4 Easy Ways to Rein in Holiday Spending



As the holidays near, we’d all like to create picture perfect scenes like this with gifts galore, beautifully dressed kids and even a roly poly pup or two beneath the tree. But beware. Such Norman Rockwell moments can be pricey, leading to overspending and a post-holiday financial hangover as big as the state of Texas. Continue reading

Coppell Students Get Real World Advice at 2015 Financial Reality Fair

#1 JPEG 2015 Financial Reality Fair collage

Recently, the rubber hit the road for ninth graders when Las Colinas Federal Credit Union and New Tech High teamed up again for their annual Financial Reality Fair. Part of the Credit Union’s ongoing program with Coppell ISD to help educate students in multiple grade levels about money matters, the Fair focuses on showing ninth graders what it takes to create a monthly budget and live within their means so they can, hopefully, avoid the problems faced by many adults (perhaps even their parents!) today. 28% of adults have no emergency savings, 34% pay credit card bills late and one-third have saved just $1,000 toward retirement. Continue reading