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Credit Blues? Things You Can Do To Improve!

Credit Blues? Things You Can Do To Improve!

What can you do to improve your score? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), on their Consumer Information webpage on “Credit Scores”, provides this informative recap: Credit scoring systems are complex and vary among creditors or insurance companies and for different types of credit or insurance. If one factor changes, your score may change — but …

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Marrying Your Finances

Marrying Your Finances

Before you say “I do,” it’s a good idea for the two of you to talk about finances and agree on how you’ll handle them. This will ensure your marriage gets off to a good start. Financial Baggage Have a discussion about how you’ll handle premarital debt. Will your spouse be solely responsible for paying …

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How to Avoid Scams that Target Seniors

How to Avoid Scams that Target Seniors

Don’t fall for financial scams that target senior citizens; protect yourself by being informed. The public is invited to attend the free workshop, “How to Avoid Scams that Target Seniors”, on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Mid Oregon Credit Union, 1386 NE Cushing Drive, in Bend. Presenting the workshop will be Sgt. …

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1 in 5 U.S. Teens Lack Basic Financial Literacy Skills

1 in 5 U.S. Teens Lack Basic Financial Literacy Skills

6/8/2017 Post by: NEFE (National Endowment for Financial Education) American Students Struggle to Demonstrate Financial Capability on International Stage One in five U.S. teenagers (22 percent) lack basic financial literacy skills according to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) findings released last month. Among 15 participating countries and economies, U.S. 15-year-olds ranked 7th in …

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