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We’re excited to welcome the members and team members of PortAlliance Federal Credit Union as part of the Chartway family. For continuously updated info and answers to your questions, check out our FAQ page dedicated to all things merger-related.

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  • 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.

  • Unknown mobile call

    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.

  • Hispanic couple on laptop computer

    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.

  • African American Man walking with his son

    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.

  • Credit score displayed on an iPhone

    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.

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    The Benefits of a Share Certificate

    07-26-2018 | 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.

  • 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.

  • Family in car

    What is GAP and how does it work?

    06-07-2018 | Blog

    What is GAP and how does it work? Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) is low-cost insurance coverage that supplements standard auto insurance to protect you against financial loss in the event your vehicle is stolen or declared a total insured loss.

  • Couple buying a new car

    What is TrueCar?

    05-24-2018 | Blog

    What is TrueCar? TrueCar is Chartway’s Car Buying Service that enables our members to communicate with TrueCar Certified Dealers for a great car buying experience.

  • Military Family

    Chartway's Military Roots

    05-15-2018 | Blog

    May is nationally recognized as Military Appreciation Month. This month Chartway pauses to not only recognize our credit union’s deeply rooted military history, but our members and employees alike.

  • Counting change

    The Science of Saving

    04-26-2018 | Blog

    Saving your money isn’t always easy. Make it a habit by starting with small goals. Teach good saving habits and get your children involved by opening an account at Chartway.

  • Homebuyer Couple

    Three Costs to Consider Before Buying a Home

    04-11-2018 | Blog

    Are you considering taking the leap from renting to owning? Consider these three costs before buying your first home.

  • America Saves Week

    America Saves Week

    02-26-2018 | Blog

    For America Saves Week here are nine ways to master your money.

  • couple and young girl with moving boxes outside home

    Is a New Home in Your Future? There’s More Than One Way to Finance.

    01-09-2018 | Blog

    Consider the different mortgage options available to find the right one for you.

  • friends swimming jumping off pier

    10 Easy Ways to Make Your Summer More Affordable

    06-30-2017 | Blog

    We’re here to help you make your summer more affordable.

  • child putting coin in piggybank

    How to Teach Kids about Money

    05-09-2017 | Blog

    So, how do we teach kids the value of a dollar, if we rarely use them?

  • couple on couch looking at laptop and book

    7 Reasons to Make the Switch to eStatements

    03-30-2017 | Blog

    Members are quickly moving from traditional paper statements to eStatements and a simpler, more convenient way of tracking their spending.

  • Woman and man sitting at table working on a laptop

    Chartway TurboTax Discounts

    03-06-2017 | Blog

    We’re excited to make filing your taxes more affordable this year by offering you TurboTax discounts.

  • young woman looking at papers in front of her laptop

    Make Budgeting Stress Free

    03-03-2017 | Blog

    Does the thought of making a budget give you anxiety? Don’t stress. With a realistic budget, you can put yourself in a stronger financial situation.

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