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Carve-o-rama 2012

We're all about family traditions at Linn Area Credit Union and one that many of us share with our kin is pumpkin carving! In the spirit of Halloween, our social committee challenged each department to carve and/or decorate a pumpkin.…
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Back to the Basics: CC Style, Part 2

Welcome back! If you’re just joining us, you might want to skip back to here and get your credit score.  ;o) So now that you have your number (or at least know how/where to get), it’s time to examine how…
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Back To the Basics: CC Style!

We’re all at different points in our financial journey. Whether it’s your first time around the block or you’re an old pro, it’s a really great idea to go back to basics and revisit the three little numbers that make…
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Delicate Balance

Life is all about balance. Some days you might feel like a member of the Fab Five, just trying to keep both feet on that balance beam so that you can achieve your dreams. I’ll tell you, every Olympic gymnast…
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Inside look at The Teacher Store

If you've ever been to Kathy's Pies, you probably know what The Teacher Store looks like on the outside. But are you curious what The Teacher Store looks like on the INSIDE? Come along, I'm going to take you for…
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Step by step: Setting up a 529!

Because the bottom line of this post is so important, I’m going to start with it: Signing up for a 529 was so EASY and took only a few minutes – why did I wait this long to do it?!?!…
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Six smart money moves

Rates are ridiculously low across the board. From auto loans to home loans – we’ve never seen anything like this. But what goes up must come down… err… I suppose it is opposite in this situation. What has gone down…
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Dad-ism Contest Winner Revealed!

As dad Shaun Fenton would say, "Hold onto your tootsies!” It’s time to reveal the winner of our Dad-ism drawing! Thanks to everyone who shared their favorite Dad-isms! There were some doozies! Believe it or not, no two dads had…
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Mother Nature Approved

We don’t just TALK about family trees – we SAVE them, too! In fact, we’ve already saved 46 of them. (Stay with me, friends, I promise I’m going to tie it together!) Last year, Linn Area Credit Union vowed to…
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Emergency Savings Fund 101

Everyone hears about Emergency Savings and how you should have some, but that’s typically where it stops. What exactly is an Emergency Savings fund? How much should you have in it? How do you save money to build up this…