How to Budget for Home Projects

A renovation project can add square footage, modern fixtures, value, and comfort to your home, but what does it take to get started?  How much does a home renovation cost, and how much should you spend? Like most self-directed projects, once the idea to commit to a renovation takes hold, the question of budget rises […]

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 […]

Home Improvement: Here is what you need to know.

Home renovation plans are hot right now, with plenty of homeowners itching to do something around the house.  At the same time, a new sense of workplace flexibility is freeing up another set of homeowners previously bound by their commuter distance to the office. Add in this season’s tax returns, recent federal stimulus checks, economic side-hustles, […]

How to Avoid a Scam

Scams happen on the internet every day. In fact, with instant communications and nearly universal computer access, scams are more present than ever, and the Federal Trade Commission registered more than 2.2 million fraud reports in 2020. A third of all victims reported losing money to the schemes. What can you do to protect yourself […]

Smart Financial Goals

Financial goals can help you save money, buy needed things, and put you on track to a better and brighter tomorrow. If you followed our most recent blog to set up and make your 2021 financial resolutions, it’s likely you have already thought long and hard about what it takes to make financial goals and […]

Cyber Distancing – How to Avoid Online COVID-19 Scams

Washing hands, wearing a mask, and maintaining social distance with others are just a few of the many precautionary measures that we can all do to keep ourselves and our communities safe and healthy. Taken together, every little bit helps when everybody plays their part.  Unfortunately, there are scammers out there right now trying to […]

COVID-19 and Retirement

In 2020 so far, the things we used to do in crowded company are on hold. Concerts. School. Office work. This year if it involves people in proximity to each other and occurs indoors, it has quite likely been paused indefinitely. But just as remote work for most marches on, the golden horizon of retirement […]

What is a HELOC and is it right for me?

What is a HELOC? A home equity line of credit is a loan where the lender agrees to lend a maximum amount within a set time period, and the collateral is the borrower’s equity in their house. Homeowners who want to consolidate high-interest debt or finance home improvement projects can tap into their home’s equity […]

10 Tips To Win On Black Friday-Cyber Monday

Thanksgiving comes again this week, and with it Black Friday, the start of the holiday shopping season! Is it us or do deals seem to start earlier and run longer with every following year? Last year, retailers earned $7.9 billion on Black Friday, a rise of 18 percent from 2017. Seventy-seven million shoppers got up […]