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March 26, 2009
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Jonnelle Marte of The Wall Street Journal wrote an article last week dubbing credit unions as a safe harbor amidst the current economic turmoil. She notes that credit unions generally offer higher interest rates for savings accounts and lower rates for loans when compared to most banks....

March 25, 2009
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Scott Thien of indystar.com posted a story today advising Indianapolis residents to keep their snow shovels close at hand. Snow? In March? Shovels?It's happened before. The National Weather Service, which has records back to 1884, says that the latest average date for measurable snowfall in Central ...

March 25, 2009
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Recent media and government reports point to an identity theft threat for the nation's millions of cell phone users. The scam has been dubbed "smishing", a term derived from the SMS technology that's used for cell phone text messages.Although wireless telephone companies are working to blo...

March 25, 2009
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Financial Center is sponsoring its 11th annual charity golf outing. This year's charity outing proceeds will support St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. In today's declining economy, societal needs are expanding rapidly straining the resources available at food pantries and soup kitchens in the Indiana...

March 24, 2009
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Do you have an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) with another lender?Do you know when your first payment adjustment will be?Do you know what your new payment will be? Can you afford it?Many consumers opened an Adjustable Rate Mortgage and now it is time for those rates to adjust. Are you ready? Don't w...

March 23, 2009
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Today's News Now report from the Credit Union National Association had a report regarding how credit union membership has increased greatly in Scotland. Glasgow, Scotland's City Council reported that applications to join some credit unions in western Scotland has increased by 38% in the past six mon...

March 20, 2009

It's not too late to sign up for tomorrow's Financial Fitness seminar at our Main Center location. The seminar will take place from 9:00 am to Noon. Learn the basics of establishing a budget, expense control, and the wise use of credit. Give us a call today at 317.916.6250 or send an email to mhoste...

March 20, 2009
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One of the suggestions we received from a member this week is that the credit union should work on teaching people different ways that they can economize in order to save money. This is exactly the type of feedback we're seeking from our members. Keep the good ideas coming!I did a qui...

March 20, 2009
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It is tax season. For some of us the work is done, our taxes filed, and the refund is already in our checkbook. For others it is a chore we dread and put off until the last moment. I could not procrastinate this year, I have a senior with plans for college in the fall. That meant completing tax...

March 18, 2009
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March Madness is here finally. One of my favorite parts of this time of year is filling out my tournament bracket. Even President Obama got in on the act this year. I enjoy rooting for the underdog teams and usually have a couple of upsets in my bracket. When an underdog beats a large school,&n...

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