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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Latino Career Ignitor Program A Success!

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Dane County Credit Union is part of an amazing local program aimed at igniting Latino careers at credit unions. The 10 week program helps Latinos build job skills and consider career opportunities in the financial industry. DCCU has already hired 2 graduates of the program!

Watch the video to see more about this great community program and hear from Dane County Credit Union’s President, Jon Lowrey.

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10 Essential Security Measures To Keep Your Online Banking Safe In 2017

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Online banking is amazing, isn’t it? Just 15 years ago, we had to physically enter a bank to do any sorts of transactions. Now we carry around a digital teller in our pocket, able to make deposits, transfers, and even external ACH transactions with the click of a button.

Online banking security is a top priority.
Online banking security is a top priority.

But with great power comes great responsibility, right? Yes, it’s easier than ever for us to access our banking information, but it’s also easier than ever for hackers to gain access to that information. Continue reading 10 Essential Security Measures To Keep Your Online Banking Safe In 2017

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2016 Tax Updates: Brackets, Deductions, and Exemptions – Wheeeee!

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2016 tax updates

Dane County Credit Union has partnered with Focused Tax Solutions to offer our members expert tax preparation at a special promotional rate. More than 50 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes are adjusted for inflation in 2016. Let’s take a look at the 2016 tax updates most likely to affect taxpayers like you. Continue reading 2016 Tax Updates: Brackets, Deductions, and Exemptions – Wheeeee!

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DCCU Staff Members Share Personal Financial Goals

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Personal financial goals
Staff shares their personal financial goals

It can be daunting to set personal financial goals but it’s an important step for financial success. In order to help members take the first step to creating their own goals a few Dane County Credit Union staffers have shared their personal goals for 2016 and their plan to achieve and celebrate success.

We asked the following questions:

  • What are your financial goals for 2016?
  • What steps will you take to achieve your goal?
  • What will be the challenges and how will you overcome them?
  • How will you celebrate success?

Continue reading DCCU Staff Members Share Personal Financial Goals

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