On Your Own

TFCU is there for you through all life’s stages.

Getting married, your first home, retirement and everything in between, we help you every step of the way.

It’s time to take that first step on your own.

We want to help you. Whether you are buying your first car, settling into a place to call your own or venturing into college, TFCU has tips and tricks to help you save your money, spend it wisely and get off on the right foot.

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Check out our latest articles below or click here to see more articles about living on your own.

  • A girl waits in line during college graduation ceremony. She looks at camera with a big smile as she wears a black cap and gown.

    529 College Savings Plan Day

    The month of May, especially 5/29, is an opportunity to look at the many benefits of a 529 College Savings Plan. A 529 Savings Plan is a flexible, state-sp...

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    Conquering College Costs

    Ahh, spring. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and college acceptance letters are arriving. If you’ve been applying to colleges, you’ll ...

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    Saving for Your First Home

    Buying your first home is a big deal. While the benefits of home-ownership are plenty, navigating the path to buying your starter home can be intimidating....

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    Building a Basic Budget

    If you find you are running out of money before the end of each month, don’t panic. You aren’t alone, and it happens to most everyone from time to time...

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Starting Out Toolkit

If you are just taking your initial steps into the world of financial independence, you have a tremendous opportunity to arm yourself with knowledge and create a plan for success. This toolkit is offered through TFCU’s partnership with the BALANCE Financial Fitness Program.

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Getting Married, Merging Lives, Merging Money

So you’re ready to walk down the aisle and tie the knot? Merging lives and households is a big step. And, often, combining finances can be the hardest part.

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Personalized, free financial coaching

TFCU’s Member Solutions offers one-on-one assistance with topics ranging from budgeting, credit report review and car buying to purchasing your first home or preventing foreclosure.

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BALANCE Financial Fitness Program

You can access free and confidential financial counseling and online resources through TFCU’s relationship with BALANCE.

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