Articles – PenFed Blog https://blog.penfed.org Your Money Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:29:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Defend your finances with military-friendly credit cards https://blog.penfed.org/military-friendly-credit-cards/ Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:05:24 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=8031 Did you know that your service to your country entitles you to certain financial relief and benefits? Debt relief for active duty personnel and credit card programs designed especially for servicemembers, are just two of the ways credit unions recognize

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Mobile banking versus online banking https://blog.penfed.org/mobile-banking-versus-online/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:15:47 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7960 Sometimes the old standards are the best—for instance, oven-baked pizzas versus the kind that are always soggy when they come out of the microwave (ick!). Newer and faster might not always be better, but they can be convenient and save

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Questions to ask when considering an equity loan https://blog.penfed.org/questions-to-ask-equity-loan/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:05:25 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7910 Taking out any kind of loan requires careful consideration, but never more so than with an equity loan that’s secured by the value of your home. Still, the low interest rates on equity loans make them appealing, and, like a

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Home buying advice for military personnel and vets https://blog.penfed.org/home-buying-advice-military-vets/ Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:05:48 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7913 Buying a home can be especially tricky when you’re working around military service. If you’re on active duty, you’ll be on a tight timetable for selling your current home and choosing a new one. If you’re making the transition to

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What you need to know about digital wallets https://blog.penfed.org/what-to-know-about-digital-wallets/ Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:05:14 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7908 Your credit card is now officially mobile. Gone are the days where you had to carry a wallet stuffed with credit cards. Today you can pay for many things just by using your smartphone—or even your smartwatch. Commonly known as digital

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4 features your checking account should have https://blog.penfed.org/4-features-checking-should-have/ Fri, 09 Sep 2016 04:05:31 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7854 A checking account is your everyday solution for money management. It’s a convenient funnel for your paycheck, online bill payments, and the rest of your routine finances. Still, it’s not made to do everything—when you want to earn interest on

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What your credit says about you https://blog.penfed.org/what-your-credit-says-about-you/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 04:05:47 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7858 You may be tempted to write your credit score off as something out of your control, but having good credit is key to your financial success. While your credit score may seem like an arbitrary number and your credit report

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Top car trends that made a splash in 2016 https://blog.penfed.org/top-car-trends-2016/ Fri, 02 Sep 2016 04:05:43 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7809 As we shift gears and ready ourselves for the fall and winter months ahead, let’s take a look at the top auto trends that made an impressive splash this year with consumers. Summer may be coming to a close, but

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Identity Theft 101: Tips on how to protect your identity https://blog.penfed.org/identity-theft-101-tips/ Wed, 31 Aug 2016 04:05:07 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7807 An estimated 17.6 million Americans—that’s 7% of U.S. residents age 16 and older—were victims of identity theft in 2014. That’s 17 million people whose credit cards were used fraudulently or had their personal information used to open new accounts. Having

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4 financial habits for college-bound students https://blog.penfed.org/financial-habits-college-students/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:05:18 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7700 College: Independence. New beginnings. A fresh start. Leaving home and going off to school opens all sorts of doors. Budgets and other money matters may not be high on your to-do list, but creating good financial habits now paves the

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