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Unprepared for College Tuition? You're Not Alone!

Posted by Bethany Dutcher, VP Marketing on Jan 14, 2015 10:04:45 AM

 

Q: Help! My spouse and I are the parents of a college-bound high school junior who's starting to look at schools. We couldn't be prouder of our young scholar, but we haven't saved a dime to help with the costs. What can we do?

A: It may sound like a cliché, but now is a time to focus on the positive. Your child is college-bound! She has the ambition, intelligence, and drive to do something with her life! Take a moment and celebrate that little victory.

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Topics: student loan debt, college tuition

Paying Off Student Loan Debt

Posted by Bethany Dutcher, VP Marketing on Nov 17, 2014 1:59:29 PM

Student loan debt is terrifying. You left for school with the best of intentions. You worked your tail off for four plus years and got a degree. You throw your cap into the air in celebration, and by the time it lands, you have a bill for $29,400. Yikes!

When dollar amounts are that high, it's difficult to make them seem real. As a recent grad, you have all kinds of financial obligations. It's easy to let those student loan notices pile up and focus on furnishing a household, buying a fancy car or starting your adult life.

 

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Topics: student loan debt, debt 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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