It's that time of the year, when kids celebrate: summer vacation. When school's out, kids are often home for the day with “nothing to do.” If you're struggling to find ways to keep your kids busy over the summer without breaking the bank, here are a few ideas.More
Getting married is a time to celebrate, but financial pressures can make it stressful. Here's how to avoid newlywed money blues.
While marriage is a beautiful institution, many couples find that they are ill-prepared to navigate the world of dual finances. You have to know how to manage your money as a team. Here are a few tips to starting your marriage off on the right—and financially stable—footMore
Congratulations! You're planning on buying a car and can't wait to park a shiny new vehicle in your driveway. Not so fast. While buying the car may be exciting, you should keep in mind these four expenses before making your choice:More
As much as we’d all love to not worry about budgeting, if you don’t develop a budget to control your finances, your spending is more likely than not to exceed your limits. Between your necessary living expenses, entertainment and leisure, paying off debts and saving for retirement, managing your money can seem overwhelming. Don’t buy into financial myths that scare you away from creating a sensible budget. Read on for an easy budgeting quick start.More
When you are looking to start any home improvement project, cost can outweigh your vision with a hard dose of reality. While we may wish our home could look a certain way, like those beautiful renovations on television shows, it's not always a possibility when working with a fixed budget. This is where proper planning comes in to rescue our dreams. Before starting any DIY home improvement project, calculating exact costs is key to creating an achievable outcome.More
How closely do you watch your spending? You may forgo dinners at expensive restaurants, extravagant vacations and shopping sprees, but that certainly doesn't mean you're living frugally. It's time to do a little financial spring cleaning! Here are three ways you can save more and achieve a debt-free life.More
Summertime travel takes a lot of coordination when you factor in the total cost of airfare, lodging, car rentals, and daily spending. In order to properly prepare yourself for your trip, there are key tips you can implement to curb your spending and help you save big on your summer vacation.More
The average income tax refund in 2014 was $3,211. Many Americans are no doubt hoping for an even greater refund in 2015. Either way, it’s a handy chunk of change — but where does that money go?More
Mobile payment systems, also known as “mobile wallets,” are poised to become the next big thing in payment technology. These systems enable you to pay for goods and services via an app on your mobile phone, rather than digging in your purse or wallet for cash and credit cards.More
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to save more money. Eating out less and spending less on entertainment are great ways to save, but choices that can save big bucks in the long run might not be obvious. They can even seem counter-intuitive in the short-term. Here are a few less obvious tips for New Year savings.More
Angela Lane's role as a mortgage representative for Gulf Winds is to be out in the community to assist Realtors by providing exceptional service to their clients. From the initial meeting and pre-qualification to the closing table, Angela is with clients from start to finish.More
Looking for a new set of wheels? You’re not alone. Spring and summer are the hot times for buying new cars. But how can you get the best buy for your buck as you are shopping for auto financing?
Gulf Winds offers low rates, speedy customer service and a simple, streamlined process, which can be critical when you are negotiating a vehicle purchase.More
Gulf Winds' newest credit union branch, located at 2906 Kerry Forest Parkway, in Tallahassee is open for business. A ribbon cutting hosted by the Tallahassee Chamber was held on April 21, 2014. The Gulf Winds Board of Directors and Chris Rutledge, President and CEO, were present to cut the ribbon with Tallahassee team members.More