Bellwether's Blog on life and money
Holiday Scams to Avoid
'Tis the season to be jolly! 'Tis also the season when the Scrooges and Grinches of the world come out and try to ruin the jolliness for the rest of us. The prospect of coal in their stockings apparently isn't a big enough deterrent for these holiday humbugs from trying to scam you. With most people's money being tied up in gift buying or vacations, it really is not an ideal time to lose any of it to con artists. It's important to be eduated on the different schemes these scammers have hidden up their sleeves so you can avoid donating to their nefarious holiday fund.Read More
how to Earn money online
Bills, bills, bills! It seems like all my money goes toward them. I could really use some extra cash to help pay them off. Wait a tick, I've got it! I'll turn to that mystical, magical, anything-is-possible land known as...
There are lots of things I can do to earn money online. I've got this vintage Beanie Baby collection I could sell. Oooooh or I could charge for my skills as a hypnotist! Better yet, I could write some paid reviews on the different kinds of Fidget Spinners and the various uses for them! All of these options are a little overwhelming, I'll need to sit down and come up with a plan to make the most money I can. Thanks Internet!
If you're like me and looking to make some extra cash, maybe saving up to buy your first home, the Internet offers a variety of ways to boost your income. You don't need a million YouTube or Instagram followers to make money either (but that doesn't hurt if you've got them). Sell your stuff, sell your skills, or sell your feedback online to make some money on the side.Read More
Budget your bills and save for that big-ticket item with zero effort—all by automating your personal finances
Sometimes banking can be a hassle. Paying bills, depositing checks, even just managing your money and savings can be a chore requiring multiple visits to the bank. Shouldn’t it be just a little bit faster and easier? Luckily, yes, and more importantly most of it can be done from a computer or smart device. Let’s go through some personal finance strategies to automate your financial life and take some of the work out of banking.Read More
bccu recognized with community pillar award
Bellwether Community Credit Union was honored to receive the Community Pillar Award at the 15th annual Spirit of NH Awards. The event, organized by Volunteer NH and held November 7th, was a great night that saw over 100 awards given out to individuals and organizations that promote community service across the state.
The Community Pillar Award, selected by the Volunteer NH committee and Board of Directors, is given to a member of the community whose work has fostered the civic engagement of others and has provided a lasting impact on NH citizens. It is a tremendous honor to receive recognition for this award, and all of us at Bellwether would like to extend our most humble gratitude to Volunteer NH for selecting us as the recipient. Bellwether was also proud to serve as the Legacy Sponsor for the event.Read More
Foiling identity theft
Hey wait a minute; I didn't spend $500 on assorted chocolates. I didn't take out a loan for a Segway either! And I definitely didn't open seven new credit cards and take a vacation to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I've been cutting back from impulse buying, so someone must have stolen my identity, but how?!