The Winooski Small Business Loan Program is currently accepting applications. This program expands the City’s commitment to economic vitality by providing access to financing for new and existing businesses in Winooski.
As 2016 comes to a close, it’s a great time to reflect on your successes over the past year. Better yet, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your financial plans for the new year. 2017 is right around the corner, and if you’re looking for a resolution to get you started, look no further!
Tis the season to be thankful! When holiday stressors surround us, family comes to visit, the to-do list gets longer, and pennies are pinched, it’s important not to lose sight of what’s important. If you’re finding it to be a difficult time of the year, look no further! Here are some important things we can all be thankful for.
Think of a credit union like the United States in 1776: The financial institution the citizens trust with their finances represents the political system in place in the country. This is how credit union’s run; as member-owned, not-for-profit, community-driven organizations built by the people, for the people.
Financial literacy can be daunting to millennials who are just starting out on their journey towards independence. Here is a list of basic practices that you can incorporate into your spending and saving habits to help you make smarter and more responsible financial decisions.
#BarnPitch2016 is the eighth stop of the 3rd Annual freshTracks Capital Road Pitch. #RoadPitch sends “business bikers” on a five-day motorcycle trip around Vermont where they will hold “office hours” in select towns stopping by appointment to listen to business “pitches” from start-up or early-stage companies.
Buying a home can be one of the most rewarding milestones for people who are both established and financially stable. What better way to plant your roots, build a family, and foster your individuality than to invest in a home? What some people might not realize, is that there are many hurdles during the decision making process that can impact your life over the next thirty years.
Within the past few years, we’ve watched technology progress in ways we never dreamed possible. Now, many homes have more than one tablet, smartphone, and laptop which has allowed for interconnectivity like never before. While the digital world is moving at a quick pace, it is vital for different industries to keep up with the times–the financial world included.
Think about your current financial situation and personal aspirations. Where does home ownership fit in? If you’re itching to settle down, now may be a good time to determine whether you’re ready to handle this exciting commitment and take the first steps towards obtaining a mortgage. We’ve developed a checklist of factors to help you decide if now is the right time to purchase a home.
There was laughter, emotion, and gratitude abound during the Opportunities Credit Union Annual Meeting this year as members, employees, and board members met to recap the previous year on March 29th at the Burlington branch at 92 North Avenue. The room was filled with our largest attendance to date. The afternoon included delicious food, thoughtful gifts, and recognition for the hard work of Opportunities’ board and staff members year-round.