May
19

House Passes HEROES Act

    The House of Representatives passed a $3 trillion stimulus bill on Friday, May 15, with a 208-199 vote. The more than 1,800-page legislation, dubbed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (Heroes Act), would provide another stimulus check to qualifying Americans, extend unemployment benefits, and provide relief to homeowners, among other…

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May
12

The Credit Union Difference: A Look at Loan Interest Rates

  As a member of Pathways Financial Credit Union, you enjoy the many benefits we offer, including personalized service; optimal convenience; a voice in the way your credit union operates; and higher general earnings on your savings. One of the most significant advantages we offer our members is lower interest rates on loans. Our loans…

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May
7

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day While in Quarantine

Everything is different due to the current pandemic, and Mother’s Day is no exception. You can’t take the family out for pizza or treat mom to a meal at her favorite restaurant, but you can still celebrate. Here are some ways you can make this day special for mom, no matter how far apart you…

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Apr
30

5 Bills You Can Skip or Delay Now

1. Memberships you can’t use now.  Life has changed for the foreseeable future. Year-long memberships or season passes you might have thought you’d regularly use are pretty much worthless now. Cancel or pause your monthly membership at the gym and ask for a refund on season passes you may have purchased for a sports team…

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Apr
29

Businesses Step Up Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

  The coronavirus outbreak has brought out the worst in people. Panicky shoppers are shoving to get at the last case of water, and the slightest cough is setting off nasty barbs. At the same time, though, another movement — one of kindness and generosity — is gaining momentum across the country. Let’s take a…

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Recommendations to consider when you get your stimulus check
Apr
8

How To Spend Your Stimulus Check!

  By now, you’ve probably heard about the government stimulus package that will provide most Americans with a one-time check of $1,200. With checks arriving soon, so is the potential for fraud. For information regarding stimulus check fraud, click here. To reduce the chance of fraud, it is recommended that you set up direct deposit…

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Recommendations to consider when you receive your tax refund
Mar
10

3 great ways to spend a tax refund in 2020

  While a tax refund means you loaned the government too much money last year, it doesn’t make that refund check any less fun to get in the mail. Some people like to save it, some use it to make an extra house payment, and some just like to spend it. There are tons of…

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Need some help trimming your fixed expenses?
Feb
28

5 Ways To Trim Your Fixed Expenses

When trying to trim a monthly budget, most people don’t even consider their fixed expenses; however, with just a bit of effort and research, most of these costs can be reduced. 1. Consider a refinance Trim your mortgage payments by refinancing at a lower interest rate. It will cost a bit, but you can roll…

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Feb
20

10 Restaurant Hacks

  Americans love eating out. According to the USDA’s food expenditure data, millennials spend more than 44% of their food budget on this meal option. In addition, other data proves that Americans spend a lot more on restaurants and bars ($54.86 billion) than they do on their groceries ($52.5 billion). We Americans really like our…

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Feb
19

5 Ways To Pay Off A Loan Early

  If you’re like most Americans, you owe money toward a large loan. Whether that means carrying thousands of dollars in credit card debt, having a hefty mortgage in your name or making car loan payments each month, loan debt is part of your life. This means you’re looking at hundreds of dollars in interest…

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