Teachers & Education

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Planning for College

There’s a lot more to college than the movie Animal House would have you believe. We’ve rounded up some great resources for you to check out as you plan for higher education. We also offer student…
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We LOVE Teachers!

Yep, there’s a soft spot in our heart for teachers. (After all, we ARE the teacher’s credit union!) I have fond (but vague) memories of teachers. When I was a kid, we moved around a…
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Teacher Appreciation Winner: Chad

Last but not least... a huge congrats to Chad Bakkum of Harding Middle School! You earned our last $50 Granite City gift card. Thanks so much to Chad and ALL of our teachers!
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2013 Teacher of the Year: Tania Johnson

Teacher Appreciation Week is in full swing! Our Linn Area Credit Union roots are actually with teachers (see why here or find out about The Teacher Store here), so we especially ADORE this week. But…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Our Very Own History Lesson

Teacher Appreciation Week holds a special place in our heart at Linn Area Credit Union. Did you know that our story actually began thanks to teachers? Here's a colorful snippet of how we came to…