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Deciding Which College Major To Choose | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 24

Deciding Your Path for College  If you’re feeling undecided, do not worry. “Undecided" or "Undeclared” is actually the most popular answer for most…
What You Need to Know About the FAFSA Aug 24
What You Need To Know About The FAFSA Q: Do I have to fill out the FAFSA if I want financial aid? A: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is a mandatory prerequisite to receiving…
5 Biggest Student Loan Myths | Tips Blog | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 24
Debunking the Most Common Misconceptions It’s the start of a new school year, which means new classes, new friends and - for college students - new student loan debt. Roughly two-thirds…
Back To School Shopping Budgeting | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 24
Bargains Without Breaking the Bank Shopping for those back to school must-haves can be expensive. We've got you covered on how to manage purchasing supplies, books, and the latest new…
Your Teen's First Job | Tips For Parents | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 23
For many teens, getting their first job is one step on the path towards adulthood. Getting a job in the teen workforce will teach important life lessons including responsibility,…
5 Books to Teach Your Children the Value of Money | BMI FCU Aug 23
5 Great Books to Get Started A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams After losing all their possessions in a fire, a girl, her waitress mother, and her grandmother carefully save their money to…
Teaching Your Child To Save Aug 23
Encouraging Smart Moves for a Successful Future Your child is never too young to understand value. Most children are taught to want “things” before they understand the means by which to…
How Social Media Can Tip Off A Burglar | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 7
Social Media Habits to Keep You Safe Social media. It’s an ever-constant presence in our lives that allows us to stay connected to the people in our lives and see what’s going on in the…
How To Budget For Holidays | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 7
The holidays are upon us which means colder weather and shorter days. But it also the season of great holiday meals, spending time with family and friends, and decorating your house. Soon the…
What To Do If Your Identity Has Been Stolen | BMI FCU Aug 7
How to know if your identity was stolen, and what to do about it. Identity theft is one of those things that we believe will never happen to us. Like failing to back up your computer, most of us may…
Learn How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft Aug 7
BMI Federal Credit Union takes your security very seriously. Identity theft is a growing problem, especially in the Internet connected world we live in. While it can happen to anyone, there are steps…
Paying For College | Student Loans | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 7
The rising cost of college tuition is a big topic. It has become not just a talking point for politicians, but for parents and their kids all across America. While high school students eagerly plan…
Preparing To Sell Your Home | Blog | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 7
Whether you're upgrading, downsizing, relocating, or simply seeking a change of scenery, there comes a time in most everyone's life to pack up and move on to a new home. Rather than selling…
Private Mortgage Insurance | Credit Union Mortgage PMI | BMI FCU Aug 7
What You Need to Know Summer is home buying season, which means it’s time to start looking into mortgages, realtors and trying to cipher your way through terms that make no sense to you. One of…
Private vs Federal Student Loans | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 7
It's never too early to start saving for college! As tuition costs rise, it's important to think ahead - and luckily, with some smart planning, it's easy to prepare for the future.…
Responsible Credit Card Use | Get Your First Credit Card | BMI FCU Aug 7
Getting Your First Credit Card Getting your first credit card is a milestone in many young peoples’ lives. But with this new milestone, comes new responsibility. If you think your teen or…
Save Money Effortlessly With Change Jar | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 7
With Change Jar at BMI Federal Credit Union your debit card transactions get rounded up to the next dollar, and all of the extra change gets deposited into a special high yield savings…
First Home Buying Tips | Shopping Ohio Mortgage Rates | BMI FCU Aug 7
6 Helpful Tips Buying your first house is an important first step in any person’s life, and can also be the most confusing. Between realtors, closing costs and down payments it can seem like an…
Spring Cleaning Your Finances | Personal Budgeting Tips | BMI FCU Aug 7
Shaking the Cobwebs Out of Your Financial Life Spring Cleaning: These seem to be two words that everyone associates with the first days of spring. It’s a time to clean out your closets, donate…
Summer Travel Tips For Staying On A Budget | BMI FCU Aug 7
With summer, everybody looks forward to vacation and relaxation. A bit of time spent away from home is a great way to rest and be pampered for a while. You should absolutely enjoy yourself and not…
How To Avoid Predatory Lenders | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 7
How to Avoid Predatory Lenders Like any master predator, sharks can smell their prey from miles away - so can predatory lenders. What is predatory lending? According to this article from Business…
Tax Free Weekend 2017 | Back To School Budget | BMI FCU Aug 7
Stock Up On Back-To-School Essentials Tax Free Weekend is almost here! Starting on Friday, August 4 and ending on Sunday, August 6, Ohio will be having their annual tax-free holiday, where you can…
The Benefits of EMV Chip Technology | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 6
Soon you'll be receiving your BMI Federal Credit Union Visa credit card with EMV chips. If you haven't heard, these chips are one of the best advancements in credit card and debit card…
What is Estate Planning & When Do You Start | BMI FCU Aug 6
  What is Estate Planning? As you go through life, you acquire things: a house, car, savings, retirement and maybe some investments. These combine to create your estate. You need to consider…
Refinance Your Home Loan | Mortgage Refinance | BMI FCU Aug 6
What you need to know to refinance your home loan. What is refinancing a home loan? Refinancing a home loan is the simple act of getting a new home loan to replace your existing one. The new loan…
How To Be A Smarter Saver | 5 Great Saving Tips | BMI FCU Aug 6
5 Great Tips In today’s economy, everybody’s telling you how important it is to save your money and keep a little bit in your back pocket for a rainy day. But how do you tuck money away…
Get To Know Your Credit Report | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 6
Everything You Need to Know One of the best things you can do for your financial health is to review your credit report every year. You’re entitled to a free report every twelve months from…
Show Love Without Money Aug 6
Five things you can do this Valentine's Day Today is Valentine’s Day, and in today’s consumer culture there seems to be a common misconception that love can only be shown through…
Getting Your Home Fall Ready | Blog | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 6
5 Things You Can Do Right Now It’s official, summer is over and fall is here. While you’re sadly putting away your shorts and flip flops, it’s also time to start thinking about…
Fall Financial Fixes | Budgeting Tips For Autumn | BMI FCU Aug 6
Four Things You Can Do Right Now Summer is gone and those cool fall days are back again. This is also the time when we start seeing those chilly expenses that put a drain in your wallet: higher…
Protect Yourself From Sales Tactics | Financial Tips Blog | BMI FCU Aug 6
How to Guard Against Sneaky Sales Tactics We’ve all seen them. The big neon colored signs with the words ‘Sale’ and ‘Good Deal’ emblazoned across them as you shop the…
Consolidate Your Debt | Debt Consolidation | BMI FCU Aug 6
The average U.S. household carries over $15,000 in credit card debt, making it a common problem that affects a majority of Americans.And not only is it common—it starts early. According to…
Mint vs. My Finance Tool Comparison | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 6
Today, it's quite important to have a firm grasp on your financial health. There is no doubt that a number of people no longer want to deal with a checkbook register. In many cases, these are no…
College Student Survival Guide | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 6
Making it Through the First Semester College is an exciting time in any young person’s life – you’re living away from mom and dad for the first time, you can take classes that…
Buying A New Car Model vs Old Model | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 6
This time of year car dealers fill their lots with the latest new car models, ready to sell. As part of that transition, car dealers will offer special incentives for the previous year model. It is…
Barbecuing On a Budget | Budgeting Tips | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 6
Have a Feast Without Breaking the Bank! 4th of July is coming up, which means parades, fireworks and barbecues! If you’re planning on having a backyard celebration, it can be overwhelming…
Back To School Shopping Budgeting | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 6
It may seem like summer and its days of sleeping in just got started, but many parents are already on the lookout for cost-savings opportunities for back to school shopping. The National Retail…
6 Tips To Saving Money | Credit Union Financial Blog | BMI FCU Aug 6
How to Stay Safe Online In this digital age, more and more of the work we do is done in the cyber world. But while this is more convenient for us, it also makes it easier for hackers, phishers and…
6 Tips To Saving Money | Credit Union Financial Blog | BMI FCU Aug 6
A recent survey by BankRate uncovered that roughly half of Americans are saving 5% or less of their incomes, including 18% that are not saving anything at all. In fact, only about a quarter of people…
5 Home Improvement Projects With High Long-Term Returns | BMI FCU Aug 6
Putting Money Back in Your Pocket If you’ve ever thought about renovating your home or possibly selling your home in the future, one of the first things that comes to mind is how much money…
5 Financial Tips For Labor Day | Blog | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 6
Getting Your Finances In Order Keeping on top of your finances is a great way to ensure that you are financially sound and will also help prevent any unfortunate surprises from coming your way.…
5 Budget-Friendly Gifts For Mom | Blog | BMI Federal Credit Union Aug 6
How to Show Mom You Love Her without Breaking the Bank This Sunday is Mother’s Day, that special time when we show appreciation for our moms and everything that they’ve done for us. If…
Get Financially Fit Jun 15
 5 Things You Should Know Have you committed to a New Year’s Resolution? Why not commit to getting financially fit? Here are five things you should know to maintain the health of your…
Three Steps Toward A Better Credit Score Jun 15
The truth is, most people don’t think about their credit score often. But the day you start talking about buying a home or car, or when you’re drawn into an electronics store by those big…
Why And When To Refinance Your Car Loan Jun 14
Refinancing loans is a great way to save some money. It can lower your monthly payment and/or shorten the term of your loan. There many reasons why people choose to refinance, but it is usually to…
Home Equity Loans in Central Ohio | BMI Federal Credit Union Mar 27
Home equity loans, commonly known as second mortgages, are a useful avenue to explore for many homeowners. This type of loan leverages the equity you have in your home and makes a lump sum payment to…
New Season, New Finances Jan 23
How My Finance Tool Can Help You Fall Into Good Habits Fall's here, which means it's the perfect time to fall into good financial habits. My Finance Tool, a helpful financial tool found in…
Identity Theft Action Plan | BMI Federal Credit Union Jan 23
Keeping Your Identity Safe As we grow smarter and more advanced, you can bet that identity thieves are as well. Every day, identity thieves come up with new and innovative ways to steal your…
Don't Fear Your Money Feb 2, 2017
How to Take Back Control of Your Finances Money – it’s a part of our daily lives and is always at our side like a constant companion. But to many people, money is less of a comforting…
Eat Organic On A Budget Feb 2, 2017
5 Things to Know Did you know that today is National Green Juice Day? To help you achieve your goal of getting fit in 2017, we have put together five great tips that will help you trim your waistline…
Build Credit In College Nov 7, 2016
Now that the school year is well underway, you’re probably paying a lot of attention to your studies and the more social aspects of college life, like cheering on your school’s football…