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With Money Goals, Multitasking Pays Off

Tackling money goals one at a time cost financial literacy expert Barbara O’Neill at least $1 million. That’s how much O’Neill, a distinguished professor at Rutgers University, figures she lost by starting saving for retirement only after she had created an emergency fund, bought a car with cash and purchased a home. “I tell students that eventually, 30 years later, … Continue reading




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At What Age Can You Ignore Your Credit Score?

At some point, you’ll buy your last car and refinance your last mortgage. Surely then you can stop worrying about your credit scores.  Well, not really, although there are situations when credit scores shouldn’t be anyone’s main concern. Let’s start with some reasons why credit scores still matter, even when you don’t plan to borrow money. Lenders aren’t the only ones … Continue reading




6 Places to Shop on Black Friday

Black Friday competition seems to get fiercer each year. Practically every retailer has an enticing sale, which can make choosing where to shop difficult. Department stores are popular choices. In fact, they were the top shopping destinations over Thanksgiving weekend in 2017, according to a National Retail Federation survey. But if you neglect other types of retailers, you could miss out … Continue reading


The Dynamics of Crisis, a Decade Out

Ten years ago, investors stood on the threshold of one of the most traumatic market environments of modern times.  From the end of August 2008, through March 9, 2009, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index declined by 47%.  An erosion of confidence in U.S. mortgage-backed securities became a full-blown global financial crisis revealing an unsettling fragility across debt markets, money … Continue reading


Cash in on the BENefits!

The BENefits of credit union membership will have you seeing dollar signs. You can get up to $300 in cash rewards for new lines activated with Sprint®. GET YOUR BENS! Up to $300 for new lines activated with Sprint. Current Sprint customers receive up to $150 in cash rewards for lines transferred into Sprint Credit Union Member Cash Rewards. Up … Continue reading


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