Moneyline Blog News, advice and perspective about today's financial topics. PFCU is your credit union. Join the conversation! 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 Six Money-Saving Phone Apps for the Tech-Savvy Shopper <p>According to Pew Research, nearly 60% of all American adults have a smartphone. So why not ensure you’re making the most of your mobile device by using it as a tool to save money? With such a wide-breadth of phone ...</p> MLaganella 029fa624-feb5-49be-bf6c-455d906d01ea Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:13:50 GMT Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas for Grads and Dads <p>The month of June is full of celebrations, from graduations to Father’s Day to good ol’ barbeques, so chances are you’ll be headed to more parties than usual. This means finding the time – and money – to purchase gifts ...</p> anovachek 417344df-4ec6-4076-a57d-0e5a7a73517c Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:09:57 GMT How to Vacation on a Budget <p>Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner and for many that means the unofficial kickoff to summer. For most of us, it also means vacation is top-of-mind. Justifying the cost of a summer excursion does not come easy to ...</p> MLaganella 3bc06abd-6054-4b2d-8f62-d128f18928c3 Fri, 16 May 2014 11:48:36 GMT Heartwarming Mothers Day Gift Ideas that Wont Break the Bank <p>Everyone knows no gift can truly express how much you love your mom, but if you’re tired of giving the same flowers and card combo year after year, we’ve got a few ideas for you. Here are some suggestions for ...</p> MLaganella 5d916532-f2e4-4f62-8936-13ec9e832f65 Fri, 09 May 2014 09:04:32 GMT Make the Most Out of Your Income Tax Refund <p>As this year’s average tax refund is more than $2,000, many of us may be finding it difficult to resist the urge to splurge. However, using the money wisely can give you a major jump start on securing a better ...</p> MLaganella 0d05cf81-3882-4f4e-b8d4-d333ed8905a6 Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:33:04 GMT PFCU Announces 3rd Annual Art Competition for Students in Grades 3-5 <p>This month is National Financial Literacy Month. Each April, across the country, the importance of financial literacy and establishing and maintaining good financial practices is promoted. Philadelphia Federal Credit Union’s 3rd annual art competition began last week on April 1, ...</p> MLaganella 24d54969-1561-4599-8233-2f9c34e88409 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:46:36 GMT Set and Achieve Your Financial Goals <p>Establishing goals is a vital first step in any process when preparing for the future. Goals are especially helpful when planning important financial endeavors such as retirement, a child’s education, and as summer approaches, an exciting family vacation. Many people ...</p> MLaganella 5c4543de-f515-421e-a8d9-fa4b7c440e28 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:21:56 GMT Spring Savings <p>In today’s unstable economy, achieving the most “bang for your buck” is crucial for the average consumer. As we patiently await the onset of spring, consumers have more to look forward to than just the warmer weather and budding blooms. ...</p> MLaganella acfa1273-bea2-4bd6-8e24-3783bbe06918 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:56:16 GMT