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Providing valuable content and financial tips to help empower our members to improve their lives.

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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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Seasonal | Personal Finance

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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Home & School | Identity & Fraud Protection | Life | Personal Finance

Why Should I Go to Paperless Statements?

By: America's Credit Union
August 13th, 2018

If you’ve thought about switching your monthly or quarterly paper statements to a paperless or electronic version, check out these reasons to do it.

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Credit Cards | Car Buying | Home & School | Life | Personal Finance

Real World 101 - Money Tips for New Grads

By: America's Credit Union
July 13th, 2018

Congratulations -- you’ve graduated and are ready to go into the real world. Though you have your diploma, there’s still more to learn about the basics of financial management.

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Home & School | Life | Personal Finance

Forget Malls, Let's Shop at "Multifaceted Consumer Engagement Spaces"

By: America's Credit Union
July 6th, 2018

Brick and mortar retail is alive and well – yet it’s undergoing an era of change. Where will we shop in the future?

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Credit Cards | Home & School | Life | Identity & Fraud Protection | Personal Finance

Debit Card Fraud is on the Rise

By: America's Credit Union
June 29th, 2018

There was a 10 percent increase in the number of payment cards compromised at U.S. ATMs and merchants in 2017, Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO reports.

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Personal Finance | Life

7 Quick Tips About How to Make a Budget For Your Family

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

Knowing how to make a budget is the important first step to financial freedom. That means retiring comfortably, spending time with your family, and traveling like you always wanted. Budgets, however, aren’t something you can set and forget about. In order to make one work for you and your family, you must always review and tweak it.

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Home & Mortgage Tips | Home & School | Personal Finance

Looking for Current Home Equity Loan Rates? We’ve Got Them!

By: America's Credit Union
June 13th, 2018

If you have equity in your home and need extra cash for home repairs, education costs or to consolidate high-interest debt, then a home equity loan might be a good option for you. Before signing the dotted line, however, you should be sure you are receiving agreeable loan terms from a trustworthy mortgage lender; a home equity loan is a significant debt, often set up to be paid back over a lengthy repayment term. With this type of loan, securing fair and current home equity loan rates is essential to safeguarding your healthy financial future. 

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Home & Mortgage Tips | Home & School | Personal Finance

[4 Application Tips] What is needed for a Home Equity Loan?

By: America's Credit Union
June 7th, 2018

Life has a lot of big moments, and unfortunately, they all cost equally big money -- your child's wedding, college tuition, or the need for a new car to replace the one that just wore out yesterday. Even the most fiscally responsible family needs help footing the big bills that life has a way of generating. That's why, at America's Credit Union, we're willing to work with you to find the best rates on home equity loans to get you through. 

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Youth News | Personal Finance | Home & Mortgage Tips | Life

Generation Z Will Pay $226,000 in Rent in their Lifetime

By: America's Credit Union
June 6th, 2018

Generation Z can expect to spend $226,000 on inflation-adjusted rent in their lifetime -- about $24,000 more than millennials and $77,000 more than baby boomers, according to a new analysis  from rental search platform HotPads.

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