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How to Finance a Business

“Greater” business financing options At Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union, we take particular pride in the services we provide to our business members. When our members come to us asking how to finance a business, we answer with financial solutions that help numerous area businesses grow and succeed. In turn, we’ve seen how these businesses … Continue reading How to Finance a Business

How to Prevent Identity Theft on Vacation

Six Ways to Keep Your Identity Secure While Traveling There is nothing that kills a post-vacation buzz faster than realizing your identity has been stolen. According to an online survey by the Harris Poll, over 15 million Americans experienced identity theft in 2017, with a total loss of over $16 billion. Going on vacation or … Continue reading How to Prevent Identity Theft on Vacation

How to Set a Wedding Budget That Works for You

How to Get you Down the Aisle Without Breaking the Bank It’s no secret that weddings can be expensive. According to The Wedding Report, the average wedding in the United States in 2017 costs $25,760. In the New York/Newark-Jersey City Metropolitan area , the average wedding cost is higher than the national 2017 average at … Continue reading How to Set a Wedding Budget That Works for You

Should a small business rent or buy property?

How to Decide to Rent or Buy Commercial Property for Your Small Business You chose to be a small business owner for a myriad of reasons – to call your own shots, to create your own ideal work environment, to fulfill your own dreams. If you’re now contemplating whether to rent or buy commercial property, … Continue reading Should a small business rent or buy property?

How Much Does It Cost to Buy a House?

The costs associated with buying a house include much more than the mortgage Congratulations! You’ve decided to buy a home. But while you’ve been saving for a down payment and budgeting for a mortgage, you may not be entirely aware of all the other costs the may be involved in the house-buying process. Not to … Continue reading How Much Does It Cost to Buy a House?

10 Tips to Grow Your Business for Financial Success

How Small Business Banking Can Improve Your Bottom Line Small business banking undoubtedly plays a role in the way you run your business, but if you’re like most successful entrepreneurs, your focus is on new ways to grow and improve your bottom line. And it should be! U.S. small businesses are critical to job and … Continue reading 10 Tips to Grow Your Business for Financial Success

5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

You’re Getting a Tax Refund… Now What? A bigger TV. That beautiful vacation destination. A new car. An updated gaming system. New furniture.  These are all things that might spring to mind when you when you think about how to spend your tax refund. According to the IRS, the average 2016 tax refund was $3,053. … Continue reading 5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Easy Ways to Afford the Holidays and Pay Off Debt

It’s that time of year again. The gifts, the wrapping paper, the fancy meals – it all adds up. For some, affording the holidays means accruing bills and worrying about how to pay off debt later. For others, it means setting aside extra money throughout the year. Either way, the average shopper will spend $682 … Continue reading Easy Ways to Afford the Holidays and Pay Off Debt

What is the Right Size Holiday Loan for You?

It’s fall. And that means the holidays are right around the corner. We know that all of the things you want to do for you and your family can put a lot of pressure on your budget. The end of the year, also means some other large expenses, like property taxes, are also fighting for … Continue reading What is the Right Size Holiday Loan for You?

6 Things to Look for in Small Business Banking

Small business financial services that can help your bottom line. As a small business owner, every dollar you spend or earn is critical to your success, or failure. Developing a solid and trusting small business banking relationship can be a key piece of your budget equation. According to a J.D. Power study, fast-growing small businesses … Continue reading 6 Things to Look for in Small Business Banking

Smart Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

Back-to-School Loans and More Smart Ways to Save It’s back-to-school season, and as all parents know, back-to-school shopping can be expensive. This year alone, parents are on pace to spend nearly $688 on back-to-school shopping. No longer limited to just pencils and paper, today, back-to-school shopping includes clothing, transportation and tech. In fact, almost 50 … Continue reading Smart Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

Get Cash for What You Need with a Home Equity Loan

How to Fund necessary Repairs or Fulfill a Dream Maybe you’ve been putting off installing new windows or repairing your home’s roof. Or, maybe the itch to buy that sports car is getting stronger. Whatever your need—or desire—for cash, you can make it a reality with a home equity loan. A home equity loan is … Continue reading Get Cash for What You Need with a Home Equity Loan