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Contest: Set a goal & possibly win $1000!  by Tara

January13

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No Excuses: Set a Financial Goal This Year and Achieve It.

That’s right, this year we want to help you make your financial New Year’s resolution happen. Whether you want to save cash for a new car, or pay down debt, use MyMoola to do it and you could win as much as $1,000.

Using online financial management tools like MyMoola has helped people like you save an average of $100 monthly, just by setting and tracking financial goals. We want you to see how easy it is to build those positive habits and gain more control of your money. In fact, you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing to win if you use MyMoola to set a financial goal before February 28th, 2015.*

Get started using MyMoola today. Just log in to eBranch and click on the MyMoola tab and then select “Goals” from the menu.

How to Set a Goal to Take Decisive Financial Action

MyMoola makes it easy to set goals and track your progress. Follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Click on the “Goals” tab in MyMoola and click “Add a Goal”. Then choose the type of goal you want to create – Savings or Debt Reduction. Keep it SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-based). The great thing about MyMoola is that its goal-setting tool automatically guides you.

Step 2: Set amount and account. MyMoola asks you to link your goal to an account. If one of your goals is to reduce debt, be sure you have added the account to MyMoola to make the goal realistic.

Step 3: Select completion and notification method. Choose a goal completion date. Then MyMoola will calculate how much you need to save/pay each month to achieve your goal. Or specify how much you can apply to your goal each month and MyMoola will estimate the date you will achieve your goal.

Step 4: Set where and how you want to be kept informed of your progress. A great way to stay connected with your goal is through automatic notifications. Putting the goal on your MyMoola dashboard can also help keep the goal top of mind.

Step 5: Confirm the Goal. MyMoola will show you a Goal Summary complete with current status and estimated completion date. Click the green Create Goal button and you are on your way to achieving a real financial goal in 2015!

Start Now

It’s simple. Log in to eBranch and click on the MyMoola tab to get started. Try at least one of these things by February 28, 2015 to make those financial resolutions into solid plans for 2015.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) and Puerto Rico, 18 years and older. Ends 2/28/15. For Official Rules, including odds, alternate method of entry, and prize descriptions, go to www.LinnAreaCU.org/MyMoola. Void where prohibited.

MyMoola: B is for Budget  by Tara

September9

Tara shows you how to set up spending targets using the tags that you’ve created for your transactions.

The “B” word. It makes cringe. It makes us sweaty. It makes us think of all the ways we’ve gone wrong in the past. That B-word sure is powerful. But, friends, it is time to take the power BACK from this terrible B-word! MyMoola has helped me do it, and it can help you, too. You can set up a budget for any tags that you’ve created. (Not sure how to tag? Click here!)

In this video, Tara shows you how to set up spending targets using the tags that you’ve created for your transactions:

Let’s say it together: Budget. Budget. BUDGET!!!

Empowering, isn’t it?

MyMoola: Tag! You’re it!  by Tara

August19

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When you first start using MyMoola, the thought of tagging all those transactions can feel a little overwhelming. Okay, A LOT overwhelming. We want to show you how super EASY and lightening FAST it really is! And even more than that, putting in a good 15 or 30 minutes of work to tag your transactions now will save you a ton of time in the future if you create rules. I suggest going back 30 to 60 days the first time.

Tara will walk you through this process and show you a few work arounds:

Win $250 for using MyMoola in February!  by Tara

January31

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Chew on this: You could win $250 just for using MyMoola in the month of February!

Whether you are brand spankin’ new to our fabulously FREE online money manager or you’ve been using it for months, do one of the following in February and you will be automatically entered to win $250:

  • Create a budget (click here for the video)
  • Set up a loan pay-off or savings goal (see the video here)
  • Add an external account (yep, we’ve got a video for that, too!)

Easy peasy rice and cheesy! The $250 winner will be announced the week of March 17th.

We have 9 videos and TONS of info at www.LinnAreaCU.org/MyMoola for you to check out!

CONTEST RULES & ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility
This contest is open to all members and non-members of Linn Area Credit Union who are 16 years of age or older at the time of entry and are residents of the United States. No purchase necessary. The contest is not open to employees of Linn Area Credit Union or their immediate families.

Entry
To be automatically entered, you must do one of the following in MyMoola in the month of February: 1) Create a budget, 2) Set up a loan pay-off goal or savings goal, or 3) Add an external account. Entries can be mailed to: Linn Area Credit Union, 3015 Blairs Ferry Road, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402.

Winner Selection
One (1) winner will be selected randomly and contacted immediately during the week of March 17th.

MyMoola: Dashboard  by Tara

November7

We are beyond excited to introduce the newest addition to our suite (or should we say “SWEET!”) of products and services… MyMoola!!!

Many of our members have asked for a personal financial management system, similar to Mint.com. We heard you loud and clear! Our answer is this colorful, user-friendly site that is completely integrated with the eBranch you know and love. All of your Linn Area accounts will automatically be added in, but then you can add ANY of your financial accounts. When we say ANY, we mean it. So if you have an account at another credit union or, say, a big bank, you can still add it to MyMoola. You can add credit cards of any kind (even store ones!), retirement funds, loans, and even 529s! Using MyMoola will help you save time, achieve your goals, track spending, and, overall, manage all your bling.

In this video, you’ll get a quick tour of the Dashboard (as they say on HGTV, “Where the magic happens!”), teach you how to add accounts, and how to edit your existing accounts:

We want to know: Have you tried out MyMoola yet?!?! What’s your favorite feature?