Financial Advice for High School Graduates

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High School gradIf you’ve recently graduated from high school, congratulations! Making it through all those years of schooling is no small feat.

Now, however, you’re potentially facing one of the biggest decisions of your life: Will you continue on with your education, or will you get a job? Maybe, you’ll do both! Continue reading Financial Advice for High School Graduates

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How Do I Start Saving For Retirement If I’m 45?

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If you're 45, you can still save for retirement.
At 45, you can still save for retirement.

If you’re 45 and haven’t begun saving for retirement yet, know that you’ve got some major work cut out for you. But, also, know that you’re not alone; though it’s not ideal, plenty of people haven’t saved a penny for retirement at your age. In fact, according to CNBC, the median retirement savings for those between 32 and 61 years old is $5,000. Continue reading How Do I Start Saving For Retirement If I’m 45?

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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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3 Options For Your 401(k) When Changing Jobs

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Consider your retirement fund for future benefits
What to do with a 401k when you change jobs.

If you are lucky enough to be leaving your current employer for bigger and better things, there are probably a lot of things on your mind. One thing you shouldn’t lose sight of in the shuffle is what to do with your 401(k)–especially if you’re currently at your first  401(k)-offering job. Continue reading 3 Options For Your 401(k) When Changing Jobs

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What To Do With Side Hustle Income

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Finding the best place for side hustle income.Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you’ve probably either paid off your car, credit card or student loans; or, perhaps you’ve gotten a raise at work. All of these things are worth celebrating! But all of these things also raise one important question–what should I do with this extra income? Continue reading What To Do With Side Hustle Income

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Make A Financial Comeback

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Make a financial comeback with Dane County Credit Union
Make a financial comeback with Dane County Credit Union

What could a Super Bowl win and your finances have in common? Sometimes every one needs a good comeback.

This year’s Super Bowl was an incredible game! The Philadelphia Eagles captured their first championship in franchise history, in a game that was a true battle from start to finish. Quite the contrast from last year, when the New England Patriots came thundering back from a 28-3 deficit, shocking the Atlanta Falcons (and the world) en route to the comeback of the century. Continue reading Make A Financial Comeback

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New Year, New Financial Goals – Plan, Persevere, Celebrate!

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Man celebrating the success of his financial goals.
Set financial goals to get ahead.

Setting financial goals is extremely important; goals allow you to budget, save and spend your money for maximum effect. If you aren’t working towards any goals, then it’s nearly impossible to know where your money is or isn’t going. Continue reading New Year, New Financial Goals – Plan, Persevere, Celebrate!

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