PenFed Blog https://blog.penfed.org Your Money Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:05:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 6 things to consider when downsizing your home in retirement https://blog.penfed.org/should-i-downsize-home-retirement/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:05:33 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=8045 If you’re heading into retirement, you want to make the most of your fixed income. One common strategy is to downside your living space. If you sell your home and move into a smaller space, you can conceivably cut your

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PenFed Foundation Raises over $675,000 for Troops and Veterans https://blog.penfed.org/penfed-foundation-raises-funds/ Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:02:33 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=8121 Charitable golf tourney at Congressional Country Club attracts record 75 sponsors ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 29, 2016—The PenFed Foundation enlisted the help of 75 corporate and community partners to raise more than $675,000 for troops, veterans, and their families with its

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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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NCUA Chairman Rick Metsger Visits PenFed’s Newest Branch https://blog.penfed.org/ncua-metsger-visits-penfeds-branch/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:05:51 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=8068 PenFed Chairman Ed Cody welcomes top credit union regulator to Nebraska PAPILLION, Neb., Sept. 26, 2016—PenFed Credit Union’s first branch in Nebraska continues to attract high-profile visitors during its first month in business. The latest VIP was The Honorable Rick

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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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New Merger will Establish PenFed Presence in New Mexico https://blog.penfed.org/new-merger-penfed-in-new-mexico/ Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:36:37 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=8022 PenFed brings decades of expertise in serving military and veteran communities ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19, 2016—PenFed Credit Union announced today that the members of High Plains Federal Credit Union of Clovis, New Mexico have voted to accept PenFed’s proposal to

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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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PenFed Foundation Sends Wounded Soldier and Family on Vacation https://blog.penfed.org/penfed-foundation-family-vacation/ Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:30:21 +0000 https://blog.penfed.org/?p=7980 Airfare and luxury accommodations donated by PenFed Credit Union exec ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 14, 2016—When her daughter married into the military, PenFed Credit Union’s Executive Vice President and President for Mortgage Banking Debbie Ames-Naylor quickly saw how the lives of

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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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