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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. Jo from Jovia further explains the benefits of a HELOC and what you can use it for. (Hint: Practically anything: from installing a pool to saving for a rainy day.)
Unlock the equity in your home
If you have recently asked yourself, what is a home equity line of credit and how does it work, you’re not alone. It’s a frequently asked question when homeowners need cash. A home equity line of credit can get you the money you need when you need it.
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!)
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.
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).
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.)
Online shopping is convenient, easy - but risky. Knowledge is power, and Jo from Jovia is here to offer some basic knowledge of what to be on the lookout for whenever you shop online, as well as how to guard against scam sites.