7 Money Myths You Need to Stop Believing Now

We all grow up hearing the same financial advice: Spend less, save more and invest early. While most of these words of wisdom ring true, there are lots of widespread money management tips that are actually false.                                     …

3 Ways Your Credit Union Can Help You Fund Your Summer Vacation

If you’re like most Americans, as soon as you see ads announcing Memorial Day sale events, you start thinking summer. Summer means flip-flops and sandy beaches, sunscreen and baseball, fireworks and ice cream—and expensive vacations.  Perhaps you’re really needing to get away this summer, so you have the perfect vacation all planned out in your mind.  But how are you going…

When Should I Put My House on the Market?

If you’re thinking of selling your home, think spring. That’s because the season of blossoming flowers and gentle breezes has traditionally held the designation as the best time of year to sell a home. Before you start prepping your home for a photo shoot that shows it off in the best light, take a moment…

How to Enjoy a Busy Wedding Season Without Going Broke

It’s the season of gauzy canopies, lacy gowns and stiff penguin suits. That being the case, and with wedding invitations flooding your mailbox, you might already be booking your weekends with weddings through the end of August.  Celebrating a new marriage together with your friends is great fun, but all those wedding invites can put…

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances

Q: Spring is here! I’ve cleaned out my house and now I’m ready to take on my finances. I’d love to give them a thorough cleaning, too. Where do I start?  A: It’s wonderful that you’ve decided to clean up your finances. Springtime is months after the holiday squeeze and still a while away from the pricey…

5 Ways to Pay Off a Loan Early

If you’re like most Americans, you owe money toward a large loan. Whether that means carrying thousands of dollars in credit card debt, having a hefty mortgage in your name or making car loan payments each month, loan debt is part of your life. This means you’re looking at hundreds of dollars in interest payments…

7 Signs You’re Living Beyond Your Means and How to Fix Them

In the age of plastic spending and mobile payments, it’s easier than ever to buy stuff you can’t pay for right away while supporting a lifestyle you can’t really afford.  Let’s take a look at seven red flags that might mean you’re living beyond your means and the steps you can take to get back…

Why Choose a Credit Union Over a Bank?

Do you belong to a credit union or a bank? Are you thinking of switching to a credit union? As a credit union ourselves, we believe that there are numerous advantages! Because credit unions are member-owned and not-for-profit, they are more attuned to the needs of their members. Meaning you, as a member, will receive…

Creative Ways to Save on Energy Costs

We’ve all heard it before: Close the vents in rooms you don’t use, regularly replace your AC filters and vacuum the coils on your fridge. But what if you’re following all the conventional energy-saving tips and your summertime electricity bill is still astronomical? Here’s where we come in! You know how much we at Oregonians…

What the Palessi Experiment Means for Shoppers

Payless ShoeSource pulled the ultimate stunt on shopping influencers and their followers last month—and the results still rankle.

The prank was part of a viral advertising campaign dreamed up by marketing company DCX Growth Accelerator. The goal of the gimmick was to reclaim the bargain brand’s vanishing place in the world of affordable fashion, but the event’s wild success is a hard wakeup call for shoppers everywhere.