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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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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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In today's fast-paced digital world, carrying around a physical wallet filled with multiple cards seems outdated.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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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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Car buying process
March 29, 2023

Car Buying Made Simple

Buying a car can be a daunting task, especially if you are a first-time buyer. With so many options available in the market, it can…

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Back to School Shopping
August 24, 2022

5 Tips For Back-to-School Shopping

It is that time of year again for kids to get ready to go back-to-school! With inflation continually rising, prices on all kinds of items…

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Vacation Budgeting
April 6, 2022

Vacation Budgeting 101

You booked your flight, you booked your stay and you gathered a list of attractions you may want to see on your vacation… but what…

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New Year Fresh Start
February 8, 2022

New Year, Fresh Start! Invest in Yourself & Your Future

Ringing in the New Year is often accompanied by new year resolutions, goal resets, and how to be your best self compared to the previous…

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Apartment getting remodeled
October 21, 2021

Boost Your Property Value with These Remodeling Projects

Boosting Your Property Value The housing market is hot right now, and many people realize now is the time to get as much for your…

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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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Family on Vacation
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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Couple paying off debt at computer
May 20, 2021

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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Opening a checking account at branch
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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Couple looking into the back seat of a car
February 12, 2021

Consider the Length of Your Auto Loan

By Jason Kaufman, District Manager – Milwaukee, Marine Credit Union When it comes to auto loans, the shorter the term, the better. That may be…

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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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Calculator, Wallet, Piggy bank, and Budget.
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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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

The FAQs of Certificates

What is a Certificate? A Certificates (banks call them Certificates of Deposit, or CDs) is a savings vehicle used to earn a higher rate of…

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Student going back to school
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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Man and Woman improving a home
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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coins in a jar
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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family Christmas shopping
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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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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couple looking at statements
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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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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Group of kids jumping
June 13, 2017

How to Manage Summer Expenses

By Josh Moore, District Manager – Northwest, Marine Credit Union When kids are out of school for the summer, there are additional expenses that will…

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A family on a beach vacation
March 22, 2017

Maximize Your Vacation Budget

How Can You Maximize Your Vacation Budget? In the past two years, I started a new job, my wife started a new business, we had…

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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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Girl with piggy bank
November 9, 2016

Teach Them How to Save

Saving habits can start at a very young age. Help your child create those habits now so they are set up for financial success later…

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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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couple working on budget
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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man and woman with piggy bank
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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woman with shopping bags
August 31, 2016

Strategies When Saving for Holiday Gifts

The holidays can be expensive, especially the gifts. So why not plan for it year-round?! Saving a small amount periodically throughout the year can make…

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man paying bill online
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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cash in a jar for retirement
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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woman in car reaching for keys
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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