Get Your 2017 Finances in Shape

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The start of a new year is an ideal time to start thinking about what you’d like to accomplish during the next 12 months. Maybe you want to start eating more vegetables and hitting the gym to improve your well-being. While this is a great resolution, think about your financial health too! Consider what financial …

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The Pros and Cons of a Store Credit Card

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Store credit cards might get a bad rap, since some people who get them aren’t the best at money management. But if you take the time to think carefully and avoid making the impulse decision at the counter, opening a store credit card could work out in your favor. PROS? The initial discount you get …

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Should You Combine Finances?

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Keeping Your Balance is a blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. If you’re getting ready take that all-important walk down the aisle, you’re probably elbow deep in reception venues, fabric swatches, flowers and dinner menus. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of wedding planning. It’s …

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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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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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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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