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How is a Credit Union Different than a Bank?

In the United States, credit unions are not-for-profit organizations that exist to serve their members rather than to maximize corporate profits. Like banks, credit unions accept deposits and make loans. But as member-owned institutions, credit unions focus on providing a safe place to save and borrow at reasonable rates. Unlike banks, credit unions return surplus income to their members in the form of dividends.

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Money Tips: Smart Money Moves for College Students

Now that the unofficial end of summer is officially here, many college students have already headed to campus. During the last few weeks of prepping and planning, students and their parents have no doubt realized (if they didn’t already know) that attaining higher education is a costly endeavor. In addition to the high price of tuition there are the associated expenses of college life including room and board, food and toiletries, dorm furnishings and accessories, books and school supplies, and a laptop. Not to mention extra cash for clothes, entertainment, and maybe a car or other travel expenses!

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Money Tips: Prepping Your Home for Autumn

The sights and scents of fall are all around...beautiful red and yellow foliage, bright orange pumpkins, festive mums, hayrides, apple pie in the oven, refreshing breezes, smoky campfires.

And while many of us welcome this cool change from the summer heat, it’s also a reminder that the chill of winter is not far away. Now is the perfect time to make your home feel warm and cozy for fall, while also taking some small measures early on to begin preparing for the impending winter.

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