Personal Finance

  • Five Money-Smart Resolutions You Should Make This Year

    01-04-2021 | Personal Finance

    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.

  • Protect Yourself From Holiday Scams

    12-09-2020 | Personal Finance

    ‘Tis the season for fraudsters to take advantage of the holidays. 2020 has been a challenge for us for all, and we want to do our best to make sure you are protected from additional challenges like fraud and scams that can pop up over the holiday season.

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    6 Questions To Ask When Buying Your First Home

    11-27-2020 | Personal Finance

    Deciding to buy a home can be one of the most exciting decisions in your life. Finally having your own space to expand, raise a family, and customize with your dream features is a major life goal for many people!

  • a happy family dancing in their newly remodeled kitchen

    7 Kitchen Remodel Tips That Save You Money

    11-27-2020 | Personal Finance

    As your family grows and your lifestyle changes, you may find yourself outgrowing your current space. Deciding whether to move or remodel your home can have a significant impact on your finances. If you’ve decided to remodel, it’s a good idea to start with the room that will add the most to your home’s equity. In most homes, that room is the kitchen.

  • a family signs paperwork at the dealership to seal the deal on their new family car

    Best Family Cars For Growing Families

    11-27-2020 | Personal Finance

    As you add members to your family, you might be outgrowing your beloved vehicle. If it’s time to purchase a new car, making sure that it has enough space for your kids, their friends, and all of the bits and pieces that come along with their hobbies and after-school activities is vital. It’s also extremely important to make sure that the car you purchase will keep your family safe and be reliable for the long-haul.

  • Family deciding whether to remodel or move

    Deciding Whether To Remodel Or Move [A Guide]

    10-27-2020 | Personal Finance

    Owning a home is a huge asset. But, as your family grows, your house does not grow alongside it. Perhaps you are running out of bedrooms, need an extra bath, or valuable square footage has been designated for years as a catch-all storage space, and now you need it back! When your living space no longer works for your family, it may be time to consider a change.

  • Couple looking at new cars on display inside a dealership

    7 Great Cars, Crossovers, & Trucks With A Low Cost Of Ownership

    10-24-2020 | Personal Finance

    When it comes to buying a new car, crossover, or truck, the sticker price won’t exactly tell you if you’re getting a good deal. Many outside factors can cause that seemingly inexpensive car to cost you more money in the long run.

  • A young couple kissing their newborn at home

    8 Things That Will Financially Prepare You for a Baby

    10-09-2020 | Personal Finance

    Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in your life. However, deciding to expand your family can also come with a lot of financial uncertainty.

    We have compiled a list of advice to help you prepare for a baby financially and ease your worries. We want you and your partner to enjoy the excitement and joy that comes with this experience, and not have to focus on money-related anxiety.

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    First Time Home Buyer Down Payment Strategies

    10-09-2020 | Personal Finance

    Purchasing a home as a first time home buyer is a new and exciting experience. However, it can also come with its concerns. One primary concern is how to come up with the money for a down payment.

    Thankfully, there are various options available to help you get the funding for your down payment, so don't let this one piece of the puzzle stop you from achieving your goal of purchasing your own home.

  • Cheerful young couple Preparing for home ownership

    How To Prepare For Homeownership in 3 Easy Steps

    09-18-2020 | Personal Finance

    Buying a home for the first time is both thrilling and intimidating. That’s why it’s important to educate yourself as you prepare for homeownership.

  • Income for Life: Guaranteeing Retirement Income to Last a Lifetime

    07-23-2020 | Personal Finance

    No matter what your retirement goals, an important part of the road ahead is ensuring a steady stream of income.

  • how to weather a bear market

    How to Make Good Investment Decisions: Up-Down-Bear-Bull

    04-29-2020 | Personal Finance

    You may have heard about the stock market dropping and being in a “bear market”, but what is a bear market? What’s the difference between a bull market and a bear market? How does this affect you?

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    Credit vs. Debit Cards - What's Right For You?

    04-24-2020 | Personal Finance

    Both credit cards and debit cards perform the same basic function, but each provides unique features and/or perks that lend themselves more readily to certain financial goals. Therefore, having a better understanding of credit vs. debit cards and the benefits or drawbacks they offer is the best way to make an informed choice with your financial interest in mind.

  • What to do if your income is reduced

    What To Do If Your Income Is Reduced

    03-30-2020 | Personal Finance

    Making ends meet paycheck-to-paycheck can be stressful in itself. But what happens in times of financial crisis - like a nation-wide pandemic, or an economic recession? Taking a closer look at your finances, and creating an actionable spending plan can help you survive (and recover from) unforeseen financial hardship. 

  • affordable vacation ideas

    Affordable Vacation Ideas

    08-01-2019 | Personal Finance

    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 Benefits of a Share Certificate

    07-11-2019 | Personal Finance

    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 | Personal Finance

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

  • Couple Making a Budget

    Saving is Your Key to Success

    02-28-2019 | Personal Finance

    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 | Personal Finance

    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.

  • Father and son prepping food

    Thirteen Tips for a Financially Healthy Family

    12-27-2018 | Personal Finance

    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.

  • Credit score displayed on an iPhone

    Your Credit Score: Everything you Need to Know

    08-08-2018 | Personal Finance

    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.

  • Senior Couple Inside Home

    Do You Need to Downsize? A Quick Quiz

    06-21-2018 | Personal Finance

    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.

  • mother with kid in window

    How to Teach Kids about Money

    05-09-2017 | Personal Finance

    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 | Personal Finance

    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 | Personal Finance

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

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