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Pay Yourself First

Tim Kosak, Consumer Lending Manager at Consumers Credit Union, explains the phrase, Pay Yourself First. "When you pay yourself first, you pay your future savings just like you would pay a bill, or like you would pay for groceries, but you are paying Read More

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Plan Ahead with an Emergency Fund

Tim Kosak, Consumer Lending Manager at Consumers Credit Union, advises us on the most important savings account we can have: an emergency fund. He says, "Sickness, job loss, large home or car repairs can undo a well planned budget. An emergency fund Read More

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Start Saving Today

Tim Kosak, Consumer Lending Manager at Consumers Credit Union, says, “The goal to financial security is to save—and save wisely. You’ve heard the term ‘saving for a rainy day.’ How about a vacation, a holiday, and more?” Listen for advice—and start Read More

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Saving for the Future – Start Early

The information in this post is provided by our partner Accel Financial Counseling. Accel’s counseling services and educational programs are available free to all Consumers members. The earlier you start saving, the more you will benefit from Read More

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Tips to Get the Most Value from Your Tax Refund

America Saves Week is coming up February 24 through March 1. To get us thinking about saving, Katie Bryan, Communications Manager with America Saves, shares some tips for using your tax refund to set the foundation for your savings efforts. Still Read More

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I Feel Like I’m Number One

Jacob M., who joined Consumers in 2006, is into saving. He has multiple special savings accounts, which he descirbes as, "like an envelope system that happens naturally. I have savings for emergency funds, vacation, tuition, car repairs, all divided Read More