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4 Financial Hurdles to Clear on the Road to Retirement

When friends and loved ones finally raise their glasses to bid you a long and healthy retirement, you don’t want to be worrying about how your bills will get paid. That is why it is so important to participate in your company’s retirement plan now. On the road to retirement,

How (and Why) to Start Saving for Retirement Now with an IRA

Saving for retirement isn’t hard. Getting started is. Gone are the days when workers could count on an employee pension plan and Social Security to cover their costs during those golden years. Today, pensions are a rarity and Social Security isn’t a slam-dunk for future generations since we have an

July Financial Checklist

1. Suns out, buns out! Summer cookout season is in full gear. Consider these precautions as you’re sure to cook up some great memories this summer. And don’t forget to check out our Pinterest board for some great grilling recipes. 2. Apply for Next Years’ College Scholarships Have a kid

April Financial Checklist

Organize Your Financials Tax season is almost over, PHEW! Now is the time to really take a look at the space where all your files reside. Combat identity theft by shredding the documents you no longer need rather than just throwing them away. For a complete list of items to

3 Ways to Make Retirement Planning a Priority in your 20s and 30s

Adulting is hard, and it makes it difficult to think past the “here and now.” With retirement decades away for those in their 20s and 30s, planning might not be high on the priority list. The problem with this mentality is that it can drag on for years or even decades. According to the Motley Fool ,

February Checklist – 4 Things To Do This Month

Coordinate Your Tax Forms We’re not talking about last year’s taxes that you’ll be filing in a couple of months. Now is the time to create a safe place to keep the necessary paperwork for next year. Start a 2016 Taxes folder to organize all your records this year. Make

Resolve Not to Do These 6 Things in 2016

It’s tempting to get swept up in dreams of the future and look right past what we need to do today to help make them a reality. So whether you want to improve your credit score, slash your debt or finally start that emergency fund, we’ll be your supporting role

CEO Announces Retirement

Gary Hinrichs was named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of West Community Credit Union (then known as Brentwood Mutual Credit Union) in 1974 – he was one of only two employees. Hinrichs started his credit union career while still in college, earning his degree in Business Administration from the

July Financial Checklist

1. Check in on your credit score Your credit score determines the interest rates for your mortgage and other loans, so keeping tabs every once in a while is good practice. If you’ve been making all your payments on time and you notice a sudden dip in your score, this