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Getting Your First Car

Your very first ride! We kid you not, you'll fondly remember your first car for the rest of your life. (Mine was a yellow and black 1979 Datsun B210 wagon I called "The Bumblebee." And…
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Buying a Car

Not something most people like to do. We all fantasize about a new car. Yet most people would rather chew their own leg off than go through the car-buying process. We really want you to…
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Eye on a new set of wheels?

You know you want to buy a car and you really, really want the process to be smooth. You decide to get preapproved by your favorite financial institution (Linn Area Credit Union, of course). The…
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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…
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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!…
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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…