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Moneyline Blog
  • 14 Budget-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    Feb 5, 2020
    Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to break the bank – after all, it’s about showing your partner that you love them, not that you spent money on them

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  • Pay Off Debt or Save?

    Jan 15, 2020
    Deciding between whether you should pay off outstanding debt or open a savings account can be difficult, as they’re both very important things you should do.

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  • How to Stop Impulse Shopping

    Jan 15, 2020
    Now that we’re in the New Year and setting resolutions (both financial and general), one thing that should be on everyone’s list is to kick the financially dangerous habit of impulse shopping.

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  • Family Meal Ideas on a Budget

    Jan 6, 2020
    We’ve provided some tips to help you meal prep on a budget, as well as some affordable, healthy meals you can make for yourself and your family.

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  • Saving for a Wedding

    Dec 3, 2019
    When it comes to a major milestone like a wedding, it’s best to start saving money as soon as you can, and with these tips you can find more ways to save.

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  • The Most Common Types of Savings Accounts

    Nov 13, 2019
    Since your specific saving needs may not fall within set categories, PFCU offers more types of accounts so that you can manage your money however you see fit.

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  • How to Save Money on Gas

    Nov 4, 2019
    Gas prices fluctuate constantly, but there are some things you can do when driving to minimize how much you spend each time you fill up your car.

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  • How to Avoid Financial Scams Online

    Oct 24, 2019
    As technology has advanced, online scams have become more common and harder to detect. Online scams come in all shapes and sizes:

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  • Common Financial Scams Online

    Oct 1, 2019
    Financial scams have become more and more common as technology has advanced. Between online marketplaces like eBay and the number of ways we can communicate with vendors

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  • International Travel Checklist

    Sep 19, 2019
    International travel is an opportunity to make memories while discovering new places and experiencing new cultures, but it’s important to still be responsible so that your trip runs safely and smoothly.

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  • Tips for Saving on Baby Expenses

    Aug 26, 2019
    It’s hard to know exactly what to expect with a newborn, even if you read every parenting blog and book you can get your hands on. While bringing home a new baby brings priceless joy to parents, it also adds a slew of new monthly expenses that can cause financial strain.

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  • Buying a New Versus a Used Car

    Aug 26, 2019
    Doing research prior to making milestone financial commitments like purchasing a home or a car is crucial. If you aren’t sure what route you should take – renting or buying, new versus used – it can be intimidating when you’re sitting across from a salesperson in a car dealership and it’s time to ask all of the necessary questions.

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  • Four Common Retirement Plans

    Aug 19, 2019
    In March, we shared advice for how you can live simply in retirement. Now, we’re breaking down some of the most common financial options for saving for this chapter of your life.

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  • How To Improve Your Credit Score

    Jul 22, 2019
    Building a healthy credit history and improving your score takes time, but the sooner you address the issues that may be lowering it, the faster your score may go up. Review our guide below on how you can get on the right track to improve your credit score.

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  • Renting versus Buying a Home

    Jul 10, 2019
    The choice between buying or renting a home is a big one. There is no “right answer” for rent vs buy, but depending on your finances, one may be a better fit for you. To help you decide, review our guide below on the pros and cons of renting versus buying a home.

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  • Couponing for Beginners

    Jun 24, 2019
    Couponing can be a valuable budgeting tool to save money on your groceries and other daily expenses. Review our guide below detailing steps you can take in order to get the most out of couponing.

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  • Save Money on Your Cell Phone Bill

    May 21, 2019
    We have previously provided savings tips on how to save money on your water bill and how to save on your electric bill. In Part Three of this series, we share how you can save money on your cell phone bill.

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  • Cheap Memorial Day Activities

    May 7, 2019
    Check out our list of fun and affordable Memorial Day activities that will help you stay within your budget while enjoying the holiday and warm, spring weather.

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  • Part 2: Save Money On Your Water Bill

    Apr 23, 2019
    Last month, we provided tips on how to save money on your electric bill. In Part Two of this series, read on to learn more about how to save money on your water bill.

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  • What Is Financial Literacy?

    Apr 9, 2019
    Financial Literacy Month is celebrated every April as a way to encourage a national conversation around the importance of teaching Americans about establishing smart financial habits.

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