Low Cost Summer Fun Ideas

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Low cost, local summer fun by Dane County Credit Union.

Memorial Day and July 4th have come and gone. For most, that means summer is either beginning to wind down, or beginning to spill over with that seemingly never-ending stream of vacations you planned months ago.

Yet whether you’re craving a break from layovers and long car rides–or you’re looking for a little weekend getaway to spice up your summer, it sounds like a Dane County day trip will cure what’s ailing you. Continue reading Low Cost Summer Fun Ideas

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Test Drives – Eric’s Auto Buying Adventure Pt 4

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Do some smart test drives before buying a new car.
Eric gets ready to test drive some potential vehicles.

Now that I am pre-approved for my auto loan and have done preliminary research on different vehicles, it’s time to get out into the field! This is “the fun part” of the whole experience, actually getting out and test driving the cars! Continue reading Test Drives – Eric’s Auto Buying Adventure Pt 4

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How To Choose The Right Personal Credit Card

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Take time to find the right credit card.

As the famous saying goes, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

This timeless piece of advice can be applied to many different things, but few more fitting than the mighty credit card. Yes, while all Madison credit unions offer credit cards that give members a chance to earn rewards points on the things they buy, make emergency purchases, and simply treat themselves every once in a while, they can also open the door to a load of financial troubles. Continue reading How To Choose The Right Personal Credit Card

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Identity Theft Prevention: Sort, Store or Shred Important Papers?

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Identity theft protection shred events at Dane County Credit Union
Shred your papers for greater identity theft protection.

Confession: I love bringing order to chaos. From the garage to the kitchen cabinets to the bedroom closet, I love pulling everything out to be sorted and organized.Throw in some post-it notes, markers and empty boxes into the room and you won’t see me until dinner. The ultimate rewards are reducing clutter to the essentials, preventing identity theft, and making it much easier to find things when you need them on the first try. Continue reading Identity Theft Prevention: Sort, Store or Shred Important Papers?

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Achieve Your Dreams with the DACA DREAMer Personal Loan

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Dreams come true with a DACA personal loan.

On June 15, 2012, President Obama signed an executive order establishing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. With this initiative, those individuals who came to the United States as children and meet specific guidelines may be considered for deferred action over two years. Continue reading Achieve Your Dreams with the DACA DREAMer Personal Loan

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Auto Loan Pre-approval – Eric’s Auto buying Adventure Pt3

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Katie Kruger, Branch Manager

It goes without saying that I’m going to need an auto loan to help finance a new car after my accident. Who has that kind of cash laying around or just sitting in your pocket? Continue reading Auto Loan Pre-approval – Eric’s Auto buying Adventure Pt3

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DCCU Cares About Project Home’s Paint-a-thon

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Join DCCU for Paint-a-thon

Looking for an opportunity to help someone in our community? Please consider volunteering for Paint-a-thon 2015. Over the past 26 years, thousands of volunteers have worked together to paint more than 500 houses for low-to-moderate income residents in Dane County. Continue reading DCCU Cares About Project Home’s Paint-a-thon

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My Plan of Action – Eric’s Car Buying Adventure Pt 2

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Eric makes a good plan to buy a new car.

Alright, now that the dust has settled from my accident, I’m well aware of my situation. The confusion and frustration have subsided and it’s time to put together a plan of action. Some people think car shopping sounds fun. I am not one of these people. Continue reading My Plan of Action – Eric’s Car Buying Adventure Pt 2

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