All You Need Is Love (and a credit union)

Almost everyone associates the month of February with love. Thanks,Valentine’s Day! Did you know the month of February had other historical names like helmikku which is Finnish for “month of pearl” and sechko that means “cutting of wood” in Macedonia.  Croatians call the month veljača, whose meaning is unknown but may come from the word […]

Element Smarts: Budgeting Basics

Budgets are like the New Year’s resolutions of personal finance. We all know we should have one and we all know it’s a fairly simple thing to follow—at least in theory. Like resolutions, we often map out personal budgets with the best of intentions only to abandon them a couple of weeks later. It’s easy […]