TFCU Articles & Resources

How To Create Your Budget & Stick To It

Topics: Budgeting & Improving My Finances, Debt & Debt Consolidation

You know you want to live debt-free. You understand the core principles that make up a good get-out-of-debt game plan. So, now the hard part: Getting started.

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3 Ways to Weave Giving into Your Financial Plan

Topics: Budgeting & Improving My Finances, Debt & Debt Consolidation, Merging Faith with Finances

St. Francis of Assisi said, “It is in giving that we receive.” Generosity, whether big or small, is a big part of Christianity. And for those who are trying to match their faith-based values with their financial ones, giving should be part of the financial plan.
 

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How To Save & Control Debt At The Same Time

Topics: Budgeting & Improving My Finances, Debt & Debt Consolidation

When you’re focusing on paying down debt, setting aside money in a savings account each month may seem like a daunting task. Don’t let your savings goals suffer while you’re accomplishing other tasks on your financial checklist. 

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What's Your Contingency Plan?

Topics: Budgeting & Improving My Finances, Debt & Debt Consolidation

Despite all your planning and preparing, something will go wrong. Your dishwasher may break. Your car may need repairs. A health emergency may arise. Life happens, and sooner or later you’ll be faced with an unexpected expense. That’s why it’s so important to build in a contingency plan.

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How To Create Your Debt Game Plan & Build Credit

Topics: Budgeting & Improving My Finances, Debt & Debt Consolidation

Sometimes the hardest part of getting out of debt is getting started. Once you’ve identified your financial goals and initiated new spending habits, it’s time to create a game plan for reducing debt and building credit. 

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3 Ways to Bring Balance to Spending

Topics: Budgeting & Improving My Finances, Debt & Debt Consolidation

A bad credit score or excessive debt is usually a result of poor spending habits. When you overspend, you develop dangerous money management habits like:

  • Taking money from savings.
  • Charging purchases to a credit card.
  • Paying extra fees or interest due to late or overdue payments.
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