Credit Report Review – Understanding Credit Basics

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Understand your credit report.

Why is it that some of the most important financial topics make our eyes glaze over?

If there’s one seemingly dry financial subject I can stomach that others simply cannot, however, its credit reporting—mostly because understanding the topic (FICO scores in particular) is crucial to the entirety of your financial life. Continue reading Credit Report Review – Understanding Credit Basics


First Steps of Debt Management – Ready, Set, Go!

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Debt management helps you erase debt and anxiety.

The average U.S. household has more than $15,000 in credit card debt. It’s no wonder then in Madison “credit counseling“, “debt management” and “financial planning” have become familiar concepts and sought after services for so many. But the daunting truth is those same households with the credit card debt are more than likely also carrying student loan and/or mortgage debts. Thankfully, my personal credit card debt total has always stayed below that national average but still the amount I did have felt like a big burden until I took steps to pay it off. Continue reading First Steps of Debt Management – Ready, Set, Go!


Life Simplified with Credit Union Mobile Deposit

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Simplify life with credit union mobile deposit.

Running errands after work or on Saturday mornings used to be the bane of my existence. Between the grocery store, the dry cleaners, the credit union, and the veterinary’s office, there was never enough time. Schedules were juggled to make the rounds but inevitably my stops ran long so I still ran out of time. It was as if the workweek hadn’t ended and I was still running from meeting to meeting. Doesn’t sound very productive, does it? That’s when I learned about credit union mobile deposit. #Great Day. Continue reading Life Simplified with Credit Union Mobile Deposit


Wisconsin Credit Unions Celebrate!

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Wisconsin credit union celebration

Wisconsin credit unions celebrate members and financial cooperatives!

It feels like there’s a different holiday to celebrate every single day. In October alone, we’ve already seen National Homemade Cookies Day, National Walk to School Day, as well as Bald and Free Day, come and go. So, while International Credit Union Day may appear to be just like every other special little holiday out there, it really isn’t. Continue reading Wisconsin Credit Unions Celebrate!


Pay Off Your Credit Union Auto Loan Faster – 5 Easy Ideas

fast credit union auto loan payoffPaying off loans (such as a credit card, mortgage, or auto loan) is such a great feeling of accomplishment. Scheduling that regular payment over months (if not years), seeing that balance grow smaller and smaller over time. Then, getting to that oh-so-happy day when the balance is paid in full. Eureka!

What if you could pay off your credit union auto loan faster? Continue reading Pay Off Your Credit Union Auto Loan Faster – 5 Easy Ideas


Mistakes Happen – Is Your Checking Account Covered?

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Checking account mistakes happen, get covered.

Summer is over; fall is here. Life moves fast, especially when you’re busy.

And when you’re busy, it’s easy for things to slip through the cracks — little things especially, like forgetting to deposit a check or transfer money into the checking account at your Madison area credit union. We all make mistakes, obviously, but the problem is that sometimes these simple errors can lead to an unexpected shortage of funds. Continue reading Mistakes Happen – Is Your Checking Account Covered?


The ABCs of IRAs: Roth vs Traditional

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Have a great retirement when you’re prepared.

Retirement savings. Probably not many people’s favorite  subject and yet pretty important to your future. After all, you do want to retire some day, right? As you’ll learn, it’s fairly easy to open a Dane County Credit Union IRA and start saving for retirement. Continue reading The ABCs of IRAs: Roth vs Traditional