Think back on each New Year. Notice anything in common with years past? Maybe you’ve resolved each year to make better nutritional decisions. I will not eat the WHOLE plate of cookies. Or, maybe you’ll take it a step further and throw in a promise to yourself to take your health a little more seriously. My neighbor can get up at 5:00 am for a run before work. Why can’t I?
It doesn’t matter how old you are–whether you’ve been borrowing money and using credit since the 70’s or if this is your first (credit) rodeo–understanding credit can be a bit tricky at times.
With so many options on every corner, how do you know which financial institution is right for you? Furthermore, what’s the big deal with ‘credit union vs. bank‘?
The answer is simple–credit unions are owned by their members (those with an account at the credit union) and banks are typically controlled by stock- or shareholders. Additionally, decisions are made on the local level with credit unions by a board of directors with one purpose in mind–to simplify the financial lives of our members.