can’t turn over a new leaf this fall. If you’re looking for some easy ways to save, try adjusting to a more sustainable way of living. The ...</p> anovachek c89422d5-5979-4050-a48c-6f1dc980f946 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:13:30 GMT Your Money-Saving Guide to Back-to-School Shopping <p>With the scorching heat and weekend beach trips, it’s hard to believe the school year is just around the corner. But the days of early morning lunch-packing and evening homework help are fast approaching, which means back-to-school shopping starts now. ...</p> MLaganella b0359dd8-a913-4190-a71d-a62d2563c1f1 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:30:16 GMT Summertime Savings: Alternatives to the Gas-Guzzling Car <p>According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of gas in Philadelphia stands at about $3.79, that’s up $0.25 from last summer. Between cranking the air conditioning on those scorching hot days and driving the kids to and from ...</p> MLaganella be2ca939-e626-4593-a92d-8fa27c39d931 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:23:55 GMT Say - I Do - to Savings During Wedding Season <p>We all know the price tag on planning a wedding celebration can get pretty expensive very quickly, with today’s average wedding costing nearly $29,000, according to The Knot. Even attending a wedding as a guest can get expensive, especially if ...</p> MLaganella 295c7e29-059d-42f2-a4ef-9f4c21e0ad53 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:22:27 GMT How to Protect Your Financial Information Online <p>In today’s world of mobile banking and online purchases, knowing how to protect and secure your financial and personal information is vital. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, credit card data theft has increased by 50% just between 2005 ...</p> MLaganella 33d4e8fd-59ff-4683-afff-377deee3d758 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:46:45 GMT