Articles

We love to be informative! Take a gander at some of the best-of-the-best articles, all collected in one place for your financial educational pleasure! (It’s a thing! Trust us!)

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Mastering Self-Talk

Use self-talk to learn, grow, and motivate yourself. Have you ever looked in the mirror to give yourself a pep talk? Or maybe instead you told yourself that you really screwed up. It turns out…
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Shop Online Safely

Be smart about shopping online. If you’re like most Americans, you do some online shopping, right? But are you shopping online in a way that protects you from the pitfalls: fake websites, insecure sites, and…
Maximizing Your New Job Benefits

Maximizing Your New Job Benefits

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 10 valuable ways you can get the most…
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Equifax Data Breach

Equifax data breach: 143 million people could be affected UPDATE 9/11/17: The Equifax data breach situation is continually evolving. According to Equifax, the company has adjusted the TrustedID Premier product Terms of Use. For more…
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ShopPING Card Protection

PING! Someone just used my card! Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could know right away that someone was using your Linn Area Credit Union credit card or debit card? (Yes. Yes, it would.) Well,…
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Your Credit Score

Your financial life represented in one number A credit score (aka: FICO score) ranges from 300 to 850. It’s a number that rates your risk to a lender and it indicates how likely you are to:…
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Our Preferred Dealerships

Buying a vehicle, RV, boat or truck just got easier! Now you can get great Linn Area Credit Union rates and financing right at the dealer. Just let them know you want Linn Area Credit…
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Debt Consolidation

Let's bundle that debt, shall we? Does it feel like you're sending money to everybody under the sun? Our awesome loan specialists may be able to help you wrangle all that debt into one, easy-to-manage…
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Personal Loans

You never know what life’s going to throw at you. Sometimes you need a little financial assistance: braces, adoption costs, LASIK surgery, a vacation, a new furnace… there are always emergencies and unexpected expenses! It’s…
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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…