Paying for College at WWFCU

August 8th, 2019

It’s no secret that college tuition seems to increase by leaps and bounds every year. According to U.S. News & World Report, in-state public college averages $9,716 for the 2018-2019 year and $35,676 for private colleges. Multiply that by the two to four years you’ll need to attend, it really adds up. Never fear, Wayne

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Save Money this Back-to-School Season

August 1st, 2019

Who knew that erasers and binders could cost so much? Americans spent over $28 billion on back-to-school purchases in 2018. That’s an average of about $650 per child. Scary, huh? Your bottom line doesn’t need to be so scary or so high. We have a few tips to help you save some money this back-to-school

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Three Jars: Teach Your Kids to Save, Spend and Give

July 25th, 2019

If your kids are like most, any money you give them burns a hole in their pockets. This isn’t that different from most adults, come to think of it! As parents, you want to set your kids on the right money path as soon as possible so they learn the value of saving and giving

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Should You Retire or Become an Entrepreneur?

July 18th, 2019

The average age that people are retiring these days is 60. For the past twenty years, that number has slowly been rising. The main reason is that we’re living longer so we’re choosing to work longer. The other reason is aging workers can’t rely on a pension or social security to sustain them in their

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Yes, You Can Get a Personal Loan

July 11th, 2019

By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about the “credit union difference” and how credit unions are better than banks (at least we think so!). But what does that mean to you, our members? Well, a heck of a lot when it comes to personal loans. Consider making a credit union your first stop when

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A Brief History of Credit Unions

July 5th, 2019

Since we’re celebrating the birth of our country this week, we thought we’d take some time to share the birth of the credit union movement with you. Would you be surprised to know that credit unions first started in Germany? In the 1850s, two gentlemen opened the first credit unions. Cooperative pioneer Hermann Schulze-Delitzch created

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Should You Buy that Boat?

June 27th, 2019

Now the warmer weather is here, so are the hopes and dreams of Michiganders wanting to buy a boat. But is buying a boat the right thing for you? By now you’ve probably heard the saying that a boat is a hole in the water into which you throw money. Whether that’s true or not,

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The Financial Realities of Starting Your Own Business

June 20th, 2019

Ready to take the leap from working for someone else to starting your own business? We have a rundown of some of the financial realities you’ll need to consider before diving in. Start with a Business PlanIf you don’t already have a business plan, you’ll need one before you start your business. A business plan

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Recent College Grad? Here are 10 Money Saving Tips

June 13th, 2019

You’ve graduated – congratulations! Now what? Getting your degree has been your goal for so long, you probably didn’t think much about what happens after you get your diploma. Yep, it’s time to be a grown-up, this includes all of the financial responsibilities that come with it.  Here are ten tips to help you navigate

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5 Ways to Save for Summer Vacation

June 6th, 2019

How many times have you vowed you were going to take a summer vacation only to not have the funds when the time comes? WWFCU thinks you deserve a vacation this summer, so we put together five tips to help you save for it: Budget TripThe first important step to take is to figure out

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