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Scary CC Stories: Dionn’s Nightmare

Happy Halloween, all you Linn Area gouls and goblins! We hope that your day is going well and that you're successfully dodging any black cats that try to cross your path. Today is the final story from our real-life spooky…
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Scary CC Stories: Daniel’s Dark Day

Many of you are preparing for your big weekend plans to celebrate Halloween - be it taking the kiddos treat or treating or causing some trouble of your own. We wanted to continue to share those near ghost tales of our members' credit…
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Scary CC Stories: Julie’s Boogie Man

As Halloween lurks in the near future, we are reminded of a contest we ran last year asking for people’s scariest credit card stories. And, trust us, some of these are downright TERRIFYING!!!  Here is the 1st installment of our…
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Auto Refinance: Top Questions!

When people think of “refinance,” 9 times out of 10 they immediately associate the word with refinancing a home. But did you know that you can actually refinance other things – like auto loans! YES! Many people think that if…
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Dude, where’s my phone?

Losing your mobile phone is more than a pain in the patootie, it can be almost paralyzing. (Who memorizes phone numbers anymore, for Pete’s sake?!) Think of everything you have on there: contacts, pictures, calendar/reminders, saved logins, your current level…
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IDA: Ben’s Success Story

Saving money can be tough, especially if you’ve been a victim of a natural disaster (hello, Flood of ’08). We totally get that. But did you know that there is a very cool government assisted program that will actually MATCH…
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When Loans Get Personal

Life happens when you can least afford it. Come on, you know exactly what I mean. It seems like the worst - and most expensive - things happen at the most inconvenient times.  My husband and I are expecting our…
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Why Savers and Spenders Marry

The other day I was walking out of the house with my husband and noticed that his work shoes look really worn out. He wears the exact same pair everyday and has for about 3 years. No wonder he looks…
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The Truth About Payday Loans

We’ve all seen the commercials - those payday loan places make it look really easy to get money FAST! But what’s the catch? What do the loans really involve? What are some of the benefits? What could I use instead?…
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Tips for Buying Your First Home

Buying a home can be a very intimidating process for the experienced homeowner, so it’s only reasonable to say that for a first-time buyer it can be downright terrifying! It’s easy to get swallowed up by the terms and requirements…