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Budgeting & Saving

Budgeting & Saving

Planning a Day Trip to the Greater Baltimore Area

Baltimore is rich in history, delicious food, fun activities, and photo opportunities. For those living within the vicinity, it might be rare for you to get out and experience some of the ventures that tourists actively seek out. For great suggestions your whole family will love, check out our recommendations for a day trip to Baltimore.  Watersports and Water Activities … Continue reading

Planning a day trip to Baltimore's Inner Harbor is a great way to enjoy the area.
Budgeting & Saving

How to Teach Kids Savings Goals

It’s never too early to begin teaching your children the importance of saving money. Whether they receive tooth fairy money or earn a paycheck at their first job, all are teachable moments that can have a tremendous impact on their future financial lives. Nowadays it’s almost too easy to spend money. Everything you could possibly want is only a swipe … Continue reading

Young boy smiling as he sits at table and adds money into piggy bank. Teaching kids how to save - AFFCU blog
Budgeting & Saving

Teaching Your Child to Grow Their Savings

Over the years, parents teach their children many things. How to grow gardens. How to care for pets. How to be polite and thankful. Even how to prepare simple meals. One important lesson that parents need to teach that often gets overlooked is the importance of saving money. These tips will help parents teach children of all ages how to … Continue reading

Father, mother, son, and daughter dancing around in family room having fun time
Budgeting & Saving

5 Tips For Raising Money-Smart Kids

Did you know children as young as 3, can begin to understand how money works, including how important it is to save for a favorite toy? And, by the age of 7, most kids have already formed their basic money habits. Are your children savers, spenders, or, like many other kids, simply unaware of money’s importance? It’s okay. Teaching children … Continue reading

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Where To Open A Checking Account In 2022

In times gone by, being without a checking account was an inconvenience at worst. Today, not having a checking account can make you feel like you’re at a standstill.  In 2020, only 19% of transactions were cash-based. Most of the other options, including checks, debit and credit cards, and electronic transfers, require having a checking account. That’s why if you … Continue reading

a happy woman using her checking account to shop from the convenience of her home