Make this holiday season magical and secure! Sleigh the season with confidence by exploring holiday shopping tips and fraud-fighting strategies. We’ve got you covered to ensure you enjoy a worry-free holiday shopping experience. Discover helpful tips on how to create your holiday budget, simple shopping tips, and how to protect your personal and financial information from fraud. This season, shop smart and stay safe with these resources.
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Get Creative! Ways to Lower Holiday Spending
Holiday spending is often a spending plan-buster. The expenses can be numerous: presents, wrapping paper, cards, decorations, food, and travel, to name a few. Yet very few people have an unlimited holiday budget. If you do not have the funds to buy everything you want, there is no need to despair. A little bit of creativity and energy can get you through the holidays without draining your wallet. Check out these tips on ways you can lower your holiday spending.
Tips to Make the Holidays a Breeze Financially and Mentally
The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and togetherness, but it can also be a period of stress, both financially and mentally. With the right planning and a few smart strategies, you can make the holidays a breeze while keeping your budget in check and your mental well-being intact.
Holiday Budgeting 101
It’s easy to get caught up in the magic of holiday spending. But if you’re relying on credit to make holiday wishes a reality, the magic often falls flat when your bills come due. Take the time now to create a holiday budget and avoid a post-holiday spending hangover.
Protect your credit—and yourself this Holiday Season!
Get information on the most common fraud scams, how to best protect yourself, and what steps to take if you become a victim of identity theft with these tips from Northern Credit Union.
Fighting Inflation at the Grocery Store
The rising cost of food and other goods at the grocery store can make it difficult for many families to stick to their budgets. Fortunately, there are several ways consumers can manage the impact of inflation at the grocery store and save money on their food purchases.
Five Energy-Saving Tips for the Holidays
The holidays can be an energy guzzler. Not only is all of this excessive energy use bad for the planet, but it drains your wallet as well. However, there is no need to turn off the lights on holiday cheer. Here are five easy ways you can reduce your energy consumption.
Donating to Charity
Donating time, money, or other items to charity is incredibly fulfilling and a great way to help the world around you. But how do you find charities to give to? And, just as importantly, how can you know if those charities are legitimate?
Tips to steer clear of fraud this holiday season.
At Northern Credit Union your peace of mind is our top priority. Check out these ways to ensure your finances stay safe this holiday season:
Don't let scammers ruin your holiday shopping
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have traditionally kicked off the holiday shopping season, sending hordes of crowds surging through malls and surfing the web for the best deals. Unfortunately, it’s also a time that kicks off the season of shopping scams. Check out this article to learn how to spot a scam and stay one step ahead of fraud.
Don’t Let the Grinch Steal Your Holiday!
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have traditionally kicked off the holiday shopping season, sending hordes of crowds surging through malls and surfing the web for the best deals. Unfortunately, it’s also a time that kicks off the season of shopping scams. Check out this article to learn how to spot a scam and stay one step ahead of these criminals.
Fraud Friday: Best ways to pay and avoid scams while holiday shopping!
“And how are you paying for your purchases today?” It’s a question you’ll likely be asked more and more as you do your holiday shopping, whether online or in-person. Will you be using cash, a credit card or a debit card? It may be instinct for you to pull out or type the information of any piece of plastic without thinking, but your random card of choice might not be the safest way to pay. Sometimes, you’ll want to use a credit card. And sometimes, it’s a better idea to pay with a debit card. Still other times, you’re best off using cash. Let’s explore when and how to use your cards.
10 Easy Ways to Save Money at the Grocery Store
If you have been to the grocery store recently, you may have experienced a bit of sticker shock. With prices on the rise, many families find it increasingly difficult to afford the staples they need. In the face of all this uncertainty, it has never been more important to save money where you can.