Yearly Archives: 2022

How Does War Affect the American Economy?

As the war between Russia and Ukraine continues, I’m worried about the U.S. entering the war.  And if that happens, how does war impact the economy and how can I protect my money in case of war? While we all hope the war comes to an end soon, the reality is that when major countries...Read More
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How Does A Rising Interest Rate Environment Affect the Economy?

Since the Fed has already raised the interest rate once this year, and may raise rates again in 2022, how will this impact the economy and the current inflation rates? The rising inflation rate, once determined to be a transitory and natural consequence of pandemic lockdowns, now appears to be here to…
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12 Steps to Financial Wellness-Step 1: How to Track Your Spending

You’ve tracked your spending, created a budget, worked on ridding yourself of debt, and are well on your way to a financially secure life. Now you’re ready for step four, in which you’ll have the money talk with your partner. Talking finances with your partner may not be your idea of a shared romantic…
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Shippensburg Branch Opening In May

Our Shippensburg branch construction is underway and progressing well. We are planning to open late May at our new 1095 West King Street location. Be on the lookout for grand opening specials and celebrations.
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Tax Tips 2021

It’s not the most wonderful time of the year, but tax time is right around the corner.   Here’s an article that helps understand some of the tax changes, deductions you don’t want to forget as well as the benefits of filing electronically.   (Link to Blog article).   As always, please seek…
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Patriot Donates to Frederick County Humane Society

Patriot team members recently stopped by the Frederick County Humane Society (FCHS) to say hello to their team and to support their efforts to help families with important programs such as low-cost Spay/Neuter; Quick Fix for Cats; Unsung K9 Heroes Project and Emergency Medical Assistance. Click here…
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Patriot supports Shippensburg Historical Society

Patriot Director of Retail Services, Becka Mumma, and Branch Manager, Bill Humphrey, recently presented a $1,000 donation to the Shippensburg Historical Society, in support of their mission to collect, preserve and share the rich history of Shippensburg and the surrounding area. The Society is located…
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All You Need to Know About Taking Out a Home Loan in 2022

The real estate market has shifted tremendously since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, as we approach the two-year mark since COVID-19 reached the U.S., the market continues to adjust to the changing economic environment, rising inflation and fluctuating demand. If you’re looking to take…
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Leppert Named Assistant Vice President, Business Loan Officer

Patriot Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Brittany Leppert has been named Assistant Vice President, Business Loan Officer. A native and resident of Washington County, Leppert has more than 17 years of banking experience emphasizing relationship building, business development and client…
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The Benefits of Using Mobile Payments

Why fumble for your wallet at checkout when you can just pay by using your phone? With more than 81% of Americans owning smartphones, contactless payments by digital wallet and mobile payment apps are now more popular than ever. Contactless payment is also becoming increasingly available at checkout…
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