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3 Ways to Save for Your Child’s Education

With the ever-rising cost of college tuition in the United States, many parents begin worrying about how to pay for their child’s education immediately after birth – and sometimes, well before that! Opening a savings account in your child’s name might seem like a good idea, but a large amount of cash in the student’s …

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3 Tips for Aspiring Financial Service Professionals

by Michael Poulos, President/CEO of Michigan First Credit Union   Keeping Your Balance is blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. Working in financial services can be a very rewarding career. Every day, you have the opportunity to transform people’s lives for the better – whether it’s helping them …

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Get a Hiring Manager to Notice You

by Janelle Witting Keeping Your Balance is a blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. Scoring an interview can be tough, regardless of the economy. The highest quality applicants are competing for the best jobs, and it might seem impossible to stand out in a sea of MBAs, Top Salespersons …

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4 Tips for Traveling With a Credit Card

by Janelle Witting Keeping Your Balance is a blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. Whether you’re an international jet-setter or more of a camping-by-the-lake type, traveling is a great way to reduce stress and take a break from hectic daily schedules. A change of pace can recharge and …

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6 Tips for Winterizing Your Vegetable Garden

by Janelle Witting Keeping Your Balance is a blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. After spending the entire summer working so hard on your vegetable garden, why let the winter negate your progress? It’s important to winterize your yard the same way you prepare your home for the …

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Why You Should Plan For Your Future Right Now

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

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

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

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

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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