Articles – PenFed Blog https://blog.penfed.org Your Money Fri, 29 Jul 2016 04:05:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Summer car safety for kids and pets https://blog.penfed.org/summer-car-safety-kids-pets/ Fri, 29 Jul 2016 04:05:00 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7519 When the temperature outside goes up, busy families head for the car on the way to air-conditioned or watery relief. It’s easy to feel rushed when you’re trying to get out of a hot car before you melt, but don’t

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9 facts you should know about VA mortgages https://blog.penfed.org/9-facts-about-va-mortgages/ Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:05:58 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7528 Purchasing a home can be a complicated process, especially for first-time buyers who are just learning the ropes. But one thing that doesn’t have to be overly complicated is a VA mortgage loan. Designed for veterans, these mortgages can be

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Cool ways to use your equity loan for summer projects https://blog.penfed.org/equity-loan-summer-projects/ Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:05:57 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7427 A home equity loan is a natural way to use the value in your home to finance short-term expenses like home improvements or summer vacations—or both. Stay cool this summer by putting your equity to work for you with these

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Summer road trip maintenance tips for your car https://blog.penfed.org/summer-maintenance-tips-car/ Wed, 20 Jul 2016 04:05:19 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7455 Summertime means road trip time, but before you jump in the car, you’ll want to be sure it’s in tip-top shape. A minor car problem can turn into a major car problem after driving hundreds of miles—so check it out

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Mortgage tips for summertime moves https://blog.penfed.org/mortgage-tips-summertime-moves/ Mon, 18 Jul 2016 04:05:20 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=7380 Buying a house during the summer can be hectic. Summertime is high season for moving, as families scramble to sandwich their moves between school years and military personnel turn over to new assignments. Moving company schedules will be booked further

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The best travel rewards card features https://blog.penfed.org/best-features-travel-card/ Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:02:56 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=7384 While there’s no such thing as the perfect rewards card, there absolutely is such a thing as the card with rewards perfect for you. If you’ve got the travel bug, consider PenFed’s Premium Travel Rewards American Express® Card. This Card

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Should you rent or buy your next home? https://blog.penfed.org/rent-buy-next-home/ Wed, 13 Jul 2016 04:05:55 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=7358 Home ownership is a big part of the American dream, but is buying a house the best choice for you right now? Depending on your financial situation, it may be better to rent—or to buy. To find out what may be

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Best gas and rewards cards for your summer travel https://blog.penfed.org/best-gas-rewards-summer/ Mon, 11 Jul 2016 22:29:31 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=7363 A rewards credit card can be a good choice any time of the year, but with summer road trip season in full swing, it’s a great time to pick up a gas rewards card. Gas rewards cards can give you the

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Money Mule scams are on the rise https://blog.penfed.org/money-mule-scams-rise/ Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:48:04 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=7394 The name may be funny, but it’s no laughing matter. Knowing the different strategies, as well as the methods that criminals deploy to commit fraudulent behavior is essential in keeping your money safe. All it takes is one wrong donation

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Should you take out a personal loan? https://blog.penfed.org/take-out-a-personal-loan/ Wed, 06 Jul 2016 04:05:31 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=7220 Whether you’re trying to cope with unexpected expenses, or find the extra cash for your next home remodel or family vacation, a personal loan may be a good option to consider. Personal loans are a convenient way to secure financing

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