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2021 Free Shred Day on April 17

Mid Oregon has teamed up with Republic Services to provide free, personal shredding for our members and the community. Join us on Saturday, April 17, for our 2021 Free Shred Day! Support Healthy Beginnings There is no cost for shredding services. However, Mid Oregon will accept donations to benefit Healthy Beginnings. This local organization offers […]

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Featured Finances

Tax Tips in the Age of Corona

By Jean Chatzky* Everybody breathe. You’ve just been given a month’s reprieve, thanks to the IRS. Because the agency is mired in paperwork, the deadline to file federal and state income taxes has been moved back until May 17. Still, there’s no time like today to get your paperwork in order and get to it. […]

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Finances

Information about 2021 Economic Impact Payment

With the new American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, you may have questions about the latest Economic Impact Payment. Mid Oregon Credit Union has assembled some information and resources to assist our members and the community. The 2021 Economic Impact Payment differs slightly from the past two stimulus payments. Changes include: Eligible households should receive […]

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Finances

The Case for Married Couples to File Joint Tax Returns or Separate Tax Returns

By Chris O’Shea* The annual tax season comes with a question for married couples: Do you file jointly or separately? While most married couples file together, there are some reasons you might want to consider filing separately. Here’s the case for both methods. Why You Should File Jointly Lower tax rate. Typically, married couples who […]

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Credit

Credit Card Balance Transfer Considerations

If you are one of the millions of consumers carrying credit card debt, you may be looking at balance transfer offers. Some credit card issuers even offer enticing zero-interest promo periods for up to 18 months. However, after the promo period ends, card rates can rise substantially. It would be best if you consider your […]