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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Keep Finances In Check After Moving To A New State

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Keep your finances in check when moving to a new state.
Moving to a new state can be expensive!

Even with all of the upsides, moving to a new state is downright expensive. Before you even arrive at your new destination, you’ve potentially spent plenty on packing supplies, moving vehicles and a moving team. What’s worse is that, once the drive is over, the expenses probably aren’t going to stop; you’ve got a new life to set up. Continue reading Keep Finances In Check After Moving To A New State

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3 Smart Things to Do with Unexpected Income

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Park unexpected income in a credit union savings account until you know how you want to use it.
Unexpected income can make a big impact.

Receiving unexpected income is a great feeling! Whether it’s a bonus at work, tax refund, or birthday or graduation check. Your mind is immediately swept up with all the fabulous ways you could enjoy it. Dinners, shopping, maybe an extra day on vacation. But is that really the best way to use it? Continue reading 3 Smart Things to Do with Unexpected Income

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7 Smart Ideas For Your Tax Refund

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Start an emergency savings account with your tax refund.
Be smart with your tax refund.

As the end of March rolls around, it’s become clear: Everyone’s favorite season is here! No, no– I’m not talking about Spring. Rather, I’m talking about a season that’s just as unavoidable, whether you hate doing them and have others do it for you, love doing them and have others help you, or simply roll up your sleeves and knock them out yourself; I’m talking, of course, about tax season. Continue reading 7 Smart Ideas For Your Tax Refund

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Renters Save More: 6 Areas To Improve For Energy Efficiency

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Find out how to save money by going green even if you're renting.
Save money by going green even if you’re renting.

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to save a few bucks and if possible, take better care of our mothership Earth. Maintaining an energy-efficient home sounds so appealing but it’s often easier said than done, especially if you’re renting. Unless the landlord or property owner is interested in financing major improvements, renters are left to their own temporary solutions. Continue reading Renters Save More: 6 Areas To Improve For Energy Efficiency

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