Tag Archives: spending

Go Local!

As you begin or continue your holiday shopping on Black Friday, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and Union State Bank are encouraging consumers to Go Local this holiday season with their purchasing, dining and spending. By supporting small businesses … Continue reading

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Tips for Safe Shopping

Criminals often try to steal money or commit fraud by targeting consumers as they are buying and paying for things or by obtaining valuable personal information from previous purchases. We have compiled simple ways to help you be as safe … Continue reading

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America Saves Week tip #4

Use a Cash-Back Credit Card You should only follow this suggestion if you’re able to pay your credit card off in full every month and you won’t let credit card rewards and 0% balance transfer offers become an excuse for … Continue reading

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America Saves Week tip #3

Pledge to Save Certain Cash You’re probably most familiar with this concept in the form of a piggy bank– at the end of the day, many people automatically put the change in their pockets into a jar, often to save … Continue reading

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Quarterly Review Can Keep Your Budget on Track

“A family budget needs to be frequently updated in order to remain relevant and useful,” says Community Bankers of Wisconsin President and CEO Daryll Lund. From Wisconsin’s propane shortage to post-holiday gift expenses to unexpected health costs, budget breakers can … Continue reading

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Create a New Financial Plan for the New Year

Now that the holiday gifts have been unwrapped and thank-you messages expressed, January is a great time to review what went right with your financial goals last year and where you’d like to make improvements in 2013. Are credit card … Continue reading

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