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So you want to take a vacation. Here are some vacation planning tips to help you make the most out of your trip

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on March 26, 2019

You’ve been working long and hard, and it’s finally time for a little rest and relaxation. A vacation should be worry-free. So here are a few vacation tips to help you make the most of your travel plans.You’ve been working long and hard, and it’s finally time for a little rest and relaxation. A vacation should be worry-free. So here are a few vacation tips to help you make the most of your travel plans.

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The world of financial literacy can be complicated. Help your child learn skills for financial independence

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on March 26, 2019

When was the last time you talked with your child about money and finances? As parents,  one goal when it comes to raising our children is to help them become self-supporting adults and a contributing member of society.

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Imagine your family headed to a home away from home. Your very own oasis. Have you ever thought about purchasing a vacation home?

Posted in Borrowing Money on March 26, 2019

Some people love to go to the coast and some people dream about a vacation home in the mountains.

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Looking for a new car? Your next car is just a click away

Posted in Borrowing Money on March 1, 2019

For many of us the idea of car shopping is one met with apprehension and dread. Just the thought of stepping onto a lot and being approached by a salesperson can be enough to make some people hyperventilate and break out in hives. For those who can’t seem to stomach traditional car buying, what if you could shop for a vehicle in the comfort of your own home?

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When a pet gets sick, vets can be costly. Here's how to keep your furry friends from breaking the bank

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on March 1, 2019

We all love our pets. Cats, dog, ferrets, hamsters, and fur babies of all sorts are members of the family. They eat and sleep under the same roof. They give us affection when we’ve had a rough day. And we even have pictures of our loved ones that include our pets sprinkled throughout the house.

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Avoid these common mistakes when filing your tax returns

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on March 1, 2019

It's that time of the year again when we're all bringing out our calculators and sharpening our pencils to fill out our tax returns. But the last thing we want to do is to wind up making a mistake that could jeopardize your finances by delaying your refund, make you accountable for a fee or, even worse, force you to do that dreaded paperwork and math all over again! Whether you choose to go it alone, use a tax-prep computer program or hand it all over to an accountant, begin by checking out this list of common mistakes people make when filing their tax returns.

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Take some of the guesswork out of buying a home. Here’s what you can expect during the home buying process

Posted in Borrowing Money on March 1, 2019

So you’re done with renting and planning to purchase a home. But how can you prepare for making one of the biggest, if not the biggest purchase of your life. Frankly, it can be exciting, emotional, and stressful, all at the same time. And between closing and moving, it’s a lot to deal with in a fairly short amount of time. It will help if you stay organized, proactive, and approach most everything based on facts. Here’s a list of things you can expect during the process.

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Love your finances (again)

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on February 4, 2019

Perhaps years ago everything was going smoothly. Your bank account was full and so was your life. During that time, money was your friend. But something happened along the way and your finances have become more of a chore and a hindrance, and  money and the notion of finances got a bad rap.

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Recognizing those who make a difference - CDC FCU teams with Atlanta Business Chronicle for the Health Care Heroes Awards

Posted in Making a Difference on February 4, 2019

For about 70 years now, CDC Federal Credit Union has been the financial institution for members in the health-life science sector providing members with exemplary service. But as a credit union, we also recognize that it’s the members who have kept the institution strong and is the backbone of the organization. Because of this, CDC Federal Credit Union wanted to find a unique and special way to recognize some of those people in the health-life science industry who have made a difference in the field and in the lives of so many others.

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Choosing a tax preparer

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on February 1, 2019

It seems we just celebrated and welcomed a new year and now it’s time to think about taxes. We all seem to dread it and procrastinate, but the truth is, it’s one of those things that usually isn’t too bad once you get started. Getting started is the hardest part!

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