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It’s time to celebrate the significant other in your life! If you’re thinking that means pricey gifts, expensive dates and blowing an entire day’s salary on a restaurant meal, think again. There’s no need to drain your wallet while trying to create the perfect Valentine’s Day.

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Q: Why does my credit union need to know so much about me to grant me a mortgage?

Giving thanks for Credit Union
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This Thanksgiving, we not only give thanks to our members, but also to the credit union movement!

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When you pay with your TwinStar Visa® debit card at a check-out counter, you often have a choice between running your card as “debit” or “credit.” What’s the difference?

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Your credit score may seem like a personal judgment on your character, but the factors that go into it are actually determined by research and analysis of data about how people use credit. Here are the major factors that go into your score:

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Ah, the holidays in the Pacific Northwest—lights sparkling in the rain and the scent of Douglas fir in the air. And, of course, the shopping! The crowds, bright lights, sales, high energy: to some it’s an adventure, to others a dreaded chore.

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The situation is becoming all too common: you receive a call while out shopping or perhaps during dinner. You don’t recognize the number, but the person on the line identifies themselves as an employee of your financial institution. They speak urgently—there’s a problem with your account.

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Card compromise—what does this term mean? More importantly, what does it mean for your account?

A budget-savvy millennial
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Budgeting may not be your idea of fun. I used to view setting up and following a budget as a necessary evil, like going to the dentist or cleaning the bathroom.

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Why do I need PMI?