Press Release: PenFed Teams Up With Football Legends Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, and Joe Theismann to Launch the PenFed Promise Card Challenge

PenFed Teams Up With Football Legends Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, and Joe Theismann to Launch the PenFed Promise Card Challenge

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Football Stars Support PenFed’s Promise Visa Card through New Multi-Media Campaign, Toys for Tots and Homes for Our Troops to Serve, as Charitable Partners for the PenFed Promise Card Challenge.

Alexandria, Va., December 8, 2014—Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) has teamed up with Football Legends Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, and Joe Theismann to launch the PenFed PROMISE CARD CHALLENGE. The Challenge is an opportunity to meet these legendary players and win other prizes, including a trip for a VIP football experience in Arizona this February. The Challenge is also a charitable partner of Toys for Tots and Homes for Our Troops. Read more ›

Posted in: 2014, Press Releases

3 reasons not to pay off your car early

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Paying off debt remains the single smartest investment in your financial security for good reason. When your money belongs to you, you’re able to bankroll new projects and deal with unexpected expenses. And of course, you dodge months and years of unnecessary interest. Your finances remain both stable and nimble.

So it only makes sense that paying off your car loan as early as possible is smart for the same reasons, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, some auto loans can be structured to make early payoffs a bad idea.

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How to set up a savings plan you can live with

 

savings growingPutting money into savings can seem like a hardship, like going to the dentist to get your teeth cleaned. But just like getting your teeth cleaned, making a savings plan is important. To start saving, we recommend resetting your expectations: don’t think of savings as a chore, but instead think about what your savings is. Whether you want to have an emergency fund, buy a house, or want to save for something fun like a vacation, focus on what your savings can do for you. That way, putting money into savings isn’t a hardship: it’s just you taking the steps to buy something you really want that you can’t afford immediately. Read more ›

Posted in: Personal Finance, Saving Money

Press Release: Make Your Holiday Shopping Shine with a Highly Decorated Credit Card from PenFed

PenFed’s Platinum Rewards Visa Signature® Card is the latest Card to garner multiple awards in 2014. Award-winning performance sets PenFed’s credit card programs apart from the competition.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 10, 2014—PenFed announced today that its PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature® Card is the latest standout in the credit union’s credit card portfolio to garner multiple awards in 2014.

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Posted in: 2014, Press Releases

Budgeting for students

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You did it! You made it into the college of your choice. Most likely this will be the first time you will be living on your own, away from your family; which may be the first time you’ve had to manage money entirely on your own.

Good budgeting can be a challenge for all of us, but having a reasonable student budget in place can help you avoid financial stress—which allows you to focus on your studies instead. Ideally, that means you would plan on a budget before heading off to school but if you missed that deadline, it’s never too late to start a budget to help you spend smartly. Read more ›

Posted in: Personal Finance, Saving Money

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