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5 Reasons You Might Want to Refinance Your Vehicle

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January 29, 2016 by BCCU
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Try out our car loan calculator to see how refinancing could help you.

There is a saying that the one thing that is always constant is change. And change is a good reason why you might want to take a closer look at your auto loan and consider refinancing.

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Sick Day Activities with your Kids

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January 27, 2016 by Trish R.
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painted egg cartonLast week when I arrived at daycare to pick up my daughter, she came running over, gave me a hug and when I picked her up she instantly put her head down on my shoulder and stayed there. Right then I knew it. I checked her forehead and, sure enough, she was warm, so her teacher checked her temperature… it read 101. Thankfully, it only lasted through the night, but to be safe, she is required to be fever-free for 24-hours before returning to school. That meant a sick day for me at home with her so she could rest. What were we to do for a whole day? Well, thanks to Google and Pinterest we found a few different activities to try:

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Why Pets Should Have Health Insurance, Too

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January 21, 2016 by BCCU
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Protect your wallet from pet illness or accident. Investigate pet health insurance options by getting multiple insurance quotes. Image from PetFinder.com.

 

Do you have a sweet little baby at home? Perhaps a baby with four legs and an adorable, furry muzzle? Or feathery wings, or scaly tail?

The ASPCA estimates that between 70 and 80 million dogs and 74 to 96 million cats are owned by “Pet Parents” in the United States today. And for many Americans, their pets are as much a part of their family as their children. So when pets get sick, getting them immediate care is important. But there can be a high price for that care—especially in emergency situations.

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How to Avoid Phone Scams

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January 14, 2016 by BCCU
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How to spot the tell-tale language phone scammers use to trick you. Image from ThisIsMoney.co.uk.

Every year, the Federal Trade Commission reports that thousands of people lose money to telephone scams—“from a few dollars to their life savings.”1 How can you protect yourself, your family, and your money?

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Fueling Your Body for the Holidays!

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December 23, 2015 by Jenn R.
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eggs and avocado on toastThe next week will be full of excitement and celebration, but along with that comes plenty of food and drinks. Sure, we could wait for January 2nd to get back on track with our health and fitness, but wouldn’t it make more sense to make some healthy selections now so you are ahead of the game? I’m not suggesting you refrain from everything, but these ideas could help you get some quality, well rounded meals into your body before you splurge on all that other goodness.

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