What Inflation Is and How it Affects You

Inflation is one of the most important topics in economics today. It is defined as a general rise in prices. This means that the cost of living goes up, and your dollar does not buy as much. Inflation can significantly impact your life, especially if you are on a fixed income or have to budget […]

Why Financial Literacy is Important for Everyone

Financial literacy is a term that refers to an individual’s understanding of financial concepts and their ability to make sound financial decisions. Financial literacy is incredibly important for everyone, not just those in charge of managing the family finances. The more you know about money, the better your chances are at financial security, both now […]

10 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

A tax refund can be a blessing or a curse, depending on how you choose to spend it. If you’re not careful, you might end up wasting your money on things you don’t need, like fancy clothes or a lavish vacation. Instead, why not use your tax refund to pay off debt, save for the […]

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 […]