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Fun, Festive Holiday Traditions For Your Family Nov 30
Looking for new holiday traditions for your family? It's important to keep the spirit of the season alive and well, especially in the hearts and minds of children. Here are our three favorite…
Ways To Winterize Your Home, Car and Finances Nov 30
Winter is upon us and that means it's time brace ourselves for the coldest time of the year. Here are 3 ways to keep up with the season and make sure your home, car, and financials are ready for…
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Five Festive Date Night Ideas Nov 29
‘Tis the season of snuggling up with your significant other. While staying indoors sounds ideal amidst the cold, snowy weather, here are five fun date night ideas that will keep you active,…
Three Spectacular Holiday To Dos In Central Ohio Nov 28
‘Tis the season to be jolly!Between the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, parties and events, it's important to take the time to slow down and actually enjoy the season with your…
Big Ways To Shop Small This Holiday Season Oct 30
This holiday season, ditch the big box retailers for the smaller, local boutiques to find the perfect gift for your loved one. By shopping local, you're not only finding unique, thoughtful…
Four Weeks To A Better Holiday Budget Oct 30
You can see it just ahead, looming on the horizon -- the holiday season. While children can hardly stand the wait, adults often wish they had a few more months before its arrival. Unfortunately, time…
Five Fun Activities To Try This Fall Oct 19
It's fall ya'll! It's time to break out the flannel shirts, pumpkin spice, and apple cider. If you're looking for some fun fall activities to do with your friends, here's a…
DIY Halloween Hacks For Your Family Oct 9
Halloween is right around the corner and between the costumes, candy, and parties, it can end up being an expensive holiday! Here are five DIY Halloween hacks that will leave you, and your wallet,…
Your Fall Financial Checkup Checklist Oct 9
With only a few months left in 2018, it's time to revisit your finances to see what you need to do to finish out the year strong. Here are four items to consider adding to your fall financial…
Avoid These Financial Traps Sep 27
Money.It's hard to get and easy to lose.It doesn't take long for the wealth you've accumulated to disappear if you don't manage your money well or have a plan to protect your…
Traveling As A Couple: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Sep 11
Whether you're in a brand new relationship or have been together for a while, traveling with your partner can be an experience of a lifetime. You get to share your love for the world, dive into…
Struggling To Make Ends Meet? Tips To Survive When Money Is Tight Sep 11
Having a family is expensive, there's no doubt about that! But what happens when your family hits a financial roadblock and is struggling to make ends meet?First and foremost, if you've…
Signs That Say Its Time To Downsize Sep 10
Bigger is not always better, especially when it comes to managing a home as an older adult. Caring for a large property is expensive and time consuming; so why spend the money and energy when…
4 Strategies To Cut Grocery Costs Aug 14
U.S. food prices continue to rise which means a larger portion of your paycheck is likely being spent on groceries each month. According the USDA, a family of four on a moderate food plan can expect…
Fun And Free Family Excursions To Experience This Summer Aug 14
Having kids is expensive, but entertaining them during the summer doesn't have to be! There are an abundance of free and fabulous family excursions you can take this summer. Here are our top…
Six Bucket List Adventures For Retirees Or Anyone Else Aug 14
Are you recently retired and looking for your next great adventure? We've narrowed down our top six bucket list destinations that will attract the attention of the traveling baby boomer:1.…
Five Summer Side Hustles For Millennials Aug 14
It's summertime and the livin' is easy, right? For some that may be the case; but for those  looking for a second source of income for vacations, concerts or to pay off debts, these…
Top Five Solo Travel Destinations For Millennials Aug 10
One thing we know about millennials is that they love to travel and create experiences more than any other generation. Millennials also love sharing these experiences across their social media…
Financial Tips For Single Parents Aug 8
If you've recently become a single parent due to divorce, loss of a spouse or other life circumstance, you are now one of 13.7 million single parents in the United States today, according to the…
Three Essential Travel Hacks For Seniors Aug 8
Just because you've retired doesn't mean you have to watch life pass you by. Your senior years can provide some of the most adventurous and eye-opening travel experiences, from the coast of…
Smart Financial Moves In Your 40s and 50s Jul 27
These crucial years call for action. Today, retirement may seem nearer to you than it once did. The following moves might be worth making—and soon.Catch-up contributions to your retirement…
Clip It Or Skip It: Is Couponing Really Worth The Time Jul 5
Five Money Rules To Live By Jun 25
Evergreen principles for finding financial balanceIt's not simply a matter of working harder; it's much more about using your non-financial skills and talents in new ways to bring you…
Top Five Summer Destinations On A Budget Jun 4
Looking to plan a summer getaway but are strapped for cash? Good news, millennials; you can still take a vacation without going broke. We've listed our five favorite vacation destinations that…
Summer Fun For Empty Nesters Jun 1
As an empty nester, you now have the bandwidth to do just about anything, at any time! With summer on the horizon, here are three recommendations to make the most of your summer as a retiree:1. Get…
Summer Plans To Improve Your Financial Future May 29
Of all the things to cherish about being in college, summer vacation might be the best. You'll make friends everywhere you go, and you can keep learning while having fun and worthwhile…
Preparing For Summer Money Surprises May 10
June signals the start of the summer wedding season and high school graduation parties. Many times, people don't plan ahead for such expenses. GreenPath has put together a few tips, when it…
What is the True Cost Of Pet Ownership? May 10
For most pet owners, their furry, feathery, and scaly friends are more than animals; they are family members. This can sometimes mean spoiling them like they would human family members.With nearly 70…
How To Use Your Graduation Presents To Build Your Financial Future May 9
If you're graduating this May, congratulations (assuming you survive finals, that is).You've survived four years of nose-to-the-grindstone studying, four years of ramen noodle breakfasts…
What to do Before 30 if You Want to Build Wealth May 7
Your twenties are the perfect time to save and invest. Do it now, and you will have a great ally—time—on your side. Think about doing the following things if you're not doing them…
Time Is Your Friend Apr 24
Exploring the potential of compounding and early, steady investing.Time may be the greatest asset for the young investor. While some people may frantically try to catch up on retirement saving…
The Credit Union Difference Apr 20
Because of the benefits credit union memberships offer, the number of people in Ohio who choose to conduct their financial business at a credit union grew by more than 33,000 in the past 12…
Keeping Your Personal And Business Credit Separate Apr 18
By Derrick Bailey, Commercial Lending Manager, Telhio Credit UnionAs a small business owner, you should know that keeping your personal and your business financial information organized and separated…
The Science Of Saving: Blame It On The Brain Apr 17
Saving your money isn't always easy, especially when you don't have a lot to spare. After paying all your usual expenses, there may be very little "fun" money at the end of the month. When…
How To Get Discounts And Savings Just By Being A Student Apr 17
There's no doubting it; college is expensive. For most students, the cost is worthwhile because of the earning potential that exists on the other side, but what about the here and now? Did you…
Four Ways To Help Your Grandchilds Financial Future Apr 17
Parents are great at teaching life lessons. But when it comes to finances, grandparents are sometimes in a better position (and have better resources) to help young people learn how to manage their…
Five Smart (and Fun) Ways To Spend Your Tax Refund Mar 29
It's tax time! All of us love nothing more than to see that tax refund hit our bank accounts. But what should you do with all of that extra dough? Here are our top five suggestions: Go…
52 Week Savings Plan Mar 20
Saving money isn't easy, but pulling ourselves out of the costs of car repairs and water heater flubs is even harder.  We never know what emergencies, destination weddings, or new expenses…
The Realities Of Paying Off Student Loans Mar 20
College graduates in Ohio are entering the workforce with high hopes, bright futures, and years' worth of student loan debt. The average annual cost of tuition in Ohio was $14,804 for the…
Business Has No Age: Four Reasons Why Older Entrepreneurs Are Successful Mar 14
In today's world, young entrepreneurs are taking over the business scene with their startup companies and new app creations. However, there's an argument that those who start businesses…
Super Saving Ideas For A Spring Break Staycation Mar 14
Nobody says you have to go on a luxurious vacation during your kids' spring break. If you're on the hunt for fun-filled activities on a budget, look no further than close to home!Here are…
Get Your Green On: Visit One Of These U.S. Cities For The Ultimate St. Patricks Day Celebration Mar 14
Are you looking to celebrate the luck o' the Irish this St. Patrick's Day? We've compiled a list of our top five favorite U.S. cities that host the ultimate St. Patty's Day…
Is Your Child Ready For His Or Her First Phone Feb 21
   It used to be that getting a driver's license was the official milestone when freedom and the race toward growing up began. Today, thanks to the ever-evolving world of technology,…
How To Shop For The Best Deals On Groceries Feb 7
In a time when most Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, many times having to choose between paying a bill and buying food for the week, getting a good deal on groceries is important.Ohioans…
Romance On A Budget: How To Woo For Less Feb 6
Spring may be far away, but love is still in the air. It's almost St. Valentine's Day, and that means it's time to start planning something special for that special someone in your…
Romance And Relationship Tips For Later In Life Feb 1
As you begin to age, it may seem like your life is starting to slow down. You're not moving as fast as you did in your 20's, you're finding more wrinkles and gray hair, and you're…
Three Automatic Ways to Create Healthy Financial Habits Jan 25
It can be tough to stick to healthy financial habits, especially the ones that relate to long-term goals. The great news is that we can make some relatively small changes that "nudge" us along in the…
Dont Panic: Filing Taxes As A College Student Jan 19
Imagine skipping a day of class, then coming into the next session and seeing a test. You open the packet and see what appears to be gibberish staring back at you. Everyone else around you seems to…
Financial Tips By Age Group Jan 8
There are two "golden rules" in personal finance that apply, regardless of how old you are: 1) live within your means, and 2) look forward to the future and save for it. These are two very simple…
Tax Reform 2017: What To Know Jan 8
One of the most significant tax reform bills in decades was passed in December. Our friends at GreenPath share some key things to know:Some changes will affect you soon. Many Americans will soon see…
Four New Years Resolutions For Couples Jan 8
While it's important to make New Year's Resolutions for yourself, it's even better to come up with some goals for you and your partner. Here are four resolutions to improve your…
Financial Fitness For Your New Year Jan 8
With the New Year comes New Year Resolutions: to eat healthier, be more responsible, spend more time with family, the list goes on. But have you ever thought about focusing on your financial fitness?…
New Year, New You, New Budget Jan 5
Just like swearing off chocolate and carbs, sticking to a household budget is a New Year's resolution easier made than accomplished. In fact, last year only two in five U.S. adults said they had…
The Deal With Debt Dec 28, 2017
Did you know that 33% of Americans have at least one debt that is currently in collections?If you have debt, you're definitely not alone - more than a third of U.S. consumers are having trouble…
Tips To Protect Yourself From Identity Fraud Dec 21, 2017
Nearly half of Ohio consumers surveyed in the Ohio Credit Union League's consumer survey have been the victim of identity fraud.The survey revealed 41 percent of respondents have been the victim…
5 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Out of the Red Dec 14, 2017
It's no secret that weddings are expensive; you plan for months, and when you return home from your honeymoon, the excitement of living your lives together begins with paying off wedding debt.…
A Christmas Wish List For Financially Savvy Students Dec 11, 2017
As we all know, "‘Tis better to give than to receive." Still, receiving gifts can be pretty darn cool. Around this time of year, parents and grandparents may be asking you what you want for the…
Start Saving For 2018 Dec 11, 2017
A 52 Week Plan that Will Leave You Feeling Stress FreeSaving money isn't easy, but neither is recovering from the costs of a broken car, a flooded basement or hospital visits. You never…
Top Five Gifts For Baby Boomers Dec 8, 2017
Stumped on what to gift your fellow retirees for Christmas? Here's our top five gifts for baby boomers that they will actually want:1. Social experiences- Retirees are all about the social…
A Gift You Can Give Yourself Dec 1, 2017
Holiday shopping season begins in earnest this month. Next year, instead of stressing over charging more onto your credit cards, why not take the opportunity to open a Holiday Club Account? …
Pumpkin Savings Oct 19, 2017
      Nothing says fall like pumpkins! The popular fall fruit is used for decoration, lattes, pies and just about everything in between. Here are 3 tips to help you save during this…
Overspending: As American As Apple Pie Aug 5, 2017
If you overspend, you are not alone: the average American spends $1.33 for every $1 earned. Our spending habits have become so routine that we often forget the ways we are spending money on…
Telhio Sponsors Local Summer Markets Jul 12, 2017
Spending time outdoors, listening to lively music, eating delicious BBQ, and spending time in the sun with friends and family are some of the best parts of summer.Here at Telhio, we love this sunny…
Deciding Which Bills To Pay First Jun 28, 2017
There are times when money is tight, and understanding how to deal with that stack of bills can be very challenging. But don't panic! Here are some guidelines that can help you decide which…
Living At Home: A New Normal For Millennials Jun 23, 2017
Living and Saving as a Millennial Living with Your ParentsThe generation of the internet age is one of the largest and most diverse in the U.S. Although Millennials have been defined by a…
5 iPhone Tips You Cant Do Without Feb 27, 2017
With more than 101 million users in the United States alone, the iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones on the market. But for all these users, few people are really making the most of this…
Tax Tips from Love My Credit Union Jan 26, 2017
Tax season is once again upon us. It's something a lot of people dread, but with the right practices, you could stand to get some serious cash back from Uncle Sam.Below is a checklist of tips on…
Quick Financial Resolutions For 2017 Jan 12, 2017
For many people, a New Year is a fresh start, bringing with it a renewed focus and optimism for change. It's the perfect time to decide what you want to accomplish and to follow through with a…
Couples and Holiday Budgeting Dec 15, 2016
With the holiday season underway, you'll likely be shopping more for gifts and stepping up your entertaining. Those with spouses or significant others likely will need (or want) to get buy-in…
Tips To Cut Costs For The Holidays Nov 8, 2016
Don't let holiday magic make your finances disappear While the excitement of the holidays and gift-giving season can be a magical time for children, adults face a plethora of additional expenses…
Happy International Credit Union Day Oct 20, 2016
International Credit Union Day Celebrates The Authentic Difference On October 20, 2016, credit unions around the world celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day). Credit unions are…
Buying A Home In A Sellers Market Jun 28, 2016
Get Pre-Approved: While a pre-qualification provides a good estimate of how much house you can afford, it doesn't necessarily carry the same weight as a mortgage pre-approval. An approved…
3 Benefits of a Business Line of Credit Jun 7, 2016
By Derrick Bailey, Vice President, Business ServicesAs a small business owner, you know that a steady cash flow is critical to the success of your business. But cash flow issues, off seasons,…
Planning For Retirement May 9, 2016
Almost half of Americans aged 55-64 have no retirement savings whatsoever, according to the Retirement Equity Lab at Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, and those who have some savings do…
Telhio Celebrates Small Businesses May 3, 2016
May 1-7th is National Small Business Week!During this yearly celebration, the U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes the impact that small businesses have on our local communities. Small…
February Teacher Of The Month Mar 4, 2016
"Good Teachers are the ones who can challenge young minds without losing their own." -AnonymousWe believe that being a teacher is one of society's most important jobs. Teachers are mentors and…
Tips For Buying A Vehicle Feb 17, 2016
Ohio consumers are most concerned with manageable monthly payments and economic gas mileage when purchasing a vehicle, according to a consumer survey conducted by the Ohio Credit Union…
January Teacher Of The Month Jan 29, 2016
"Good Teachers are the ones who can challenge young minds without losing their own." -AnonymousWe believe that being a teacher is one of society's most important jobs. Teachers are mentors and…
2nd Annual Feed The Dream Food Drive Jan 12, 2016
We are so excited to kick off the New Year with our second annual Feed The Dream Food Drive on MLK day to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and his vision for peace in the community. We can all be…
Five Financial Resolutions For 2016 Jan 4, 2016
Create a monthly budget. There is no better, time-tested way to track your spending than a monthly budget. To be successful, capture as much detailed information as possible so that you know exactly…
Charitable Giving Dec 11, 2015
Follow Us On Instagram Oct 9, 2015
Your credit union is on Instagram!  Follow us for the latest community news, events and updates, all by the power of picture @telhiocu! 
Top 10 Things You Need When Applying For A Mortgage Sep 28, 2015
Finally at a stage where you're ready to buy your first home? Planning to refinance soon?  The key to a quick and painless mortgage process is to be ready.  Having the paperwork you…
Surviving a Job Loss Sep 8, 2015
The loss of a steady paycheck or consistent income can quickly change anyone's day-to-day reality. Although unemployment levels are improving, 5.3 percent nationally and 5 percent in Ohio, more…
Dig It For The House Sep 1, 2015
This past Saturday, the 9th annual "Dig It for the House" charity volleyball tournament was put on by the Red Shoe Society. The Red Shoe Society is a young professional's organization dedicated…
Common Practices Can Cause Big Trouble for Gen-Y Jul 30, 2015
Millennials are said to make up one of the largest generations in history. They've grown up in a time of rapid technological and economic change. Although credit savvy and more cautious when it…
Financial Mistakes People Make at Different Ages Jul 30, 2015
Password Safety Jul 6, 2015
The expert suggests that using a combination of upper-and lower-case letters, numbers and symbols is the best way to thwart identity thieves.For example, when placed up against apassword solving…
Business Tip All About Insurance May 29, 2015
Securing insurance policies is an investment small business owners should make; however, many don't realize the different insurance plans available to them. Knowing your options allows you to…
Money Management May 19, 2015
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National Small Business Week May 6, 2015
May 4-8 is National Small Business Week.  Telhio is your top Credit Union SBA Lender for the third year in a row!  We couldn't do this without your trust in our services to grow your…
Build A Bike Apr 24, 2015
Telhio Employees had the honor this week of participating in the Columbus Mortgage Bankers Association Build-a-Bike event.  Bicycles were built by teams of various organizations and presented to…
Business Tip: Social Media - What Is It Good For? Apr 16, 2015
You're a steady local business that has a strong foundation and a solid business plan. You advertise, are in the Yellow Pages, on Angie's list, and you may have even started a website.…