Cruising in the Carolinas: 10 Scenic Drives, Campgrounds and Boating Getaways

    Blue Ridge Parkway: The quintessential scenic drive of North Carolina, No list can begin without mentioning this gorgeous drive. Originating in Rockfish Gap, Virginia, and stretching down the picturesque spine of the Blue Ridge Mountains culminating in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and earning it the distinction of being America’s Longest Linear …

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Saving for Your Dream Vacation Made Easy!

  Imagine this: you’re sipping a piña colada on a beautiful, white-sanded beach while watching the cerulean waves lap at the shoreline. Another scene: adrenaline is pumping through your veins as you’re hiking through a difficult pass in the Appalachian Trail. Or, maybe you’re browsing a charming shop in a European city filled with exotic …

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Sweet and Savvy: A Valentine’s Day Budgeting Guide

While Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate and show appreciation of your loved ones, it can easily become one of the most expensive holidays. Showing you care shouldn’t empty your pockets. View our list of ways to keep your Valentine’s Day activities sweet, but practical. 1. Table for 2? Dining at an upscale restaurant …

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Be Financially Prepared for 2020

A brand-new year is the perfect time to reassess your finances and begin with a clean slate. CTFCU has prepared the following list of considerations to help you take control of your finances in 2020 and beyond.   Create a budget It’s a great idea to begin the new year with a fresh budget. Start …

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7 Signs You Are Living Beyond Your Means

7 Signs You’re Living Beyond Your Means You’re carrying a credit card balance from month-to-month If you have a large credit card balance and just pay the minimum each month, you could end up carrying this balance for years while paying a lot in interest. You might also be tempted to make more purchases on …

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