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Savings that’s the bee’s knees

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • May 28th, 2014

It was mid-March and my wife and I had just arrived home from work when my cell started buzzing.  It was Lisa at Dupaco, calling to chat with me about our recent vehicle purchase. I was really happy with the…

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Collision course: what to do following an accident

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • May 21st, 2014

There's nothing soothing about a fender-bender. But staying calm can save you money in the long run. Insurance experts advise following some simple steps to help protect you in the claims process. "Emotions are high during an accident, and a…

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2 racers declared winners in Great Credit Race

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • May 9th, 2014

In the end, Dupaco's inaugural Great Credit Race was too close to call.When the six-month friendly-but-competitive contest to build good credit ended March 15, two racers were in first place with the same credit score. After competing in a 30-day run-off,…

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Pay down debt, stack up savings with your refund

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • May 8th, 2014

If you've received a refund from Uncle Sam, you've probably thought of a few ways you could use that windfall. It's no secret that many Americans use their tax refund to go shopping, often spending more than they normally would.…

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The costs of ham hock nachos

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • April 29th, 2014

I am by no means, the embodiment of a "foodie."  However, I do love interesting food and will tend to venture towards the more unique dishes on a menu.   The lobby restaurant of a hotel I recently stayed in had…

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Texting scam instructs users to click on provided link

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • April 28th, 2014

Another text scam has surfaced in Eastern Iowa. Members in the Cedar Rapids area have reported receiving suspicious text messages regarding debit cards. These text messages appear to be from financial institutions, but in fact are fraudulent attempts to capture…

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Consolidating investments saves time and more

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • April 1st, 2014

When it comes to investing, the old saying applies: “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” But you’ve got to know where your baskets are – and what’s happening in those baskets. That’s where a trusted investment advisor is…

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Couples choosing money over marriage

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 27th, 2014

This is the third in a three-part series exploring money and marriage. A recent survey found that debt can, at least temporarily, derail a couple's plans to get married. We’ll talk to two couples who turned to Dupaco Community Credit…

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Steal my identity

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 20th, 2014

I was skimming through a magazine at my hair salon when I couldn’t help overhearing an identity thief's dream come true. Another customer came into the salon and started talking loudly on her cell phone. Within the first 40-odd seconds…

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10 years and 20K saved

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 20th, 2014

Hey, what's the skinny on this mortgage Dupaco calls a "mini"? A mortgage with payoff in less than ten years is something my budget can't commandeer. An equity line and car loans for two; my 20-year mortgage – which is…

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Makeover helps couple start marriage off on right foot

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 20th, 2014

This is the second in a three-part series exploring money and marriage. A recent survey found that debt can, at least temporarily, derail a couple’s plans to get married. We’ll talk to two couples who turned to Dupaco Community Credit…

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Tidy up finances before tying knot

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 6th, 2014

This is the first in a three-part series exploring money and marriage. A recent survey found that debt can, at least temporarily, derail a couple’s plans to get married. We’ll talk to two couples who turned to Dupaco Community Credit…

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