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Credit Unions vs. Banks
What is the difference between a credit union and a bank? Jo from Jovia covers the similarities – and differences – between the two types of financial institutions. (Oh, if you live on Long Island, within our field of membership, you’ve already met one requirement to join Jovia!)
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What’s the Difference Between a Credit Union and a Bank?
Looking for a place to stash your hard-earned cash, but tired of banking where you’re just another customer? Maybe it’s time to invest your money in an institution where your account will give you a voice. Where’s that? Your local credit union
Don’t skip this video! Jo from Jovia explains budgeting. Like it or not, budgeting is necessary to keeping a well-ordered financial life. And, its not as difficult as you might think, thanks to Jo’s explanation of the “50-30-20 rule!” Remember this. You’ll be glad you did.
Did you know that your credit score could be thought of as a “financial report card?” Jo from Jovia presents a checklist of what it takes to maintain a good credit score, from keeping low balances to paying bills on time. Find out more about the credit services offered by Jovia Financial Credit Union. (You’ll also have a chance to see Jo’s unusual avocado plant.)
Have you wondered what some of those financial acronyms actually mean, but were afraid to ask? Jo from Jovia explains a number of them in this video (along with an entertaining tongue-twisting listing of them that’s worth the watch).
Cars... Buy 'em or Lease 'em
Ah, the always hard-to-answer question: Buy a car, or lease a car? While relaxing in her own (or leased?) car, Jo from Jovia presents a question-and-answer session about which option is best based on your needs when it comes to cars. Vroom vroom.
Confused about applying for your very first mortgage? Don’t be. Jo from Jovia has the tips you should know. Learn about rates, costs, fees, types of mortgages, and…well, we don’t want to scare you, so check out the video.
Home Equity Line of Credit
What is a HELOC? It's an acronym that stands for “home equity line of credit.” That means, your home could be leveraged as a financial asset that you can use for a line of credit, complete with good interest rates and maybe even tax benefits.