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Best Credit Building Activities

Establishing good credit is important! Having limited credit history or a poor credit score can hinder consumers, making it difficult for them to rent or buy a home, obtain a loan, or purchase a vehicle. An individual’s lack of credit may also lead to high interest rates when signing up for credit cards — a poor score could result in paying an APR of up to 24 percent.

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How to Teach Your Kids to Be Financially Savvy

No one is born with financial knowledge. It can take a lifetime to cultivate fiscally responsible habits, but teaching children how to set a budget, avoid debt, invest wisely, and save cash will help prepare them for financial success in the future.

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PayPal vs. Venmo

Whether you are looking to make a purchase, split a dinner bill, or get paid, several digital options are designed to make your life easier. PayPal and Venmo are two of the big-names in the peer-to-peer payment world. These online platforms are meant to make exchanging money as simple as possible, with no cash, no credit card, and not even a wallet. The only requirement? A smartphone.

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Beginner’s Guide to Wealth Management

In years past, the ability to manage one’s own money seemed out of reach for many. The technology, the language, and the pressure to get it right — all contributed to the perception that your wealth management should be left to professionals.

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Everything You Need to Know About Mobile Wallets

Will that be cash, check, or mobile wallet?

As contactless payment is becoming more and more prevalent, mobile wallets are quickly becoming the payment option of choice for many consumers.

Are you new to the mobile wallet scene? You're in luck - we've gathered some basic information to explain this new way to pay. And don't forget, your USALLIANCE accounts are compatible with Apple Pay®, Google Pay™, Samsung Pay®, and VISA® Check out!1

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7 Reasons Not to Skip a Home Inspection

If you’re in the market for a new home, don’t forget to include an inspection contingency in your contract. A professional home inspection can save you a ton of aggravation, and thousands of dollars in the long run. The inspector will carefully examine the entire house, checking its systems, structure, and equipment for functionality and potential problems.

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10 New Years Resolutions for a Financially Improved You

Have you thought about your New Year’s Resolutions for 2021? If not, we’re here to help!

Choosing a resolution that helps you improve your finances is often a wise choice, but make sure you choose something achievable. Here are ten great options that can help improve your finances over the next 12 months.

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Financial Preparation For The New Year

The new year is almost here (thank goodness)! Are you ready for 2021? A brand-new year, always ripe with resolutions, is the perfect time to reassess your financial attitude, improve, and vow to do better!

Here are some tips to get you started off on the right foot financially in the new year!

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Naughty vs. Nice Ways to Use Your Credit Cards this Winter

This Holiday Season, we're exploring Naughty & Nice ways to use your credit cards. Stay on the right list to avoid a credit score avalanche.

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How to Prevent Your Finances from Snowballing this Winter

Does the thought of viewing your checking account over the holidays make you uneasy? Have you been dipping into savings to fund your holiday shopping? You’re not alone, and we’re here to help!

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