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Work Towards Financial Independence

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What is financial independence? Financial independence is the ability to live comfortably off one’s savings and investments with no debt. While this might seem impossible, it can be easier than you think. If you can create a plan, be disciplined, and have some sort of financial guidance, you can reach your goal. The Family Credit…

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Effectively Managing Fluctuating Income

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Whether you are a freelancer, an hourly employee with hours that fluctuate, or work on commission, your income may be different from month to month. However, just because you have an income that fluctuates, doesn’t mean you can’t manage your money. Check out these tips to learn how to effectively manage your money during a…

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Why You Should Create A Health Savings Account

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What Is A Health Savings Account? A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a way to save for medical expenses and reduce your taxable income. Individuals can set an HSA up with them as the sole beneficiary or one can be created for an individual and spouse and/or dependents. Who Is Eligible For A Health Savings…

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Why you Should Bank with a Credit Union

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Benefits of Banking with a Credit Union When choosing to open a new account you have a few choices, including what type of banking institution you want to bank at. We are here to tell you that banking with a credit union–such as The Family Credit Union–has a variety of benefits; some even that you…

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Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

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It’s a fact of life now that you have to work hard to protect your identity. There are too many people out there trying to use your identity to steal your money, credit, and reputation. Here are some helpful tips you can use to protect yourself from identity theft. What Do Scammers Steal? Tax ID…

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Busting Myths About Credit Unions

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The first Credit Union was created over 160 years ago, yet there are a lot of misconceptions still floating around about these financial institutions. Hopefully, this will clear up some of the myths surrounding credit unions. Credit Union Myths #1 – Credit Unions aren’t big enough. Some people are afraid that Credit Unions aren’t big…

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Paying For College: Student Loans & Other Options

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  Sallie Mae has developed a 1-2-3 Approach to Paying for College. This could include paying for it yourself, scholarships, or student loans. The Family Credit Union is happy to present it to you and help you go through the steps. The 1-2-3 Approach for Financing College   Take stock of the money you already…

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Keep an Eye out for these COVID-19 Scams

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These unprecedented times are uncertain for so many of us. Unfortunately, there are people out there who will take advantage of others during times like these. Scams relating to the coronavirus are on the rise. Here are a few common ones and what you should do if you encounter one: Robocall Scams – These scams…

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Financial Literacy: No Better Time to Learn

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Did you know that two thirds of Americans are not able to pass a basic test of financial literacy? Financial literacy is the set of skills and knowledge that allows people to make informed and effective decisions about their financial resources. Unfortunately, financial literacy is not taught to us. In fact, only 17 states require…

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Financial Relief Assistance During COVID-19

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We know this time brings a lot of uncertainty for many people. Not only is everyone trying to stay healthy and safe, many people are trying to keep their jobs and source of income. We here at Family Credit Union want to provide you with a sense of security and relief during this time. A…

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