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Kate Luttenberger, Member Experience Specialist

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Dollar Store Deals

Posted by Kate Luttenberger, Member Experience Specialist on Oct 25, 2017 12:32:10 PM

CFCU is here to help you save money on expenses with purchases you can make at the dollar store!

  1. Greeting cards
    • Whether you’re buying cards to put on birthday gifts, or cards that will be filled with money for wedding or graduation presents the dollar store is the way to go. Buying cards from big box stores can cost you $3- $5 per card, the dollar store will usually only run you about 50 cents per card.
  2. Party supplies
    • From vinyl table covers to streamers, dollar stores are the place to stock up on party supplies for any occasion. When my son graduated, I found it easier (and cheaper) to buy the individual table covers, rather than buying it by the roll. Plus, dollar stores have many different colors to choose from.
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7 Resolutions For A Richer 2017

Posted by Kate Luttenberger, Member Experience Specialist on Jan 5, 2017 10:58:00 AM

The New Year is a great time of renewal. That makes it a good time to make bold, decisive changes in your life. Leave behind the baggage that was 2016 and start fresh with a blank slate in 2017. If you’re looking for some resolutions to improve your personal finances, we’re pleased to offer seven ways to make 2017 the year of the dollar!

1.) Track your spending

If you’re looking to take your first steps toward financial literacy, figuring out where your money goes should be at the top of your list. If you don’t know where your money goes, it’s going to be tough to follow through with any other money plans. You may have a general sense of how much you spend, but after a month where you’ve recorded every dollar, you’ll have a much better picture. Using apps like Mint, Quicken or Personal Capital can automate the process. You might even find that keeping track of what you do with your money encourages you to spend a little more judiciously.

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Topics: budget, debt, savings, Retirement, Direct Deposit, New Year's


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