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Nearly 3 years after program, member now lives sustainably

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 3rd, 2014

MAQUOKETA, Iowa—Delora "Dee" Beal and Dupaco Community Credit Union are proof positive of the power of paying it forward. Nearly three years ago, Beal benefited from a Dupaco savings program that literally changed the Maquoketa woman's life, giving her the…

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Creditworthiness: The early bird gets the worm

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • February 20th, 2014

No matter where they finish, the competitors in Dupaco's Great Credit Race are all winners.Really.OK, so only one racer will walk away with the $500 grand prize for building the highest credit score. But by signing on to this six-month race…

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Reality check: The real cost of education

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • February 6th, 2014

Families with college-bound students now have another tool in their chest to help them avoid excessive debt down the road. The not-for-profit Iowa Student Loan Board on Monday launched its Return on College Investment Reality Check, a free online tutorial…

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Dear Dupaco: I need a budget tutor. Help me?

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • January 22nd, 2014

Instead of singing the ABCs with my four young children, I’ve started singing a new song…the DEBTs. Our daily living expenses have risen but my income is flat. I’ve gotten behind on rent and utilities, and now I’m racking up…

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Budget burden

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • January 7th, 2014

Today I saw a poster in our lunch room announcing that Dupaco would be at our workplace offering financial counseling. I’ve been a Dupaco member for 22 years—what on earth could you say to this long-time member that I haven’t…

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Tax season retirement planning

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • January 7th, 2014

When was the last time you evaluated your retirement savings goals? Do you know how much you need to save for a comfortable retirement? Financial experts speculate that Social Security will provide only a small percentage of the total amount…

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High premiums don’t equal a premium policy

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • January 3rd, 2014

It’s not uncommon for Dupaco Community Credit Union members to save hundreds— sometimes even thousands—in annual premiums by moving their insurance policies to Dupaco Insurance Services. So, what gives? How can there be such a huge difference in premiums? When…

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Nursing a holiday spending hangover

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • January 2nd, 2014

It happens to the best of us. “Holiday gift giving is fun, so it’s easy to get off track and overspend,” says Marcie Winkelman, a Dupaco  Money Makeover Artist and senior lending consultant at the JFK branch in Dubuque. But…

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