Managing your “side gig” income

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According to this survey from, almost 4 out of 10 Americans (37%) has a “side gig”. Soon, someone asking “what’s your side hustle?” is going to be as common as “what do you do for a living?” Working a second part-time job has evolved into the age of the side hustle or side gig.…

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Retirement planning for 20-somethings

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If you’re in your 20s, the topic of retirement brings a wave of anxiety and boredom. Who has time to think about saving for retirement with massive student loans to pay? And retirement is y-e-a-r-s away. It’s time to re-frame the discussion of retirement planning for 20-somethings. It’s not just about money when you’re old.…

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Don’t be bamboozled

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As fraudsters enjoy more success and scams become more prolific, the likelihood of any one person getting duped is going up. And it isn’t just the elders that are being scammed. The Federal Trade Commission said that consumers reported losing a total of nearly $488 million to all types of imposter scams in 2018—more than…

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Life challenge checklist: divorce

Heart Breaking in Two

Taking a thing apart is always faster than putting something together. This is true of everything except marriage. Joe Hill The process of divorce takes time, money and emotional energy. While there aren’t many life hacks to get around the emotional toll, you can take steps to protect your financial security for the next stages…

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Debit card travel tips

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Tickets purchased, bags packed and finances in order, right? Ah – summer travel season is upon us. Don’t let your travel plans be derailed by unexpected problems with your debit card. Follow these tips to make sure your access to funds goes smoothly. While these tips are specific to White Sands FCU issued debit cards,…

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