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June 2023 Archive for MoneyDig

By: AgFed Credit Union

Welcome to AgFed Credit Union's MoneyDig blog! 

Get confident about your personal finances with a number of articles, tips, advice and more.


Money and Mental Health

 Jun 29, 2023
Are you dealing with financial stress? It’s one of the most prevalent stresses out there, and it can affect your physical, emotional and mental health. We’ve got tips to help you handle it!

Does Good Debt Exist?

 Jun 27, 2023
While most people have a healthy fear of going into debt, there are “good” types of debt that will increase your wealth in the long run. Confused? Let us sort it out for you!

7 Steps to Take if You're a Victim of Identity Theft

 Jun 22, 2023
Identity theft is a serious crime that can have detrimental consequences on your finances and credit score. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize their personal information was stolen until weeks or months later. So, whether you fell prey to a scam or were a victim of a data breach, it’s crucial you act swiftly. Use the following seven steps to get your finances back under your control and prevent further damage to your credit score.

Beware Check Washing Scams

 Jun 19, 2023
One of the most low-tech scams, check washing, is still alive and well. A check you mail can end up cashed by a crook for far more than you made it out for. Find out how to stay safe!

AI Fraud and How to Protect Yourself

 Jun 15, 2023
Is this how Skynet started? Scammers are using artificial intelligence to help them pull off their frauds. Learn how to spot them and how to keep yourself safe!

Financial Tips for your College-Bound Child

 Jun 12, 2023
Before your child leaves the nest, it’s vital they understand how to manage their money responsibly. That includes knowing basic money concepts, such as budgeting, and utilizing financial tools like debit cards and mobile banking. Use the summer as an opportunity to educate your child on the following financial topics.

Travel Hacks: Your Complete Guide to Vacation Budgets

 Jun 07, 2023
When it’s vacation time, the last thing you want to do is pinch pennies … but doing just that will make your vacation even more stress-free! We’ve got ideas to help.

Things to Consider as Home Values Rise

 Jun 05, 2023
Homeowners can’t help but do a little dance every time property values increase. Higher values create more equity for homeowners. Sellers can pocket even more cash. And investors enjoy a nice boost to their net worth. Among all these positives, one may wonder if there are any downsides to rising home values. While the financial benefits largely outshine any drawbacks, there are things homeowners need to consider.