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Helping Students Be Their Best

Tweet In August of 2008, Allegacy Federal Credit Union began the first Student Run Credit Union (SRCU) in North Carolina by partnering with Reagan High School forming the Raider Student Credit Union. Since then, we have partnered with eight other Triad schools to create on-site branches, each operated by students with a teacher liaison. These […]

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Growth, Value or Both

Tweet The terms growth and value are often used to describe two different investment strategies, yet many investors may want both qualities in an investment. Famed investor Warren Buffett put it this way in a 2015 interview: “I always say if you aren’t investing for value, what are you investing for? And the idea that […]

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The Holidays are Here. Are You Ready?

Tweet The holidays are a time to spend with family and friends, experience the joy of giving, and participate in countless other traditions you hold dear. While you’re making your lists and checking them twice, don’t forget to add self-care to the top! Many of us live to take care of others and want to […]

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Should You Pay off Your Mortgage or Invest?

Tweet Owning a home outright is a dream that many Americans share. Having a mortgage can be a huge burden, and paying it off may be the first item on your financial to-do list. But competing with the desire to own your home free and clear is your need to invest for retirement, your child’s […]

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2017 Changes to Flexible Spending Accounts

Tweet A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is an arrangement you set up through your employer to pay for many of your out-of-pocket medical expenses with tax-free dollars. These expenses include insurance copayments and deductibles, and qualified prescription drugs, insulin and medical devices. You decide how much of your pre-tax wages you want deducted from your […]

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Helping You and Your Employees Save Money with a Health Savings Account

Tweet Healthcare costs continue to rise and the message for 2017 is that employers expect them to increase by another 4%, and that’s after shopping for the best price and incorporating plan design changes. So what are employers doing to control costs and slow the rate health insurance premiums increase each year?  Many are implementing […]

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Women and Money: Taking Control of Your Finances

Tweet As a woman, you have financial needs that are unique to your situation in life. Perhaps you would like to buy your first home. Maybe you need to start saving for your child’s college education. Or you might be concerned about planning for retirement. Whatever your circumstances may be, it’s important to have a […]

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3 Common Money Mistakes College Students Can Avoid

Tweet Graduating from high school and beginning college signifies the first step into adulthood and independence. With that comes more financial responsibility. Learning the ins and outs of finances may seem daunting, but the earlier you learn, the more prepared you will be for adult life. As you are preparing (or helping your child prepare) […]

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3 Tips to Make the Most of Your Finances

Tweet Did you know that if you do three simple things, you can easily improve your financial wellbeing? Really! Doing these three simple things can help you get your finances under control. 10 Cents. For every dollar you earn, take 10 cents (or 10%) off the top and put it in a savings account or […]

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How to Test Drive a Car

Tweet Paying attention to the little things during a test drive can save you a headache later. Still, nearly 50%* of Americans say they spend 30 minutes or less test driving a car before they buy. Whether you’re buying new or used, test driving a car is an important part of making an informed decision. […]

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