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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…
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Our Hearts vs. Our Wallets

To say that I LOVE infographs is, quite frankly, the understatement of the century. As I scoured the internet looking for financial news for you crazy kids, I ran across this gem on Wallet Pop. Created by the good people…
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Members vs. Customers: What’s the diff?

Ever wonder why we call you a member instead of a customer?  How about when one of us asks for your member number instead of an account number?  There’s a good reason for it and it’s not even sneaky or…