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Practical Ways to Save Money

When you’re on a mission to save money it might seem it will take forever for savings to grow. Saving money often starts with changing “spending” habits. Once you identify your savings goal or goals, here are some ideas that can help, some practical ways to save money. Involve Your Spouse Get cooperation from family—Controlling […]

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Meeting Needs

The Best Ways to Use a Few Hundred Dollars

Sometimes it can feel like you need thousands of dollars to move the needle even a little bit on your finances. But what if you had less than that. What are the best ways to use a few hundred dollars? So if you find yourself with a few hundred dollars–say from a tax refund or […]

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Member Connections

NWCUA Oregon Advocate of the Year Jan Uffelman

A surprised Jan Uffelman, accepted the Oregon Credit Union Advocate of the Year Award during the 2014 Northwest Credit Union Association Directors’ Conference in June.  Jan is currently the Chair of the Mid Oregon Credit Union volunteer Board of Directors. This award celebrates credit union directors who have made significant contributions and an impact in […]

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Good Friends

Pay it Forward: Camp Courage

July’s Pay it Forward winner, Eileen Grover, received $500 for Camp Courage, a program that gives youth an opportunity to grieve in a safe, welcoming environment.  Vivian O’Conner, a volunteer at Camp Courage who nominated Eileen, delivered the $500, courtesy of Mid Oregon Credit Union and Co Energy Propane.  As Bob Shaw explains in the KTVZ Pay it […]

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Pay it Forward: Ken’s Bikes

Don Senecal has worked with Ken Cardwell at Redmond’s Jericho Road free meal program for a while, and has seen firsthand how Cardwell’s effort of repairing, rebuilding and donating bikes to the community has made a difference.  Last year, 150 of those bikes were donated to needy youth, and 195 total went out to the […]