Many credit union members are sometimes reluctant to make their credit union their primary financial institution because of an assumption that they will receive a lack of access to branches and ATMs if and when they travel or move away. As your financial partner, we have you covered when it …

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Remember the Beatle’s hit “All You Need is Love?” A good song, but it’s not true. When two people love each other and want to get married, they also need a mutual understanding about personal finances. After all, finances are the leading cause of …

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In the next few days culminates in Black Friday–the day when Americans wake up at the crack of dawn and work themselves into a frothy retail frenzy because of great deals. A quick word of advice: it’s not a deal if you don’t need …

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Remember those days when you would run excited to get the mail hoping you got something interesting? Then, remember the days when you checked your email several times a day hoping someone sent you a message or that something interested was in the Inbox? Now, do you run to the …

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It was 104 degrees in Boise that day, a sweltering heat made even more sweltering by the black smoke rising steadily from under the hood of my 2000 VW Beetle. As I stood on the side of the highway waiting for the tow truck, I had some unexpected time to …

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It is well-known that Google gathers data for a variety of purposes. However, Apple has a different policy. It actually prohibits the collection of personal information from users of its products. Recently it removed a software development kit (SDK) made by a Chinese company because it violated that policy …

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I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I bought my first house. There were so many things the mortgage lender and closing company assumed I knew that I didn’t. I was 23, and used an FHA (Federal Housing Authority) loan. It took about a …

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When you travel, especially outside the United States, there could be various restrictions when using your debit or credit card. Restrictions vary based on transactions outside your normal purchasing pattern. For your security, accounts are monitored by a trusted team of professionals 24 hours-a-day. Alleviate Card Restrictions When …

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Think you’re too young to be saving money? Feh! Don’t fall for these common myths. “I don’t need to save now because I don’t have any expenses.” The fact that you don’t have any living expenses makes this …

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You might hear stories from your parents about how they worked their way through college, but consider this: In 1979, one credit hour at Michigan State University cost $24.50 – or the wages from 8.44 hours of work at the minimum wage of $2.90 an hour. Today, it …

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