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Home Aroma on a Budget

Quick: what does your home smell like? Your favorite foods-including garlic? Musty smells seeping up from the basement? Fresh laundry? Your best perfume? Every home has its unique combination of smells, and since you become used to it, it’s difficult to identify yours. If you love the way your home smells, then I say don’t… · Read More

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Black Friday – Are you ready? The Alternative

Thanksgiving Day is supposed to be a time to reflect on all the things that you are thankful for. However for millions of Americans it is a day that is the start of strategizing, jockeying for position, gathering the newspaper for current sale items, and getting your gear ready to participate in the hunt for… · Read More

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Christmas Without Stress – How To Control Holiday Spending

The Holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration. But too many of us find them to be a time of great financial stress too. How can you give gifts to so many loved ones while balancing the need to spend but not put yourself into a financial bind?   Make a… · 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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Money Smart Kids Essay Contest

Your Kid Could Win $2000 for College!   Some say that success in life depends on having lots of money. Others say that success is the ability to make all the right decisions. Many conclude that the definition of success is being happy, feeling loved or even contributing back to our fellow man. But we… · Read More

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Resolved to be more organized?

It’s a new year! You’re armed with good intentions and resolved to make 2012 the best year ever, right? Many things are easy to say and hard to do, but if one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to be more organized, add that to the list of goals achieved. Organization is simply taking time… · Read More

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12 Days of Christmas – MICU Style – Day 12

  In keeping with the spirit of the holidays, we’re pleased to offer the Twelve Days of Christmas – as celebrated at Mid-Illini Credit Union (MICU)! On the TWELFTH day of Christmas my MICU gave to me, Twelve good reasons to secure a credit line with my home’s equity!     On the Twelfth Day… · Read More

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12 Days of Christmas – MICU Style – Day 11

In keeping with the true spirit of the holidays, we’re pleased to offer the Twelve Days of Christmas – as celebrated at Mid-Illini Credit Union (MICU)!     On the ELEVENTH day of Christmas my MICU gave to me, Eleven ATMs with access all completely free!     On the Eleventh Day of Christmas my… · Read More

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12 Days of Christmas – MICU Style – Day 10

In keeping with the true spirit of the holidays, we’re pleased to offer the Twelve Days of Christmas – as celebrated at Mid-Illini Credit Union (MICU)!   On the TENTH day of Christmas my MICU gave to me, Ten home mortgages for me and my family!     On the Tenth Day of Christmas my… · Read More

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