Buy Now Pay Later: Is It Worth It?

Buy now pay later, also known as BNPL, sounds pretty attractive. This is particularly true with the state of the current inflation rate in the economy. The idea that you, as a consumer, can figuratively have your cake and eat it too when it comes to holiday shopping sounds too good to be true! Until […]

Credit Cards

You work hard, so you deserve a card that works hard for you. That’s why with a Mint Valley Visa®, you have access to rates as low as 10.90% APR*. Compared to the national credit rates average over 16%, you’ll be saving on your monthly rate and putting more cash back in your pocket. Also, […]

Marriage and Money: What You Need to Discuss

Before you tie the knot, it pays to know a few things. Everybody has a different way of managing their finances, and if you and your partner aren’t on the same page, you might find yourself struggling to navigate financial issues when they arise. In fact, an article in the Wall Street Journal notes, “One in […]

The Car Dealership: Myth-busted

There are a few occupations that instantly make us think of skeezy men in cheap suits looking to prey on your good nature. You’ve got lawyers, you’ve got loan sharks, and then you’ve got the car salesman. Even with all the balloons, colorful flags, and waving tube men, stepping foot on a car lot can […]

Fun Fall Activities To Do On A Budget

With the leaves changing colors and that nice cool crisp feeling back in the air, the autumn season has finally arrived! Are you looking for ways to enjoy the fall without falling into debt? Well, get your pumpkin spice, grab a football, and pick up that rake in the garage, because we’re about to explore […]

The Cost of Raising a Child

As inflation continues to wreak havoc on the middle and lower socioeconomic classes, many will feel the sting of rising costs in different areas of their lives. Those with children can attest to this fact, as the statistics show that raising a child can cost upward of $310,000.00 from infancy to age 17. This does […]

Start Saving and Stop Spending

Credit reports, budgets, goals, and debt can be frightening words and concepts whether you are hearing them for the first time or the hundredth time. They are chilling because they are important in leading a healthy financial lifestyle, but we may not be well-versed in what they mean. Once you become familiar with the world […]

What’s The Buzz on NFTs?

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If you’ve spent any time online or watching TV over the past year, you’ve probably been inundated with a slew of advertisements promoting “non-fungible tokens,” more commonly known as NFTs. But despite the hype, excitement, and celebrity endorsement surrounding the industry, many still don’t quite understand what an NFT even is, let alone how they […]

Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck: A Credit Union Solution

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Making ends meet. A shoestring budget. Scraping by. Scrimping. No matter what you call it, a recent study finds that seven out of ten Americans are now living paycheck-to-paycheck. If you’ve never had to adopt this lifestyle, consider yourself lucky. At Mint Valley FCU we understand the immense burden that a paycheck-to-paycheck budget can place […]

2022: This Is the Year You Break Up with Your Bank

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Breaking up isn’t easy, that’s why there are so many heartbroken songs on the topic. From the heartache to the tears to the melodramatic balladry, no one likes a breakup…. That being said, we’ve all been in a position where a breakup is probably the best thing for us. We’ve been in those toxic relationships […]