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Why You Should Plan For Your Future Right Now

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by Michael Poulos, President/CEO of Michigan First Credit Union Keeping Your Balance is a blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. For younger people, the future can seem like a distant dream. If you’re just starting your career, it’s hard to imagine that 30 years from now, you’ll be …

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Financial Mistakes People Make at Different Ages

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There’s a saying that with age comes wisdom, but this may not always be true in the financial world. As we move through different life stages, there are new opportunities – and potential pitfalls – around every corner. Let’s take a look at them: In your 20’s Living beyond your means. It’s tempting to want …

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“Know Before You Owe” … a New Mortgage Regulation

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Effective October 3, 2015 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, will implement a new regulation for the home buying process titled “Know Before You Owe”. The purpose of the regulation is to improve the way you’ll receive information about mortgage loans when you apply and when you’re getting ready to close. Sometimes regulations can …

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3 Credit Mistakes Made at Any Age

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At Michigan First, our goal is to help you become money smart. Why do we care so much? Because healthy finances mean our members can breathe easier and plan for the future instead of living paycheck to paycheck. Credit mistakes aren’t limited to the very young – plenty of adults damage their credit without even …

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Add on, Fix Up and Deck Out

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Fall is a popular season for home improvement projects such has a new roof, replacement windows, new flooring and making sure your furnace is all set for the colder months that are just around the corner. Regardless of your need, replacement or repair, a Michigan First loan can help make it happen. To learn more, …

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Is Adventure Calling?

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Looking to enjoy the great outdoors one last time this fall? Whether your adventure style is extreme or a little more casual, Michigan First has you covered with recreation loans for RVs, 4-wheelers and more! Our competitive rates will ensure the only adventure worry you’ll have is the amount of s’mores to pack. To learn …

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Simplify Life, We Mean Your Student Loans

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Congratulations recent college graduates! We hope your post-college life has been treating you well. If it hasn’t happened already, then very soon you’ll begin repaying your student loans. Wow, reality just hit. With our PLUS Loan Refinance option, you can simplify your life by consolidating your loans into one loan, with one payment at a …

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Extra Credit Video Series

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s some info about our Extra Credit video series. Extra Credit is designed to give a crash course in all things finance. We’re not going too deep here – this is for those who have little to no understanding of how things like credit scores work, or …

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How to Start a Wedding Budget

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by Janelle Witting Keeping Your Balance is a blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. Newly engaged? Wedding bells are ringing … and your wallet is shuddering in anticipation. Weddings, no matter how big or small, cost something, whether it’s just the cost of a license or a no-holds-barred …

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6 Ways to Stay Organized at Work

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by Janelle Witting Keeping Your Balance is a blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. There’s no denying the fact that American workplaces hurtle forward at a relentless pace. For many workers, “checking out” at the end of the work day is no longer an option. While this can …

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