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Linn Area Credit Union - Getting Your First Credit Card

Getting Your First Credit Card

Handle your new credit like a boss. Credit cards provide a great way to build a credit history while learning to manage your money, They can also be lifesavers in an emergency. At the same…
Financial Unity in Marriage

Financial Unity in Marriage

Money doesn’t have to come between you. Statistics show that the leading cause of divorce, second only to infidelity, is money problems. It should come as no surprise that two people who come together may…
Financial Planning for a Health Emergency

Financial Planning for a Health Emergency

Don’t let health woes turn into financial woes. No one really wants to think about getting in a car accident or becoming seriously ill, but a health emergency can happen at any time. And health…
How to Focus on Personal Growth

How to Focus on Personal Growth

Focusing on personal growth can help you achieve. You know those people who are always doing something fabulous, like traveling frequently and landing new, better jobs? Have you ever wondered how these “achievers” do it?…
Recognizing Phishing Scams

Recognizing Phishing Scams

Avoid getting caught in phishing scams. Phishing is when a scammer tries to get you to share sensitive personal information — such as your Social Security number, passwords, and account numbers — via email, text…
Beware of Tax Scams

Beware of Tax Scams

Learn to recognize the signs of tax scams. Tax scams aren’t limited to “tax season.” All year long, fraudsters take to the phones and claim to be Internal Revenue Service employees, complete with official-sounding titles…
Linn Area Credit Union - Self Talk

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…
Linn Area Credit Union - Shop Online Safely

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…
new job

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…
Equifax data breach graphic

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…