Its always exciting to go look at new cars, but we all hate the process! Driving from lot to lot, being pressured into a car that is probably WAY out of our budget, and feeling the guilt of possibly not getting the best deal we can. It can be stressful and cause a great deal of anxiety! There's good news! It doesn't have to be that way! That's right, you can actually enjoy ...
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Life moves pretty fast. Interest rate shifts. Stock market surges. Rising healthcare costs. The news that affects your personal finances can move fast. Our Advantage Insights blog posts offer the type of information you'll need to make smart financial decisions for you and your family. By staying in the know, you can take steps to make your life easier.
Renting vs Buying
Renting versus Buying a Home With the home prices stabilizing and even rising in some cities, many people are wondering if now might be the right time to take the plunge into homeownership. Real estate conditions and individual personal financial situations vary dramatically, so there’s no simple yes or no answer. But here are some issues to consider that can help you decide w ...
TSA Health Fair
On Thursday, 11/12 PACU attended the annual TSA Health Fair located CLT Airport. The Health Fair consisted of roughly 10-12 vendors. Dorie Rickard and Leshila Cuevas from our Atrium Branch as well as CU@Work Executive Larry Ballard had the opportunity to talk with lots of new prospective members along with the members we already have a relationship with and help. We were so tha ...
Estate and Trust Planning link to Webinar!
Here at PACU, your financial journey is important to us. Our goal is to provide you with the most current information so that you can make informed financial planning decisions for you and your loved ones. This includes an important financial journey, estate and trust planning, that many of us find challenging. Knowing the differences between estates and trusts and options avai ...
What you can afford when buying a car!
If you're just thinking about an upgrade or are ready to purchase a new vehicle, start with our calculator to make sure you get a loan that fits your needs and budget. You can determine your monthly car payment based on purchase price. Or you can choose a monthly payment that fits your budget and determine how much you can spend on your new vehicle. Dig into the details of diff ...
Choosing Between a Bank and a Credit Union
Important financial decisions come up at many points throughout your life. Whether you are looking to save your hard-earned cash, buy a house or purchase a car, you must first decide which financial institution to trust with your money. Before considering specific institutions, you should also understand the differences between banks and credit unions and determine which best meets your needs. Piedmont Advantage Credit Union outlines some of the primary differences to help you compare.
How to Teach Your Child the Value of Money
Teaching kids about money can be a challenge. They may think you have an endless supply of cash and may not understand the value of money. In North Carolina, financial literacy is about average, which means there’s always room to learn more. Teaching financial literacy for kids will not only help your children appreciate what you give them, it will also provide them with a basis for a successful financial future. Here are some simple money lessons for both children and teens from Piedmont Advantage Credit Union to help your kids grow up into financially responsible adults.
The Best Time to Save Money on Products and Services
Timing, they say, is everything. Being in the right place at the right time can make all the difference in finding your soulmate. Saying the right thing at the right time can help you ace a job interview. And shopping for a certain product or service at just the right time can mean dozens—or hundreds or thousands—of dollars in savings.