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Dupaco Member Samantha Hermsen's Apartment Destroyed By Hurricane Harvey

What homeowners should know about flooding

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 26th, 2019

Did you know floods are the nation’s most common—and costly—natural disaster? Many areas in the Midwest have already experienced significant flooding this year. “Until somebody sees this can actually happen, they don’t always realize it can,” said Mark Kremer, an…

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Dupaco's Terrie Smentek Meets With Member Ralph Freese

How to prepare for unexpected financial challenges

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • February 15th, 2019

Prepare for emergencies that could impact us tomorrow by taking action today. Whether it’s job loss, divorce or a medical emergency, financial hard times also can strike when we least expect it. “I do believe most know how important it…

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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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How do the federal interest rate hikes impact you?

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • July 23rd, 2018

The interest rate game is a fickle sport. When rates rise, savers generally win in the form of higher interest on their savings, while borrowers face higher costs for their loans. The positions shift when interest rates dip. In March,…

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You’ll want to avoid being paid this way

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • July 9th, 2018

As I visit workplaces in Dupaco communities, I’ve noticed a troubling trend. More employees, especially in the food industry, are receiving their wages via payroll cards. This payment system can be a costly proposition for employees. And oftentimes, workers don’t…

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Shine Mobile Banking updates are on the horizon

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • June 29th, 2018

Easier to navigate. Easier to understand and read. Enhanced with features to fulfill all your mobile banking needs. Here’s a peek at what you’ll see when the updated Shine Mobile debuts on Tuesday, July 10: Mobile loans Simplified, mobile-optimized loan…

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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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How to live debt-smart

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • May 2nd, 2018

With plans to upgrade to a larger house, Tammy Wood and her husband struggled to find the perfect home that was worth the larger mortgage. So, the couple abandoned their plan and decided to do the exact opposite. Instead of…

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Dupaco’s outreach efforts empowering families

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • April 12th, 2018

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 R.W. Hoefer Foundation on Sept. 29, 2017 in Waterloo, Iowa. (D.…

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