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Couples and Money: Truth or Friction?

We  first published this story last year, for a special bridal feature that one of our company partners was sponsoring. We got great feedback on the story, so we’re offering it up again – seems timely, since we just had such a good time at the WBNQ Bridal Show!   Couples and Money: Truth or… · 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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What’s The Buzz? It’s Uptown Normal

There are plenty things to do in Bloomington/Normal these days but by far, the greatest buzz has to be about all the Uptown Normal development. For the past few years we have all witnessed the transformation of the downtown next to the Illinois State University Campus to the ISU next to Uptown! The area has… · Read More

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The Heat is On – Cost Saving Ways to be Cool!

  As they say, “the heat is on”……but does it really have to be as hot as it actually is? Well, it is summer after all so what do we expect? I mean, just because we have experienced a number of days with temperatures in the triple digits, doesn’t mean that you have to be miserable… · Read More

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Debt Consolidation – When and How to Consolidate – Part II

Everybody knows: it’s easy to run up lots of debt if you’re not careful. We want to make sure that you know which steps to take to get out of debt and simplify your life. Last time, we offered tips on debt consolidation for folks who are credit challenged. Today, in Part II, we share… · Read More

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Knowing and Managing My Debt-to- Income

Credit and Debt Management May is known as a transitional month where we experience a favorable change in the weather, spring cleaning and planting, graduations and preparations for ending the school year. Financially, many people take a long look on how they are doing as we approach the half-way point of the year. In May,… · Read More

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