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Mint vs. Quicken – Which is Best for Your Budget in 2020?

All professional financial advisors agree that it is incredibly important that you make a budget to manage your personal finances.

Nowadays, there are plenty of applications that help you keep your personal finances organized. Two of the most popular pieces of budgeting software on the market today are Quicken and Mint. Not only are they both very popular financial tools, but they are also extremely useful. Continue reading Mint vs. Quicken – Which is Best for Your Budget in 2020?

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What is the Best Credit Score – Can You Reach ‘Perfect’?

Your credit report and score affect your life in a number of ways. For starters, your credit score affects your ability to acquire a loan, rent an apartment, and sometimes, even qualify for a job.

A credit report shows your bill payment history, current debts, and other financial information. Companies and lenders use this credit report to calculate your credit score.

VantageScore and FICO are the two main credit scoring models. In each model, the credit score ranges are 300 for the lowest and 850 for the highest. Is it possible to earn a perfect credit score? Continue reading What is the Best Credit Score – Can You Reach ‘Perfect’?

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Refinancing Your Home Loan With A Local Credit Union 

Purchasing a home is a major life event and a large investment. Refinancing your home provides you the opportunity to leverage your investment, whether you need cash, want to lower your payment, or want overall better terms for your mortgage.  Refinancing is getting a new mortgage to replace your home loan. When you refinance with your local credit union, you also take advantage of the closer relationship, better customer service, and lower interest rates that typically accompany banking with a credit union instead of a big bank. Continue reading Refinancing Your Home Loan With A Local Credit Union 

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News Release – Hyosung Brings ITMs to Three Branches of Dane County Credit Union

DCCU staff with Interactive Teller MachinesHyosung, the leading ATM manufacturer in North America, recently outfitted a local credit union in Madison, Wisconsin with a line of Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs). The installation of these new machines came just in time for the COVID-19 restrictions that were set in place. Continue reading News Release – Hyosung Brings ITMs to Three Branches of Dane County Credit Union

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Personal Finance Basics: 7 Essential Habits for Saving and Investing

Many people get uncomfortable even thinking about managing their money. The topic can feel overwhelming and complicated.

Even if you are someone who gets jittery at the thought of investing and saving, there are some really useful financial basics that you can easily adopt. Embracing good financial habits creates a snowball effect. Continue reading Personal Finance Basics: 7 Essential Habits for Saving and Investing

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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated at DCCU – 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month posterEvery September 15 – October 15 the United States recognizes and celebrates the influence and contributions of those descending from Latin America and other Spanish speaking countries. Dane County Credit Union has a long standing and year-round commitment to the support and advancement of our own local Latino community.  Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated at DCCU – 2020

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Getting Approved With Today’s Home Mortgage Rates

Mortgage rates continue to change, but they remain historically low, even with COVID-19 introducing volatility into current home interest rates. If you are considering buying a home, it might be a good time for you to lock in one of today’s historically low home mortgage rates. Yet, uncertain times have also caused lenders to mitigate risk by raising credit requirements and increasing down payment requirements. Continue reading Getting Approved With Today’s Home Mortgage Rates

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How to Save Money Each Month – Best, Easy Ways to Save Money

We have all heard how incredibly important it is to save money. Saving money allows you to safeguard yourself with an emergency fund and secure your financial freedom into retirement. You have most likely heard the old adage “spend less than you earn,” but how are you supposed to spend less when life can be so expensive? We have some money-saving tips that can help. Continue reading How to Save Money Each Month – Best, Easy Ways to Save Money

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