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    Housing Market Recovering…Are You Ready to Become a Homeowner?

    Housing market recovering   Lately there has been quite a bit of buzz on the improving economy, the housing market recovering and what that means to the current housing market. Housing prices have been on the increase for the past four months in more than 15 major...

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    Why Credit Unions Matter – as featured in the Huffington Post

    Credit unions cater to about 90 million Americans and provide substantial benefits to local communities and their economies. And yet unlike commercial banks, credit unions do not have access to external capital (e.g. stocks). Additional capital could help accelerate the credit union industry. The Capital...

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    Credit Unions Boom As Big Banks Grasp At New Fees – as featured in the Huffington Post

    More customers switched over to credit unions as a result of new bank fees, frustrations with Wall Street and Bank Transfer Day. Now, Bank of America is testing new monthly fees ranging from $6 to $9, and in some cases, this fee may reach $25....

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    Move Your Money: A Quick How-to

    Would you like to move your money to the ILWU Credit Union? Well, here’s a few steps you can take to make the process much easier. First, don’t close out your existing bank account(s) right away. You may have pending payments (via Bill Pay or automatic payments), so...

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    Everything Else: Online Help, Laws and Unknown Facts

    Below is the third and final installment of our blog series. You can read the first installment here: Answers and Reminders: ATMs. The second post can be found here. Happy reading! Talk to Us on Facebook We have this social platform for several reasons: to connect...

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    Survey: Americans Will Pull $185 Billion Out of Big Banks Next Year – as featured in TIME Moneyland

    A new survey conducted by the consulting firm cg42 shows general public dissatisfaction with the big banks. How much exactly? It is estimated that big bank customers will withdraw $185 billion in funds in 2012, “and a total of $399 billion is ‘in jeopardy,’ meaning...

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    Will You Move Your Money?

    The “Move Your Money” project was created and launched by Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post. The project encourages people to move their money out of the big banks and into locally-owned community banks and credit unions. Over the past four weeks, it is...

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    Make a Choice

    Occupy Wall Street Movements and Bank Transfer Day – both events have made huge headlines. We’ve all seen and heard the talk about the ‘backlash’, the portrayal of greedy shareholders and angrier consumers and concerned politicians. Even President Obama had a few words to say about the...

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    6 Things You Need to Know About Us

    What can you do to improve your daily decisions involving your money? We live in a world filled with many choices, but many are discouraged from exploring because let’s face it, the information is scattered and sometimes difficult to understand. And if you follow the...

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