Posts in Category: Saving

Make a Savings Strategy 

November 21, 2022 Categories: Budgeting Saving
Dreams. We all have them. But often what distinguishes those who achieve them from those who do not is simply a plan of action. When it comes to life goals involving money, it is no different. Step One: Make a decision to work towards financial
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Help us celebrate International Credit Union Day! 

Towpath Credit Union will be hosting an art and essay contest for children and teens. Learn more about the contest details below.
September 22, 2021 Categories: Akron Community Saving
ICU Day 2021 is a celebration of the impact credit unions and other financial cooperatives have made—and continue to make for their members. It is also a chance to be thankful for the lives and communities that have been improved by our movement.
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March 2021 Stimulus Payments 

Posted by Jeremy Wascak March 15, 2021 Categories: Local Saving Taxes
Valued Towpath Credit Union Members, At Towpath Credit Union, we've been serving our communities for 84 years, and we're working hard to make sure our Members continue to improve their financial wellness, no matter the circumstances. That's
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Save up to $15 with TurboTax! 

Get Your Maximum Refund and Special Savings on TurboTax
Posted by Jeremy Wascak February 24, 2021 Categories: Saving Taxes
Getting your biggest possible tax refund has never been easier. From simple to complex taxes, TurboTax® has you covered. Taxes made easy. Just answer questions about your year, anytime and from any device, and TurboTax fills in all
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10 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping 

Posted by Jeremy Wascak August 28, 2020 Categories: Budgeting Saving Shopping
According to the National Retail Federation, the average American household spends $685 on back-to-school shopping for children in elementary through high school and $943 for young people going to college. Here are 10 ways to save this fall and
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Managing Your Finances During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Posted by Jeremy Wascak May 19, 2020 Categories: Budgeting Credit Cards Saving
The COVID-19 pandemic is not only causing fear and uncertainty about our health, but our livelihood as well. Many wonder “What happens to me and my family if my employer has to lay off people or my hours are cut?” Now more than ever, it’s
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5 Ways to Boost Your Financial Health Amidst COVID-19 

Posted by Jeremy Wascak April 10, 2020 Categories: Budgeting Community Loans Retirement Saving Taxes
Financial decisions can feel complex and hard even under normal circumstances. If the current market volatility has you questioning what are the “right” actions you should take now, you are not alone. Here are five concrete ways for you to
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Balance Transfers - What You Need to Know 

Are you carrying a balance on a high-interest credit card? Have you considered doing a balance transfer to a new card with a lower rate?
Posted by Jeremy Wascak March 04, 2020 Categories: Budgeting Credit Cards Loans Saving
How does a balance transfer work, you ask? A balance transfer happens when you move a current balance from a high interest rate credit card to a new or existing card, like the Towpath CU EverydayCredit card, that typically has a lower interest
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Bad Money Habits and How to Fix Them 

Posted by Jeremy Wascak January 28, 2020 Categories: Budgeting Credit Cards Saving
Learning how to use money wisely is an essential skill that isn’t always taught to us as children. Some of us pick up bad money habits on our journey to adulthood. Often, we’re just not being mindful of where our money goes. See if you have
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Cheap Flight Day – Fact or Gimmick? 

Can you really save on airline tickets on August 23?
Posted by Jeremy Wascak August 21, 2019 Categories: Budgeting Fall Saving Shopping Summer Vacations
This Friday, August 23, is known as “Cheap Flight Day” across the internet. As the name implies, many websites are claiming that August 23 is the best day to save money by booking a cheaper-than-normal flight. So just how much truth is there to this
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Share Certificates 101 

Posted by Jeremy Wascak July 01, 2019 Categories: Saving
A share certificate is a type of savings account that has a fixed dividend (or interest) usually higher than a regular savings account. Share certificates also have a maturity date, or a predetermined length of time where funds are not accessible.
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Saving with Towpath CU 

Here's what you need to know about savings products.
Posted by Jeremy Wascak July 01, 2019 Categories: Local Saving
​ When you choose a financial institution, you're choosing more than just where to keep your checking account or where to finance your car from. When considering where to do your banking, it's also important to look at where and how you choose to
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2019 New Year's Resolutions 

New Year's Resolution Suggestions to Improve your Financial Wellness
Posted by Jeremy Wascak January 01, 2019 Categories: Budgeting Credit Cards Credit Scores Saving
It's not too late to choose a New Year's Resolution to start your 2019 off right! Here are five simple ways you can boost your financial wellness this year. Start a Budget. An important step toward financial wellness is keeping track of
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6 Ways To Turn Your Dream Vacation Into A Reality 

Posted by Jeremy Wascak May 09, 2018 Categories: Saving Vacations
You’re sipping a pina colada on a beautiful, white-sanded beach while watching the cerulean waves lap at the shoreline. You might be pulling muscles and riding high on adrenaline while scaling Mount Greylock, up in Massachusetts. Or, maybe you’re
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How to Talk Money with Your Partner 

Posted by Jeremy Wascak April 27, 2018 Categories: Budgeting Saving
What happens when you and your partner have different approaches toward money? It’s a common scenario. One partner seemingly knows where every earned dollar goes, while the other is a carefree spirit who thrives on
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Understanding Stock Fluctuations 

Posted by Jeremy Wascak April 17, 2018 Categories: Investing Retirement Saving Stocks
If there’s one constant in the stock market, it’s that the stock market is never constant. It will continue to fluctuate every single day. This means share prices are constantly rising and falling. Consequently, so do the market values of
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