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Why “Buy Local” is Better for Checking and Chile

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What do tourist guidebooks, historic main streets and vacation destinations have in common? They feature independent, locally-owned businesses run by entrepreneurs from our communities. People are at the heart of both local businesses and their neighborhoods. People and local businesses shape the character and identity of a community. Keep that Local Flavor When a town…

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International Credit Union Day

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October 18, 2018, will mark the 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day. This year’s theme is “Find Your Platinum Lining.” It combines the traditional gift of platinum for 70th anniversaries with a play on the saying “every cloud has a silver lining.” Credit unions all over the world will be celebrating the history and…

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Let’s all cooperate

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Credit unions are not-for-profit financial service cooperatives, owned and controlled by their members, and operating in a democratic way. What difference does that make? Co-ops are businesses, in many ways like any other business. But a cooperative operates solely for the members’ benefit. All co-op businesses run in accordance with seven basic principles, many of…

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Saving for teen dreams

Most teenagers have big dreams. Some dream of owning a car, traveling or starting a business. Many plan on attending college. All those dreams require cash.  So how do you turn that dream into reality? Be a dream achiever and start saving your money. Think $1.67 a day! If you’re 13 years old and you save…

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Think twice before you meme

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Last year, a Facebook meme went around called “10 Bands I’ve Seen, And One Is a Lie.” Posters then listed the names of nine bands they’d seen and one that they hadn’t, and their friends had to guess which was the lie.  The person sharing the list often included a note about the first band he…

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