Tag Archives: saving

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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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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Make the Holiday Season a Time to be Blessed and not Stressed

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now behind us and Christmas is quickly approaching. The retailers have been successful in attracting us to spend, spend and spend. Were you prepared? Are you ready? Unfortunately, many of us are still paying for last year’s holiday season or are about to pay for this year’s holiday way… · Read More

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