Should you pay your bills online?

Should you pay your bills online?

If you’re still paying bills the old fashioned way — by sending checks in the mail — it may be time to reconsider. Paying online is quicker than dropping a check in the mail and most online bill payment systems will also remind you when bills are due (or let you pay them automatically) so you can avoid extra fees and the associated hassle. The end result: online bill payment can save you both time and money.

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Posted in: Personal Finance

News Release: PenFed Credit Union to be Honored for Serving Those Who Serve

Need help with a first home or want skills for a new career? PenFed gets noticed for covering the nation’s defenders with two great programs. Read more ›

Posted in: 2014, Press Releases, Uncategorized

Do you know what to look for when shopping for the best value in a mortgage rate?

Mortgage Rate advertised is not the rate you’ll get

If you’re shopping for a new mortgage, chances are you’re looking for the lowest possible interest rate to save yourself some cash. However, interest rate alone doesn’t tell the whole story—and a low interest rate might not come attached to the most affordable mortgage. Read more ›

Posted in: Mortgages & Home Buying, Personal Finance

Should you choose a Traditional or Roth IRA?

Should you choose a Traditional or Roth IRA?

Choosing the right type of IRA needn’t seem like an inscrutable hurdle. While there are quite a few types of individual retirement accounts, Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs are the two biggies; and the differences between them are clear enough that choosing the one that works best for you is fairly straightforward. Read more ›

Posted in: Personal Finance, Saving Money

Mortgage prequalifying vs. preapproval: What’s the difference?

Mortgage prequalifying vs. preapproval: What's the difference?

You’re prequalified for a mortgage and already packing the moving boxes—but now your real estate agent says there’s more paperwork to do before you can go house shopping. Say what?

You’ve just been cut short by two sound-alike terms notorious for confusing first-time home buyers. Prequalification vs. preapproval—though they sound equally reassuring, they don’t have the same effect on your home search. Read more ›

Posted in: Mortgages & Home Buying

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