https://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-coversIt’s time for Medicare recipients to give their coverage an annual checkup. The Medicare open enrollment period runs from October 15 – December 7. Open enrollment is the only time you can update your Medicare plan for coverage beginning January 1, 2020. No matter if you’re enrolling for the first time or trying to keep your plan up-to-date, Medicare can be confusing. We’ve provided an overview of Medicare basics with some links to valuable resources.
Did you know that you can check your annual credit report for free once each year? You may not think that checking it every year is necessary. After all, you have a general idea of where your credit stands. You’ve been approved for credit cards and auto loans. You make your payments on time and keep an eye on your balances.
If you have kids, the idea of an allowance has probably been brought up around the dinner table – whether by you or them! Maybe you’ve even started the process of introducing an allowance, but you’re wondering if you’re making the most of this learning experience for your kids.
Each year we see headlines about businesses closing their brick-and-mortar stores as people turn to online retailers for their purchases. If you think about it, you probably have your debit or credit card linked to at least a half dozen websites for easy ordering. With this rise of online shopping comes an increased risk of fraud by sharing your personal financial information. You probably think you know how to spot a scam and protect yourself, but do you really? We have a few essential tips that every online shopper needs to know.
If you’ve owned your car for a while, you may have the itch to upgrade. Even if you don’t need to get a new vehicle, you might still want to trade your vehicle in on something new – or at least new to you. According to AutoTrader, the average person keeps a new car for six years, with the average life of a vehicle being 11 years.
If you're like a lot of parents, the back-to-school shopping got away from you, and you overspent. If back-to-school shopping overextended your budget and you swiped your credit card more than you care to admit, there’s a way we can help.
We all dream of receiving that call or email that tells us we’ve won a huge cash prize or sweepstakes. In fact, you have probably thought about how you’d spend the money – the house you’d buy, the places to travel, and how you would donate to your favorite charity to make a difference.
We all grow up hearing the same financial advice: Spend less, save more and invest early. While most of these words of wisdom ring true, there are lots of widespread money management tips that are actually false.
Read on for 7 money myths that might be causing you more financial stress than benefit.
There was a time when 100% of banking happened inside of a bank’s physical location. Over time technology has improved to allow customers and members to bank more conveniently with drive-thru teller lines, ATMs, debit cards, online banking, digital wallets and mobile check deposits.
Summer is here, and it’s time to buy a new car. We know that the car-buying process can be overwhelming – especially when you’re trying to get the best deal. We interviewed Berry Ellis, the AVP of Consumer Lending here at Gulf Winds to get answers to some of the questions we hear the most.
School is out for the summer, and you’re probably thinking that you have a break from the stress of thinking about anything school related. But if you have a student who will be a junior or senior in high school next school year, it’s time to get serious about college.