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Dec 13, 2018

Holiday parties and gatherings are coming up, and many feature a fun twist on traditional gift-giving. Rather than purchasing individual gifts for everyone, families and companies have started to instead participate in “White Elephant” gift exchanges, which are less personalized, but also much less costly!

Are you stuck for ideas on what to get for your next White Elephant gift exchange? Read below for some low-cost presents that will be a hit. The trick is to think of presents that could conceivably work with ANYONE in your group – so gender- or size-specific presents aren’t necessarily the best idea.

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Dec 5, 2018

savings piggy bank with 2019 blocks

As 2018 draws to an end, you may find yourself wondering how you accumulated so much credit card debt or why your savings haven’t increased like you expected. Well, most likely you either aren’t committed to your financial plan or you don’t have one at all. Eastex Credit Union is here with some must-know savings tips for 2019 to get your year off on the right financial foot!

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Nov 20, 2018

Yellow toy house on fall leaves next to sign that says fall home maintenance

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall is a great time of year! Temperatures cool down (albeit, not much here in Southeast Texas) and the holidays are just around the corner. It’s also a good idea to take some time and prepare your home for winter and in addition perform some general home maintenance. By spending a little time and effort on preventative maintenance, you can help prevent large, costly fixes in the future.

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Nov 13, 2018

Gold glitter surrounding the words Black Friday

The day after Thanksgiving has long been known as the busiest and best shopping day of the year. Retailers of all sizes promote “amazing” deals that are supposedly better than any other time. Traditionally, shoppers have really bought into these deals with many hitting the stores in the wee hours of the morning on Thanksgiving night to try and save a buck. Last year, in fact, retailers pulled in $7.9 billion from 77 million in-store shoppers on Black Friday!

But, is the stress and crowd fighting really worth the money you save? Here are some reasons that staying home on Black Friday may be your best bet.

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Nov 8, 2018
dinner of an affordable holiday meal

Hosting an upcoming fall or winter holiday can be a great time to gather all your friends and family together. The cost of celebrating can quickly add up if you aren’t careful! Eastex Credit Union has put together some tips for how to cook a holiday meal without breaking the bank.

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Oct 25, 2018

Christmas tree made out of one hundred dollar bills, wrapped in twine and planted in a red cup full of coins

The holidays are approaching, and you may already be starting to think about upcoming expenses: hosting family dinners, presents for family and friends, party clothes – it all adds up! Eastex Credit Union has put together some helpful tips to get started on saving for the holidays early on – by spreading out your savings over a couple of months, it will be easier to save up without making too many drastic changes to your current budget.

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Oct 18, 2018

Halloween is upon us once again! We all want our kids to experience a Halloween night of all treats and no tricks, so we wanted to share some important trick-or-treating safety tips to help ensure all of your goblins, princesses and superheroes come home safe and sound.

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Oct 11, 2018

The Challenge: Anytime, Anywhere Access, The Solution: CardValet MyMobileMoney

Eastex Credit Union is now offering the CardValet & My Mobile Money apps for our debit and credit card users. These apps provide users with a better way to manage and control their accounts right from their smartphone.

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Oct 4, 2018

There are few things in life more exciting than buying a car. In terms of transactions, it’s one of the largest most people will ever engage in.

For buyers, there are plenty of factors to consider.

What kind of car to buy is usually near the top of the list, along with the best place to buy it. And of course, the cost is important – but many people don’t stop to think how time factors into this question. Specifically, knowing the best time to buy a used car is important. The same thing is true for anyone who wants something brand new.

Knowing the best time to buy a new car or a used car can help a person capitalize on the best deals out there. Here’s some advice on the best times of the year for buyers to find those can’t-miss deals, as well as tips on how to apply for a vehicle loan and get the best payment arrangement possible.

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Oct 4, 2018

young girl holding hands out with questioning expression

Like it or not, life is full of surprises and it’s not always the good kind. Maybe you’re laid off from your job or have an accident and end up in the hospital.

Most all of us, at some point or another, will find ourselves in the midst of a life emergency, and though we all try to put money aside for the unexpected, we may still end up needing extra cash to help us get by. Nobody wants to go into extra debt but sometimes we don’t’ have a choice. So, what makes the most sense financially- a credit card or a personal loan?

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