In this episode of Money Smarts, a podcast of Summit Credit Union, we talk with a certified credit union financial counselor about how to aim to thrive, instead of just survive. Learn how to start feeling empowered, excited and confident about your financial wellness.
In this episode of Money Smarts, a podcast of Summit Credit Union, we talk about how finances can impact your wellness. The idea of wellness includes more than just physical or mental aspects - and money problems can impact your overall wellness.
Four steps to smarter student loan repayment
Remember how exciting it was to find out you were qualified for a student loan? Hooray! You could afford tuition, books, housing, etc. But now that you’re out of school and faced with the reality of paying that loan back, you might be feeling another emotion: anxiety. If that describes you, we have some ideas that can help.
Final numbers are in from Project Money Season 13 – and they’re impressive! After working one-on-one with a Summit Financial Coach for seven months to take control of their daily financial lives, the four Project Money teams have incredible debt reductions and savings to show for all their hard work. (And one team has a $10,000 prize!)
Here are some tips on how to prioritize your debts and bills, negotiate with creditors and get your late payments back on solid ground.
Save early, save often – sounds easy, feels hard. But building up your savings account is essential to unlocking your financial freedom. Find out what you should…and shouldn’t be doing to gain control of your money with these effective saving tips.