Young Adults

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Getting Your First Checking Account

Be a checking account smartypants. Here is some basic, yet important, info you need to open a checking account. Not handling a checking account properly can screw up your credit, cost a ton in fees…
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Planning for College

Learn about college before heading to college to learn. So you want your kids to go to college — that’s great! They have the opportunity to get an education that will likely put them at…
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Starting a New Job

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the brutal interviews. You’ve conquered the awkward negotiating process. Now it’s time to start that new, fabulous job of yours! Here are some helpful tips to help you get the…
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Getting Married

Love is still Americans’ top reason to marry. But even when you’re marrying your soulmate, money issues can cause friction. So what’s the key to avoiding stress and preparing yourselves for a positive financial future?…
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Get FREE Checking, Get $50!

We know, we know! No one really wants to move their checking account. It’s such a chore! But let’s weigh the short-term pain against the long-term gain. If you don’t have a Linn Area checking…
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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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First step to buying a home!

Buying a house is a big deal. Big. Huuuuuuge. (Pretty Woman reference, anyone, anyone??) One of the most important steps is getting preapproved. Why? Because the last thing you want to do is go falling…
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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,…
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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…
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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?…