PenFed Blog http://blog.penfed.org Your Money Wed, 25 May 2016 15:43:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Beat the Memorial Day crowds with the PenFed Car Buying Service http://blog.penfed.org/penfed-car-buying-service/ Wed, 25 May 2016 09:15:43 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=7011 Don’t waste your Memorial Day weekend shuffling through showroom crowds or haggling with a car dealer over the best holiday weekend deal on a new car. As a member of PenFed, you have access to a much smarter and more

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VA Home Loan mortgages put vets right at home http://blog.penfed.org/va-mortgages-vets-right-home/ Fri, 20 May 2016 04:15:24 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=6950 Since the 1940s, the U.S. government has rewarded the service of military personnel by guaranteeing mortgage loans at exceptional rates. The VA Home Loan program is designed to help veterans and their spouses land back in civilian life with both

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PenFed Honors Service and Sacrifice at 81st Annual Meeting http://blog.penfed.org/penfed-honors-annual-meeting/ Wed, 18 May 2016 22:20:24 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=7066 Credit union leaders cite importance of giving back to communities they serve ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 18, 2016— PenFed Credit Union’s Chairman of the Board Ed Cody decisively went off script and made an impromptu yet heartfelt tribute to members of

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Don’t fall for predatory lending schemes http://blog.penfed.org/predatory-lending-schemes/ Wed, 18 May 2016 13:30:23 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=6872 Whether you’re tied up in knots in a good way over pulling the trigger on that big purchase you’ve always dreamed of making—or you’re tied up in knots in a bad way over sorting out a financial emergency, choosing how

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PenFed Helps Keep History Alive with $25,000 Donation http://blog.penfed.org/penfed-keep-history-alive-donation/ Fri, 13 May 2016 17:10:03 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=6970 Credit union donation to Americans in Wartime Museum helps preserve the past ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 12, 2016—PenFed Credit Union donated $25,000 toward the construction of the Americans in Wartime Museum. The site of the museum is located on a 70-acre parcel

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Gala Proves the Power of Partnership in Helping Our Nation’s Defenders http://blog.penfed.org/gala-helping-nations-defenders/ Thu, 12 May 2016 22:20:17 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=6975 PenFed Foundation Joins Forces with Key Partners To Present Awards and Dedicate Resources ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 12 2016—In a remarkable and inspirational display of unity and patriotism among government, business and community leaders, the PenFed Foundation honored veterans and their

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What you need to know about your new EMV chip enabled credit card http://blog.penfed.org/emv-chip-enabled-credit-card/ Wed, 11 May 2016 04:05:52 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=6875 Credit cards in America are changing, and the new name of the game is EMV chip enabled cards. You’ve probably recently noticed a difference at your favorite stores as new credit card readers have made an appearance at the register.

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Home equity loan vs. home equity line of credit: Which is right for you? http://blog.penfed.org/home-equity-loan-vs-eloc/ Fri, 06 May 2016 04:05:46 +0000 http://blog.penfed.org/?p=6825 Borrowing money against the value of your house can be a smart way to finance a wedding or handle an emergency that might otherwise drain your finances. If you have significant equity in your home (subtract how much you still

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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/ Thu, 05 May 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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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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