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Purchase Rewards Just for Credit Cards? Not anymore!

Oct 11, 2018 | 2 minute read

If you are like most people, you probably associate Purchase Rewards with your credit card, but did you know you can earn purchase rewards when you use your GECU checking account’s debit card?...

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3 Simple Things Anyone Can Do to Stay Out of Debt

Oct 3, 2018 | 3 minute read

With a swipe here and a swipe there, it can be easy to live your life on plastic and pile up debt. You’re not alone: U.S. households carried credit card balances that totaled $815 billion in debt...

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Budgets 101: How to Make Your Spending Money Last in College

Sep 18, 2018 | 3 minute read

“Why am I running out of money?”

That’s the question students ask most when they visit the student money management center at University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, Georgia.

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How to Save $1,000 Before the Holidays

Aug 17, 2018 | 2 minute read

With school already starting, believe it or not, Thanksgiving is three months out and the holiday shopping season isn’t far behind. If you’re hoping to take advantage of Black Friday deals, it's...

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Investment Planning: The Basics

Jul 31, 2018 | 5 minute read

Why do so many people never obtain the financial independence that they desire? Often it's because they just don't take that first step — getting started. Besides procrastination, other excuses...

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How Student Loans Impact Your Credit

Jul 5, 2018 | 5 minute read

If you've finished college within the last few years, chances are, you're paying off your student loans. What happens with your student loans now that they've entered repayment status will have a...

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Getting Started: Establishing a Financial Safety Net

Jun 25, 2018 | 3 minute read

In times of crisis, you don't want to be shaking pennies out of a piggy bank. Having a financial safety net in place can ensure that you're protected when a financial emergency arises. One way to...

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Best Ways to Save On Your Vacation this Summer

Jun 6, 2018 | 3 minute read

It’s no secret planning the summer vacation you’ve been dreaming about can become costly. When you start factoring in travel, lodging, dining, and activities, the expenses can add up quickly. Here...

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Six Keys to More Successful Investing

May 21, 2018 | 6 minute read

A successful investor maximizes gain and minimizes loss. Though there can be no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful and all investing involves risk, including the possible...

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5 Simple Steps to Creating Your Budget

Apr 2, 2018 | 3 minute read

A budget plays a crucial role in reaching your financial goals. A 2015 Bankrate study surveyed 1,001 Americans and found while many have a budget, less than 40% of respondents have cash to handle...

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