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Boost your financial IQ

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • April 20th, 2017

Knowing how to manage your money can be the difference between living paycheck to paycheck and living financially free. There’s always an opportunity to expand your financial literacy. “A lot of it comes down to your attitude,” says Megan Redmond,…

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Credit History Lesson helps members get money ahead

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • April 14th, 2017

Patrick and Brenda Mirocha were in the process of adopting their 3-year-old daughter last year when they received a fortuitous phone call. Dupaco Community Credit Union’s Tammy Wood reached out to the Davenport couple because she wanted to help them…

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Save it or spend it: What to do with your tax refund

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 28th, 2017

More consumers are resisting the temptation to spend their refund from Uncle Sam. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual tax return survey, a record low number of Americans will spend their tax returns this year while the second-highest number…

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Your next resolution: A financial checkup

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • December 22nd, 2016

Trying to come up with a New Year’s resolution worth sticking to? Make this the year you resolve to get your financial affairs in order with a financial checkup. “Knowing you are on the right track financially, all the way…

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Tackle those last-minute tax odds and ends

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • December 21st, 2016

Before you bid farewell to 2016, make sure you’ve done your tax-related homework to end the year on solid financial footing. Many financial tasks need to be completed by Dec. 31 to count for your 2016 taxes. “It is always…

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Dupaco MoneyMatch helps member buy first home

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • November 14th, 2016

Tami Paisley is proof positive of the power of partnerships. Thanks to a collaborative effort between Dupaco Community Credit Union and local nonprofit organizations, the single mother of two has traded her cramped apartment for the first home she’s ever…

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Are you prepared for financial hard times?

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • September 14th, 2016

September is National Preparedness Month. It’s a reminder of the importance to take action today to prepare for emergencies that could impact us tomorrow. Emergency preparedness doesn’t always involve a natural disaster. Whether it’s job loss, divorce or a medical…

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Make new frugal habits a breeze

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • August 3rd, 2016

Looking for ways you can start living more frugally? The good news is that cutting expenses doesn’t have to mean sacrificing all the good stuff. “You don’t have to cut everything fun out of your life,” says Traci Nichols, lending…

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Money smart begins with healthy habits

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • April 25th, 2016

Being money smart starts with saving. In honor of Money Smart Week—a campaign that places a priority on managing personal finances—we offer some timeless tips on making your money work for you. Kerri Trecker, community outreach and educational representative at…

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Jump on the tax refund bandwagon: Save it

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 3rd, 2016

More consumers than ever are resisting the temptation to spend their refund from Uncle Sam this year. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual Tax Returns Survey, 49.2 percent of those expecting a tax refund plan to save the money…

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New year’s resolutions: Spend less to save more

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • December 31st, 2015

Dreaming of saving more green in 2016? We’ve got you covered. Leslie Biver, branch manager at Dupaco Community Credit Union’s Peosta Branch Learning Lab, has eight surefire money habits that will help you spend less so you can start saving…

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