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Unfortunately, check fraud is on the rise! Fraudsters steal checks from mailboxes (personal and USPS), alter them, and then cash them.  When you can, try to make payments electronically with bill pay or Zelle®. If you do write a check, take these steps to protect yourself: Use blue or black gel ink, as it soaks...
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Featured in Savvy Money Daily – Authored by Jean Chatzky Making a will 101 and what happens if you don’t have one. High on the list of things people don’t like to think about: bills, taxes, calories and, yes, death. That goes a long way toward explaining why only 42 percent of U.S. adults have...
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Featured in Savvy Money Daily – Authored by Jean Chatzky How this pay-down-debt method works and how to use it. Americans are swimming – make that drowning – in credit card debt. The balances being carried by people who owe money on their revolving credit card accounts saw a $61 billion increase in the last...
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Featured in Savvy Money Daily – Authored by Chris O’Shea Good money habits begin with the proper outlook. The way you think about money can impact many things, from the way you live your life to how much money you make when you retire. In some cases, if you think it, it will happen. So...
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Featured in Savvy Money Daily – Authored by Chris O’Shea Savvy tips for improving financial health! April is Financial Literacy Month. It’s a good time to reset your money mindset and get back to basics. Here are some budgeting tips for you to ring in the month. Make it Automatic Instead of relying on yourself...
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Featured in Savvy Money Daily – Authored by Jean Chatzky There’s a saying you’ve probably heard before about the few absolutes there are in life: None of us will live forever and taxes are practically unavoidable. We should add one more: Almost everyone needs a budget, even if they don’t know it yet. In our...
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Featured In CUSO Mag – Authored by Julie Gessner & Theresa Trimble Networks provide access to ideas, resources, support, role models, and human connection. In the credit union industry, these networks are our lifeblood. Recently, I had the honor of attending the inaugural meeting of the Credit Union Women’s Leadership Alliance (CUWLA), held in Santa Fe, New...
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lost_wallet
Written By: Chris O’Shea Losing your wallet or purse can be a frustrating experience. Your credit cards, ID, keys and cash are all seemingly out there in the world for anyone to find. Despite the feeling of helplessness, there are ways to mitigate the damage. Here are some steps to take immediately after losing your...
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helping_with_financial_literacy
Written By: Jean Chatzky As a nation, we have work to do when it comes to teaching the next generation the ins and outs of personal finance. Only 25 states require high school students to take a financial education course before graduation, according to a 2022 survey by the Council for Economic Education. These are...
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take_care_of_your_car_blog
A member told us today that if you take care of your car, it will take care of you! Her car is 10 years old and is still going strong. Think about that. Does your current car, truck, or SUV still work just fine? Does it get you where you need to go safely and comfortably? If you answered...
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