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How to Budget in Times of Inflation

How to Budget in Times of Inflation

With inflation at record highs, many Americans are finding it difficult to stick to a budget. After all, when groceries have leaped in price and household staples can be double, or even triple, what they cost just a year ago, how can the same amount of money get you through the month?

Empower your financial future with a credit union

Empower Your Financial Future with a Credit Union

On October 20, 2022, SRI Federal Credit Union will join over 56,000 credit unions around the world to celebrate International Credit Union (ICU) Day®. The theme of ICU Day 2022 is “Empower Your Financial Future with a Credit Union.”

The Benefits of Getting a Loan for Your Manufactured or Mobile Home Through a Credit Union

The Benefits of Getting a Loan for Your Manufactured or Mobile Home Through a Credit Union

In today’s sizzling housing market, purchasing a manufactured or mobile home can be a great way to find an affordable place to call home. However, you’ll likely need a way to fund this sizable purchase. Although smaller than a typical home loan, a loan for covering a manufactured or mobile home is a big deal, so you’ll want to choose your lender carefully. Unfortunately, most large lenders and banks offer little flexibility in terms, conditions and rates when it comes to financing manufactured or mobile homes. A credit union, on the other hand, can be a great way to cover the cost of one of these homes.

6 Ways to Pay Less at the Pump

6 Ways to Pay Less at the Pump

Just when you think they can’t possibly jump any higher, gas prices start rising again. They’ve long passed the $5 mark in much of the country, and in some areas, they’ve even gone beyond $6 a gallon. This means it’ll cost the average American close to $100 just to fill a 16-gallon tank. With prices peaking on so many other goods, the pain at the pump is real.

Click here to find out when and how to Indulge

12 Steps to Financial Wellness- Step 8 Know When and How to Indulge

Now that you know how to spend mindfully, pay it forward, and regularly set aside money for savings, you’re ready to learn how to indulge in the occasional expensive treat–responsibly.

Beware of Digital Kidnapping

Beware of Digital Kidnapping

Most parents warn their kids against taking candy or accepting a ride from a stranger, but there’s a digital equivalent to conventional kidnapping that is unknown to many people. Digital kidnapping happens when a crook takes control of a target’s social media profiles and holds them until a ransom is paid. It can also involve “kidnapping” photos that are posted on social media pages. Here’s what you need to know about digital kidnapping and how to protect yourself from falling victim.

12 Steps to Financial Wellness Step 7: How to Pay Yourself First

12 Steps to Financial Wellness Step 7: How to Pay Yourself First

Now that you’re managing your money well and you’ve even learned to share the gifts you’ve been given, it’s time to start perfecting the art of saving.

“Pay yourself first” is a catchphrase that means prioritizing your personal savings above other expenses. Savings should not be an afterthought or an extra that only happens if there’s money left over at the end of the month. Putting aside money should be a fixed line on your budget that happens every month without fail.

 

Should I Buy an Electric Car?

Should I Buy an Electric Car?

Q: With gas prices soaring and expected to continue climbing into the foreseeable future, I’m wondering if this is a good time to consider purchasing an electric car. Should I buy an electric vehicle now?

A: Thousands of drivers are grappling with this question as gas prices peak. While an electric vehicle (EV) might be the right choice for many, there are lots of variables to consider before making this decision. Here’s what to know about electric cars before going this route:

 

4 Ways to Stay Financially Fit this Summer

4 Ways to Stay Financially Fit this Summer

Ahh…summer! The season of flip-flops and sunscreen, lemonade and baseball games. What’s not to love about summer?

Unfortunately, though, summer is also the season of overspending for many. When the sun is blazing across a cloudless sky and the day stretches on with endless possibilities, purse strings are looser and cards are swiped with abandon. But nothing kills summer fun like a busted budget and a mountain of debt. So, how can you stay financially fit this summer?

 

What is a Fraud Ring and How Can I Keep Myself Safe?

What is a Fraud Ring and How Can I Keep Myself Safe?

Q: I’ve been hearing a lot about fraud rings and how dangerous they can be for both businesses and consumers. What is a fraud ring, and how can I keep myself safe from falling victim?

A: A fraud ring is a group of fraudsters and merchants that can operate for years, stealing money and information while causing tremendous damages and loss.

Let’s take a deeper look at fraud rings, how they operate and how consumers and merchants can keep themselves safe.

 

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Menlo Park, CA 94025-3493

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Menlo Park, CA 94026-2284

Routing Number: 321173328

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