BECU

BECU

As a member-owned credit union, BECU is focused on helping increase the financial well-being of its over 1.28 million members and their communities. BECU is federally insured by NCUA and is an Equal Housing Opportunity Lender.

 

Stacey Black, lead financial educator at BECU, offers some timely tips on keeping your finances in check as life slowly returns to a new normal.

No matter where you are in your financial journey, expert advice and tips are available to help keep you on track.

Money stress is high this year and many of us are in uncharted financial waters.

The Federal Trade Commission has received over 18,000 reports related to COVID-19 since January 1.

This is an excellent opportunity for parents to broach financial topics with their kids and teach them valuable money management skills.

During this unprecedented time, there may be an opportunity to revisit and adjust short- and long-term financial goals to ensure you’re setting yourself up for a future of financial stability.

Some of the most common methods of identity theft might surprise you.

2020 could be the year you create a better relationship with your finances.

There are two pieces of the equation to consider: saving and budgeting.

Poor credit can cost you significant funds in the future or even delay major life milestones.

Americans owe over $1.56 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among roughly 45 million borrowers.

Many people struggle to pay their bills on time. Nearly one in 10 Americans have debts in collection.

It can be tempting to splurge on something fun, but financial experts suggest steps that will reap long-term benefits.

Saving for emergencies can seem impossible, but if you look for strategic ways to tuck away a bit here and there, you’ll thank yourself later.

Take advantage of opportunities to ensure your finances (and household budget) are aligned in a way that helps you reach your goals.

Nearly three in 10 American adults say they’re not at all confident they’re saving enough for retirement, survey says.

There are more than 230,000 malware attacks launched online every day, compared to about 4,000 per day in 2016.

Nearly a quarter of shoppers went over their 2016 holiday budget, and 27 percent didn’t have a budget to begin with, a recent survey says.

More than a third of parents say they don’t discuss money with their children at all.

Throughout your personal and professional life, you may see different incomes and expenses; but you can and should be saving.