Tag: financial planning

What Is Financial Aid for College?

[ 0 ] May 29, 2019 |
What Is Financial Aid for College?

Financial aid includes all funding to help you pay for college, such as scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. To access most aid, you must complete a FAFSA. Today’s skyrocketing college tuition prices mean most families can’t afford the whole bill on their own. Financial aid can help fill in the gaps. Here we explain everything you […]

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Balance Transfer

[ 0 ] February 26, 2019 |
Balance Transfer

  Do you have a few too many Credit Cards and don’t know what to do with them? A balance transfer could help. With a balance transfer you can take a balance for one of your higher interest rate Credit Cards and put it on a lower interest rate Credit Card. This can help to […]

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Living the IAACU Mission

[ 0 ] January 23, 2019 |
Living the IAACU Mission

IAACU QUICK FACTS Data as of 12.31.18 HQ: Bloomington, IL ASSETS: $252.4 Million MEMBERS: 16,525 12-MO SHARE GROWTH: 4.67% 12-MO LOAN GROWTH: 0.67%   The IAA Credit Union’s mission is to “Build Financial Relationships to Enrich Members’ Lives.” This statement is important because it articulates the purpose of this institution to our team, to our […]

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Become Financially Fit in 2018

[ 0 ] January 9, 2018 |
Become Financially Fit in 2018

Now that the Christmas season is behind us, the focus turns to 2018 resolutions. While many of us vow to eat better and get on the treadmill to improve our physical health, have you thought about your financial health in the New Year? Consider some statistics: A Consumer Financial Protection Bureau study found that seven out […]

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America Saves Week: A Reality!

[ 0 ] February 29, 2016 |
America Saves Week: A Reality!

You may have heard some of the buzz last week around America Saves Week (#ASW). Running each year since 2007, the week is an opportunity for institutions promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. There are six main focus points for the 2016 America Saves Week. As your preferred […]

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Tips to Avoid Overspending

[ 0 ] January 22, 2016 |
Tips to Avoid Overspending

With New Year’s Resolutions slowly fading, you can jump start your Financial Fitness by starting some budgeting. You can begin by analyzing your expenses over the last year, or you can start simple by cutting back on overspending in common areas.  GreenPath recently released an infographic showing how the average American overspends, highlighting areas such as […]

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Prep Your Finances for Success in 2016

[ 0 ] January 4, 2016 |
Prep Your Finances for Success in 2016

With 2016 already here, many people will make resolutions to manage their personal finances better.  Whether that means saving more, or setting up a personal budget, the suggestions can get overwhelming. Here are four easy personal finance goals, for you to consider, to start the New Year on the right path:   1. Set up […]

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ILFB Annual Meeting Micro-Talk: Credit

[ 0 ] December 28, 2015 |
ILFB Annual Meeting Micro-Talk: Credit

Just a few weeks ago, we attended the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and held two Micro-Talks. One of them was titled “What the Heck Is Credit?” and was created to help you learn more about your credit score, how it is calculated, and how to take care of your credit. To summarize the Micro-Talk, […]

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