This Week @ Providence Federal Credit Union

Short, timely articles based on a real-world weekly theme.

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A Seven-Day Plan to Cut Spending

A full week’s worth of easy and actionable ways to keep more of your money in your wallet each month – some of these take only minutes, but result in significant savings over time.

A Seven-Day Plan to Cut Spending

Day 1: Introduction to a full week’s worth of easy and actionable ways to keep more of your money in your wallet each month


Question Your Habits and Save

Day 2: A review of habits that could be impacting your budget.


Slash Your Food Budget and Save

Day 3: Changing the way you shop and the foods you buy can help you save money.


Recurring Payments Could Kill Your Budget

Day 4: Reviewing all of your recurring payments at least once a year and preferably once a quarter will help you determine exactly what you are paying for and if you should stop.


3 Ways to Cut Your Credit Card Expenses for Good

Day 5: There are several ways to cut your credit card costs and the approach you choose will depend on your current credit score and the offers available to you.


Saving Money With Your Home

Day 6: Some fast and easy ways to save on your home – most take only minutes but will result in lower costs every month.


Saving Money With Your Car

Day 7: Your car costs add up to a lot more than just your monthly payment, and underestimating what you spend can bust your budget. Here are steps that can help.

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Last Week @ Providence Federal Credit Union

What is the Gig Economy?

Whether it's driving for an app-based ride share company or working as an independent contractor for a traditional company, let's look at the pros and cons of 21st century freelancing.

Introduction to Gig Economy

More workers than ever are moving away from full-time employment and towards more flexible arrangements.

How is a Gig Job Different Than a Traditional Job?

The term "gig economy" generally refers to working outside traditional employer/employee relationship.

Pros and Cons of Gig Jobs

Gig work brings freedom and flexibility, but sometimes at a cost.

Tax Implications of Freelance Work

It's crucial to stay on top of your tax obligations - there are no second chances when it comes to the IRS.

The Gig Economy: Sustainable and Secure?

A number of factors suggest the gig economy will stick around. Regulatory and economic changes could effect the way gig workers do business.

Implications of Participating in the Gig Economy

Short-term, discrete gigs can be financially rewarding, but present potential complications as well.

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