Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck: A Credit Union Solution

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Making ends meet. A shoestring budget. Scraping by. Scrimping. No matter what you call it, a recent study finds that seven out of ten Americans are now living paycheck-to-paycheck. If you’ve never had to adopt this lifestyle, consider yourself lucky. At Minnequa Works, we understand the immense burden that a paycheck-to-paycheck budget can place on […]

Five Fuel Efficient Cars To Save You Money At The Pump

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With a recent soar of gas prices, many Americans are feeling the financial sting at the pump. Stops to fill up are costing anywhere between $70 to $100 on average cars, so it might be time to consider trading in for a more fuel efficient model. So if you’re considering trading in your gas guzzler […]

Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

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There are plenty of skills in life that are learned the hard way. Money management doesn’t have to be! Unfortunately, we can all reflect upon a time when a credit card balance seemed out of control, a large purchase we made felt coerced, or when we asked ourselves that age-old question, “where is all my […]

What’s the Deal with Debt Consolidation?

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Have you heard the term “debt consolidation” tossed around? It sounds both intimidating and interesting. A way to simplify your debt and monthly payments? Perfect! But debt consolidation isn’t for everyone, especially if you don’t want to rush into something that isn’t right for your finances. Luckily for you, we’ve outlined the basics of what […]

Credit Unions: Improving Financial Situations Nationwide

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Did you know, a recent survey reported that 44% of the 2,500 responders said that being a member of a credit union has had a “very positive” impact on their financial situation? Compare this to the only 29% who said being a part of a big bank has had the same positive impact. These results […]

What’s The Buzz on NFTs?

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If you’ve spent any time online or watching TV over the past year, you’ve probably been inundated with a slew of advertisements promoting “non-fungible tokens,” more commonly known as NFTs. But despite the hype, excitement, and celebrity endorsement surrounding the industry, many still don’t quite understand what an NFT even is, let alone how they […]

Home Equity Loan vs. HELOC: Which Is Right For You?

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Home Equity Loan versus a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) — two financial solutions that sound very similar yet have very different pros, cons, and considerations. So, how do you know which one is right for you? Allow us to give you the breakdown! How are they similar? Home Equity Loans and HELOCs are […]

Start Saving and Stop Spending

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Credit reports, budgets, goals, and debt can be frightening words and concepts whether you are hearing them for the first time or the hundredth time. They are chilling because they are important in leading a healthy financial lifestyle, but we may not be well-versed in what they mean. Once you become familiar with the world […]

5 Money Saving Summertime Activities

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Whether you’re trying to distract a group of restless kids, entertain a few bored teens, or just enjoy yourself, the summer can be a taxing time on your wallet. However, there are so many things you can do that cost little to no money. Don’t worry, just because you’re saving money, doesn’t mean you’re sacrificing […]

Small Businesses vs Big Economic Issues

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Many small business owners have had a lot thrown at them over the past few years. But despite rising inflation, supply chain issues, and other pandemic-era economic uncertainties, the Small Business Index actually hit its highest score in recent years at 66.8. So what are some of the tactics small businesses are implementing to continue […]