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DoverPhila Prioritizes Members & Invests in Community

While 2020 was challenging in so many ways, it marked considerable community investment and product enhancement for DoverPhila Federal Credit Union as it continued to be a financial leader in Tuscarawas County while giving back to its members. Because of great financial results in 2020, the credit union gave back $1.65 million to its members

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The Beginner’s Guide to Filling Out a W-4

It’s no secret that the IRS excels at making things complicated. And when you’re busy learning the ropes of a new job, trying to fill out a 4-page W-4 form can be a huge hassle. It’s not a good idea to rush through it, though, because a small mistake now can mean withholding too much

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Understanding the Mortgage Process

Most would agree – home ownership is part of the American Dream. According to Bankrate, a recent “Consumer Mortgage Understanding Study” conducted by Fannie Mae showed that  91% of more than 3,600 respondents prefer owning a home to renting, but are still largely unaware when it comes to home-buying basics. Securing a mortgage is often

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Why Does Credit Score Matter?

Your credit score is an indicator of your financial wellness and responsibility. We have outlined how credit scores are calculated, why it matters, and steps to take to improve your score. How is my credit score calculated?The three major credit bureaus in the U.S. collect and share information on a person’s credit usage with potential

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Is It a Good Idea to Open a HELOC Now?

If you’re looking to fund a home improvement project, or the economic devastation of COVID-19 has left you in need of cash, consider tapping into your home’s equity with a home equity line of credit, or a HELOC. WHAT IS A HELOC?A HELOC is a revolving credit line allowing homeowners to borrow money against the

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How to Dispute and Pay for Large Medical Bills

Astronomical medical bills can be devastating to any budget. Here’s how to dispute and pay for large medical bills in five easy steps. Step 1: Review your bills.Typically, you’ll receive an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from your insurance company in addition to the actual bill telling you how much you’re responsible for paying. It’s important

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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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Financial Dos and Don’ts During the COVID Outbreak

Q: What steps should I be taking to protect my personal finances during the coronavirus outbreak? A: The coronavirus outbreak has already generated consequences for the national and global economies — and experts say this is only the beginning. The virus ended one of the longest bull markets in history, as the stock market plunged by a

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Help! I Overspent on Christmas!

It’s easy to go overboard for Christmas. Giving extravagant gifts to your family members seems like a great idea … until you’re facing a huge credit card bill in January. However, it happened, approach this problem rationally. Blaming yourself is pointless; the important thing now is to right yourself financially. Fortunately, you’re not facing this

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DoverPhila Federal Credit Union Continues to Give Back

Following another very successful year at DoverPhila Federal Credit Union, the credit union was able to give back a $1.5 million year-end bonus dividend to its members. This marks the 25th consecutive year that DoverPhila returns earnings back to its members.  The credit union is a community-focused, financial cooperative controlled by its members making it

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DoverPhila Offers Holiday Skip-A-Pay to Qualified Members

DoverPhila Federal Credit Union’s Holiday Skip-A-Pay has started and runs until the end of January 2020. You might qualify for this opportunity if you have made at least twelve full monthly payments on your loan, you have not exceeded the maximum skips allowed, and your account is in good standing. Holiday Sip-A-Pay allowance is determined

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Couples and Money: Truth or Friction?

Money is one of the most sensitive topics couples face. Disagreement over spending and saving habits is one of the most frequent causes of friction in a relationship. Truthful, frank discussion and mutual financial planning can go a long way to resolve the tension. BUDGET: A DIRTY WORD?Does the mere mention of a budget start

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Seven Steps to a Mid-Year Financial Check-Up

It feels like you just packed away the holiday decorations yesterday, but believe it or not, 2019 is already half over. As we sail into the season of barbecues and beaches, take a few minutes to give yourself a mid-year financial checkup. A small investment of time can spur important changes that can affect your

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The Credit Union Difference Part 2: What’s in a Membership?

As a member of DoverPhila Federal Credit Union, you are uniquely positioned to manage your finances and watch your money grow on the best possible terms. Like the member of an elite club, you are entitled to exclusive privileges and individualized service, courtesy of your credit union. Let’s take a quick look at some of

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The Credit Union Difference Part 1: The History of Credit Unions

As a member of DoverPhila Federal Credit Union, you know credit unions are always striving to serve their members and community in much as possible. We value each member’s input as an equal owner in the credit union, and we offer flexible loan terms, low-cost accounts, and higher dividends to help members achieve and maintain financial

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Sticking to Financial Resolutions

Ohioans, like most Americans, entered 2019 hoping to better their finances, but many have likely already fallen off track. In an Ohio Credit Union League 2019 consumer survey, 69 percent said their New Year’s resolution was to get on a budget. That statistic isn’t surprising; many Americans looked critically at their financial situations as they

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Reasons to Not Skip a Home Inspection

Shopping for a new home can be an exciting blur of listings, neighborhood scouting and open houses. There’s so much to consider! You want a house in the perfect neighborhood with that gorgeous kitchen and great yard, all within your budget. And then, it all finally comes together and you think you’ve found your dream

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DoverPhila Offering Award-Winning Financial Literacy Program for Free

Area residents are getting a free education in how to manage their money. DoverPhila Federal Credit Union is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make the curriculum available to the community and 10 schools in Tuscarawas County, completely free. “Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program. Kids have their own bank

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DoverPhila Partners with Area Organizations to Promote Financial Literacy

OhioMeansJobs Tuscarawas County, United Way of Tuscarawas County, Inc., and DoverPhila Federal Credit Union are partnering to offer a financial literacy workshop for area residents. “Master Your Money – Simple Tips to Improve Cash Flow” will be held Tuesday, December 5th, 10:00AM to 12:00PM at OhioMeansJobs Tuscarawas County at 1260 Monroe Street in New Philadelphia.  The

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