This Week @ Founders Federal Credit Union

Short, timely articles based on a real-world weekly theme.

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Paying Without Using Cash

From choosing the right card to finding the best deal, facts you need to know for day-to-day spending without using cash.

Non-Cash Payment Options

An introduction to the ways to pay without using cash, including new smart phone payment technology.

Types of Credit Cards

Gold, Platinum, Palladium… what’s next, the Royale Card? (Actually, yes – in Dubai.) Let’s put the marketing aside and find the true differences between credit cards.

Prepaid Cards

With prepaid cards, no credit is involved. But there can be risks as well as benefits.

Finding the Credit Card Best Deal

There are literally thousands of card products to choose from. Here’s how to find the best deal for you.

Smart Phone Payments

New payment technologies offer the ability to leave your cards at home.

Consumer Protection – Which Option is Best?

Credit, debit, and prepaid cards each have pros and cons. When should you use each?

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Last Week @ Founders Federal Credit Union

Home Renovation and Improvement

If you own your home, it's likely to be your biggest investment. So how do you determine whether or not to invest more?

Improvements Versus Repairs

Day 1: The financial distinction can be important and often overlooked.

Renovate or Move? It's Complicated

Day 2: Deciding whether to renovate your existing home or buy a new one involves more than purely financial considerations.

Energy Efficiency: Is it Worth it?

Day 3: The financial benefits of energy efficient upgrades can vary greatly.

Which Renovations Are Worth It?

Day 4: From a financial point of view, the answers can be surprising.

How to Fund Renovations

Day 5: From mortgage refinancing to government loan programs, home owners have a variety of finding choices.

Tax Benefits and Home Renovations

Day 6: From tax deductible interest expenses to tax credits for energy efficient upgrades, a reduced tax bill can take some of the bite out of renovation expenses.

The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Renovating

Day 7: Five things to avoid when starting a project - and what to do instead.