Author Archives: Julie

Julie Workman has been working at Mid-Illini Credit Union since 2009, first as the Marketing Manager and now as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. A 1987 graduate of Illinois State, Julie was an Advertising Account Executive at The Pantagraph for 16 years and then worked for a national advertising agency over in Peoria before joining the team at MICU. Julie has been married to her husband, Ward, since 1995, and they reside in Normal. Their two youngest children are still in school in Unit 5, and their oldest son lives in El Paso, Illinois with a family of his own. Julie says her favorite part of working at MICU is going out to different community events and meeting MICU members face-to-face.

Relocating? You’re gonna love it here!

Summer’s here! The weather is beautiful, flowers are growing, birds are singing – it’s the perfect time of year for baseball, boating – and relocation. If a “re-lo” is on your agenda this summer, your timing couldn’t be better. Lots of houses are available. Many of them have been on the market for a while,… · Read More

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So…you graduated. What now?

If you’re a new graduate, you’ve heard that question a hundred times by now. Graduation does represent a defining moment: a new beginning, a chance to make your own decisions and do things the way you think they should be done. Exciting? Yes. Scary? Yes, that too. So many big questions: Did you choose the… · Read More

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Managing the Vacation Situation: Step Away or Fly Away? Either way…

So far, we’ve covered the extremes of taking a vacation: first, the staycation, where you stick around home and do the things that you don’t normally do; then, the trip-of-a-lifetime-type vacation to exotic Costa Rica. Whatever your take on the vacation situation, there are some vacation-planning tips that apply to everyone: Save up the money… · Read More

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Managing the Vacation Situation: The Getaway

The topic for our April blog series is Summer Vacations. Last week, we talked about different vacation options and focused on variations of the Staycation. Today, you’re invited to welcome guest blogger, Jose Rojas – owner of Natural Expeditions, the Costa Rica Tour Experts, and a company partner for us here at Mid-Illini Credit Union.… · Read More

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Managing the Vacation Situation: The Staycation

Summertime is coming soon! What are you doing this summer? We hear (or overhear) lots of talk these days about what to do with our school-age kids during the summer – and lots of talk about summer vacations. For some folks, a vacation getaway every year is an absolute must. The vacations are a family… · Read More

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Improve Your Home WITHOUT Borrowing Money. Wait! What?

In our last few posts, we’ve been talking about a variety of ways to increase the value of your home and ways to leverage the equity from your biggest investment to improve the quality of your life (and your investment) both now and for years to come. You’ll recall that the equity in your home… · Read More

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Home Improvements: How to Hire a Contractor

In this series, we’ve been talking about the best ways to tap into the  equity in your home and some of the reasons that you might want to do that. Today, we’ll tackle the topic of Home Improvements. You have two choices when making improvements to your home. You can do the project yourself. They… · Read More

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Tap Into Your Home’s Hidden Value

Home ownership has long been the quintessential American Dream. Buy your own home and you can fix it up any way you want to, raise your family and eventually sell it for more than you paid, add to your nest egg and help fund your retirement, right? In today’s America, some folks, even some experts… · Read More

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Home Equity Loans v HELOCs – What’s the Difference?

Spring is in the air – or at least it will be soon – which means it’s time to start thinking about home improvement projects. New siding and windows? Landscaping? Putting in a pool? Whatever you’re planning to do, Mid-Illini Credit Union is here to help! Follow our blog posts in March as we begin… · Read More

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Is It Worth It?

The beginning of a new year is a good time to learn new habits that can help you be happier, healthier and wealthier. The happiness part is up to you, of course, but maybe we can help you become healthier and wealthier. We all like to dress up and go out for a fine dining… · Read More

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