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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 financial 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

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Don’t Give Anyone Remote Access to Your Devices

Scammers are at it again. (Really, they're always at it....) We're seeing a huge increase in fraud relating to remote access to computers and other devices. If you receive an unexpected email, text, or phone call stating something out of the ordinary — and perhaps a little alarming — don’t click on the links or call back: It's probably a scam. If you respond, the scammer may ask you to let them take control of your computer or device. Once…
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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…
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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 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…