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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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Elder Financial Abuse and Exploitation

Mar 16, 2018 | 3 minute read

Elder abuse is the intentional or neglectful act by a trusted individual or caregiver that can lead to the harm of a vulnerable elder.[1] Financial exploitation of elders occurs when a trusted...

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Rent-to-Own: Be Informed Before You Sign

Mar 1, 2018 | 4 minute read

Imagine a store where you can pay as you go with no credit and get brand-name furniture, appliances and electronics for as little as $19.99 a week. That’s the pitch for rent-to-own companies,...

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How Are You Doing Financially? Take This Quick Quiz

Feb 8, 2018 | 2 minute read

Would buying a nice gift for a wedding or birthday strain your finances for the month? How about an unexpected expense, like a car repair — could you handle it easily, with some difficulty, or not...

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Are You Financially Fit?

Feb 1, 2018 | 3 minute read

Consider your financial fitness as you would your physical fitness. It takes work and isn’t a one-and-done situation. Like traditional fitness, it requires consistency and hard work.

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How to Dig Out From December’s Debt

Jan 25, 2018 | 4 minute read

The start of the new year feels like a financial clean slate — right up until your credit card bills arrive.

It’s easy to forget about the entertainment and travel you enjoyed, the food and drink...

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Make a Resolution to Become Financially Fit

Jan 24, 2018 | 2 minute read

Our President & CEO, Tim Ballinger, was recently interviewed by CityBeat about General Electric Credit Union (GECU) and our resolutions for 2018. View the online issue here!

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Retirement Planning: The Basics

Jan 16, 2018 | 5 minute read

You may have a very idealistic vision of retirement--doing all of the things that you never seem to have time to do now. But how do you pursue that vision? Social Security may be around when you...

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7 Common Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid

Jan 11, 2018 | 3 minute read

Not only do Americans have a lot of credit card debt, many struggle with understanding how to manage our credit cards. Credit card mistakes are all too common and can lead to higher interest...

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