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In the next few weeks, several thousand college freshmen will be arriving on campus excited to start the next chapter in their life. An often overlooked aspect of this new life is the financial wisdom needed for this new found freed.  Following are five tips for parents to share with their college bound children.

Categories: Money Matters, Planning

Getting financial advice is often overlooked for important life events and sometimes you really need advice from other professionals too.  Many times we don’t realize that certain events have many other consequences that are beyond our base of knowledge.  Knowing when to seek advice is really an important skill to develop.

We have all heard that debt is bad, but realistically almost everyone has to have debt. Not many people can really afford to pay cash for a home or a car.  Knowing the difference between good debt and bad debt is a key to financial success.

If you don’t already know the basics, it’s time to get familiar with life insurance!

Achieving financial security doesn’t happen overnight, but it can happen with a detailed plan and some discipline to boot. Get started with these four easy-to-follow steps.

We all come from different backgrounds, have had different life experiences and are probably in different stages of life.  We do however have one thing common despite all of our difference.  If we are not where we want to be financially, it is usually ourselves that we have to blame.

In today’s do it yourself world it can be easy to feel that financial advice can be found by searching online.  Much of that mentality is driven by the belief that financial planners are just for those that are rich.  Debunking the myths about who really needs financial advisors and the best way to find the right advisor is an important discussion.

On average, FORUM Credit Union performs 1.5 million card transactions for our members each month. This number, which includes ATM, debit, and credit card transactions, continues to increase.  As this number climbs, we analyze these transactions in an effort to see how we can make using your FORUM card of choice as convenient as possible. We have many exciting card initiatives on the cusp of being released that we hope will improve the value you receive from your FORUM membership.

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