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How To Save Money On Vacation


Summertime is finally here which means it’s time for vacation! Traveling can be expensive. Those transportation costs, hotels, and restaurant meals begin to quickly add. According to CreditDonkey, the average vacation costs $1,145 per person. The Family Credit Union has created a list to help you save money on your vacation this summer. 1. Look…

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First-Time Credit Card Users


Getting your first credit card can be an exciting, but scary thought. If you are wanting to buy a house or car down the road with a good interest rate, building credit is important. The Family Credit Union has put together a list of tips for first-time credit card users. Control Your Spending Create a…

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Mortgage Basics: Knowledge is Power

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  Whether you’re purchasing a home for the first time, or just refinancing your current home, the entire process can be a bit overwhelming. The saying that”Knowledge is Power” is key when it comes to mortgages. The more information that you know, the more confident you will feel. We know that learning about mortgages can…

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Announcing Our 2018 Fall Scholarship Winners!

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The Family Credit Union is proud to announce the recipients of $1000 scholarships for the 2018 Fall school year. The scholarships are awarded on need, academics, and extracurricular activities. The Keith Ruefer Memorial Scholarship The Keith Ruefer Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one credit union member or family member that is entering or attending the…

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A New Perk For Dollar Days!

River Bandits

If you’ve taken advantage of the great deals that are part of our Family Fun Dollar Days, you know that The Family Credit Union provides you with fun activities from all over the Quad Cities. We’re proud to announce our newest partner is The Quad Cities River Bandits! New for 2018, the River Bandits offers Baseball…

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Is Your Child Ready for His or Her First Phone?

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It used to be that getting a driver’s license was the official milestone when freedom and the race toward growing up began. Today, thanks to the ever-evolving world of technology, the timeline has accelerated—having a phone to call your own is the new first step toward independence.   To help you prepare and decide when…

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Time to Plan Vacations – And Pay For Them

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As the weather finally begins to look like springtime, our thoughts are turning towards our summer vacation plans. You may have a lot of ideas about places you’d like to visit, but you’re trying to figure out how to pay for the trip.   Home Equity Loans Can Help A popular method of paying for…

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Good Times to Buy a Car

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Did you know that there is a good car-buying season? According to CUInsight, there are better times during the year to buy a car over other times. Some months are better than others, depending on what type of car you want and how choosy you are about the model year and so on. Spring Time…

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Low Tech Ways To Start Saving

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  It seems like technology is everywhere. We are constantly asked to download apps or give all of our information to websites. Sometimes it’s nice to disconnect and do some things for ourselves. Here are some tips adapted from an article from Penny Hoarder, written by Jacquelyn Pica. Lay It All Out Before you can…

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The Family Credit Union Celebrates America Saves Week

America Saves Week

Running from February 26th to March 3rd, America Saves Week is an opportunity for people to assess their saving habits and organizations to offer assistance and programs to promote good savings behavior. The Family Credit Union encourages all Americans to save using safe and trustworthy organizations and programs. We are committed to giving you the…

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