REALTORS Federal Credit Union Archive

How Much Retirement Are Your Commissions Buying?

From a safety standpoint, it makes sense to set aside a percentage of your commissions in a reserve account. That way you can cover your obligations come tax time and have back-up money for when business is slow. And...
June 10, 2014

For Your Retirement, Try Dollar Cost Averaging

Since you’re an independent contractor and have to manage your retirement on your own, you might consider taking an investment approach that goes by the name Dollar Cost Averaging. This term simply means you go into the investment market...

Happy Closing. Now Set Aside Half of Your Commissions

It’s not what you want to hear, but Victoria Gillespie of REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, recommends you put away half of each commission check for taxes and a short-term reserve account. In...
December 2, 2013

Surprised at Tax Time? Welcome, Friend

It seems like a no-brainer to deduct your home-office expenses at tax time, but how big of a deduction do you take? Victoria Gillespie, national director of business development for REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal...

More Than a Good Rate on Savings Accounts

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine When Benny McMahan helped the Greater Dallas Association of REALTORS® start its own credit union in the late 1970s, the banking landscape was a lot different than it is today. Credit unions...
October 8, 2010

You Still Go to the Bank? Um, Why?

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine If you didn’t grow up on Facebook than it’s probably a safe bet that going to the bank for you means actually going to the bank to make your deposit or your...
September 14, 2010

Business Loans at the REALTORS® Credit Union

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine There’s a lot happening with the REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, so it’s a good time to take stock of where the company is and where it’s going. If you’re not familiar with...
September 9, 2010

Raising the Bar By Changing the Game

By Todd Carpenter, Social Media Manager, National Association of REALTORS® I sought the Social Media Manager position at NAR because it was an opportunity to shepherd changes in communication for one of the largest, most powerful, and established influencing machines. I...
April 28, 2010

The Top Real Estate Newsmaker of 2009 Is…

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine …NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® CEO Dale Stinton. That’s according to real estate pundit Stefan Swanepoel, who cited Stinton’s progress on innovative initiatives such as the REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, HouseLogic, and the...
January 7, 2010