Three Tips for Keeping Credit Cards Safe During Travel

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If you have travel plans this spring or summer, make sure you take precautions to protect your credit cards so you can enjoy every moment of the trip, instead of dealing with credit card issues! USA Today provides some safety tips to help protect your card: Only take one or two credit cards to use …

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6 Tips for Budget Friendly Travel

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by Janelle Witting This time of year can seem endless – that bleak stretch of winter between New Years and St. Patrick’s Day, where the weather is cold and gray and festivities few. If you’re feeling the travel itch, give yourself something to look forward to and start planning this year’s travel now! This way, …

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3 Ways a Credit Card Can Help You

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by Janelle Witting Credit cards get a bad rap – mostly because some people don’t use them responsibly. The reality is that when used correctly, credit cards can be a valuable asset and a great tool for building a solid credit history. Boost your credit score. If you have poor or limited credit history (say, …

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4 Tips for Traveling With a Credit Card

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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. 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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3 Credit Mistakes Made at Any Age

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Keeping Your Balance is a blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. At Michigan First, we’re all about making sure you’re being smart with your money. That’s why we offer a biannual Credit Seminar, where our CEO Michael Poulos gives a crash course on building and maintaining good credit. …

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