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What Is Compound Interest?

You work hard for your money. Why not make your money work for you? One of the easiest ways is to take advantage of compound interest. Knowing how it works will help you increase your savings and keep your debt…

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Teaching Teens Financial Responsibility

When your kids were little, you frequently heard requests such as “Will you read me a story?” or “Can we go for a bike ride?” Now that your offspring have morphed into teenagers, their pleadings often involve asking for money—your…

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Avoid Payday Loans   Payday Loans can be helpful when you’re in a pinch, but they are not a short- or long-term solution. Understand how payday loans work and learn alternative lending solutions to help avoid payday loans.

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Figuring Out Tax Withholding

by Michelle M. Haas-Dosher, CCUFC Are you getting more than $2,000 in your tax refund every year? If you are, you may be overwithholding, which means you’re giving the federal government an interest-free loan for the year. Underwithholding means that, when you file…

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Retirement Saving – Start Early, Earn More

Retirement—it’s not a word you think much about when you’re young. After all, that’s something that happens when you get old. You might think Social Security will be all you’ll need, but it was designed to supplement your retirement savings. You can’t…

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Financial Tips for Turbulent Times

Whether you're an older worker with seemingly few options to recoup significant investment losses, or a younger worker with minimal or no investment savings at all, don't let a difficult financial climate scare you into not taking any action at…

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Share Insurance Protects Your Money

Safeguarding your hard-earned money is vitally important. That's why GNO FCU has federal share insurance, administered by an independent government agency, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). The National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) protects aggregate savings up to…

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Important 401(k) Terms to Know

Matching Rate: This is the amount your employer will add to your contribution. For instance, a 50% match means your employer contributes $0.50 for every $1.00 you put in. Matching Limitation: The maximum percentage of your salary that your employer…

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