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Is it supposed to be easy?

There are a million quotes out there that have to do with life not being easy. You know these life lessons … “Nothing worth having comes easy.” “You have to work for it.” “If it were easy, everyone would be doing it,” etc. While all that may be true, one…

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Happy 4th of July

Fourth of July – Celebrating our Nation’s Independence Takes Cash! In just a few weeks most working American’s will be in for the coveted three day weekend! A long weekend with friends and family is a great summer break but can be expensive. Fourth of July can still be fun…

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Benefits of a Staycation

As you read this, many of you are thinking “I really need a break!” Maybe you didn’t save like you meant to or a big expense came up that is going to prevent you from taking a vacation this year but it doesn’t mean there will be no fun this…

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It almost tax time – be prepared!

Now that the holiday season is over, it’s time to start thinking about the dreaded tax season! Here are some ideas for preparing to file your 2013 taxes and to help you prepare for the 2014 tax year. Hold on tight because I’m going to fly through these quick tips…

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Target Compromise

First Castle Federal Credit Union is aware of the data breach suffered by Target and impacting their consumers. We have been contacted by Master Card (Debit Cards) and are in the process of clarifying what members are impacted by this. We are currently waiting on information from VISA to identify…

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The $40,000 Mistake and How To Avoid It

Have you ever given away over 40,000 dollars unintentionally? Most people I know haven’t even given that amount away on purpose. However, a hairstylist in Great Britain gave another person over 40,000 over the course of two years by accident! She thought she was putting the money in her husbands…

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