Money Makeover

Dupaco offers free Money Makeovers to help hundreds of members each year pay less and save more.

During a Money Makeover we take a look at your total financial picture to identify opportunities to painlessly "make over" your finances to cut costs and build savings. Your Makeover might involve budgeting, debt consolidation or refinance, a savings plan, or a number of other strategies that will help you meet your financial goals.

It's one-on-one, confidential, and there's no obligation. In fact, you don't even need to be a Dupaco member for us to review your finances.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Savings that's the bee's knees

It was mid-March and my wife and I had just arrived home from work when my cell started buzzing.  It was Lisa at Dupaco, calling to chat with me about our recent vehicle purchase. I was really happy with the car, I told her, and the option to finance through Dupaco right at the dealership was sweet. She was glad to hear it, but even more excited to share her idea to consolidate our other .....

Thursday, March 20, 2014

10 years and 20K saved

Hey, what's the skinny on this mortgage Dupaco calls a "mini"? A mortgage with payoff in less than ten years is something my budget can't commandeer. An equity line and car loans for two; my 20-year mortgage – which is not held with you. This mini-mortgage idea has me really intrigued, but I think the idea is out of my league. Or, is it?
    Sincerely, Sharon .....

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Singing a new song

Instead of singing the ABCs with my four young children, I’ve started singing a new song…the DEBTs. Our daily living expenses have risen but my income is flat. I’ve gotten behind on rent and utilities, and now I’m racking up late fees, too. Can Dupaco school me on how to get back on track?
    Sincerely, Karen Forekids

Dupaco’s .....

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Budget burden

Today I saw a poster in our lunch room announcing that Dupaco would be at our workplace offering financial counseling. I’ve been a Dupaco member for 22 years—what on earth could you say to this long-time member that I haven’t already heard?
    Sincerely, Ben There Done That

Ben’s financial home—Dupaco—was stationed at his .....

Comments (5)
will not submit
 • 84 days 3 hrs 56 mins 56 secs ago
Will not submit my info

Re: will not submit
Dupaco Moderator
 • 82 days 22 hrs 58 mins 53 secs ago

Brett, We will have someone reach out to you in the near future. Thanks!


will not submit
 • 84 days 3 hrs 56 mins 56 secs ago
Will not submit my info

Re: will not submit
Dupaco Moderator
 • 82 days 22 hrs 58 mins 53 secs ago

Brett, We will have someone reach out to you in the near future. Thanks!


 • 92 days 23 hrs 47 secs ago
This site wont let me make an appointment for my money makeover. I filled out the information and when I press the submit request button, nothing happens.

Re: help
Dupaco Moderator
 • 91 days 5 hrs 18 mins 25 secs ago

Jon, We'll have someone from our IT department get in touch with you to see what the issue could be.


 • 99 days 1 hr 57 mins 57 secs ago
I am a single mom of three...I moved to Cedar Rapids from Dubuque to switch jobs and make more money. I am living with my sister and her family but I am struggling to make enough to get ahead enough to get my own place after daycare expenses and gas I barely have enough to pay my car payment and insurance. I have to decide what is more important and that is hard. I make enough to pay everything its getting the initial expenses paid so I can keep up.

Re: Struggling
Dupaco Moderator
 • 98 days 4 hrs 41 mins 10 secs ago

Emily, We want to help you! Request your Money Makeover appointment asap and we'll see what we can do.


need help
 • 123 days 22 hrs 38 mins 20 secs ago
I am struggling financially to the point now I am looking for a 3rd job. I do not have a nice house and have only used cars, I work pay check to pay check and sometimes have no idea where my money goes, I have tried over the last 4 months to pay off my junk on my credit reports and still feel like I m drowning in debt. I just can't get a head and work full time.

Re: need help
Dupaco Moderator
 • 118 days 23 hrs 22 mins 11 secs ago

Alexis, Make sure you request an appointment for a free money makeover here: /money-makeover.html We would love to help you in any way!


money makeover
 • 132 days 3 hrs 34 mins 7 secs ago
What do I need to bring?

Re: money makeover
Dupaco Moderator
 • 131 days 3 hrs 23 mins 43 secs ago

Hi Tracy, the only thing we ask you to do is use our budget calculator tool. You can find that here: /calculator-budget-cash-flow.html. Bring this into your Money Makeover and we'll have something to work off of.


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