Articles – PenFed Blog http://blog.penfed.org Your Money Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:59:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Should you refinance your car? http://blog.penfed.org/should-you-refinance-your-car/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:05:40 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=6647 Refinancing your auto loan at the right time can save you money in all the right places, from the amount you pay every month to the overall cost of your car. You can even use an auto refi to effectively

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Top 5 reasons to take out a home equity line of credit http://blog.penfed.org/5-reasons-take-out-heloc/ Wed, 27 Apr 2016 04:05:12 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=6787 If you’re in need of cash to cover major expenses, you might consider maxing out your credit cards or taking out a high interest loan but these may not be your best options. If you’re a homeowner, you have another

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Plug into a new hybrid or electric car http://blog.penfed.org/hybrid-electric-car/ Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:05:39 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=6572 Earth Day has been linked to campaigns for eco-conscious driving and better gas mileage for so many years now that the annual event almost automatically makes people think about hybrid and electric vehicles. Yet these days, driving an alternative fuel

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Why you should consolidate your debt with a bill consolidation loan http://blog.penfed.org/consolidate-debt/ Wed, 20 Apr 2016 04:05:24 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=6447 Fortunately, there’s a way to simplify your finances and lower your interest rates with a PenFed Bill Consolidation Loan. With a PenFed Bill Consolidation Loan, you get a single, fixed-rate loan which you can use to pay off your debt

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Making responsible financial decisions with an inheritance http://blog.penfed.org/responsible-financial-decisions/ Mon, 18 Apr 2016 04:01:43 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=6452 Deciding how to handle an inheritance can stump even those who saw it coming and thought they had a solid plan. The difference between what you ought to do with a large sum of money and what you would like

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Budget to build your emergency fund http://blog.penfed.org/budget-build-emergency-fund/ Fri, 15 Apr 2016 04:05:18 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=6450 Wouldn’t you feel better about your finances if you knew you had a financial safety net to fall back on during tough times? Building a solid emergency fund prevents life’s little emergencies from dragging you further into debt. And, a

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Use a PenFed Rewards card to make the most of Mother’s Day http://blog.penfed.org/use-penfed-rewards-mothers-day/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 04:05:50 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=6445 Just look at how the calendar has flown by. It’s nearly Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday, May 8, this year. Instead of letting it sneak up on you why not start planning right now? Even if you don’t have

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PenFed Foundation’s ‘2016 Night of Heroes Gala’ Raffle Tickets Now Available http://blog.penfed.org/foundations-2016-night-of-heroes-gala-raffle-tickets-now-available/ Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:11:27 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=6616 For ticket purchases, visit the PenFed Foundation website today! The PenFed Foundation is pleased to announce that this year’s Night of Heroes Gala will be held May 11, 2016. Night of Heroes Gala Raffle Tickets Now Available! Help answer the

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8 contingency clauses to protect you during a home sale http://blog.penfed.org/8-contingency-clauses/ Fri, 08 Apr 2016 04:01:17 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=5446 Buying or selling a home can be a nerve-racking business, but you can inject a measure of control with contract contingencies that protect your interests. Contingencies give you the right, as either the buyer or the seller, to back out

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Why You Should Consider Financing Your Next Car with PenFed http://blog.penfed.org/penfed-auto-financing-services/ Wed, 06 Apr 2016 04:01:23 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=6337 The average car on American roadways today is 11.5 years old; which means many of us are driving around in cars with decade-old technology. While you might not feel you need all of the high tech bells and whistles the

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