Credit Union Democracy – The Seven Principles Of Cooperatives Part 2

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One person, one vote – the democratic way in credit unions.

The first modern cooperative is rooted in 1840s England. Credit unions are member-owned cooperatives that follow the same seven cooperative principles ever since the very first one was established in 1849. Dane County Credit Union has also followed the principles since our own beginnings in 1937. Continue reading Credit Union Democracy – The Seven Principles Of Cooperatives Part 2

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How do I start saving for retirement if I’m 35

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When it comes to financial planning in Madison there are many resources you can use to educate yourself so you can get ahead and reduce stress. When you’re prepared for the future financially or even working towards that goal, you will feel more relaxed. One of those areas to focus on is your retirement plan, because you most likely don’t want to work FOREVER, right? Continue reading How do I start saving for retirement if I’m 35

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How to Financially Prepare for a New Pet

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Pets cost money! Open a savings account in Madison to prepare for a new one.

Pets! Whether you’re a dog person or a cat person, you really can’t go wrong by adding a critter to your clan–or starting to build your clan with one. I bet the first thing that comes to mind when considering getting a pet isn’t a special savings account in Madison for expenses. Continue reading How to Financially Prepare for a New Pet

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Quick Tips to Help Reduce Medical Costs

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Control medical costs with these tips.

Taking care of your health: It can be extremely expensive, and extremely stressful to think about. Here at DCCU, a local Madison credit union, we can’t do much to improve your physical health, but we can show you how to potentially alleviate some of your health care cost-related anxieties. Continue reading Quick Tips to Help Reduce Medical Costs

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How to Get and Manage Your First Credit Card

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Take the right steps with your first Madison credit union credit card.

I got my first credit card at 23. I was right out of college, and extremely fresh at a new job. I had zero credit history at that time so I applied for a credit card through the Madison credit union I’d been with since I was kid. The card didn’t have any perks, and the spending limit was low, but there weren’t any annual fees. Continue reading How to Get and Manage Your First Credit Card

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Best Credit Card and Debit Card Security App: CardValet

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Feel secure with CardValet

Though credit card companies and financial institutions continue to get better at keeping our financial and personal information secure, we’re all still at risk of having our cards and/or identities stolen. CardValet is the security boost you need. Continue reading Best Credit Card and Debit Card Security App: CardValet

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