Tag: financial planning

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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Have a Plan Before Starting Your Holiday Shopping

[ 0 ] December 4, 2015 |
Have a Plan Before Starting Your Holiday Shopping

The 2015 holiday shopping season is well underway, but it’s not too late to consider some money management advice, before you venture out to the mall or on the Web. “First, try and keep it in perspective, when it comes to shopping,” said Katie Bossler, GreenPath personal finance counselor. “While some people like to get all their shopping done at […]

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Learn the Differences Between Debt Settlement, Debt Management and Bankruptcy

[ 0 ] August 10, 2015 |
Learn the Differences Between Debt Settlement, Debt Management and Bankruptcy

By: GreenPath, Inc. — also known as GreenPath Debt Solutions — is a non-profit, credit counseling organization that has been helping people get out of debt since 1961. If you’re struggling with credit card debt, knowing where to turn for help can be confusing. The key to success is making an informed decision. GreenPath recently […]

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Free Credit Counseling

[ 6 ] July 6, 2015 |
Free Credit Counseling

In the last issue of Money Rep, I briefly described some options our members have to avoid the heavy interest and fees associated with payday loans.   As identified in that article, one of the benefits of your membership at IAACU is free credit counseling.   There are five Certified Credit Union Financial Counselors (CCUFCs) on staff […]

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