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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.

Men moving boxes into new home
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Why do I need PMI?

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Isn’t summer the best—sun, a gentle breeze, perhaps an icy treat to cool you down? Best of all, it’s vacation time. Whether you trek in Nepal, visit the Statue of Liberty, or sail on lake Coeur d'Alene, have a good time. Just follow these suggestions so that nothing spoils your fun.

Couple moving boxes into new kitchen
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Myth 1: FHA, VA and USDA loans are only for first-time homebuyers.

Fact: You do not need to be a first-timer, but the new home must be your primary residence.

TwinStar staff outside of the new building
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After more than a year of planning and building, we are excited to be in our new Aberdeen branch, just across the street from our old building. The move has been a long time coming for our Aberdeen branch—one of our busiest—since it was built over 30 years ago.

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Credit Unions as we know them have been around since at least the mid 1800s, yet to some they remain complete mysteries.

April is Financial Literacy Month
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Education
TwinStar was started by a teacher, Dewey Noblitt, in Room 107 of Olympia High School nearly 80 years ago. Since then, we’ve remained dedicated to our educational roots by helping youth learn the principals of good money management. Since April is Financial Literacy Month, it’s a great time to think about this topic.
girls explore STEM careers
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When I was young, if someone had told me I would be working with math every day in my career, I would have laughed. I’ve never felt confident with numbers, and always seem to get the same type of response: “That’s okay, girls aren’t high achievers in math and science.

life simulation events
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In my work with TwinStar, I spend a lot of time in classrooms teaching students about finances. One day, I noticed a teacher who had provided store-bought pastries for her class and we got into an interesting discussion regarding students and hunger.