If you want to be in a different place with money than you are today, you have to think and act differently.” – Dave Ramsey

I absolutely love that quote. It’s simple yet, it requires a lot of thought and most importantly action.

Hi, I’m Tanya Verzoni, Director of Financial Education at New Dimensions Federal Credit Union. I get the pleasure of working with our local students in classroom settings helping them learn things like budgeting, balancing a checkbook, how to save money, how to buy their first car, and how to understand credit. Likewise, I help credit union members with the same topics and other things like how to buy a home, repair their credit and save for their future. It’s really an awesome deal – I get paid to help people realize their dreams!

I’m a “townie,” born and raised in central Maine. I’ve lived most of my life here except for a short-time away in North Carolina while my husband was in the Army. I am the proud Mama of two four-legged kids, Kalley (shelter pup) and Lady (rescue pup from Alabama). They are both black Labrador retrievers that are brilliant and gorgeous – hey, a mother can brag, right? I love to cook for my family (I’ll sneak some recipes in my blog occasionally), shop (wisely), and I really like making wine – rose is my favorite variety!

So, welcome to my blog “Tanya’s Tips.” This is a place where you can visit and get money saving tips, ideas, and articles that are intended to improve your financial well-being. I have made my own mistakes with money (haven’t we all?) and have learned a few things that I hope will help you, too. I would like this blog to be interactive so, please send me your questions, ideas, and feedback (take it easy on me, this is my first blog! Haha!) and most importantly; suggestions on topics you’d like to know more about.

Make it a great day – 😊

~Tanya

Eight Must-do’s To Painlessly Buying A Car.

Eight must-do’s to painlessly buying a car.

It should not feel like you’re having a root canal!!   Close your eyes and think back to the first car you bought on your own. Do you remember the make, model, and color? Who was the first person that…

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I Learned About Credit The Hard Way….

I learned about credit the hard way….

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting with 60 local high school students to talk with them about the importance of good credit, how to establish credit, and how to avoid major pitfalls. They asked some good questions and I…

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Hello, Fall…. Are You There?

Hello, Fall…. are you there?

As I write this, it’s a balmy 85 degrees. Fall is NOT supposed to be this warm! I want cool crisp days, my favorite sweaters, warm apple cider in my pink flamingo mug (confusing, I know – don’t judge), and…

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