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National Credit Union Youth Week!

National Credit Union Youth Week has arrived! This week is all about encouraging youth to be proactive about their financial futures. It’s important to start good budgeting and savings habits early. A kid’s first savings account is an important first

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Heartbleed: What It Is and How You Can Protect Yourself

A “Heartbleed”, although not a detrimental health concern, is a serious issue – for Internet users. This “Heartbleed Bug” is described as the biggest security breach in Internet history. Why? How? These are valid questions. Let me share with you

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Posted in Improve your life, Security issues

The Hidden Cost of Traveling

Have you ever traveled outside of the country or do you plan to in the future? If so, it’s important to keep in mind how and where you will exchange your American dollars for the local currency. Many people, including

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Controlling Your Personal Debt

Learn how to control your personal debt and accomplish your financial goals, by making your personal debt work for you. Are you aware that the average US household credit card debt stands at $15,252? How does it happen? And how

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Foster Teens Learn to Take Hold of Their Finances

Do you remember how and when you first became informed about personal finances? I was roughly fifteen years old when I was taught how to write a check. Fortunately for me, I have parents who helped teach me such vital

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Friendships are priceless but wouldn’t it be nice to get paid to talk to your friends? Well, here at Connex, you can! Connex is introducing the Tell-Your-Friends referral program. Refer a friend, and BOTH receive a $50 reward. Now, I

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Posted in Community Outreach, Contests and Promotions, Improve your life

Learn to LOVE Your Library!

The other day, I asked a coworker if she had a heart-shaped cake pan that I could borrow (As a Resident Assistant at my school, I wanted to bake a festive Valentine’s Day cake for my residents). My coworker unfortunately

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Greetings from the new VP of Unbanking!

Credit unions, banks, what’s the difference? I’ll let you in on a little secret: Before I came to Connex, I wasn’t fully aware of the difference between banks and credit unions, however, as the new Vice President of Unbanking, I

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