Saving for retirement can seem daunting. How can you possibly stash enough cash? Instead of being intimidated by the mammoth size of the entire task, try starting small. If you’re saving some for retirement, but could use a little extra (and who couldn’t?) try these easy tips to add a couple hundred dollars to your savings every month.
With many states under “stay-at-home” orders due to the coronavirus, there’s a good chance you’re doing most of your shopping online. Here are some things to keep in mind to make sure you’re shopping smartly.
UPDATE (5/13/2020): Fraudulent work-from-home opportunities are being sent through phishing emails with minimal details about the hiring company and/or job requirements. If the new "job" is accepted, a request for transferring funds is sent, making the new hire a “money mule” in illegal activity. Please be wary of emails with spelling and grammatical errors as well as emails you are not expecting, especially those with unusual requests or job offers.
Maintaining a good credit score during this pandemic might not be a top priority at the moment. However, try to remember that this crisis will pass, and you should do your best to come out of this as financially solid as possible.
The impacts of the coronavirus are causing many people to experience financial stress. If you’re one of them, consider employing some of the strategies below.
With a natural disaster, or any national crisis, many feel an urgency for cash on hand in case of emergency. Banks and credit unions are realizing the pressure members are feeling with increased visits, cash withdrawals, and questions.
Spring is often the most popular time to start a renovation project. The weather is warmer, you don’t have to worry about snow and we’re all ready for a fresh new start.
But there are some definitive advantages to renovating during winter months:
The health and well-being of our members and employees is of utmost importance to GSCU.
There’s a lot more to choosing a motorcycle than just looks. Are you looking to do some weekend riding, or heading out for an extended road trip? Will this be a commuter bike? Are you taking back roads, or riding on highways? Here are a few things to consider:
Losing your debit card can result in stress and anxiety. You retrace your steps trying to remember when exactly the last time you had it was. You filled your gas tank yesterday. Swiped it at your local coffee shop this morning. And then… well, you can’t seem to remember. You have searched high and low, called the coffee shop to confirm you didn’t leave it there, but still no sign. Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered.
Refinancing your home is a big step to take. Before jumping into the refinancing process it is important to know exactly what you are doing, what your end goal is, and what additional details go along with the process. Start by meeting with your financial institution and discuss the questions below before following through with refinancing.
New England winters are not for the faint of heart. Freezing temperatures and lots of snow can make staying inside and bundling up seem like the only option - especially when you are on a budget. However, if the idea of being stuck at home all winter makes you go stir crazy, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorite winter activities that don’t break the bank:
Everyone gets tight on cash once in awhile and with back-to-back bills budgets can get overlooked. With the support of Granite State Credit Union, forget payday loans and focus on helping yourself with some extra funds with these 3 features:
GSCU recently began holding First-Time Homebuyer Seminars at local breweries in Manchester, NH. Sema Costa, a Branch Specialist for GSCU, attended the first seminar with her husband is sharing her experience for our members!
It’s a new year, with new opportunities and potential new scams! We have all become accustomed to abbreviating the year when we are writing the date. Here a few reasons why you should not abbreviate the year 2020.
According to Debt.org, more than 189 million Americans have credit cards. On average, each household with a credit card carries $8,398 in credit card debt. It can seem all too easy to continue adding to this debt, but nearly impossible to get rid of it - especially with high interest rates.
Saving for retirement is often talked about, but how much do you really know about saving for the future? With different account options, different financial goals, and a whole lot of unknown, saving for retirement is a stressful, but essential thing to start doing today.
It’s important to make sure your vehicle is ready for the winter months. Here are some simple steps you can take to stay safe and keep your vehicle in good working order this winter.
Buying a home is often a long and stressful task. There are many options that you, and the seller, must navigate through. Deciding on location, finding the house, financing a huge investment – all of it leaves you with questions, including, what steps are actually required in home buying process?
At GSCU, we believe that there is more to a great Credit Union than just finances. We are New Hampshire and that means that we go beyond banking to be a part of the NH community. The best way to keep connected with GSCU is through our social media! Don’t believe us? Here are the reasons why:
College isn’t cheap. Beyond tuition there are a lot of little charges that sneak up on you and your beloved student. Take it from a current college student, sometimes your professor changes their mind about the textbook, clubs ask for dues, and you really just need some take-out to get you through a hard night of studying. From someone who has been through it, here are the best ways to send your college student money.
IMPORTANT MEMBER ALERT – DO NOT SHARE ACCOUNT PIN or ONLINE BANKING INFORMATION!
Granite State Credit Union has been made aware of a fraud trend where individuals are being contacted by what appears to be their financial institution via Phone, Text and/or Email. Please be aware GSCU would NEVER ask members to provide debit card PIN or OnLine Banking log-in information over the phone, text or email.
If you are contacted and asked to provide any personal or account information, hang up and call a Live GSCU Representative 24/7 at 800-645-4728, ext.3805
Our services go beyond banking
Think that you are getting all you can from your credit union? At Granite State Credit Union we believe that there is a lot more than just banking to be done for our members.
We’re officially heading into Fall and beyond that, the holidays! It was a great summer at the credit union and we helped many members get new cars and some summer fun toys!
Did you know that it’s easier than ever before to apply for a loan at GSCU? Not only do we offer an online loan application, but now it’s also mobile-friendly! You can apply for a vehicle, personal, or even real estate loan right from your phone, anywhere you are!
Here is one story of how easy it was for a member to apply for, and get their new vehicle in just one day with GSCU.
The “tiny home movement” has been taking the Country by storm over the past few years. There are television shows dedicated specifically to this new trend, numerous magazines have featured tiny homes and, according to a survey done by the National Association of Home Builders, more than half of Americans would consider living in tiny homes.