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Nom the Mom: Surprising Dawn

Our Nom the Mom contest was so fun and now we’re giving you a behind the scenes look at how we surprised each of the finalists.  First up, Dawn.  Dawn’s story touched so many people. The simple fact that her…
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Nom the Mom: Behind the scenes

Our first ever nom the Mom contest was such a blazing success! We owe everything to the people who nominated the phenomenal woman and to all of you who took the time to vote. I had the pleasure of meeting…
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Our Very Own History Lesson

Teacher Appreciation Week holds a special place in our heart at Linn Area Credit Union. Did you know that our story actually began thanks to teachers? Here's a colorful snippet of how we came to be known as The Teachers' Credit…
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Savvy Tips for Summer Travel

Summer is a big time for travel – although with the increasing price of gas and food, summer 2011 might be a bit different! But we’ll touch on that another day. If you are planning on heading out of town,…
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The Winner of the Family Movie Night Package Is…

And the winner of the fabulous Family Movie Night Package, featuring a 40” Toshiba television is…. Nicole Maas!  I had the pleasure of meeting Nicole when she came into the beautiful Edgewood branch to pick up her fabulous TV and…
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How to save without feeling the pinch!

Ready to be jealous? I recently went to sunny Florida for a vacation. Ready to be even more jealous? My primary goal was to visit Harry Potter World at Universal Studios. (I know, I know, I’ve posted 3 blogs and…
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Member Success Story: An easy $2000

What would you do with an extra $2,000? For real-skies. I recently had a member come in to talk about getting a boat loan. As I began the going through the application process, I noticed that this member had a…
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Expiration Inspiration!

Now that you’re all comfy, cozy and settled into writing “2011” on everything, the time has come to do some financial maintenance.  Do me (and yourself) a HUGE favor and grab your wallet or purse real quick. Pull out any…
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Don’t Say “I Do” to Bad Credit

Finding "The One" is hard. Sure, you have the hearts and butterflies to look forward to, but there are also tons of awkward situations and discussions that absolutely need to happen. It’s essential to talk about certain things before you…
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Tips to stay safe while holiday shopping online!

With only 18 shopping days until Christmas, if you’re anything like me, you’re in full blown gift buying mode. I even dragged my husband to Coralville Mall last Saturday, much to his dismay. What’s worse than dragging your husband to…