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How To Reduce Your Debt

  Spring is in full bloom and we are heading to the end of the first half of the year! I hope you have learned some wonderful things about how to improve your financial picture along the way and picked up some fun and affordable plans for your summer activities! Congratulations to you if you… · 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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College Students and Money: Lessons for Kids and their Parents

Part 4: Ways to Guide a Child to Financial Maturity and Security! College Students and Money: Lessons for Kids and their Parents Thank you for following this series on Ways to Guide a Child to Financial Maturity and Security! Over the past few weeks, we’ve shared some tips on how to introduce a child to… · Read More

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What Should I Be Teaching My Teenager?

What Should I Be Teaching My Teenager? Part 3: Ways to Guide a Child to Financial Maturity and Security! If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, you’ll be familiar with these suggestions for introducing and teaching children about money and how to manage it. Here are the pointers that were discussed:  Start Early Show… · Read More

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How to Kick Start the Money Smart In Our Children

How to Kick Start the Money Smart In Our Children Part 2: Ways to Guide a Child to Financial Maturity and Security! If you have a passion to increase your children’s financial intelligence DNA, then I am sure that you read the previous two blogs “Money Smart Kids Essay Contest” and “How Can I Teach… · Read More

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How Can I Teach My Children About Money

How Can I Teach My Children About Money Part 1: Ways to Guide a Child to Financial Maturity and Security! In our last blog entry, “Money Smart Kids Essay Contest,” you learned how your 6th-8th grader could win $2000 by submitting an essay and how important it is for everyone to learn about financial literacy… · Read More

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