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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…
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Nom the Mom 2012: Surprising the finalists!

Three incredible women. Nearly 300 votes. One winner was determined, but all three were honored. Here’s how it all went down when we surprised each on the finalists on Friday, May 11th: Judy Brewer Status: Runner Up Surprised at: Carlos…
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Nom the Mom 2012: The winner is…

After nearly 300 votes for the finalists, I'm excited to give you the woman YOU voted as Linn Area Credit Union's 2012 Nom the Mom. Check out the video of us surprising her: Congratulations to our winner and to our…
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Credit vs. Debit: What’s the diff?

You swipe your debit card and it appears: Credit or debit. Which one should you pick? With three people stacked up behind you in line, impatiently waiting, you can feel your heart beat a little bit faster. You choose an…
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How I became debt free

I’ve talked before about how I used to have a bit of credit card debt. I thought you might be interested to know how I managed to say sianara to it. :o) I had four credit cards with varying balances…
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Denied? No biggie.

I heard something the other day that I wanted to address. Someone told me that they wanted to apply for a loan, but were afraid that they would be rejected. If this happened, the person was worried that they would…
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The Truth About Refund Anticipation Loans

It’s that time again – TAX SEASON! What tipped me off? Certainly, it could have been the Statue of Liberty standing at the corner flailing her arms around, encouraging me to pull on in to get my taxes done.  Or…