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Navigating Unemployment Tax

Posted February 22, 2021  |   Topics: Wallet Wisdom, Education

Tips for filing in 2021.

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year. Tax season! For many, 2020 was a unique year that brought some unpredicted changes. If one of those changes was a period of unemployment, you’re not alone! Here are a few tips on how to navigate what you may owe Uncle Sam this year.

Is now the time for you to refinance?

Posted February 5, 2021  |   Topics: Home Financing & Renovation, Wallet Wisdom, Mortgage

Find out by asking yourself these questions first.

A Whole New Ballgame

Posted February 2, 2021  |   Topics: Lake Michigan Credit Union, Community

Lake Michigan Credit Union ("LMCU") and West Michigan Whitecaps Announce New Multi-Year Partnership

  • LMCU proud to join West Michigan Whitecaps in 10-year partnership
  • Whitecaps to play ball for the 2021 season in newly named LMCU Ballpark
  • Whitecaps organization and LMCU enter new, long-term banking relationship 


Valentine's Day Budget Friendly Craft

Posted February 1, 2021  |   Topics: Pocket Change

Kids of all ages will enjoy creating a happy hedgehog craft with hearts, paint, pom poms, and our printable hedgehog template. Best of all it's budget friendly and you can easily adapt it to use items you already have at home.

LMCU February 2021 Newsletter

Posted February 1, 2021  |   Topics: Newsletters

Earn more. Pay less. Love Always.

Learn what's happening at LMCU.

Housing Trends To Watch in 2021

Posted January 26, 2021  |   Topics: Home Financing & Renovation, Mortgage

2020 has been a rough year, but not for the housing market. This past year ended strong and it’s only getting stronger. In Zillow’s 2021 forecast, this year is projected to have the strongest home sales growth since 1983 with 21.9%* annual growth compared to 2020 — that’s a total of 6.9 million homes sold. So if you’re thinking about buying or selling this year, keep these five trends in mind.

New year. Fresh start.

Posted January 21, 2021  |   Topics: Community, Pocket Change

Welcome to a new year! Now is the time for a fresh start and some new goals.

A good goal must be specific, measurable, achievable, and realistic. When it comes to personal finance, it’s easy to get overly ambitious and lose steam within a few weeks. Big dreams like saving for the future, or becoming debt free, are often far too lofty and vague to be attainable. Instead, we’ve broken down four mini goals, or challenges, for the month of January to get you thinking about your finances.

Better Budgeting

Posted January 6, 2021  |   Topics: Wallet Wisdom

LMCU Budget Tool: All Your Finances, All in One Place.

When you're juggling checking and savings accounts, loan payments, retirement savings, and more, it can be easy to lose sight of your overall financial health. That's why LMCU offers its members FREE access to the budget tool, an easy-to-use tool where you can view your entire financial portfolio in one place.

Ready for a change of scenery in 2021?

Posted December 31, 2020  |   Topics: Wallet Wisdom

They said to stay home. But they didn't say which home.

In 2020, you worked from home. You shopped from home. You staycationed from home. The point is, you might be ready for a change of scenery in 2021. If you’re in the market for a new home, here are four ways to help you save for the down payment.

Three strategies for digging your way out of debt faster

Posted December 31, 2020  |   Topics: Wallet Wisdom

Dig Out of Debt.

Debt has a way of piling up faster than the snow in your driveway. (For our Florida members, use your imagination and try not to rub it in.)

Here are three strategies for digging your way out of debt.

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