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How to Manage Your Money: 19 Tips to Do it Right

For many people, money management can be an overwhelming and uncomfortable topic of conversation. Maybe you feel like you have put off saving for retirement for too long or your emergency savings is not what it should be.

Whatever is causing your anxiety, the truth is there is no better time than the present to get a grip on personal finance. Once you get the ball rolling, you will soon wonder why you waited so long to form healthy financial habits.

To help you get started, we have assembled 19 tips to help you meet your financial goals. Continue reading How to Manage Your Money: 19 Tips to Do it Right

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Debit Card Do’s and Don’ts  – A Safety Checklist

DCCU debit card MastercardDebit cards – the modern payment convenience item that makes purchasing any item or service so much easier than using cash or writing a check. Many of us have been using them for so long it’s not even a second thought. While some folks are new to this method and are still learning.

No matter which camp you’re in, there is good reason to review the do’s and don’ts regarding your debit card, as well as common practices to protect yourself from fraud. Continue reading Debit Card Do’s and Don’ts  – A Safety Checklist

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DCCU News from CEO, Shay Santos

DCCU's CEO, Shay S.It is important for credit unions everywhere to share the many ways they add value to their communities. It helps keep alive the essence of what financial cooperatives do best – to provide thrift (the practice of using your money carefully and not wastefully) and to make a difference for you and everyone in our community. Continue reading DCCU News from CEO, Shay Santos

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How To Keep Your Private Information Safe

woman looking at laptop protecting personal informationWhat exactly is “private or confidential information?” That can be a difficult question. People often use the term “confidential information” when referring to personally identifiable information (PII). But all PII doesn’t necessarily have to be kept confidential. So what are we talking about specifically? Continue reading How To Keep Your Private Information Safe

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What Happened to eFinancialNews.com?

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Famous bull statue near Wall Street in New York

The website eFinancialNews.com was a financial news service whose target readership was the investment banking, fund management, and securities community. It was also the publisher of Private Equity, a weekly publication focused on the European private equity sector. Just before its 2008 acquisition by Dow Jones & Co, publisher of Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, and Dow Jones Newswires, eFinancialNews.com was forecast to have annual revenue of 15.4 million British pounds (about USD $19.7 million). Over half of this revenue was projected to be generated from non-print sources (Source). However, if you visit www.eFinancialNews.com today the site no longer exists. Continue reading What Happened to eFinancialNews.com?

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The #1 best kept holiday secret EVER, revealed! (Too, over the top?!? ;)

Christmas presents in front of treeIt’s November 1, 3:35 p.m. when it hits me. Today is the day! I quickly open the DCCU app to peek at my regular savings balance with one eye closed and the other squinty. YES!!! What did my wide open eyes behold but a nice fat deposit from my holiday savings account. One of my favorite days of the year! Continue reading The #1 best kept holiday secret EVER, revealed! (Too, over the top?!? 😉

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14 School Fundraising Ideas That Don’t Involve Asking Grandma For Money

Group of students fundraising donate for charity
Group of students fundraising donate for charity

In a perfect world, schools would never need to raise money. They would all be fully funded, able to provide their students with all the programs and activities they could ever want. Teachers would have all the supplies they need, students would have access to every necessary resource, and principals and administrators would never have to stare at a budget and wonder how they are going to make everything work. Continue reading 14 School Fundraising Ideas That Don’t Involve Asking Grandma For Money

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Mes de la Herencia Hispana en DCCU

Hispanic Heritage Month imageTodos los años, los estadounidenses celebran el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre. Celebramos las historias, culturas y contribuciones de ciudadanos estadounidenses cuyos antepasados ​​vinieron de España, México, el Caribe y América Central y América del Sur. DCCU celebra a nuestro personal y comunidad hispana durante todo el año. Estamos orgullosos de reconocer el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Continue reading Mes de la Herencia Hispana en DCCU

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Hispanic Heritage Month at DCCU

Hispanic Heritage Month imageEvery year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. We celebrate 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 throughout the year. We are proud to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month. Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month at DCCU

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What Happened to Tilt.com?

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Tilt logo, created by GunkHead

Tilt.com was launched in 2012 as a crowdfunding platform by James Beshara and Khaled Hussein. Beshara, a development economist who graduated from Wake Forest University before working in microfinance and micro-insurance, was the company’s CEO. Hussein was then working with Rackspace, the Texas-based cloud computing company. The two worked together to develop a platform that would enable peer-to-peer payments (Source). Continue reading What Happened to Tilt.com?

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