Top Madison Credit Union Trend: Interactive Teller Machines

DCCU gets ready to launch Interactive Teller Machines
ITMs are coming to DCCU

Every time a new Madison credit union trend comes along, members get nervous. When ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) were first introduced in the 1960s, it was really the beginning of online, digital banking. With improvements in programming, accessibility and security features, it’s hard to imagine life today without them on nearly every block. Next came online home banking and many members were skeptical. But more than 15 years later, it’s better and safer than ever and new members expect it to be an option. Continue reading Top Madison Credit Union Trend: Interactive Teller Machines

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How To Best Utilize Online Banking In Madison To Save Paper (And Trees!)

Use online banking in Madison.
Online banking in Madison helps you save paper.

As someone who loves to organize and create calm out of chaos, I appreciate saving paper more than most folks. I’m always looking for ways to simplify my life, so bring on the digital tools, like online banking in Madison. Here’s how you can best utilize DCCU’s digital offerings to save maximum paper. Continue reading How To Best Utilize Online Banking In Madison To Save Paper (And Trees!)

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Pay Yourself First With Your Savings Accounts in Madison

Make regular deposits into your Madison savings account
Pay yourself first because you matter most.

Everyone has savings accounts in Madison, right? But are they being used or just sitting empty and alone? For the longest time, I thought I had the ultimate savings plan. Each month, I had my budget in front of me with my expenses identified, ready to be paid. Once my bills were settled, whatever was left over might be used for discretionary items (shopping, eating out, unexpected expenses), but rarely did any funds make it to my savings account. While I was paying off school loans or credit card balances, this meant my savings account almost never, ever grew. Continue reading Pay Yourself First With Your Savings Accounts in Madison

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Financial Education in Madison – Learn More with GreenPath

DCCU partners with GreenPath for financial education.
Free online financial education at DCCU.

For many years now DCCU members have enjoyed free access to credit counseling and financial education in Madison through GreenPath, a non-profit organization focused on helping members attain all their financial goals. Continue reading Financial Education in Madison – Learn More with GreenPath

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The Paper Shredding Party Continues This Summer!

Shred confidential papers with DCCU
Summer Shred Events

Remember that organizing phase we went through last summer? We had our post-it notes, markers, boxes, and piles of papers. After a little time and lots of elbow grease, we streamlined our files and purged everything we didn’t need. All that paper shredding and it keeps coming back! So, it’s time to revisit our work and perform a little annual upkeep. Continue reading The Paper Shredding Party Continues This Summer!

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The Secret To Not Freaking Out Over Unexpected Vet Bills

Get an emergency savings account and be prepared.
An emergency savings account can help avoid a freak out.

I often refer to my cat as my alternative investment plan, and worth every penny. You cannot beat the dividend of unconditional love and never-ending enthusiasm meeting you at the front door after a long day. But sheesh, the financial outlay can be SO MUCH! Here’s why you need an emergency savings account.

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Retirement Savings: It’s Never Too Early or Too Late to Start Planning

Advice about retirement accounts
Start planning your retirement now.

It’s never too early or too late to start planning for retirement and learning about different retirement savings accounts. The advantage of planning right out of the gate is time and compound interest are on your side for the long haul. However, if you’re starting later or making up for lost time, you simply have to be little more proactive. Continue reading Retirement Savings: It’s Never Too Early or Too Late to Start Planning

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Online Banking Helps Track Spending So You Can Build Savings

Online banking helps track spending
Use online banking to track spending and increase savings

Anytime is an opportune time to review your monthly budget and annual goals. This used to be a tedious process but with Dane County Credit Union’s online banking called eBanking, it’s so easy to track spending and see your savings account grow. Continue reading Online Banking Helps Track Spending So You Can Build Savings

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What You Need To Know About Vehicle Loan GAP Insurance and Mechanical Breakdown Insurance

Mechanical breakdown and GAP insurance for your vehicle loan.
Vehicle loan GAP and mechanical breakdown insurance at DCCU.

If you are considering a new car, you are most likely looking at reviews, MPG comparisons and insurance quotes. You may also hear about GAP insurance and mechanical breakdown insurance. How do these products work and why do you need them? Continue reading What You Need To Know About Vehicle Loan GAP Insurance and Mechanical Breakdown Insurance

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