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The first step in achieving your financial potential is to understand your finances. In today's economic environment, being an informed consumer and investor is essential to making your money work for you. That is why we value financial education and basic money management so highly.

The goal of MoneyWise is to provide educational resources, tools and calculators to help you make wise financial decisions. If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Budgeting & Saving

How do I even begin to start a budget?

How long will it take me to reach my savings goals?

How much will I have saved 10 years from now?

How can I meet my long-term investment goals?

One Quick Trick that can Shave 25% off a loan

Don't Wait for a Catastrophe to Discuss Money Issues

Debt Management

How long will it take to pay off my credit card debt?

Should I consolidate my debt?

The Hidden Danger of Minimum Monthly Payments

Cosigning a Loan? Read This First.

House & Home Center

How much interest can I save by increasing my monthly mortgage payment?

How long will it take me to break even on a mortgage refinance?

Why Some Good Renters Lose Security Deposits

Getting the Most Out of your Home Improvements When Selling

Home Inspection FAQ

Auto Buying Center

How much will my payments be?

Should I lease or buy a car?

The 10 Lowest-cost Vehicles to Insure

6 Steps to Selling Your Car

Buying a Used Car


How much will my monthly income be after I retire?

Saving for retirement when there's no time left

Don't Make These Mistakes with your Retirement Savings

Youth Services

It's your life Are you ready?

iCount - The Ultimate Teen Destination for all Things Money

Money Saving Tips for College Students

Tips for Completing the FAFSA

Youth & Students


How do I build a Rainy Day Fund?

Financial Resource Center

Preparing Financially for a Layoff

8 Keys to Becoming Financially Independent

Protect Yourself from Credit Card Fraud

20 Ways to Spend Less on Groceries

Government Resources

6 Tips for Saving Big with a Newborn Baby

MoneyWise is a partnership between 4Front Credit Union and TV 7&4 focused on financial education in northern Michigan. Over the course of the year we'll cover financial and economic topics that matter to you. The segment airs the first Wednesday of every month on 7&4 News at 5p and will also be archived here for your convenience. Achieve your potential with 4Front Credit Union and TV 7&4.