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4 Tips to Reduce Halloween Costume Costs

Oct 16, 2018 | 2 minute read

Americans are expected to spend $9 billion on Halloween this year according to the 2018 National Retail Federation Halloween survey.1 The average American will spend around $86.79 this year...

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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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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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How to Dine Out for Less

Aug 14, 2018 | 3 minute read

There’s no doubt packing a lunch or cooking at home can save you money, but if you’re on a budget, you don’t need to avoid restaurants altogether. Here are a few easy ways to eat at your favorite...

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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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5 Smart Money Habits To Practice

May 14, 2018 | 2 minute read

 

Conquering your financial goals isn’t a simple task, but creating, and sticking to, smarter spending habits will help both your money go further and you get closer to financial freedom.

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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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