Monthly Archives: May 2022

How a 529 Plan Could Help You Save for Higher Education

May 29th is National 529 Plan Day. In celebration, Nichole Coyle, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, breaks down the details of a 529 plan and the advantages and disadvantages of using one to save for education expenses. You may have heard the stats – Americans owe nearly $1.75 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among about 43 million… (read more)

5 Reasons a Budget Might be Wrong for You

While countless financial articles advise keeping a monthly budget, many people don’t find budgets to be an effective way of managing money. In fact, a survey from Gallop shows that only 1 out of 3 Americans have a structured budget. A budget is typically a very smart idea if you tend to overspend or are… (read more)

Get A New Motorcycle for the Summer with These Five Tips

Summer is a great time to start looking for your next ride. As the weather heats up, you won’t want to miss the feeling of a warm breeze on your face as you casually cruise through park roads. Here are five steps to take to get the bike of your dreams and the motorcycle financing… (read more)

Teaching Financial Literacy During National Credit Union Youth Month, Part 2

In honor of National Credit Union Youth Month, we’re back with part two in our series about youth financial literacy. This week, certified financial planner™, Nicole Coyle, shares tips to get your teens participating in their financial future. Want tips for younger kids? Check out last week’s post here.   Financial Literacy for Tweens and Young… (read more)