Nov
24

Tracking Holiday Spending Keeps Seasonal Spending Down

Nothing is more heartwarming than seeing your loved ones’ faces light up when they open that perfect gift you (err, Santa) gave them. Tyler’s new bike, Olivia’s new tablet and that gift card to mom and dad’s favorite steak place all add up to wonderful holiday memories… until the credit card statements show up. The…

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Nov
17

Holiday Fraud Alert

This holiday season, particularly during our trying circumstances with COVID-19, it is more important than ever to NEVER give out your personal or banking information to someone that calls you directly. If you don’t recognize the caller’s number, do not answer the call. Even if the number appears familiar be cautious if the caller asks…

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Oct
28

Pathways Wins “Best Credit Union!”

We are happy to announce that we have won the title of “Best Credit Union” by Columbus CEO’s Best of Business Magazine. At Pathways, we take pride in putting our members first. We’re proud to be your financial partner for every step along life’s path, and it’s our goal to ensure we have solutions in…

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Oct
7

Avoiding Voting Scams

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 is Election Day. This means we all get requests to give donations, take surveys, and register to vote. Voters are bombarded with campaign ads, registration requests, surveys, donation requests, etc. The constant “noise” makes it very difficult to differentiate campaign offices from malicious attackers. So, as this important day approaches, let’s…

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Aug
31

Why Roth IRA Conversions May Now Be Advantageous

Thanks to a couple of factors, some investors are thinking about this move before 2020 ends.   Provided by Chris Bright, Senior Financial Advisor, Pathways Retirement & Investment Services Roth IRAs have attracted retirement savers since their introduction in 1998. They offer the potential for tax-free retirement income, provided Internal Revenue Service rules are followed….

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Aug
27

When Does it Make Sense to Pay a Bill with a Credit Card?

Credit cards and debit cards both offer incredible convenience. With just a quick swipe or a linked account, a payment can be instantly processed. It seems like a no-brainer to use that convenience for taking the hassle out of paying bills. But, is it a smart idea to pay monthly bills with a credit card…

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Aug
6

My Savings Has Been Wiped Clean; How Can I Replenish it?

  Q: The last few months have been really tough on my finances, and I’ve been forced to use my savings for getting by. My emergency fund and savings account are basically zero. Now that my financial situation is starting to improve, I’d like to start building these up again, but it’s all so overwhelming….

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Jul
23

Beware of Back-to-School Tuition Scams

Back-to-school season means a flurry of shopping — and a flurry of scams. Scammers know that students and their parents are caught up in a frenzy of preparations and errands and are, therefore, more likely to fall victim to schemes. As you get ready for school, look out for these scams targeting college students and…

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Jul
1

All You Need to Know About Student Loan Changes During COVID-19

With unemployment levels rising and many employers cutting work hours, lots of college grads are now struggling to meet their student loan payments. Thankfully, the federal government has passed legislation to ease this burden. Unfortunately, though, many borrowers are confused about the terms and conditions of these changes. Here’s all you need to know about…

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