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6 Easy Ways to Build Credit Without Credit Cards

6 Easy Ways to Build Credit Without Credit Cards
It's a frustrating contradiction: You can't qualify for credit without a credit history—and you can't build a credit history without borrowing. What is one to do? Borrowing is the most common way to build a credit history, but it's not your only option. Use these tactics to demonstrate to borrowers that you're a reliable credit risk:

Why Credit Unions Are Worth Celebrating

Why Credit Unions Are Worth Celebrating
In 1924, Roy Bergengren, one of the architects of the credit union movement, reflected on what a credit union can do for people.

7 Tips to Avoid Identity Theft

7 Tips to Avoid Identity Theft
Every two seconds an American becomes a victim of identity theft. If the thought of having to clean up your credit report because someone stole your identity frightens you, and you don’t want to become another statistic; here are some tips to stack the odds in your favor.

Get Out of Your Rental and Into Your Own Home

Get Out of Your Rental and Into Your Own Home
If you’ve been renting and waiting to buy your first home, now is a good time to make your move.

How to Save Money While You're a Student

How to Save Money While You're a Student
Money might be tight when you’re in college, but it’s not impossible to find ways to save. Here are some simple ideas.

Car Refinancing (How to assess when it’s time for a do-over)

Car Refinancing (How to assess when it’s time for a do-over)
While mortgages are getting most of the refinancing attention, don't overlook your car loan. In many cases, it can be smart to refinance a car loan, too.

HOW FITZSIMONS CREDIT UNION SAVED A GIRL FROM UNFRIENDLY BUTTERFLIES

HOW FITZSIMONS CREDIT UNION SAVED A GIRL FROM UNFRIENDLY BUTTERFLIES
Malia called them unfriendly butterflies. In reality, they were winged infusion sets, or butterfly needles, that were part of Malia’s treatment for a rare bleeding disorder.

Common Credit Report Mistakes That Cost You

Common Credit Report Mistakes That Cost You
If you haven't requested a copy of your credit report, there are many reasons why you should. Studies show that a high percentage of consumer credit reports contain errors. One-fourth of credit reports contain such serious errors that those individuals could be denied credit.

Peak Advice from the Keller Williams Realty: The 5280 Home Team

Peak Advice from the Keller Williams Realty: The 5280 Home Team
Purchasing and selling a home can be a difficult and at times an emotional process. Countless hours are spent searching for the perfect home, there is much financial stress, compromises are made, and mistakes happen that could have often been avoided. Read this post to get real-world advice from the experts at Keller Williams Realty

Tax Filing Basics

Tax Filing Basics
As Benjamin Franklin once said “ in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” For first-timers, filing taxes can be especially daunting. Read on to learn the basics about the process from TurboTax and NerdWallet, and how we at Fitzsimons can help make filing taxes a less stressful task for our members.

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