How Do Maine's Credit Unions Help Students Understand Finances?

How Do Maine's Credit Unions Help Students Understand Finances?

We hear all about the importance of understanding finances, and becoming better at managing our money. But, understanding finances is complicated, and becoming better at managing money takes years of good habits. How can we expect to be "good at finances" when there really isn't much of a formal program out there?

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Be Prepared, Because Life Happens

Be Prepared, Because Life Happens

An emergency fund is an essential part of your personal finances. Its importance is stressed in almost every personal finance book and budgeting blog, and yet 26% of Americans currently have no emergency fund in place. Of those who do have an emergency fund, up to two-thirds do not have the often-recommended six months’ worth of expenses saved up.

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5 Things Your Future Self Will Thank You For

5 Things Your Future Self Will Thank You For

When the time comes to decide whether to study or do something fun, or, eat vegetables or a delicious dessert, there is always one choice more appealing. In these times, it is easy to give in to the mood-of-the-moment. Later, we regret decisions or feel guilty for not making the better choice. 

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How Is the Way You Pay Going to Change?

How Is the Way You Pay Going to Change?

Paying with cash, credit or debit may become things of the past. Imagine paying for groceries, clothes, or lunch with your phone! That would eliminate the need to dig through your purse, or scurry to find your wallet. Instead, you would only need to pull out your phone. How convenient would that be?  No need to imagine - it's already here! In October 2014, Apple launched the first ever contactless payment method, Apple Pay.

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Fresh & Fit Friday: DIY Project!

Fresh & Fit Friday:  DIY Project!

I have a friend who has clearly mastered the art of decorating. Every time I visit, I get a tad jealous of her ability to turn her mediocre apartment into an upscale living space. She has it down. Everything from the matching color schemes, to the wall decor, to the pillows on the couch. It all comes together to create a unique and vibrant living space, and I wonder to myself why my apartment doesn't look the same.  

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Build Your Business from Zero

Build Your Business from Zero

Some of the most important steps you take in life are those leading up to your passion. The more steps you take, the closer you become to understanding the links between your passion and your skills. When you combine what you love and the skills at which you excel, you can create a business that you are passionate about, and a life that you love. 

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