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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 care of our needs now, and worry about later… well, later. However, saving money is a critical component of financial wellness and will start you on the right path for a financially

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May 20, 2021

Plan Ahead for Your Family Vacation

You and your family are counting down the days to vacation. The excitement’s building, especially since you plan to travel with a new (or new-to-you)…

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Tips and Strategies to Pay Off Your Debt

By Ken Brossman, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager – La Crosse, Marine Credit Union Credit cards, car loans, recreational vehicle loans, mortgage loans, school…

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March 22, 2021

4 Steps to Buying Your Dream Home

Subject Matter Expert: Jason Kaufman – Milwaukee District Manager Many people dream of buying a home, but not everyone knows how to make it reality.…

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March 5, 2021

Make Your Checking Account Work for You

A checking account is a checking account, right? WRONG! Checking accounts have become a “staple” of banking, but you have more options than ever before.…

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February 15, 2021

Buying a Home Is Easy as 1, 2, 3… 4, 5, 6!

The homebuying process can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! Especially if you know where to start and what to expect. Follow these…

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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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February 3, 2021

Take Some Stress Out Of Managing Your Money

Financial challenges have been at the forefront of many households across the country, especially with the rise of COVID-19. One thing we know is that…

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October 9, 2020

Use Your Home Equity To Your Advantage

While some of us have put a spending freeze on our personal budgets, others are interested in making some home improvements or going back to…

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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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September 11, 2020

9 Ways to Cut Your Spending in College

Heading off to college is exciting! Maybe you’re in a new town, have new friends and trying new experiences all at the same time. But…

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July 31, 2020

4 Ways to Make Home Improvements Fit in Your Budget

Plans cancelled this summer? Working on some home improvement projects? Want to keep things under budget while your income has slowed? Where do you start?…

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July 24, 2020

Be Smart When Online Shopping

Technology has made shopping easier and quicker than ever before, especially now with more people staying home. Be smart while online shopping and keep these…

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February 19, 2020

NOW Is The Time: Plan Ahead for Next Holiday Season

By Jason Kaufman, District Manager, Marine Credit Union Why wait to start planning ahead for those inevitable financial burdens that seem to come up every…

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December 11, 2019

The Countdown Is On: Strategies for Holiday Shopping

By Josh Moore, District Manager, Marine Credit Union The holidays can be expensive, especially the gifts. Black Friday deals have come and gone, but you…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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August 23, 2017

Simple Interest Loans 101

By Jason Kaufman, District Manager – Milwaukee, Marine Credit Union A simple interest loan may be perfect for your financial situation. Here are the facts:…

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March 22, 2017

Maximize Your Vacation Budget

In the past two years, I started a new job, my wife started a new business, we had two beautiful little girls and moved across…

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December 14, 2016

8 Ways to Save for Your Next Family Vacation

Although it’s cold outside right now, it’s actually a smart time to start your planning for spring and summer family vacations. By getting a jump…

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November 9, 2016

Teach Them How to Save

By Mary Jo Healey, Market Manager in Des Moines, Marine Credit Union Saving habits can start at a very young age. Help your child create…

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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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October 14, 2016

Put Your Budget on Auto Pilot

A budget is essential to financial success. Use these tips and start today! Make it easy. It’s important to have a budget to make your…

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September 14, 2016

Quick Tips for Money Management

Money management can be an intimidating for some and a breeze for others. It’s different for everyone depending on your living situation, employment and family…

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August 31, 2016

Strategies When Saving for Holiday Gifts

By Mary Jo Healey, Market Manager in Des Moines, Marine Credit Union The holidays can be expensive, especially the gifts. So why not plan for…

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July 27, 2016

Does Online Bill Pay Make Sense for You?

Everything is done online now, right? Many businesses offer online payments for their customers. A customer can log into the business’s website and pay their…

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June 29, 2016

4 Smart Moves to Make with Your First Steady Paycheck

You landed your first full-time job, and more importantly for your wallet, your first steady paycheck. Congratulations! You may be thinking, “Now I can pay…

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June 23, 2016

Six Basic Steps to Improving Your Credit Score

By Ken Brossman, District Manager – La Crosse, Marine Credit Union A low credit score can be difficult to rebuild, but your ability to adjust…

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June 15, 2016

4 Things to Remember When Buying a Used Car

Buying a car, whether new or used, can be stressful. Where do I start? How do I narrow it down? What questions do I ask?…

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May 17, 2016

Buying a House: Know the Benefits

At any point in life, your living situation may change due to a move in your career, family obligations, or just the need for a…

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