Simple Money Saving Tips To Give Your Budget A Serious Boost

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Saving money is important.

In an age of massive consumer debt, credit cards run amuck, astonishing national debts, and banks closing their doors, there are plenty of reasons to save money.

Unfortunately, many people have never been educated on how to save money.

But we’ve got some good news. There are an astonishing number of ways to save money these days, all of which can give your budget a serious boost.

Here are some of our favorite money-saving tips. Continue reading Simple Money Saving Tips To Give Your Budget A Serious Boost

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In Memoriam: Jon L. Lowrey, CEO and President of DCCU

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Announcing the passing of DCCU's CEO, Jon Lowrey
Jon Lowrey

Dane County Credit Union is saddened to announce the unexpected passing of its Chief Executive Officer and President, Jon Lowrey, on June 25, 2018. Jon has been with the credit union since 1996, serving as CEO since 2005. In response to this tragic event, the Credit Union’s Board of Directors held an emergency meeting and appointed Shay Santos, Executive Vice President, to serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer.

Joe Guastella, Chairman of the Board, issued the following statement on behalf of the Board of Directors: “We are all deeply saddened by the loss of a great leader, mentor, and friend. I would like to express our appreciation for the contribution Jon has made to our credit union and the credit union industry as a whole. He was a man of integrity and honesty and will be greatly missed. On behalf of everyone at Dane County Credit Union, we extend our sincere condolences to the Lowrey family.”

Visitation and Funeral have been finalized with Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Care.

The credit union will continue to be open as usual. Jon’s passion was always to serve our members in the best way possible. The DCCU staff, management and Board will continue to carry that on today and every day.

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Como empiezo a ahorrar para retirarme si tengo 45

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Spanish version of Retirement savings at 45.
You still have time to save for retirement if you are 45.

 

Si tiene 45 y aún no ha empezado a ahorrar para su retiro, sepa que tiene mucho trabajo por delante. Pero aunque no es ideal, sepa también, que no está solo. Hay mucha gente que no ha empezado a ahorrar ni un centavo para su retiro a su edad. De hecho, según CNBC, el promedio de ahorros para retiro de personas entre 32 y 61 años de edad es de $5,000. Continue reading Como empiezo a ahorrar para retirarme si tengo 45

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Climbing Out Of A Financial Hole – A Personal Story

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DCCU staffer shares personal story of how she is getting out of a financial hole.
DCCU’s Alyssa H.

People get into financial trouble for many different reasons. The good thing is that there are a variety of ways of getting out of a financial hole. The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone, especially at this Madison credit union. Continue reading Climbing Out Of A Financial Hole – A Personal Story

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Travel Hacking Simplified: Can You Really Fly For Free?

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Travel Hacking Expert

There’s a giant world out there just full of things to explore — countries you’ve never been to, oceans you’ve never swam in, foods you’ve never eaten. You read about these places, you see them on TV, and you enviously scroll through endless Instagram feeds of strangers traveling to these distant lands. Continue reading Travel Hacking Simplified: Can You Really Fly For Free?

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Protect Yourself From Fraud In 2018

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What can you do to protect yourself from identity theft? Unfortunately, we live in a time when identity theft and fraud are running rampant. Almost every month we hear of major security breaches, with companies like Yahoo, Uber, Equifax, and Dropbox all compromised. When these types of breaches occur, millions of usernames and passwords are hacked, often resulting in identity theft and fraud.

So what can you do to protect yourself in 2018? What steps can you take to ensure that you don’t get hacked? Continue reading Protect Yourself From Fraud In 2018

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DCCU Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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Hispanic Heritage Month
DCCU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. DCCU celebrates our Hispanic staff and community all year long and are proud to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month. Continue reading DCCU Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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A Simple Guide To Understanding Home Equity Loans

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Learn all you need to about home equity loans.
Learn all you need to about home equity loans.

Getting a loan can be intimidating, especially if you’re not familiar with the financial industry. Suddenly, you’re confronted with dozens of terms you don’t normally use, like equity and fixed rates and collateral. Your head starts to swim and you may end up making decisions that can hurt you in the long run. Continue reading A Simple Guide To Understanding Home Equity Loans

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