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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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4 ideas to get the most from your tax refund

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 16th, 2018

More consumers are resisting the temptation to spend their refund from Uncle Sam. Of the two-thirds of consumers expecting a tax refund this season, 49 percent plan to put the money into savings—the highest level in the 12-year history of…

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Member finds her financial path

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 15th, 2018

Dupaco Community Credit Union member Jenni Fregeau (left) visits with Dupaco’s Maddie Boettner at the Pennsylvania Avenue branch in Dubuque, Iowa. Fregeau turned to Dupaco to turn her credit around with the credit union’s credit-building tools. (M. Blondin/Dupaco photo) The…

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Coggon couple kick the credit card cycle for good

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • January 2nd, 2018

With their oldest son heading to college in five years, Heather and Dave Stanley knew it was time to confront their credit card debt and put their family of four in a better financial position. The Coggon couple decided to…

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Dupaco members save record $4.68 million for holiday spending

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • October 31st, 2017

Systematic saving will pay off for Dupaco Community Credit Union members this holiday season. Through the credit union’s popular Holiday Club savings account, a record-setting $4.68 million was saved throughout the year and on October 30 was paid out to 4,533…

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MoneyMatch helps Dubuque woman realize dream

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • October 23rd, 2017
Dupaco member Coralita Shumaker purchases her first home, thanks to Dupaco’s MoneyMatch program. The savings of a participant in the program are matched by a grant from the Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation.
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How to save on groceries

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • July 4th, 2017

Don’t go to the grocery store and bite of more than you can chew! Follow these quick tips and see how simple it is to save on your groceries.

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Give every dollar a purpose with zero-sum budgeting

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • June 21st, 2017

What if you could have a brighter financial future by spending every dollar you earned? Sounds counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? Zero-sum budgeting forces you to give every dollar a job so that your bottom line totals zero at the end of each…

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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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Debt consolidation: Is it right for you?

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • May 15th, 2017

When you’re struggling to get out from under debt, any amount of payment relief can be a weight lifted off your shoulders. When used correctly, debt consolidation can help you pay off those loan balances and free up cash flow…

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