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  • 4 Tips for Thriving on a College Budget

    Posted on August 10, 2018 by Jake Ward
    As a college student, you’ll find yourself busy with academics, a social life, campus groups, internships, and possibly athletics. Finances may not be a very glamorous topic, but it’s important to figure it into your time so you’re not constantly worrying about money, and to develop healthy money habits. Check out our tips for thriving on a college budget.
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  • 6 Tips for Back-to-School Savings

    Posted on August 03, 2018 by Jake Ward
    Parents can spend hundreds of dollars each year preparing one child for school with clothes and other supplies they need. Back-to-school shopping can be overwhelming, especially if you have more than one child. These costs can be cut in half with a back-to-school savings strategy and proactive wardrobe recycling. Follow our tips to create your plan:
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  • Auto Buying 101

    Posted on June 06, 2018 by Jake Ward
    Who doesn’t love the smell of a new car? It’s a little intoxicating! And if you’re like me, it can cause you to make some rash decisions when buying a car. Before you head out to the car lot, it pays to be prepared. We’re hosting an Auto Buying 101 workshop at our Bettendorf location on July 19th at 5:30 pm to help you out. The event is open to members and non-members, and we’re providing dinner.
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  • How to Spot Scams

    Posted on May 07, 2018 by Jake Ward
    If you use a cellphone or have an email account, you’ve almost certainly been exposed to an attempt at mass marketing fraud. Common examples include being interrupted by an annoying robocall just as you start eating lunch, or waking up to a suspicious message in your email inbox that somehow slipped through the spam filter. Sometimes, the attempted fraud is kind of funny—the wording is so strange or the premise is so ridiculous (“An exiled prince needs my help transferring a million dollars? Really?”) that we’re left wondering how anyone could possibly fall for such an obvious money grab.
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  • Celebrate Youth Month

    Posted on April 03, 2018 by Jake Ward
    April is National Credit Union Youth Month. A 2015 T. Rowe Price survey found that 90% of parents experience some degree of reluctance in talking to their kids about finances. Wow! The most common reasons given were that the parents didn’t want them to worry about financial matters, or they thought kids were too young to understand. Follow our tips for talking to your children about money and join us in April for a fun savings challenge that will allow your kids to earn prizes by saving! There’s no need to be reluctant.
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  • Tips for Buying a Home

    Posted on February 27, 2018 by Jake Ward
    As we start to think about warmer weather, those of us in the market for a new home are starting to get serious about house hunting. It’s exciting, but can also be a little nerve wracking. And that’s where we can help you! We have an in-house mortgage team who would love to give you some tips personalized to your own journey. Here are some things to think about:
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  • Turn Your Tax Refund into Savings

    Posted on January 25, 2018 by Jake Ward
    Many people view tax refunds in the same way they do their Christmas bonus: Fun money!! You hear people telling each other what they're going to do with that extra chunk of change. I've heard everything from buying a pool to paying for a vacation to splurging on a twelve course meal. While these are all great, they certainly don't help you financially.
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  • Acing the Job Interview

    Posted on November 09, 2017 by Jake Ward
    It’s the night before the interview. Your outfit is all laid out, your resume is hot off the press and you’ve Google-Mapped your route. You’ve done your company research and you’ve practiced answering the tough questions. You are perfectly prepared—and you still feel like a nervous wreck.
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