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Below you will find articles and press releases pertaining to Neighbors FCU and our Community Partners.

Community News
12/11/2014Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Spotlights Concerns with Medical Debt Collection and Reporting
 Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report that found medical debt has a significant impact on consumer credit, as 43 million Americans have overdue medical debt on their credit reports. Read the CFPB article here.
1/22/2015 IRS: Six tips on who should file a 2014 tax return
 Most people file their tax return because they have to, but even if you donít, there are times when you should. You may be eligible for a tax refund and not know it. This year, there are a few new rules for some who must file. Here are six tax tips to help you find out if you should file a tax return.
2/1/2015 Credit Worthy: Know how to play the game
Many of lifeís important activities require a credit check during the decision making process.  Knowing your credit history is the first step to ensuring that you get a good review regardless of what activities you are pursuing.  Check out these tips below to learn more about how to check on your credit.

2/13/2015 BATON ROUGE PARENTS MAGAZINE: Avoiding the entitlement trap
Want to raise a responsible child who doesn't demand constant gratification? Read on for expert tips on curbing a childís sense of entitlement, from toddler-hood through the teen years.
3/1/2015 Making your tax refund work for you
Tax season is already upon us and Americans everywhere have big plans for their refunds.  For many adults refund season is better than Christmas!  Before setting your mind on one purchase consider making your refund really work for you.  

Here are some ideas to use this money to set 2015 up for financial success.
3/10/2015 Credit: How to rebuild or build it
 Building and rebuilding credit is one of the hottest topics members have when they come to workshops and classes.  Credit affects many parts of consumer's lives: whether we can get a loan, how much we will pay for that loan, and bad credit can even affect clearance levels in some professions.

Read more about building and rebuilding it here!
4/1/2015 "Wild About Saving" April Kickoff!
April is National Credit Union Youth Month and we are joining in the fun to get wild about saving!  

Almost half of young adults wish that they had learned about the importance of saving money growing up. Saving is about creating a routine of always putting a little money away and not spending everything you have.