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Home & School | Personal Finance

Get Yourself Cyber-Secure

By: America's Credit Union
May 13th, 2019

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) have teamed up to remind everyone that when clearing out clutter, don't forget about the critical need to take action and protect your volumes of valuable information.

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Insider | Home & School | Personal Finance | Youth News | Life | Budgeting

Americans Are Spending More on Pets Than Ever Before: $72 Billion

By: America's Credit Union
April 11th, 2019

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) has released new annual industry-wide spending figures, which exceeded the previous year's spending by more than $3 billion. Americans are showing love for their pets as never before.

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Car Buying | Personal Finance | Life | Budgeting

The Most Popular Cars Driven by Millennials

By: America's Credit Union
April 4th, 2019

What are the favorite vehicles among young adults aged 22 to 37 (millennials) these days? Online insurance marketplace QuoteWizard wanted to know the answer, so it surveyed millennials in all 50 states.

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Home & School | Personal Finance | Investing & Retirement | Life | Budgeting | Savings Plan

The Impact of Taxes in Retirement

By: America's Credit Union
February 15th, 2019

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Personal Finance | Savings Plan

More Than Half of Americans Can't Cover a $1,000 Emergency with Savings, According to LendingTree Survey

By: America's Credit Union
February 6th, 2019

Only 48 percent of Americans say they could handle a $1,000 emergency expense using cash or savings in their bank accounts, a survey from online loan marketplace LendingTree finds.

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Personal Finance | Life

How Long Do You Take for Lunch?

By: America's Credit Union
January 15th, 2019

The lunch "hour" may be a concept of the past, new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam suggests.

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Seasonal | Personal Finance

New Year's Resolutions: Top 10 Tips for Paying off Debt

By: America's Credit Union
December 23rd, 2018

Following the revelry of the holiday season, many want to trim the fat from their waistlines, their spending and their debt (which can easily skyrocket during the holidays). As you enter the new year, consider the following tips to stick with a budget and rein in your spending to start paying off debt.

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Three Ways to Make the 52 Weeks Saving Challenge Work for You

By: America's Credit Union
December 17th, 2018

How would you like to save a total of $1,378 by the end of the year? It’s never too early to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions, especially after a busy month of holiday spending! For some, this might mean making goals to eat healthier, stop smoking, read more books, or lose some weight. For others — it’s all about saving money. 

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Seasonal | Personal Finance

Need to Avoid a Holiday Spending Hangover? [7 Proven Ways to Feel Better]

By: America's Credit Union
December 5th, 2018

Oh, the holidays. The one time of year when even the most disciplined shoppers have trouble sticking to their budgets. But you don't have to begin the New Year in debt. Follow these simple shopping tips to stop holiday overspending, and prevent a financial hangover in 2019. Seven holiday shopping tips to avoid a financial hangover in the new year.

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5 Best Ways to Plan and Track Your Holiday Spending

By: America's Credit Union
November 26th, 2018

Whether you consider yourself a spender or a penny-pincher, the holidays present many challenges when it comes to staying on a budget and meeting long-term financial goals.

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