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  • Living on your own for the first time can be empowering. It means having independence and all the things that come with it. Some of those things—like not having to share a bathroom—are wonderful. Others—like killing spiders yourself—are not so fun. And leading the pack in the not-so-fun category: bills. Bills tend to sneak up on us because they don’t fit nicely into a routine. They all have diff...

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  • When it comes to buying a new car, you have three options: purchasing it with cash, purchasing it through a loan (also known as financing) or leasing it. For most shoppers, the decision comes down to buying or leasing. On the surface, the differences between leasing and buying a vehicle seem fairly straightforward. Leasing a car means you’ll usually have access to a new set of wheels every few ye...

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  • Be Prepared, Because Life Happens An emergency fund is an essential part of your personal finances. Its importance is stressed in almost every personal finance book and budgeting blog, and yet 26% of Americans currently have no emergency fund in place. Of those who do have an emergency fund, up to two-thirds do not have the often-recommended six months’ worth of expenses saved up. If an emergenc...

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  • Think fast: what’s the most recent financial decision you made? You likely won’t have to think too far back. It’s not the last account you opened, or the school loans you consolidated—it’s something much simpler that’s part of your daily routine. Think back to the last thing you purchased—your most recent financial decision was likely what form of payment to use for that transaction. It’s a deci...

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  • We decided to celebrate International Credit Union Day with random acts of kindness. We had so much fun spreading kindness around the Greater Lafayette and LaPorte communities on Thursday, October 20, 2016. We live the credit union philosophy of people helping people. We don’t need a reason to help people. But, our reason is you. Our community.

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Purdue Federal Credit Union
Purdue Federal Credit Union
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  • Ever wondered what it means to be a part of a credit union? While bank and banking are universally understood and accepted terms, the term credit union is still largely misunderstood and unknown to many. Credit union is an unusual term, isn’t it? Is it just another name for a bank? Is it a credit card company? Do I have to be in a union to join?

Purdue Federal Credit Union
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  • In case you haven’t heard, compound interest is the best. You may remember it as an equation you had to memorize for math class, but it’s so much more than that. It’s the concept that powers all sorts of savings and investment products and, over time, allows you to turn your money into, well, more money! Even though compound interest is easy to understand—compound interest = more money for you!...

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  • It’s easy to blame our budget failures on the numbers we use, or the categories we create, or even the specific app or budgeting system we choose—but more often than not, the underlying cause of a hard-to-stick-to budget is our relationship with it. Just like resolutions, if we design budgets that are too restrictive or too vague, there’s no motivation to follow them. Whether you’re planning your...

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Purdue Federal Credit Union
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  • Identity theft is nothing new, and yet it still manages to cost its victims billions of dollars (yes, that’s billions with a “b”) globally each year—not to mention the time and hassle involved in recovering a stolen identity. The good news is that there are tons of things you can do to deter identity thieves. The bad news is that many of us do little beyond choosing a decent password—and some pe...

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Purdue Federal Credit Union
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  • As you contemplate moving beyond your piggy bank, the two types of financial institutions that you’re most likely to deal with are banks and credit unions. They offer essentially the same products and services, including savings and checking accounts, credit cards, auto loans, mortgages, and investment products, but their values and motivations are very different.

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Purdue Federal Credit Union
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  • So, it's official....YOU ARE ATTENDING PURDUE!The Ivy League of the Midwest.The proud owner of the "World's Largest Drum".And the university that will forever have my heart.Purdue is such an amazing place and I hope you learn to love it as much as I do.First things first. STAR (better known as your summer orientation visit) is...

Purdue Federal Credit Union
Purdue Federal Credit Union
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  • Rewarding careers don't always come with a steady paycheck. For people who work in agriculture, construction, tax preparation, entertainment, landscaping or other types of freelance and seasonal businesses, income may vary wildly depending on the time of year. This uneven cash flow makes budgeting especially challenging, but it's by no means impossible.Here's how to budget for long-term financial....

Purdue Federal Credit Union
Purdue Federal Credit Union
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  • College is becoming more expensive each year. The best way to avoid a hefty debt after graduation is to take advantage of free and cheap options for paying for college before seeking out student loans to help fill any remaining gaps. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps students find scholarships and grants...

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Purdue Federal Credit Union
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  • You're done with college, and now you're ready to be on your own. But for newly minted grads who didn't major in money management, here's one last assignment: Summer reading to help with your financial future.That degree you earned might open the door to a higher salary - and carry a student loan burden -...

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Purdue Federal Credit Union
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Purdue Federal Credit Union
Purdue Federal Credit Union
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  • College is in your rearview mirror, and you're about to enter the working world. Although snagging a job certainly calls for a celebration or two, it is also time to start tackling the various financial responsibilities that await you, like saving for retirement and improving your credit score.Here's an overview of where to get started,...

Purdue Federal Credit Union
Purdue Federal Credit Union
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  • Choosing your financial institution is one of several important decisions you make in your life. Would you believe it if I told you that people put more thought into what they add to their Netflix queue than where they keep their money? Well you should, because that's an unfortunate truth. I didn't have a bank account until...

Purdue Federal Credit Union
Purdue Federal Credit Union
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  • Finding the right job is an art and it also requires you knowing yourself and what you like and what you want out of a career. Often people search...

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Purdue Federal Credit Union
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  • There's nothing wrong with paying for a good product or service, but what if you don't get what you paid for? According to customer service...

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