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Welcome to the Linn Area Credit Union blog! Here’s where we chat about all things financial to keep you in the know about relevant banking trends. We also dish out info to help you through some common (and commonly stressful!) life events.

We know how challenging it can be for you to make the best decisions for you and your family. (Hey, we’re people too!) Our blog aims to serve up great ways to save, borrow, help you live your very best life, and have fun along the way. (Let’s do this thing!)

Recent Posts

Winners of the 2017 Motor Madness raffle with their new motorcycle

Members Win One-of-a-Kind Motorcycle!

Linn Area Credit Union members Don and Tina Schminkey are enjoying two new motorcycles after they won a 2017 Harley-Davidson Road Glide in the 2017 Motor Madness raffle. When Don and Tina bought a new Suzuki Can-Am Side by Side 30 at Metro Harley-Davidson Suzuki Can-Am, they also picked up some $10 Motor Madness raffle tickets, knowing the proceeds would benefit the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, a member of the Children’s Miracle Network. Little did they know…
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Equifax Data Breach

Equifax data breach: 143 million people could be affected UPDATE 9/11/17: The Equifax data breach situation is continually evolving. According to Equifax, the company has adjusted the TrustedID Premier product Terms of Use. For more information and other updates, visit…
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Keeping You in the Green

The month of March is all about the green. You’ve got St. Patrick’s Day, the first day of spring, and it’s also National Credit Education Month. So it’s a great time to take a look at your credit report and…
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Drum roll, please….

We’re excited to announce that we are launching the new www.linnareacu.org on November 1! (That’s right, folks! Right here, right now… November 1, 2016!) In May 2016, we emailed you a survey asking for your opinion on the eServices we…
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Explor-a-Mortgage, Part 2

As you may or may not know, I’ve been exploring refinancing my home on and off for a couple of months. My latest meeting was with Larry, and we worked the numbers (OK, Larry worked the numbers…) and I came…
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Explor-a-Mortgage, Part 1

When was the last time you refinanced your home? Were interest rates lower or higher? If you don’t know, then you should take a look at your mortgage paperwork. It might be totally worth your while! My interest (pun intended!)…
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Making the Leap

I’m truly impressed with our mobile banking app. Truly. Generally speaking, I’m not a person who leaps into action when the brand-spankin’-newest, high-tech gadget is introduced. Or software. Or anything, for that matter. It’s pretty easy for me to be…
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We LOVE Teachers!

Yep, there’s a soft spot in our heart for teachers. (After all, we ARE the teacher’s credit union!) I have fond (but vague) memories of teachers. When I was a kid, we moved around a lot. My dad was in…
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Get FREE Checking, Get $50!

We know, we know! No one really wants to move their checking account. It’s such a chore! But let’s weigh the short-term pain against the long-term gain. If you don’t have a Linn Area checking account, take a good hard…
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Meet Stephanie

Meet Stephanie. You may not recognize her pretty little face, but if you were to hear her voice, you’d be like, “I KNOW HER!” Stephanie has helped our members over the phone for 2 years. Last week she received a…
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Meet Joe

Meet Joe. He's been with our family for 3 years and is currently making the jump into a financial counselor role at our Mt. Vernon location. On his first day in his new position, Joe impressed a member so much…