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Can Missing Rent Impact Your Credit Score?

You might be one of the many Americans who are worried about making rent or possibly under the threat of being evicted. You also may be wondering how this process can impact your credit scores. While an eviction itself won’t end up on your credit report, not paying your rent on time can negatively impact your

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Your Top Tax Questions About Working Remotely, Answered

Last spring, many of us were asked to leave the office and begin working remotely from home. If you were one of them, you know that presented a lot of issues to be solved as you juggled work and family. It was a tumultuous time, and congratulations for dealing with it powerfully and creating solutions

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The Impact of Stimulus Payments on Your Taxes

What a year 2020 has been! New Year’s celebrations were barely over when the coronavirus turned things into topsy-turvy. But one bright spot for 159 million people was the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment that appeared in their mailbox or checking account.  If you didn’t receive a payment, you may wonder, why? And if you did,

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What’s the Best Way to Use a Home Equity Loan

With interest rates falling and home prices rising, it might be a good time to use your home’s equity. A home equity loan, or HEL, can be an ideal way to source extra funds during a falling-rates environment. If approved, you’ll receive the funds in one lump sum within a few days. There are no

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More Reasons to be a Member of DoverPhila

Your credit union membership is about the trust and care of community, built around where you live, work, and play. That’s why a DoverPhila Federal Credit Union membership saves you money through exclusive member-only offers through our trusted partners. Through Love My Credit Union Rewards, credit union members have saved over $2 billion with offers like: Savings up to

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Are You Ready to Buy a House?

It’s normal to feel hesitant about going through with what may be the biggest purchase of your life. To help put you at ease, we’ve compiled a list of questions to ask yourself before buying a new home. Can I afford to buy a house?Before viewing properties, remember that purchasing a home costs more than

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Financing a Home Renovation with a Home Equity Loan

As a member of DoverPhila Federal Credit Union, you have several options for funding a home renovation. You can open a HELOC, or a Home Equity Line of Credit, which is an open credit line that’s secured by your home’s value for up to 10 years. You can also fund your renovations with an unsecured

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Will Getting Married Change My Tax Situation?

Are you planning to get married or are getting married soon? If so, congratulations! As you and your significant other plan for the big day and your life together, there is a lot to take into consideration. And as fun as planning your wedding may be, don’t forget about your taxes as well – just

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Tax Tips for Uber, Lyft, Juno, and Other Ride Sharing Drivers

When you’re a driver for a ride-sharing company such as Uber, Lyft, Juno, the most important thing to understand about your taxes is that you are probably not an employee of Uber, Lyft, or Juno. Drivers for these companies are usually independent contractors, a fact that has tax implications, both at filing time and year-round.   Being

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What’s the Difference Between a Tax Credit and a Tax Deduction?

“Just write it off.” “Go ahead and deduct it.” “I think there’s a tax credit for that.” Although you might have heard or even uttered one of the sentences above, have you ever wondered what it actually means? While both tax deductions and tax credits can save you a significant amount of money on your

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Can I Claim My Girlfriend or Boyfriend as a Dependent?

Are you living with your girlfriend or boyfriend? Have you ever wondered whether or not you could claim him or her on your tax return as a dependent? Like many things in life, it depends. Even if it feels like an awkward thing to wonder, it’s worth the ask. A boyfriend or girlfriend can be

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More Reasons to Love Being a Member of DoverPhila

Your credit union membership is about the trust and care of community, built around where you live, work, learn, and play. That’s why we’ve made it so that your DoverPhila Federal Credit Union membership saves you money through exclusive member only offers through our trusted partners. Through Love My Credit Union Rewards, credit union members

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