Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ditch the Debt!

One of the most important things we do here at Mid-Illini Credit Union (MICU) is to offer free financial education to our members –  and to our community. We visit lots of places and talk to lots of people about their financial concerns. From the financial literacy presentations that we deliver at the high schools… · Read More

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Teen Credit Cards: Teaching Tool or Pointless Plastic?

The school year’s just begun and you can almost see your teenager changing right before your eyes. There are new friends, new teachers, new activities and sometimes it seems like you don’t even know her anymore. With all the other changes, you begin to wonder if your teen can handle more responsibility. And if so,… · Read More

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Budgeting for Time AND Money

It’s been said that “Time is Money,” and in truth, researchers have spent a lot of valuable time trying to empirically prove that time is, in fact, money. How many times have you heard these sayings? We need to buy some more time for this assignment. I can’t afford to spend any more time on… · Read More

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Go Back to School (without going broke!)

Have you heard? It’s back to school time again! Of course, that means different things to different people: excitement and anticipation if you’re headed to kindergarten, bored apathy if you’re a teenager or all new experiences and responsibilities if you’re headed off to college. But for all the parents who are sending the kids back… · Read More

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Costa Rica Winners!

Several weeks ago, we hosted a special guest blogger, Jose Rojas, from Natural Expeditions, the Costa Rica Tour Experts. Jose wrote a post for us to help promote our 2012 Membership Drive because we were giving away a TRIP TO COSTA RICA to anyone who joined MICU and opened a qualified account between May 1… · Read More

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