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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!)

Equifax Data Breach

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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Credit Card Quizlet

Be a credit card smartypants Credit cards can be an easy way to buy things and are lifesavers in an emergency… but they can also ruin your credit and cause years of trouble if you…
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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…
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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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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…