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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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College Students and Money: Lessons for Kids and their Parents

Part 4: Ways to Guide a Child to Financial Maturity and Security! College Students and Money: Lessons for Kids and their Parents Thank you for following this series on Ways to Guide a Child to Financial Maturity and Security! Over the past few weeks, we’ve shared some tips on how to introduce a child to… · Read More

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What Should I Be Teaching My Teenager?

What Should I Be Teaching My Teenager? Part 3: Ways to Guide a Child to Financial Maturity and Security! If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, you’ll be familiar with these suggestions for introducing and teaching children about money and how to manage it. Here are the pointers that were discussed:  Start Early Show… · 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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