How to review your credit score and correct errors

How to review your credit score and correct errors

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 (typically from 300 to 850) that gives an at-a-glance overview of your financial repayment history. The higher the score—the better the interest rates that will be offered. Read more ›

Posted in: Personal Finance

PenFed Receives Recognition as U.S. Army Credit Union of the Year

PenFed Receives Recognition as U.S. Army Credit Union of the Year

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, Texas branch proudly received the Department of the Army Distinguished Credit Union Service Award at the Defense Credit Union Council’s 53rd Annual Conference. Read more ›

Posted in: 2016, News Releases

Account alerts and other ways to watch your finances during summer travel

Account alerts and other ways to watch your finances during summer travel

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. Read more ›

Posted in: Avoiding Scams & Fraud

How to use your equity loan to pay for college

How to use your equity loan

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 the years is one of the best ways to handle college costs, it can be tough to save—and you definitely don’t want to drain your emergency fund. But if those college bills are looming, you may have an option other than a high-interest student loan: the equity in your home. Read more ›

Posted in: Mortgages & Home Buying

Car accessories for your next road trip

Car accessories for your next road trip

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, and everyone is going stir crazy. And while you’ve probably packed a bag that leaves you prepped for your destination: sunglasses, swimsuit, and beach ball—you may not have considered putting together a few road trip car accessories that will make the ride more enjoyable. Read more ›

Posted in: Cars

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