PUBLICATIONS - CONSIDER THIS...® TIPS & TOPICS

Published monthly, Consider This...® explores a current topic affecting consumers in each issue, and shares insight from thought leaders as well as questions to pique the interest of journalists across the state.

Current Issue

Volume 2018 Edition 4: Teaching Children Financial Literacy Concepts (April 2018)

2018

Volume 2018 Edition 3: The Realities of Paying Off Student Loans (March 2018)

Volume 2018 Edition 2: Grocery Shopping: Getting the Best Deals (February 2018)

Volume 2018 Edition 1: New Year, New Budget Outlook (January 2018)

2017

Volume 2017 Edition 12: Couples' Communication on Money Matters Is Crucial (December 2017)

Volume 2017 Edition 11: Merchant Data Breaches - How Do They Affect You? (November 2017)

Volume 2017 Edition 10: The Credit Union Difference (October 2017)

Volume 2017 Edition 9: Home Ownership (September 2017)

Volume 2017 Edition 8: End-of-Life Planning (August 2017)

Volume 2017 Edition 7: Back-to-School Shopping (July 2017)

Volume 2017 Edition 6: Identity Theft (June 2017)

Volume 2017 Edition 5: Vacation Planning (May 2017)

Volume 2017 Edition 4: Financial Literacy (April 2017)

Volume 2017 Edition 3: Mobile Banking Technology (March 2017)

Volume 2017 Edition 2: Purchasing a New Car (February 2017)

Volume 2017 Edition 1: Household Budgeting (January 2017)

2016

Volume 2016 Edition 12: Financial Apps (December 2016)

Volume 2016 Edition 11: Holiday Expenses (November 2016)

Volume 2016 Edition 10: Moving (October 2016)

Volume 2016 Edition 9: Digital Filing (September 2016)

Volume 2016 Edition 8: Back-to-School Shopping (August 2016)

Volume 2016 Edition 7: Student Loan Debt (July 2016)

Volume 2016 Edition 6: Identity Fraud (June 2016)

Volume 2016 Edition 5: Vacationing (May 2016)

Volume 2016 Edition 4: Children and Finances (April 2016)

Volume 2016 Edition 3: Mobile Banking (March 2016)

Volume 2016 Edition 2: Buying a Vehicle (February 2016)

Volume 2016 Edition 1: Budgeting in 2016 (January 2016)

2015

Volume 2015 Edition 12: Charitable Giving (December 2015)

Volume 2015 Edition 11: Retirement Planning (November 2015)

Volume 2015 Edition 10: Members Value Their Credit Union (October 2015)

Volume 2015 Edition 9: Surviving the Loss of a Job (September 2015)

Volume 2015 Edition 8: Preparing for the Death of a Loved One (August 2015)

Volume 2015 Edition 7: Saving on Back-to-School Purchases (July 2015)

Volume 2015 Edition 6: Georgians Making Impact Through Giving (June 2015)

Volume 2015 Edition 5: Budgeting for Single Parents (May 2015)

Volume 2015 Edition 4: Georgians' Vacations to Resemble Years Past (April 2015)

Volume 2015 Edition 3: Buying a Used Car (March 2015)

Volume 2015 Edition 2: What Georgians Plan to Do With Their Tax Refunds (February 2015)

Volume 2015 Edition 1: Sticking to a Family Budget! (January 2015)

2014

Volume 2014 Edition 59: Planning for a Wedding? (December 2014)

Volume 2014 Edition 58: Does the Economy Affect Holiday Traditions? (November 2014)

Volume 2014 Edition 57: Switching to a Credit Union (October 2014)

Volume 2014 Edition 56: Making Extra Cash for the Holidays (September 2014)

Volume 2014 Edition 55: Take Steps to Guard Against Identity Fraud (August 2014)

Volume 2014 Edition 54: The Value of a College Education (July 2014)

Volume 2014 Edition 53: Helping People Afford Life (June 2014)

Volume 2014 Edition 52: Bringing Home Baby (May 2014)

Volume 2014 Edition 51: Tidying Up Your Financial House (April 2014)

Volume 2014 Edition 50: Finding Value in the Hunt for a New or Used Car (March 2014)

Volume 2014 Edition 49: Salary Negotiations: Does It Pay to Ask for More? (February 2014)

Volume 2014 Edition 48: Budgeting: Turn Resolution Into Reality (January 2014)

2013

Volume 2013 Edition 47: Starting Smart: Smart Money Moves When You Are Just Starting Out (December 2013)

Volume 2013 Edition 46: Holiday Spending to Stay About the Same This Year (November 2013)

Volume 2013 Edition 45: Is It Time to Trade-In Your Lender? (October 2013)

Volume 2013 Edition 44: Coming to the End of the No-Spend Trend? (September 2013)

Volume 2013 Edition 43: Financial Literacy: Are Young Adults Prepared to Face Their Financial Future? (August 2013)

Volume 2013 Edition 42: Mobile Banking: From Innovative Trend to Staple Service? (July 2013)

Volume 2013 Edition 41: Student Loan Debt: What's the Plan? (June 2013)

Volume 2013 Edition 40: Are Vacations Making a Comeback? (May 2013)

Volume 2013 Edition 39: Expecting the Unexpected: Ways to Save for a Rainy Day (April 2013)

Volume 2013 Edition 38: Making Your Own Luck: Finding Ways to Save on Home and Auto Loans (March 2013)

Volume 2013 Edition 37: Tax Refunds: Will They Be a Savings Solution? (February 2013)

Volume 2013 Edition 36: Paying Off Holiday Debt: Will Georgians Start the New Year With an Old Problem? (January 2013)

2012

Volume 2012 Edition 35: Wising Up: Georgians Learn Important Money Lessons (December 2012)

Volume 2012 Edition 34: Holiday Spending: Most Georgians Plan to Hold at 2011 Levels, Despite Slight Rise Overall (November 2012)

Volume 2012 Edition 33: Is Breaking Up with Your Bank Really Hard to Do? (October 2012)

Volume 2012 Edition 32: How Can People Afford Life in Today's Economy? (September 2012)

Volume 2012 Edition 31: Getting By With Less: How Content Are Georgians With Their Income? (August 2012)

Volume 2012 Edition 30: What Happened to the American Dream? The Changing Landscape of Home Ownership (July 2012)

Volume 2012 Edition 29: Mobile Banking: The Future of Convenience? (June 2012)

Volume 2012 Edition 28: Student Loan Debt: The Payback Is Biting Back (May 2012)

Volume 2012 Edition 27: Vacations in 2012: The End of the Staycation? (April 2012)

Volume 2012 Edition 26: The Driving Forces of Car Buying in 2012 (March 2012)

Volume 2012 Edition 25: How Much Does Your Tax Refund Cost You? (February 2012)

Volume 2011 Edition 24: Do Financial Planners Benefit Middle-Class America? (January 2012)

2011

Volume 2011 Edition 23: Recession-Recovery Resolutions: What Will Make Most People's 2012 List? (December 2011)

Volume 2011 Edition 22: Cash is King for Holiday Shoppers: Most Georgians Will Choose Cash Over Cards (November 2011)

Volume 2011 Edition 21: Changing Financial Instititutions: Is Breaking Up Too Hard to Do? (October 2011)

Volume 2011 Edition 20: Where Are Consumers Getting Their Financial Education? (September 2011)

Volume 2011 Edition 19: Living on Less: Lowering Expenses and Maintaining Quality of Life (August 2011)

Volume 2011 Edition 18: Net Worth: How Much Should It Be And How Can You Make It Grow? (July 2011)

Volume 2011 Edition 17: College Costs in an Unsettling Economy (June 2011)

Volume 2011 Edition 16: Vacation Season: On the Road Again? (May 2011)

Volume 2011 Edition 15: Car Buying Season: Lease vs. Purchase (April 2011)

Volume 2011 Edition 14: From Free to Fee - Is Free Checking a Thing of the Past? (March 2011)

Volume 2011 Edition 13: Avoiding Refund Risks and Regrets - Making the Most of Your Tax Refund (February 2011)

Volume 2010 Edition 12: Economy Spurs New Approach to Making Resolutions (January 2011)

2010

Volume 2010 Edition 11: Moonlighting: How High is the Cost of Making More Money? (December 2010)

Volume 2010 Edition 10: Holiday Season: Bleak or Bright (November 2010)

Volume 2010 Edition 9: How High Is the Cost of a Low Credit Score? (October 2010)

Volume 2010 Edition 8: Paying Online – What Do Consumers Need to Know to Stay Safe? (September 2010)

Volume 2010 Edition 7: Georgians Take a Second Look at Their Retirement Savings (August 2010)

Volume 2010 Edition 6: What Does New Overdraft Legislation Mean to Consumers? (July 2010)

Volume 2010 Edition 5: Starting Over: Recovering from a Life Crisis (June 2010)

Volume 2010 Edition 4: When and How Does Credit Counseling Help (May 2010)

Volume 2010 Edition 3: The True Cost of Buying a Car (April 2010)

Volume 2010 Edition 2: Seeking Ways to Save in a Tough Economy (March 2010)

Volume 2010 Edition 1: How Do Financial Institutions Contribute to National Security? (January 2010)