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    Financing A Car vs. Lease: What You Need To Know

    11-05-2019 | Blog

    One of the questions that might come up when you’re looking for a new vehicle is whether you should finance a car vs. lease. 

    Both have their advantages and drawbacks, and we’ll go over the differences between the two here.

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    How To Apply For A Home Loan And Get Approved

    10-24-2019 | Blog

    Applying for a home loan is one thing. Getting approved is another entirely. 

    Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or you’ve taken out multiple home loans, it’s good to familiarize yourself (or refresh your memory) with the process of how to apply for a home loan and get approved. 

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    International Credit Union Day 2019

    10-16-2019 | Blog

    On Oct. 17, 2019, credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day®, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. This year marks the 71st anniversary. 

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    Getting A Car Loan: 7 Factors To Consider

    10-15-2019 | Blog

    Are you on the hunt for auto financing, but wondering how to get a car loan? If so, you want to consider all relevant factors before you sign on the dotted line.  

    Keep reading to learn seven factors you should think about when you get a car loan.

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    How To Apply For An FHA Home Loan

    10-03-2019 | Blog

    The process to apply for a home loan can be different based on what type of loan you are applying for. Learn what to expect when applying for an FHA loan.

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    How To Get An Affordable Online Auto Loan

    09-20-2019 | Blog

    Shopping for a car is quite a process—you need to balance what you want with what you can afford. On top of that, shopping for financing that will allow you to buy a car is a process all its own, and it can get a little confusing in spots.

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    Auto Financing: How To Do It The Smart Way

    08-08-2019 | Blog

    Many auto finance options exist and choosing the best one relies on an understanding of how financing a car works. Learn how to finance a car the smart way.

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    Affordable Vacation Ideas

    08-01-2019 | Blog

    Get a little rest and relaxation, even if you have a tight budget, with these fun and cheap vacation ideas.

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    The 5 Best Home Loans For First Time Buyers

    07-25-2019 | Blog

    Purchasing your first home is exciting. It's a rite of passage that most adults look forward to at some point in their lives.  

    As you're going through the process, there are several variables to consider. Along with picking a great realtor to help you find the ideal house in your price point, you have to make sure to choose a loan that works for your finances.  

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    The Benefits of a Share Certificate

    07-11-2019 | Blog

    A share certificate account is similar to a certificate of deposit (CD), but it is issued by a credit union, rather than a bank. If you’re looking for earnings on your savings, a Chartway share certificate is a beneficial option to grow your savings.

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    10 Easy Ways to Make Your Summer More Affordable

    06-03-2019 | Blog

    Is your wallet feeling the heat this summer? We’re here to help make your summer more affordable with a few simple tips.

  • Couple with Keys to Home

    Five Key Tips to an Affordable First Home

    05-03-2019 | Blog

    The process of buying a home can be overwhelming—especially if it’s your first time. You want to make sure you’re getting the best house at the best value, but without prior experience, how can you really know?

  • mother with kid in window

    Nine Ways to Teach Kids Finances

    04-25-2019 | Blog

    It’s never too early to introduce or reinforce positive financial habits for your kids. Set them up for a life of smart money management with simple money management concepts.

  • Couple Making a Budget

    Saving is Your Key to Success

    02-28-2019 | Blog

    You have wants and you have needs. Saving is your key to successfully managing your money and reaching your goals.

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    Don’t Pick Up! Beware Phone Scammers!

    01-25-2019 | Blog

    Beware of phone scammers! Unfortunately, caller ID can’t always be trusted. Caller ID spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity and increase the likelihood that you’ll answer the call.

  • Young Asian couple in front of home

    Four things every homebuyer needs to know about Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs)

    01-22-2019 | Blog

    If you don’t plan to live in a home for 30 years, why borrow for 30 years to buy it? Oftentimes, the first home you purchase isn’t your “forever home.” If you’re shopping for a home for the first time, you may have heard of an Adjustable Rate Mortgage, or ARM. It’s a type of home loan with an interest rate that changes over time. Here's why you might consider an ARM for your first home. 

  • Father and son prepping food

    Thirteen Tips for a Financially Healthy Family

    12-27-2018 | Blog

    Use this checklist as a simple guide to start taking strides towards creating your financially healthy family. Start today with tip #1. If you're in need of financial advice or just have questions about saving, our Chartway team is here to help make your life more affordable.

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    Five money-smart resolutions you should make this year

    12-19-2018 | Blog

    Many people use the new year as a chance for a fresh start. When it comes to your finances, this is the perfect opportunity to think about changes to your current financial habits. If you’ve struggled to increase your savings or spend less, start the year right with these tips.

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    CDs vs. Share Certificates: what’s the difference (and why should you care?)

    10-11-2018 | Blog

    If you’re shopping around for financial products, you may have come across two similar things with different names: Certificates of Deposit (CDs) and Share Certificates. The latter is a product offered by credit unions like, Chartway. At a Chartway, you earn dividends on your money. Click here to learn how you can start earning more today.

  • Woman car shopping online

    How to get the Best Financing on Your Next Car

    09-27-2018 | Blog

    Getting the best deal on automobile financing doesn’t mean accepting the seller’s first offer. To make sure you get the lowest possible interest rate, good dealer incentives, and a monthly payment that works well for you, you will have to do a little legwork—but the effort could save you thousands of dollars. Use the Chartway Car Buying Service powered by TrueCar® and start shopping now! 

  • Family carving pumpkins

    Three fun (and affordable) activities you can only do in fall

    09-13-2018 | Blog

    The cooler temperatures help you shake the summer heat, and more importantly, the plethora of seasonal activities provide relief for your wallet. Indeed, autumn is packed with opportunities for having fun on a budget. Check out three activities that you can do on a budget.

  • Kids getting on school bus

    Save on school expenses (without sacrificing your child’s school experience)

    08-23-2018 | Blog

    School has started, but as any parent knows, the cost of your child’s education doesn’t stop at new clothes and supplies. From extracurricular to field trips and more, education can get pricey — but it doesn’t have to. Check out these tips to giving your child a quality educational and social experience at school — without breaking the bank.

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    Your Credit Score: Everything you Need to Know

    08-08-2018 | Blog

    Your credit score can have a major impact on your life. Having a good score can help you achieve your goals quickly and at the lowest possible cost. Chartway can help you understand your credit score so that you have an idea if you will get approved or qualify for the best interest rate.

  • African American Male Fixing His Home

    Home Equity Loan vs. HELOC

    07-12-2018 | Blog

    Home Equity Loan vs. HELOC - what's the difference? Often referred to as the, "second mortage," let's talk about how to get started and the factors you should consider before getting a loan. 

  • Senior Couple Inside Home

    Do You Need to Downsize? A Quick Quiz

    06-21-2018 | Blog

    If you're a homeowner who feels like you have more space than you really need, you’ve probably considered downsizing into a smaller dwelling at some point. Here are 7 questions to ask yourself when you are considering the change.

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