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DECU Daily

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The DECU Daily Team works together to deliver educational content that’s relevant to our member’s financial lives and helps our members strive toward their financial goals.

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How to Build Home Equity

Building home equity means building a monetary value you can access now or later by selling your home or taking out a home equity loan. Your home equity is calculated by subtracting what you owe on your home through a mortgage from the current value of your home if you were to sell it today. […]

Why Now Is a Good Time to Buy a House

While the real estate market has benefited home sellers for the past few years, many experts believe it’s quickly becoming a better time for buyers. Inflation has been a struggle for the U.S. throughout much of 2022 and the beginning of 2023, and this might make you think home prices will follow suit. However, the […]

Differences Between Good Debt and Bad Debt

Many people in the U.S. grew up being told that all debt is “bad” and that it should be avoided at all costs. However, you may have also been told that borrowing money for “good” purposes, such as buying a house, is okay. Very few people can likely get through life these days without taking […]

How You Can Prepare Your Finances for a Potential Recession

A recession is a decline in economic activity that often leads to higher unemployment and less economic growth. This can occur for various reasons, including inflation or a crisis in a large industry, such as the real estate crash that led to the economic recession in the late 2000s. While you aren’t likely to accurately predict a […]

How to Winterize Your Home to Avoid Costs in the Spring

Proper home winterization can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. It is important maintenance to help protect your home from the natural impact that the winter weather and moisture can bring. It is essential to understand what you need to winterize correctly to protect your home from damage and keep the value as […]

Scams to Lookout for on Facebook Marketplace

It is common for Facebook Marketplace to be filled with scammers looking for their next target. These scams take hold in several different ways, aiming to either get the items you’re selling for free, to get you to pay for something that isn’t what it seems or to send money for nothing. Most scams can be easily […]

How to Save Money on Holiday Travel

This year has brought a tough economic climate, including high inflation and a less stable employment market. Despite higher prices on everything from flying to buying snacks, many people still want to travel in possible record numbers this holiday season. Just because you want to go home for the holidays doesn’t mean you have to break […]

5 Ways to Prepare Your Finances for the End of the Year

There are certain times throughout the year that cause people to think and take notice of how close they are to reaching their goals, especially financial ones. As one year ends and another begins, there is no time like this time of year to do just that. It’s a great time to reassess where your finances are […]

How to Integrate Employee Benefits When You Marry

Marriage can change just about every aspect of your life, especially your finances. You may go from a single income to two, you must file your taxes differently, and you’re now eligible to share other financial opportunities like employee benefits. Many people don’t think through what they want to change about their employee benefits before […]

5 Important Things to Look for When Buying a House

Finding the perfect home, buying it, and raising a family there has long been an American dream. Not everyone’s dreams look exactly that way, but most still aim to buy a home at some point in their adult life. It’s easy to be drawn to the aesthetic of a house when buying, but there are […]