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5/4/2015 Neighbors Federal Credit Union Celebrates National Credit Union Youth Month

Neighbors is thrilled to announce that in the month of April, 54 youth share accounts were opened, 701 members under the age of 18 made deposits and $273,359.49 was deposited into youth accounts. 

5/1/2015 Secrets behind credit scores and borrowing money
Consumers shopping for credit products are looking for the best interest rate and low monthly payments. Shoppers can use advertised "APR"s to compare financing options from different lending institutions.
Credit scores directly influence the APR available to a consumer and knowing what to look for can save you money.  Get the inside scoop here to make informed decisions with confidence. 
4/23/2015 Neighbors Highlights: Spring 2015
 The spring of 2015 has been packed with financial empowerment outreach!  Reaching people when and where they need us it key to helping our communityís financial well-being!
4/13/2015 "Wild About Saving" Prizes
 April's National Credit Union "Youth Saves" month encourages parents to open youth savings accounts in time to win big prizes!  See details now.
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.  
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!
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.



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