Best Places to Lunch in Springfield

February 24, 2017

It’s no secret 417-land is one of the best places to lunch.  With great options from Japanese to Italian (and everything in-between), there is a great option for just about any taste bud. Here at BluCurrent, we like to support local businesses, especially when that means enjoying a delicious lunch. Read on to learn about the top 5 places to lunch in Springfield, as voted on by us (the BluCurrent employees). 1) Mijuri SushiWith half price sushi rolls at lunch and many other reasonably...

Why Direct Deposit Is the Best Way to Get Paid

February 9, 2017

Has your employer talked to you about direct deposit?Whether you're just getting settled in or you've been in your current position for a while, it's important to ask about this popular method of payment. In fact, about 82% of U.S. workers were paid by direct deposit in 2016 -- up from 74% in 2011. Let’s take a look at why direct deposit is a convenient, fast, safe, and easy way to get paid!#1: It’s Great for You!One 2016 survey uncovered why so many workers love getting paid by direct depos...

Benefits of Having a Debit Card

January 19, 2017

Do you pay for everything with cash? Are you tired of getting that handful of change back from your transactions and having it fill up in your car cup holder or the bottom of your purse? Swapping that cash out for a debit card can help save on clutter and provide many other great benefits.SecurityOne of the biggest advantages of having a debit card is that you don’t have to carry large amounts of cash on you. Since most businesses are set up to take plastic, there is no need to carry much cash...

What Is a Home Equity Loan?

January 9, 2017

What Is a Home Equity Loan?Like lots of folks, you may have some big expenses on the horizon this year:An upcoming wedding?An outdated kitchen to remodel?Outstanding debt to pay off?A long-overdue vacation?So, how will you pay for everything?If you’re a homeowner, one option you may have heard about is a home equity loan. Also known as a “second mortgage,” it’s a very simple method that lots of people choose for financing a wide variety of common expenses.Let’s talk about what we mean ...

Teach Good Financial Habits

December 29, 2016

Teach Good Financial Habits with a Children’s Savings AccountLike every parent, you want to give your children the best start in life. You teach them important health and safety habits. You encourage them to do their best in school. You teach the importance of kindness towards others.But what’s the best way to teach them about money? Where do you start?That’s where a savings account for kids can help. Let’s take a look at some of the short- and long-term benefits of establishing an accou...