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How to help your kids become money-savvy grownups

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • August 21st, 2018

By Michelle Steffes Member service representative at Dupaco’s Carroll, Iowa, branch Dupaco’s Mackenzie Damm (left) watches as children play with their new tablets provided through the partnership of the Tri-County Child and Family Development Council Inc., Dupaco and the Dupaco…

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What you should know about free credit freezes

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • August 15th, 2018

Dupaco member Damian Janisch reads to his son, Xzavier, in their Dickeyville, Wis., home. Thanks to swift action by his financial cooperative, Janisch’s money—and his Dupaco accounts—were secured when he became a victim of identity theft. (S. Gassman photo) Read more…

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How to teach kids the value of a dollar

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • August 8th, 2018

In an age of plastic cash, it’s difficult to show our kids the value of the dollar. At the supermarket, retail stores and even online, our children watch us pay for just about everything with a credit card or mobile…

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How to get your family ready for school

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • July 31st, 2018

Back-to-school sales are in full force. And area sales tax holidays are happening this week, eliminating sales tax on certain clothing and other items as families prepare to send kids back to school: Wisconsin’s Sales Tax Holiday is Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 1-5.…

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5 reasons to take advantage of a college savings plan

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • May 29th, 2018

The high cost of higher education continues to rise. Americans carry nearly $1.5 trillion in student debt, with the average undergraduate student owing $37,172 in student loans, according to a CNBC story. Not surprisingly, student debt will likely become one of…

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Protecting your child from identity theft

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 16th, 2018

Parents are in the business of protecting their children. And safeguarding your children’s information to help prevent child identity theft comes with the territory. Children’s Social Security Numbers can be used to apply for credit cards and more—and it can take years…

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From one parent to another: Protect your mobile devices

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • January 5th, 2018

While Jacki Clasen’s young son and his friend played on a tablet last summer, the children created an Amazon wish list only kids could dream up: a swimming pool, televisions, stuffed animals and a pair of drivable kids’ vehicles—one for…

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Halloween spending reaches new high

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • October 10th, 2017

Halloween revelers are spending more than ever on costumes, candy and pumpkins. Americans plan to shell out an average of about $86 on Halloween items this season, up from last year’s record $83—an all-time high in the history of the…

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Teaching your kids to become financially literate

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • August 1st, 2017

It won’t be long before another school year begins. But lessons don’t just happen in the classroom—especially when it comes to financial literacy. While money doesn’t buy happiness, a lack of it can cause its share of stress. So, how…

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Tips to save on back to school supplies

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • August 1st, 2017

Parents are making their lists and checking them twice. It’s back-to-school shopping season, and families are shelling out more than ever. Families with children in elementary through high school plan to spend an average $687.72 each, the second-highest total in…

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5 reasons to consider a 529 college savings plan

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • May 29th, 2017

The high cost of higher education continues to rise. Americans carry more than $1.4 trillion in student debt, with the average undergraduate student owing $30,100 in student loans, according to The Institute of College Access and Success. Not surprisingly, student debt…

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