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December 04, 2014
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What is a Health Insurance Marketplace? The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. With one application, you can see all your options and enroll. The Marketplace is sometimes known as a health insurance Exchange.

November 25, 2014
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A key provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the individual mandate, which requires most individuals to purchase health insurance coverage or pay a penalty.

November 20, 2014
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Health insurance is important because it protects you from large medical bills and gives you coverage for preventive care. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) also provides an incentive to obtain insurance: a penalty for not having coverage.

October 28, 2014

We have experienced rising medical costs. Our stress levels get high. And our blood pressure peaks. How can we pay for medical expenses and still save money? What options do we have? The simple answer is opting into a Health Savings Account (HSA).

October 07, 2014

Why you should prepare for your child's success?

September 30, 2014

Rent or Buy Infographic

September 24, 2014

According to the Journal of Consumer Research, people are less likely to splurge when their surroundings are organized. What is organized? We all have our different definitions. Whether organization is alphabetized canned goods in your pantry or just whatever you like to consider organized chaos, tidiness is all about control. If you feel in control, you will spend less.

September 23, 2014

Breaking Up with Debt Infographic

September 18, 2014

Travel can be fun but expensive. So what are some ways to save for a trip? Below are a few suggestions to get you on track.

September 16, 2014

This may sound really funny (especially if you are not a single mom). But, if you are like most people you get out of school and go into shock over how hard it is to actually live on your income, let alone save anything. By thinking (and working) like a single mom, you can build a financial nest egg.

September 09, 2014

At Financial Center, we promote good health. You might be thinking health in terms of physical wellbeing. You would be one- third correct. This post is intended to create physical and financial wellness and adding a dash of community involvement. Below are some ways to improve your health, budget and community involvement.

September 04, 2014

You have probably read many articles on eliminating credit card debt. Here is the cold hard truth. Credit card debt is does not seem to go away. Here are some tips to help diminish credit card debt.

September 02, 2014

Debt can consume our lives and limit our ability to enjoy life. At Financial Center, we believe in improving your financial life. Below are some practical tips to help you dig out of debt.

July 22, 2014

Financial freedom allows you to live comfortably and be able to do more. Money does not solve problems but makes life easier. You do not worry about living paycheck to paycheck. You have to opportunity to feel empowered and live a life not confined by monetary struggles.

July 15, 2014

After this brutal winter, all Hoosiers want to be outdoors as much as possible. We are planning more vacations and take some relaxing time off. This means we are spending more and working less. Our cash flow might not be as abundant. Yet, we do need to treat ourselves to the wonderful weather we have been having. You might be asking yourself this question. How do I enjoy the summer without burning a hole in my pocket? To answer this question, we want to offer five ways to enjoy the burn and keep your pocket holes intact.

July 02, 2014

How many direct mail pieces do you get in the mail each week promoting a credit two, three, more? With all the credit card marketing out there today, it is hard to make an educated decision on which card is best. Asking yourself these three things may help you decide which type of card is right for you.

May 06, 2014

This May, the Wealth Builder's seminar will cover Understanding Insurance.

May 01, 2014

This May, the Wealth Builder's seminar will cover Avoiding Social Security Pitfalls.

January 10, 2011

The Credit Union has been made aware of a recent attempt to obtain confidential account information from our members via phone calls purportedly from PSCU FS.

November 19, 2010

It's the biggest shopping day of the year. Retailers offer "one day only" specials and slash prices to draw in holiday shoppers looking for the ultimate bargain. Follow these simple tips to help keep your budget and your sanity in check. Click the headline to read more.

May 12, 2009

On May 11, 2009, Finance Center Federal Credit Union presented a $1,000 scholarship to a Warren Central High School Senior.  We offered the scholarship to credit union members at the high school and Walker Career Center.  The member interested in applying were required to submit an es...

May 12, 2009
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Since I am at one of our student branches, I get the opportunity to join some classes on their field trips.  On April 22, 2009, I accompanied the Finance Academy class at Walker Career Center to Chicago to visit the Chicago Board of Trade and the Federal Reserve.  The students to...

April 29, 2009
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I have had many students at our student location in Walker Career Center where they could do their banking business during the summer.  Luckily, Financial Center is part of Shared Branching.  Therefore, if you are not near one of our Financial Center locations, there are many Indianapolis ...

April 23, 2009
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Tara Turner is a Financial Literacy Manager with Financial Center.  She started with the credit union in November 2001 as a teller and worked through college as a teller during her breaks.  In May 2005 she returned as a Personal Sales and Service Manager, and in August 2007 opened our firs...

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