Blogs

  • All You Need to Know About Taking Out a Home Loan in 2022

    posted March 25, 2022 in Blogs

    If you're looking to buy a home in 2022, you'll need to know that the market has changed a bit. Supply and demand are starting to equalize, mortgage rates might be about to go up, and home prices won't be rising as much. The best things to do are to get pre-approved for a mortgage after you've shopped around for the best rate, use a local broker who knows the market, and prioritize what's really important to you about your new home.

  • Tips to Consider When Selecting a Financial Advisor

    posted January 6, 2022 in Blogs

    Planning ahead for you and your family can often be a daunting, stressful task, which is why so many people lean on a financial advisor to take the reins and provide strategic next steps. Finding the right advisor can take some weight off your shoulders, but it is important to consider a few things before giving someone access to your personal information.

  • ‘Tis the season to be jolly!

    posted November 9, 2021 in Blogs

    ‘Tis the season to be jolly! And unfortunately, ‘tis also the season for scammers to go after your hard-earned dollars.

  • 6 Misleading Advertising Ploys To Beware Of This Black Friday

    posted November 2, 2021 in Blogs

    Here at Greater Iowa Credit Union, we hate seeing your money go to waste, so we've put together a list of misleading advertising you may encounter when hunting for deals this Black Friday.

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month

    posted October 1, 2021 in Blogs

    At Greater Iowa Credit Union, we are committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion. While we celebrate members from all backgrounds, we are proud that the Hispanic community makes up 15.5% of our credit union membership. That being said, we are excited to highlight National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed annually from September 15th through October 15th.

  • Needs Vs. Wants

    posted June 24, 2021 in Blogs

    Is anyone else having post Amazon Prime Day guilt? Are you thinking to yourself, did I really need that, or did I just want it? We've all been there. Separating wants from needs can be a pain point for many. Especially when making small and large purchases is just a few clicks away. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this way. We've outlined how to tell the difference between wants and needs, and how to separate these two categories within your monthly budget.