First-Time Homebuyer? Make Sure You’re Prepared for These 7 Hidden Costs

When budgeting for your first home, here are seven often overlooked costs that can have a big impact on your bottom line:

Don’t Let Back-to-School Shopping Stress You Out

Here are three steps you can take to plan for the upcoming back-to-school shopping season:

Prequalification and Preapproval: Two Steps Closer to Homeownership

Although prequalification and preapproval share a prefix, each process serves a different purpose. Below we explore the differences plus some suggestions for the right time to take each step.

Fortera 2021 Scholarship Winners

These ten student members have each been awarded a $2,000 scholarship. We are excited to help these students pursue their post-secondary education dreams.

Summer of Savings: Job Ideas for Teens

Summer jobs are a great way to practice responsibility and jumpstart saving habits that will last long beyond the dollars earned.

The Best Financial Lessons I Learned From My Mother

Let’s honor the most important women in our lives by remembering the most important things they taught us.

Ready. Set. Close. Introducing Rapid Refi

Refinance your existing mortgage to save time and money for spending on what matters most. With our Rapid Refi loan, we’ll close in 30 days or the $299 in closing costs are on us. Choose between 5, 10, and 15-year term options.

2021 Fortera Credit Union Scholarships

Fortera Credit Union is committed to supporting the education of our young members by awarding 10 higher education scholarships.

Get a Head Start on Buying a Home

The process to becoming a homeowner can sometimes feel intimidating- even if it’s not your first time. The real estate market is always changing, along with the rates and financial rules. Here are 5 financial tips to make sure you’re prepared for your future home.

Everyday Activities That Teach Kids Financial Literacy.

It’s never too early to start teaching kids about money. Good skills, that are learned at an early age, can have a lasting impact for the rest of your child’s life. In fact, this is one of the most important areas where you can truly change the course of your child’s life. Educating your children about financial wellness, will help them build healthy spending habits for the future. Here are some great ways to teach your kids about money.