Category Archives: Financial Tips

Business Cash Flow

Managing Business Cashflow During the COVID Crisis

June 1, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has propelled us all into a new normal, changing “business as usual” to “doing business in the unusual.” Many small businesses are struggling, and small business owners face particular challenges due to either drastically reduced business volume or temporary closures. In order to survive and hopefully thrive, most businesses have adjusted their

Couple looking at bills

Getting Your Finances Back on Track

May 26, 2020

Businesses are starting to re-open and we’re headed towards summer in the new normal. While some people are returning to the office to work, many remain unemployed or under-employed. Whatever your work situation, you may be experiencing some financial anxiety as we move from quarantine into an uncharted future. In the meantime, many businesses and

Feet in the Door

Home Buying – Getting Your Feet in the Door

May 18, 2020

Home ownership can be a dream come true. Crossing the threshold for the first time, and just knowing that it’s yours! Arranging and rearranging the furniture, hanging pictures (with nails!), grilling in the backyard, or whatever the comfort of home means to you. Buying a home is an exciting time filled with big decisions. You

Keys to car buying

7 Keys to Car Buying

May 5, 2020

Life has definitely changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, a car is more of a necessity than ever. People are going to drive-in movies instead of theaters, participating in drive-by birthday gatherings from the safety of their vehicles, and doing their banking from drive-thru windows. Not to mention curbside pick-ups of groceries and

Phishing Season

It’s Phishing Season

April 22, 2020

Fishing season in Wisconsin usually opens the first weekend in May. Whether using live bait or favorite fishing lures, opening day is a sure sign of Spring and is highly anticipated by fishing enthusiasts. Phishing (pronounced the same as fishing) season lasts all year long, especially with the current coronavirus precautions in place. Phishing is

Money bag in hands

What to Know About Coronavirus Relief Payments

April 13, 2020

If you’re anticipating an economic impact payment as part of the federal government’s Coronavirus response, here are a few things you should know: Funds will be sent to you based on information in your 2018 and/or 2019 tax filing. If you provided your account information in your tax filing, you don’t need to do anything

Wash Hands Watch For Scams

Wash Your Hands, and Watch Out for Scams

April 1, 2020

From checking your Facebook and Twitter accounts to watching the TV news (yes, some people still do that), everywhere you turn right now you’re likely to hear or see something about COVID-19 and the best ways to stay healthy. The key is to determine who and what to listen to. The same is true when

Money with mask over face

Your Finances in the New Normal

March 30, 2020

Life is certainly different now than it was this time last year, pre-COVID-19. While we’re all hoping to get back to business-as-usual sooner than later, right now, we’ve entered a new normal, including in our financial lives. Amid all the unknowns, here are a few things you can count on as a Unison Credit Union

Fraud Alert

How to Avoid Being Scammed: Protect your information!

March 6, 2020

Fraud Alert Recently, there has been an increase in text and telephone scams, and caller ID spoofing taking place in Wisconsin and across the country. These calls often appear to come from a local financial institution stating they are from the Fraud Department, and will often try and get credit card numbers, PINs, online banking