ST. PAUL, Minn. (4/16/14)--Wedding season is around the corner, and if your wallet has the wedding bell blues, it may need a visit to the Minnesota Credit Union Network's (MnCUN) Bankziety website.
The average wedding budget skirted a record-high $30,000 in 2013, according to wedding website
, which surveyed 13,000 brides and grooms married last year, and MnCUN's consumer education website has tips for this year's newlyweds in waiting.
Bankziety's "wedding planning woes" section offers tips to get off on the right foot while walking down the aisle:
- Make a list of short- and long-term needs and wants. Is there a new car or house in the future? Set a savings goal to cover a down payment.
- Build an emergency fund, pronto.
- Develop and stick to a budget that includes financial goals. Make sure to revisit it to reassess the goals' status.
Consumers can check their symptoms of house-buying headaches, baby budget blues and retirement restlessness--all of which can be cured with a helpful credit union that Bankziety can help locate.
MnCUN's website defines Bankziety as "uneasiness, distress or mental apprehension, usually over an impending interaction with a bank; anticipated financial stress; concern over banking fees and rates."
The refreshed site, which was launched two years ago, also features stories from members who have been "cured" of using banks.
"Today's uncertain economic times have left many consumers confused about who they can trust when it comes to their money, but Minnesota credit unions have the cure for their Bankziety," said league president/CEO Mark Cummins.