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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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The Big Storm

Have you ever been in the middle of a crisis and found yourself in a state of survival mode? Or in a place where you were without money and even worse, discovered that the money you have, regardless of how much or how little, is of no use? Without a doubt the big storm “Sandy”… · Read More

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Credit Unions – It’s a Movement!

Did you know… …That 2012 is the International Year of the Cooperative? …That the third week in October is International Credit Union Week? …The third Thursday in October is International Credit Union Day?   International Credit Union Day was celebrated this year on October 18 -  by more than 196 million members (!) at over… · Read More

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Digest Your Way to Financial Success

Many things have been written on how to invest and save for retirement, education, a new car or whatever. I will admit that some of them are posted by me – just review the archives and you will find a huge list. I honestly believe that I have provided you with wonderful advice on how… · Read More

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Things I Waste Money On

I don’t know about you but at least once a month I have this long stressful conversation with my family about where is all the money going? You see, we try to do the right thing by establishing a budget and monitoring it to see if we are living the plan. Why? Because not having… · Read More

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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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