5 Tips to Recover From a Holiday Spending Hangover

Since 2009, American consumer spending on holiday gifts and expenses has increased annually. In the early fall of 2021, despite fears of higher prices, empty shelves, and a continuing pandemic, Americans told researchers at the National Federation of Retailers that they planned to spend about $1,000 on gifts, food, and decorations over the holiday season, or […]

How to Save for the Holidays

The Holiday Industrial Shopping Complex Annual surveys of more than 1,000-holiday shoppers regularly show that, on average, holiday purchases add as much as $1,381 in debt to individual credit cards in the three months leading up to the arrival of the holiday. This is a sum that most people say they can’t possibly pay down […]

Cyber Scams 101

What is a cyber scam? The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3, is the US government’s central public repository for all forms of internet fraud and published their 2020 annual report showing that cyber scams grew in size and scope while citizens were battling the pandemic. IC3 fielded nearly 800,000 complaints in 2020 and said Americans […]

The Health Savings Account

Most Americans who go broke annually do so because of medical debt, leading 530,000 families to file for bankruptcy every year. One reason for this is because health care in America can be extremely expensive, and health insurance coverage, even when offered through employment, is often woefully inadequate. Another reason is that Americans don’t often […]

Retirement Strategies

Retirement planning is an industry, and within this industry, there are experts. Experts in the retirement planning industry all see the bigger picture every day, according to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, a non-profit research group.  They see that in 2021, 22 percent of Americans have less than $5K saved for retirement, and 15 […]

Tips for Better Budgeting as a Couple

Your financial goals, budgets, savings, and debt can all be managed at your fingertips with DECU’s Digital Banking. But what happens when your single life changes and you combine economic households? Your finances undergo a transformation too, and this week the DECU Daily is here with tips on how to merge financial forces when two […]

How To Save On Utilities

A family budget can expand and contract over the seasons to cover utility bills. Heating, cooling, power, lights, and water all add up, whether in summer heat or winter chill, and a typical American family spends more than $1,400 per year to keep itself in comfort. But did you know that there are plenty of […]

DECU Digital Banking

Welcome to DECU Digital Banking! We are excited and happy to bring you our new, secure and improved banking experience.  Let’s take a moment to familiarize members with a few facts about DECU Digital Banking and then look at some new features. At Deere Employees Credit Union, we’ve updated your digital banking experience to include […]

Three Emerging Trends in Banking

With the recent news that new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. are the lowest reported since the start of the pandemic*, we find ourselves returning to a normal that looks pretty different from the old norm, particularly in banking.  You have likely adapted and adjusted, so has DECU. Here are three emerging trends in banking […]

Plan Your Family Vacation Budget

Vacation season is here, and with an improved national health forecast, there are plenty of reasons this year not to skip your trip. Hotels are open, airplanes are flying, and the big tourist destinations all have measures in place to keep you and your family healthy and safe. But all that travel risk comes at […]