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Categories: Budgeting, Finances

A budget is like a map: it tells you where you are, where you’re going, and what you need to do to get there. The better you plan your finances today, the less likely that you’ll encounter problems down the road.

Categories: Career, Students

What is an entrepreneur? It is a person who organizes, operates, or takes on the risk of a business venture.

Learn the difference between an ATM card and a debit card.

Categories: Advisors, Planning

It’s been said that some people spend more time on choosing an automobile to purchase than they do on selecting a financial advisor. If that observation has a ring of truth to it, it may be because people are familiar with the daily driving experience and the ease of determining one’s preferences. In contrast, financial management is a task that, for most people, involves decisions and considerations that they know little about. Similarly, they are ill equipped to assess the qualifications of those who seek to provide financial services.

Categories: Finances, Saving, Spending

Many people can’t seem to give up the “touch and feel” shopping mentality and have to buy items from a conventional storefront. However, there are some great benefits to online shopping.

FORUM Credit Union will celebrate its 70th Anniversary on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. In honor of this milestone FORUM invites members and the local community to take part in a variety of activities including branch events, a special drawing, and numerous prizes.

FORUM announced three SaveItUp Challenge winners. Participants were entered to win three cash prizes once they enrolled in the program, completed two financial steps, and met at least one goal. Three goal categories were offered: Savings, Debt Reduction, and Financial Education.

Many of us approach holiday budgets the same way we look at those New Year’s resolutions to lose weight. We’re very good about making a promise to ourselves, and we’re able to resist for a few days. Then that plate of cookies starts calling to us, and the resolution is forgotten until the next January.