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Deciding Which Bills to Pay First

Posted by Accel Financial Counseling on Jun 15, 2017 2:40:51 PM

There are times when money is tight, and understanding how to deal with that stack of bills can be very challenging. But don’t panic!

Here are some guidelines that can help you decide which bills you should pay first.

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Topics: money management, Budgeting

Keeping A Checkbook Register- A 20th Century Solution To A 21st Century Problem

Posted by Penny Mitchell, Accounting Representative on Apr 27, 2016 12:24:51 PM

Thirty years ago, trying to spend more money than you had wasn't just embarrassing; it was a scandal. Since checks didn't process instantly, a shopkeeper would have no way of knowing until days after the purchase. Writing one bad check would cost you check-writing privileges at that establishment and possibly land your likeness on a "wall of shame."

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Topics: money management, Checking Account, Checkbook Register

How to Manage Your Money in College

Posted by Sarah Milller, Student Choice on Dec 16, 2015 12:30:13 PM

When I left for college I’d never had a credit card before, but I opened one to build credit and pay for books.  I transferred my bank account to a local credit union (in the days before online banking), and while I’d always had a part-time job, I’d never really had much financial responsibility.  Fast forward three years to my junior year of college when I was paying rent and utilities, buying groceries, making a car payment, and had student loan repayment in my near future. It was a big adjustment. Fortunately I figured out how to budget my money (more or less), and had parents who helped me make smart decisions. But that’s not to say I didn’t make a few mistakes along the way.

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Topics: credit, budget, money management, college

Six Simple Money Routines to Start Today!

Posted by Melissa Egeler, Marketing Assistant on Nov 9, 2015 11:49:40 AM

Know your Number

You can get your official credit score absolutely free three times a year from AnnualCreditReport.com. Check it every four months to make sure you’re on track with where you want to be and to make sure there is no suspicious activity that you may be unaware of.

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Topics: finances, money management

Be Financially Fit: Your Personal Money Makeover in 7 Easy Exercises

Posted by Melissa Egeler, Marketing Assistant on Jun 10, 2015 10:23:17 AM

As the summer begins, you may be considering how you’re getting in shape for that beach bod you promised yourself a few months ago. As your credit union, we’d like to encourage you to make one of those changes a dedication to financial security and success. Don’t just resolve to become physically fit this summer; become financially fit, too.

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Topics: Saving, money, finances, credit, mortgage, money management

3 Famous Scary Stories & What They Teach About Smart Money Management

Posted by Bethany Dutcher, VP Marketing on Oct 27, 2014 12:55:39 PM

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Topics: money management

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We're happy you're here. Our blog gives us another way to communicate with you in a fun, relaxed way. Don't worry; we won't be selling you anything. We just want to share a more personal part of ourselves so you can get to know the lighter side of the credit union. Our goal is to improve your financial well-being, we'll also share helpful financial tips and recommendations covering everything from students loans to retirement planning, and dream vacations to budgeting, many from our own personal experiences. After all, we're still people helping people, as we have been for 60 plus years. Now we just have more ways to reach out and help. 

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