PenFed Blog https://blog.penfed.org Your Money Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:05:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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What you need to know about EMV chip-enabled debit cards https://blog.penfed.org/know-about-emv-debit-cards/ Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:05:37 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7696 If you’ve gotten a new debit card recently, you might have noticed something different about it: many debit cards now feature a rectangular metallic chip placed just above the card number on the left-hand side. Congratulations. You are now an official

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PenFed Celebrates First Nebraska Branch https://blog.penfed.org/penfed-celebrates-nebraska-branch/ Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:52:10 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7812 State, local and military leaders turn out for official launch in Papillion OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 23, 2016—PenFed Credit Union has been helping Greater Omaha Do Better for almost 25 years, and is now adding local branches to offer hometown service

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Can you buy a car while you’re still in school? https://blog.penfed.org/buy-a-car-while-in-school/ Fri, 19 Aug 2016 04:05:08 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7673 The college student’s traditional 10-speed bicycle isn’t always enough for getting around today’s sprawling university campuses, back and forth to off-campus jobs, and through rush-hour traffic to an apartment across town. But is it realistic to finance a car when

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PenFed’s Chairman of the Board Inducted into Defense Credit Union Council Hall of Honor https://blog.penfed.org/penfeds-chairman-hall-of-honor/ Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:30:39 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7732 BOSTON, Aug. 17, 2016—PenFed Credit Union’s Chairman of the Board Ed Cody was inducted into the Defense Credit Union Council’s Hall of Honor in a ceremony held during DCUC’s 53rd annual conference. DCUC established the Hall of Honor in 2000

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How to review your credit score and correct errors https://blog.penfed.org/how-to-review-your-credit-score/ Wed, 17 Aug 2016 04:05:22 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7676 Your credit score can be the key to financial success, which means it’s important to understand what it is and how to improve it. While your credit score may seem random, it’s actually pretty straight forward: it’s just a number

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PenFed Receives Recognition as U.S. Army Credit Union of the Year https://blog.penfed.org/penfed-cu-service-award/ Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:00:44 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7745 Fort Hood Branch presented with Distinguished Service Award BOSTON, Aug. 16, 2016—In front of an audience that included hundreds of defense credit union representatives and military officers, PenFed Credit Union Chairman Ed Cody and two managers from PenFed’s Fort Hood,

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Account alerts and other ways to watch your finances during summer travel https://blog.penfed.org/account-alerts-summer-travel/ Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:24:39 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7669 Sweating over bills or rejected credit card transactions is the kind of heat you don’t want during your summer vacation. Instead, keep your financial cool with tools and services that let you enjoy time away with no cares. Text alerts

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How to use your equity loan to pay for college https://blog.penfed.org/how-to-use-your-equity-loan-to-pay-for-college/ Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:48:37 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7666 No matter how old your child, it’s never too early to start thinking about how you’ll pay for college: because the sooner you start planning, the easier it will be to manage when the time comes. While building savings over

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Car accessories for your next road trip https://blog.penfed.org/car-accessories-for-road-trip/ Fri, 05 Aug 2016 04:15:25 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7575 If you’re taking a road trip this summer that means you’re going to be spending a lot of hours in your car. There will be times when there’s nothing interesting outside the windows, all conversation options have been worn out,

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