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When Does It Make Sense to Pay a Bill with a Credit Card?

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Credit cards and debit cards offer incredible convenience; but, is it a smart idea to pay monthly bills with them? Choosing to pay a bill with a card can have a significant impact on your general financial wellness — for better or for worse. It’s important to consider the many variables of this decision before going ahead with it. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons.

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Helpful Ways to Prioritize Bills During a Financial Crunch

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If you are one of the millions of Americans on furlough due to the coronavirus, you may be scrambling to cover your bills. Let’s take a look at what financial experts are advising so you can make an informed decision about your finances going forward.

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7 Signs You're Living Beyond Your Means and How to Fix Them

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It’s easier than ever to buy stuff you can’t pay for right away while supporting a lifestyle you can’t really afford. Let’s take a look at seven red flags that might mean you’re living beyond your means and the steps you can take to get back on track.

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Ideal CU Wins 2016 Desjardins Youth Financial Literacy Award for a Second Time

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(Woodbury, MN – September 20, 2016) – Ideal Credit Union has been honored with a 2016 Desjardins Youth Financial Literacy Award for its “Money Talks” Financial Literacy program. The unique peer-to-peer program is taught by high school age Ideal Student Credit Union employees to high school age students, and features the building blocks of personal finance: budgeting, savings and investments, credit, and money management tools. Ideal Credit Union's winning entry now moves to the national competition, where it will compete with financial education projects from credit unions in other states.

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