March 31, 2015
by Jodie Kinley-Smith
In appreciation of our dealer partners, each year we recognize the top dealers in each territory for their level of participation. Join me in congratulating our 2014 Watchdog Rated Dealers of the Year!
March 30, 2015
We’d be “lion” if we said saving was easy. Teach children how to save for their goals and they’ll have one of the most difficult aspects of finance under their belt by the time they're teens—being consistent savers.
March 1, 2015
by Jennifer Boulay
Space Coast Credit Union aims to be the one-stop-shop for members purchasing a home. From your initial search, to determining how much house you can qualify for, and all the details in between, we want to be your trusted first point of contact. SCCU’s recently introduced HomeAdvantage Program
includes a set of remarkable tools that helps us accomplish this.
February 1, 2015
by Laura Richard
According to the National Financial Educators Council
, only 34% percent of parents have taught their teen how to balance a checkbook and even less than that have explained how credit card interest and fees work. At the same time, over 90% of parents with teenagers report worrying that their children might make financial missteps like overspending or living beyond their means...
January 29, 2015
Believe it or not, a credit card is not a magical piece of plastic that can be used to get whatever you want for free. All a credit card does is give people a way to buy things without paying for them right away, but this money always has to be paid back.
January 15, 2015
It’s no secret that college isn’t cheap. Tuition, text books, and groceries alone make it hard to fathom scraping together enough cash to see a movie with friends on the weekend. Yes, college does come with a bunch of costs, but don’t let those costs bring down what should be some of your most exciting years.
January 1, 2015
by Douglas R. Samuels
The defined mission of Space Coast Credit Union, or more precisely, the reason the credit union to exists, is to “Create value in cooperative ownership”. This mission is what drives all plans and activities at the credit union. Space Coast Credit Union is a financial institution owned by its members, for the purpose of solely serving the financial needs of those member-owners.
December 1, 2014
by George Baraket
According to TrueCar
’s analysis of past trends, seven of the 10 best days of the year in terms of the money you’ll save compared to a vehicle’s listed price are in December. These are December 10, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31, with Christmas and New Year’s Eve being two of the top days in the group. But why is this? Why is December the best month to buy a new car?
November 3, 2014
by Gary Prager
According to the Federal Trade Commission
, American consumers reported losing over $1.6 billion to fraud in 2013. While fraud occurs year-round, it’s consistently more likely to occur during the holiday season. In fact, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
says fraud increases an estimated 20 percent during the U.S. holiday shopping season. But how do they do it?
October 16, 2014
It’s no secret: credit unions have been around for a while now. In fact, the earliest examples of financial cooperatives date all the way back to the beginning of the 19th century in England. So why is it credit unions are so commonly lumped together with “traditional” banks?