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Controlling Your Holiday Spending

Most years it feels like just as you’re finishing up your Thanksgiving meal, you turn around and it’s December 20th… and you haven’t gotten all the presents you need for the Christmas holidays. It’s easy to get swept up in the holiday season. But being present, and planning a little, could end up saving you a lot of money to …

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Check Writing Basics & Mobile Deposit

It’s not very common to be carrying around a checkbook anymore. Debit cards have solved the problem of lugging extra items around in your bag. However, there are times where it’s necessary to write out a check, such as certain utilities or Rent payments, or when you’re traveling to smaller towns where businesses prefer not to deal with credit card …

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Saving While Traveling Abroad

Whether it’s your first time abroad or it’s just been a while since you’ve last left the states, here are some tips you should consider when traveling out of the country. You should always alert your credit union and credit card companies when you’re traveling. About a week before you leave, get in touch (you can call LA Financial at …