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5 REASONS TO OPEN A GHS FCU MONEY MARKET ACCOUNT

Are you looking for a place to park your savings? Do you need an account that blends accessibility with a high rate of return? Look no further! GHS Federal Credit Union Money Market accounts offer convenient features with an attractive rate of return to help your...

CAN I BUY A HOUSE WHEN I’M PAYING OFF A STUDENT LOAN?

Q: Is it possible for me to buy a house while I'm still paying off my student loan? A: Student loan debt that is managed responsibly should not hold you back from buying a house. There are several factors to consider before making this choice, as well as steps to take...

BEWARE EMERGENCY SCAMS!

“Grandma, you gotta help me! They’re going to arrest me if I don’t pay the fine — and I lost my wallet! Can you wire me some money?” Sounds like a heart-tugging phone call, doesn’t it? It’s actually just a plot by devious scammers. There’s no imminent arrest and no...

PROTECTING YOUR MONEY WHILE ON VACATION

We asked members of the Forbes Finance Council what to do before going off to enjoy a vacation. The advice given may put your mind at ease and protect your assets so that you can have a vacation with fewer financial worries. Be Savvy About Your Social MediaSave the...

4 PARKING LOT SCAMS TO WATCH OUT FOR THIS SPRING

The buds are sprouting—and so are the scams. Watch out for these common parking lot scams as you attend baseball games, outdoor concerts and other events this spring and summer. 1) The bogus parking attendant In this scam, you arrive at an event where an attendant...

Saving on Home Renovations

Is your home in desperate need of a face lift? As you probably know, renovations don’t come cheap. In fact, the average kitchen remodel tops $60,000 and bathroom overhauls can cost $18,000! With some careful planning, though, you can shave...

Paying for College: 5 FAFSA Tips

As college tuition costs continue to rise, parents and students are left struggling to find ways to pay. The first step every future college student should take is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. According to FAFSA.gov, that form offers...

5 COMMON TAX MISTAKES TO AVOID

Faulty Math A small miscalculation can throw off all your numbers and get you into trouble with the IRS. Name Changes and Misspellings If you’ve recently changed your legal name, let the Social Security Administration know. Omitting Extra Income If you’ve taken any...

7 WAYS TO DE-STRESS FOR LESS

It’s the time of year when the blues hit the hardest. And while many people turn to costly escapes, you can get the same results without spending a penny. Let GHS Federal Credit Union show you how to de-stress for less and send that down mood packing!  Here are 7...

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