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Arm the Harbor!!

In McLean County it is estimated that we have more than 175 people that are considered homeless on any given day for many different reasons. It is certainly possible that you may know someone (maybe a friend, ex-neighbor or past co-worker) that is experiencing homelessness. Because our community is known to be caring and compassionate,… · Read More

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Blono Cash Mob!?!?

It sounds so exciting! But what is it really? BloNo (Bloomington Normal) Cash Mob is the equivalent of a cash mob organized to bring buyers and support to a locally independently owned business! Created and organized by Vikki Baptiste of RelyLocal  Bloomington-Normal. A Cash Mob is like the new wave of a “flash mob.” I… · Read More

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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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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: 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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