DCU for You

A place for DCU members and consumers to share ideas, questions and provide opinion on topics of common interest

It's Not Too Late to Apply for Student Loans

It's Not Too Late to Apply for Student Loans

    This summer was crazy busy, right? They usually are – and sometimes, time just gets away from us. So maybe you forgot to apply for Financial Aid, but you’re supposed to head back to college in a couple weeks. What should you do?
    Fall Back In Line With Your Budget

    Fall Back In Line With Your Budget

      Did a summer vacation or back-to-school expenses throw your checking or savings account out of whack? With the holidays around the corner, you may be eager to get your budget back on track. Hit the reset button this fall with these tips for smart money management.
      ABC's Of Borrowing From Friends & Family

      ABC's Of Borrowing From Friends & Family

        Do you have a passion you want to fulfill by borrowing money? Borrowing money from friends, family, a family business, or trust is a real and serious commitment and must be managed responsibly.
        Shopping for Car … Financing?

        Shopping for Car … Financing?

          Americans spend an average of nearly 15 hours researching and shopping for a new or used car purchase. But how much time will you spend researching the types of financing available? Auto loans are not one-size-fits all, here’s a guide to the most common types of auto loans.
          Social Media Scams and How to Avoid Them

          Social Media Scams and How to Avoid Them

            Nearly everyone has a social media account of some kind. It’s important to be aware of potential scams that aim to collect your personal data through these sites or apps. Here are some common social media scams and how to identify them.
            Repaying Student Loans

            Repaying Student Loans

              With college graduation right around the corner, there’s a lot to think about – getting a job, where you’ll live, and when your student loan payments will start.
              Identifying the Gap

              Identifying the Gap

                We all know attending college can be expensive — but we don’t always know how we’ll end up paying for it.
                Make Some Extra Money!

                Make Some Extra Money!

                  A new phone, a car, video games, clothes – there’s probably a lot you want to buy, but as a young adult, it can be hard to afford it all. An allowance or even a part-time job might not be enough to help you pay for all of your wants. Here are some extra income ideas that go beyond the typical fast food or babysitting job.
                  Easy Breezy Ways to Save Money This Summer

                  Easy Breezy Ways to Save Money This Summer

                    Just because the temperatures are rising doesn’t mean your electricity or other bills have to as well. Use these tips to enjoy the season while saving money in the process.