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Tax Reform 101: Top 5 Changes

Don’t worry, TurboTax Has You Covered TurboTax is always up to date with the latest forms and 100% accurate calculations. With TurboTax, you can file your taxes with complete confidence – and get your biggest possible refund, guaranteed. AND, as a credit union member you can save up to $15 on TurboTax federal products. Click here to access TurboTax and …

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Tackling Debt While Saving

Most people have a variety of debt – credit card balances, auto loans, mortgages and student loans  to name a few. What should you be paying off first and how could you possibly save at the same time? The most important thing is to make sure you’re paying your minimum amounts on time to keep loans from defaulting. You don’t …

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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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6 Quotes to Help Motivate You to Achieve Financial Freedom

Have you ever felt stuck financially? You’re afraid to open that credit card statement or check your ATM balance. Facing yourself and the reality of your financial situation is the first step to financial freedom. Writing out your worst debts and picking one to focus and tackle can help push you towards a plan of systematically chipping away at your …

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How Much Does a Wedding Cost?

After you say “I do” and the initial celebrations have died down, the expenses of having a wedding begin to set in. The Knot’s 2017 Real Wedding Study reported that the national average cost of a wedding is now $33,391. Here’s what you should know about usual wedding costs and how to estimate what you’ll spend when you decide to …

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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 …

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Last Minute Tax Tips

Even if you are the worst of procrastinators, there is still time to make sure you get your taxes filed. With the two extra days you have this year (taxes should be filed by April 17, 2018), you’ll have plenty of time to get your papers in order and consider these tax tips: Pull out that pile you’ve been saving …

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Graduating from High School

Whether you are going on for further education or just entering the work force, graduating from high school can mark your first steps into adulthood. Your Credit Union can help you ease the transition. For many young adults, graduating high school means additional financial responsibility. This does not need to be as scary as it sounds. We can also help …