• Father's Day Gifts That Mean Everything and Cost Almost Nothing

    posted June 2, 2020 in Articles

    We have some nifty ideas to help you celebrate dad this Father's Day without overspending. Sometimes the most meaningful gifts can cost nothing, but mean everything! Whether it's working on an activity together, an inexpensive gift, making something, or going to an event, we have plenty of ideas to help you show dad how much you appreciate him.

  • Staycation Ideas Your Family is Sure to Love

    posted May 22, 2020 in Blogs

    Let's face it, this year has looked unlike any other we've experienced, and unfortunately much of that is rolling into the summer months. Events postponed, sports cancelled, gatherings of any kind are risky..what's left? We've come up with a list of things you can do on a budget that are sure to make lasting memories for you and your kiddos!

  • How Can I Use a Job Loss as a Stepping Stone for Growth?

    posted May 21, 2020 in Articles

    If you're facing job loss, it's not the end of the world. This is a great time to step back, consider the career goals you had in the past, and see where you need to be to get there. Figure out your dream job and see what you need to make it real! You'll need a resume, of course, and there is online help for that, or you can hire a resume pro to help you craft one.

  • How to Prepare for Tough Times

    posted May 3, 2020 in Blogs

    Worrying about the possibility of losing your job? Or are you unfortunately already in that situation? How are you managing financially? It's smart to think about bills, essential expenses and check in on your emergency fund that could help see you through several months of job insecurity.

  • Financing a Renovation with a Home Equity Loan

    posted April 28, 2020 in Articles

    If spring cleaning also means home renovation, you'll want to look into a home equity loan (HEL) or home equity line of credit (HELOC). With both, you're borrowing against the equity in your home, and you'll pay much lower rates than with other types of financing. There are origination fees, and you'll want to be sure to keep up the payments. Just like defaulting on a mortgage, failure to pay back a home equity loan can cost you your house.

  • Financial Tips from GICU Staff

    posted April 28, 2020 in Articles

    With April being Financial Literacy Month, the Greater Iowa Credit Union staff wanted to share their favorite tips that help them reach their personal financial goals.