Over the weekend, I spoke with WTOP about the benefits of credit unions. Because they're owned by their members, they often offer lower fees, lower interest rates on loans, and higher rates of returns on savings. Many people assume they're unable to join but are, in fact, eligible through their cities, workplaces, or religious communities. (To find a credit union near you, you can check out NCUA, Find a Credit Union, or the Credit Union National Association.) Another benefit: Credit union accounts, just like FDIC-insured bank accounts, are insured up to $250,000.