It’s finally summer, but it will be time to go back to school before you know it. As you start to think about your next semester in college or graduate school, consider how you can make your money work harder for you. Consider shopping for textbooks at used stores or online, as you can save quite a bit of money this way. If your schedule allows, you may want to get a part-time job and deposit your earnings in a checking account at a credit union in O’Fallon . Opening checking and savings accounts at a credit union lets you track your expenses more easily, and can give you a snapshot of your financial situation. Check out this infographic to learn more about how to save money when you go back to school. Please share with your friends and classmates!
The New Year celebration may be over, but you still have time to make a few resolutions. While you may want to eat better and exercise more, don’t forget that you can also make resolutions to improve your credit or get your banking back on track with help from your credit union. Start by resolving not to max out any of your cards, as this can hurt your credit score. Talk to your credit union in O’Fallon to see whether you have the right credit cards for your needs, and look into using online bill pay for your checking account so you never miss another payment deadline. Check out this infographic for more resolutions you can make to improve your credit in the New Year. Please share with your friends and family!