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A simple timeline of the typical probate process

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • August 30th, 2018

When you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, the most mundane responsibilities can become difficult. And if you’re tasked with helping handle the estate of your loved one, you can feel downright overwhelmed. “Many members are concerned whether they…

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Member builds relationship with First Community Trust

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • June 14th, 2018

When Janice Wright retired after 46 years at Hy-Vee, she started revisiting her financial life. Wright, of Waterloo, wanted to move her retirement savings to an account closer to home. She also sought estate-planning guidance. Wright first turned to her longtime financial institution,…

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Closing in on retirement

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • June 8th, 2018

Worried you’re not ready to retire? “For those members who are close to retirement, there may be fear that they may not have enough saved or they may need to change their standard of living,” says Jim Liddle, vice president,…

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Mairzy doats, goals and oats

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • January 3rd, 2018

Welcome to another year with Dupaco! Hopefully 2017 went down as smooth as that last cup of RumChata and coffee. Or, perhaps the year was a bit more challenging, like a spoon cutting through overcooked beef tenderloin? Regardless, our aim…

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Protecting aging parents from fraud

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • October 9th, 2017

Elder financial abuse has been called the fastest growing crime of the 21st century, according to the Credit Union National Association. “Our older generation is often more trusting of others and are easier for fraudsters to convince of their scams,”…

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FCT helps widow gain financial confidence

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • July 5th, 2017

Before he passed away, Kathryn (Kay) Norman’s husband made a request. He wanted his wife to lean on First Community Trust for financial guidance when he was no longer there to help her. Dupaco Community Credit Union partners with FCT to…

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What if the unthinkable happened?

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • June 16th, 2017

Don’t Let Estate Planning Slip Your Mind If you have children, you know how difficult it can be to find spare time. And when you do have a free moment, thinking about estate planning is just about the last way…

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Fruit cake and taxes

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • January 9th, 2017

The holidays are over, and we face the New Year with renewed energy and focus. The same cannot be said about the tax code. Within a few weeks, we will be inundated and buried under a cascade of 1099s, W-2s,…

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Financial worries keeping members awake

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • December 7th, 2016

Maybe you’re concerned that you’ve put off creating an estate plan. Or perhaps you are closing in on retirement, and you’re worried you haven’t saved enough. Maybe you’re in retirement, and you’re not sure how long your savings will last.…

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