Estate Planning
February 27, 2024

Estate Planning

It's easy to put off estate planning and consider it a task for later in life. You might be intimidated by the thought of getting…

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Card Skimmer
February 13, 2024

Protection From Card Skimming

People use their debit cards for everything from buying groceries to getting gas. The convenience of having debit/credit cards eliminates most needs for cash. But…

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Finding Home
January 25, 2024

Finding Home Empowers Families on Their Journey Towards Homeownership

Finding HOME is a comprehensive 12-18 month program that offers free financial education, behavior counseling, and housing support to empower families on their journey towards…

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Smart ATM
January 10, 2024

Welcome to the Future of Banking: Features and Benefits of Smart ATMs

Maybe you can picture yourself in this scenario: you wake up with a long list of errands, one being a trip to your credit union…

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Home Buying Checklist
December 19, 2023

10 Steps for First-time Homebuyers: The Home Buying Process

Buying a home is a big milestone in many people’s lives. But especially for first-time homebuyers, understanding how to buy a house can be overwhelming…

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Holiday Tips
December 7, 2023

13 Holiday Tips for Total Well-Being

The holiday season, often seen as the most wonderful time of the year, can also bring a significant amount of stress and anxiety for many…

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Checking account that get's it
November 15, 2023

Finally, a Checking Account That Gets It.

Imagine a checking account that’s easy, and convenient. It has features that help you better manage your money, it helps you out when you’re in…

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Overcoming Homelessness
November 7, 2023

Overcoming Homelessness: Your Path to a Brighter Financial Future

Individuals and families who have found themselves homeless face a challenging journey back to stability. It's not easy to figure out how to get out…

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Student Loan Repayment
October 19, 2023

Student Loan Repayment, Simplified

After a historical hiatus throughout the pandemic, borrowers now face federal student loan repayment. Evaluating your full financial picture and making a repayment plan goes…

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Facing Homelessness
September 13, 2023

Facing Homelessness: What to Expect and How to Prepare

Many individuals and families who have experienced homelessness have gone on to lead fulfilling lives. Preparing for homelessness and regaining housing stability and financial security…

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medical debt
August 1, 2023

Medical Debt

Medical debt is a concerning financial situation faced by many individuals and families. Unexpected medical expenses can lead to substantial financial strain, impacting credit scores…

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Financial Wellness
July 5, 2023

Financial Stress and Your Mental Health

In today's fast-paced world, managing our finances effectively is a daunting task. Maintaining our finances is actually crucial for our overall well-being. Financial wellness and…

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Digital Wallet
June 19, 2023

What is a Digital Wallet?

In today's fast-paced digital world, carrying around a physical wallet filled with multiple cards seems outdated. Although most people still use physical cards and wallets,…

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May 4, 2023

How Does Refinancing Work?

Refinancing is the process of replacing an existing loan with a new loan that has different terms, often with the goal of obtaining a lower…

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HELOC
April 21, 2023

How to Use a HELOC Loan the Right Way

If you're a homeowner, you can be proud of the equity you've built in your home. You've worked hard to manage your mortgage and make…

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February 7, 2023

Understanding Overdraft Protection: Minimize Fees, Maximize Savings

Sometimes, despite your best efforts (or intentions!) to stick to a budget, you might find your checking account a little short. Maybe you ran into…

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free checking that works for you
October 28, 2022

Checking Accounts That Work For You

When it comes to managing your money, there are a lot of different products, services, and support you can use. And while everyone's goals are…

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Lending with Compassion
September 21, 2022

Compassionate Lending & Collecting

Getting a loan. For many, the thought conjures up conflicting feelings. On the one hand, it elicits hope and excitement at the prospect of fulfilling…

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Financial Fitness Yoga
March 28, 2022

Financial Fitness

Spring always brings a new wave of motivation! The great hibernation is almost over as people become more active. Maybe winter derailed your New Year’s…

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Movie on a budget for date night
February 14, 2022

15 Date Ideas on a Budget

Seeing hearts? Valentine’s day sets the tone for February being one of the most romantic days/months of the year. Many people feel the need to…

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Understanding Credit Score
December 6, 2021

How to Understand Your Credit Score

If you were to google any topic about “understanding credit” right now, you would be directed to over 9 billion hits in total. That is…

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Reach For The Stars
October 6, 2021

Reach for the Stars: How to Achieve Financial Wellness Post-Pandemic

It is easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day grind. And it is hard to think about the future when you are feeling uncertain…

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Woman showing distrust on laptop.
September 20, 2021

Distrust in Financial Institutions

When it comes to putting trust in banks/credit unions with your money or financial plans, there may be a lot of hesitation– Who do I…

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Savings increasing
July 2, 2021

Take Control of Managing Your Budget: The Road to Financial Independence

The road to financial independence can be intimidating, but not if you know where to start. Saving money can often be a challenge. We’re wired to take…

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People meeting at a table
May 20, 2021

Why Choose a Credit Union

Selecting a financial institution can be confusing. Credit union or bank? Better interest rates or more flexibility? These questions can create even more questions. That’s…

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Majel Hein and Daughter
March 1, 2021

Financial Literacy Counseling: A Calling for Majel Hein

Majel Hein was the first Financial Literacy Counselor to come on board at the Marine Credit Union Foundation to create and manage our Finding HOME…

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Man excited while looking at documents
February 12, 2021

Make Your Tax Return Work For You

In just a few weeks (or less), many Americans will be receiving a tax refund. The average tax refund received in 2020 was just shy…

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Graph showing what affects your credit score.
January 8, 2021

Credit 101 – How Does Credit Work?

Confused by your credit report? Review the five areas below that affect your credit report/score and the tips to bring your score up.

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Pennies split on to a counter
November 23, 2020

Tips for Saving Money

By Jeff Lachman, Branch Manager, Onalaska Whether you are living paycheck to paycheck or have some extra cash every month, it’s important to save for…

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Woman putting money into a piggy bank
October 2, 2020

Certificates of Deposit: The FAQs of CDs

What is a CD? A Certificates of Deposit, or CD, is a savings vehicle used to earn a higher rate of return on funds that…

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Man and woman laughing
August 6, 2020

Navigating Financial Uncertainty

Here at Marine Credit Union we know times might be hard right now but we’re here to help! Download our free guide to Navigating Financial…

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man sitting on a table
October 30, 2019

New to the Finance World? 6 Tips to Get You Started

By Jason DeGarmo, District Manager– Fond du Lac, Marine Credit Union Amazingly enough, personal finance has not become a required curriculum in high schools or…

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invest in yourself
October 16, 2019

Invest In Yourself! Save For Your Future!

By Jason Kaufman, District Manager, Southeast This time of year, many workplaces ask us to review our benefits and make any changes necessary for the…

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Student at graduation
July 10, 2019

The Four Most Important Financial Tips for Graduates

By Mary Jo Healey, Market Manager, Iowa It’s that time of year – students in caps and gowns are marching down the aisles of high…

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Father and Son having fun
May 25, 2019

How to Spring Clean Your Finances

By Jason DeGarmo, Vice President & District Manager, Fond du Lac As the weather gets warmer, it’s a perfect time for some spring cleaning –…

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Cartoon guy holding funds for his future
April 5, 2019

5 Phrases to Save Money Fast

“I am buying what’s on my grocery list and nothing more.” A shopping list is a great way to save money; however, they aren’t the…

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Kids holding money
March 20, 2019

Setting Them Up for Success: Teaching Children the Value of Money

Though financial hardships are an inevitable part of adulthood, many issues can be prevented early on. When it comes to financial success, the earlier you…

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Parents feeding their baby
November 1, 2017

What to Expect Financially, When You’re Expecting

The average middle-income family will spend roughly $12,000 on child related expenses in their baby’s first year of life. Having a newborn doesn’t have to…

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Woman next to moving boxes
September 20, 2017

The Importance of Renters Insurance

Renters insurance is often overlooked. It is critical in protecting you and your possessions if an issue arises while renting an apartment or home. Most…

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Woman sitting in a meeting
July 26, 2017

3 Important Finance Tips Help Graduates Succeed

By Mary Jo Healey, Market Manager – Des Moines, Marine Credit Union Out on your own financially for the first time? Got a new job…

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Family driving in a car
April 5, 2017

GAP Insurance Explained

Many insurance and financial companies offer Guaranteed Asset Protection (or GAP) insurance when you purchase a new or used car. What is GAP insurance? When…

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Family teaching child about money
October 26, 2016

3 Tips for Helping Your Child Get Money Smart

Take your kids with you to your bank or credit union. If you model a healthy relationship with your financial institution, your kids will grow…

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man and woman with moving boxes
May 26, 2016

ATTENTION RENTERS: Benefits of Renters Insurance

When moving into a rented apartment or a duplex, you should take note of a checklist of items: damages by a previous tenant, locations of…

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