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The Best Time To Buy Popular Items

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What do stone crabs, strawberries, and big screen TVs have in common? They all have seasons. Just like fresh seafood and produce, there is an optimum time to purchase just about anything. Here are a few frequently purchased items and the best time to buy them! Airfare When it comes to purchasing airfare, there are a number of theories regarding when you should book your tickets. Some may think that waiting until the last minute will help ensure the best deal possible. Others may believe that purchasing a ticket at least 2 months in advance is the way to go....
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The Exciting News About Achieva’s Scholarship Competition

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Certainly, 2017 wouldn't make headlines if it didn't have some exciting news. Do you know a high school senior graduating this year? Or perhaps you're the one currently enrolled in a college or trade school. If you've answered yes to either one of these questions, then you're going to want to check out this article. Seriously, we're jumping for you to read it all the way to the end. That's because our active Achieva Credit Union members, with good standings on their accounts, have the chance to enter two unique scholarship competitions. Well, without further ado, let's hop right in and discuss more details. What do...
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Nifty, Thrifty Valentine

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Make it a Valentine’s Day to remember by breaking from tradition without breaking the bank. These money saving tips show that the best recipe for a cheap and fun valentine’s day is equal parts creativity and love. Homemade cards The first ever Valentine’s Day message was sent in 1477 by a Miss Margery Brews to John Paston, and within it she described her beau as “my right well beloved Valentine”. Still today, there’s nothing simpler yet more meaningful than a homemade card.  It’s simple and time saving, since construction paper, scissors, and glitter are craft drawer staples, especially if you...
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Five Things Millennials Should Know Before Filing Taxes

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Tax time is here again. Are you prepared? We've created a top 5 list of things Millennials should know before filing taxes. You're totally going to want to read this one. It's full of commonly overlooked deductions that could potentially save you hundreds. Do we have your attention? Of course! So, before you head out to your certified tax preparer, make sure to read this entire article. Tax prep fee deduction is a thing. Number one on our list of things Millennials should know before filing taxes, is that tax prep fees are deductible. Say what? Yes, you read that correctly. If you...
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Millennials and Money: Tips for Retiring as a Multi-Millionaire

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The statistics are disturbing: older Millennials – those born in the early 1980s – will need to stash approximately $1.8 million for their retirement, and younger Millennials – those born in the 1990s – will need more than $2.5 million. That’s not the disturbing part, however. The most distressing statistic is that currently 57% of the Millennial generation hasn’t even begun to think about saving for retirement. Entrepreneur John Rampton cites these and other statistics in his October 2016 article in Inc.com. He notes that although Millennials believe they will have a better retirement than past generations, they are overlooking...
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Introducing the Achieva GOODperks App!

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Discounts are great, because who doesn’t love saving money? But cutting coupons (and remembering to bring them with you) is such a hassle! And scrolling through endless emails on your phone searching for savings is so time-consuming. There’s got to be a better way, right? Right! Achieva makes it easy and convenient to nab discounts on the fly with our new mobile app, GOODperks! Discounts When You Need Them GOODperks brings the deals right to your phone, wherever you are. As you go about your day, GOODperks will automatically alert you to deals or discounts in your immediate vicinity. No...
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Start Your Financial Year Off Right; The 2017 Plan

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The New Year is upon us and that means it's time to review your monetary strategies. If last year left you with much to be desired, then right now is the perfect moment to implement a different plan. Want to start your financial year off right? Continue reading for our post for tips on the 2017 plan. What was last year's problem? Of several people polled, the biggest issue people had last year with budgeting was not having a strategic plan. Sure, they understood that saving money was, generally, a good thing. Additionally, everyone found ways to increase their income. However, every month was filled...
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Now is the Best Time to Buy a New Car

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Did you know that December is the best time to buy a new car? Specifically speaking, the closer to the end of December, the better. However, before we go all in on the subject, there are a few things you will need to know. In fact, those who are familiar with the car buying process are the ones that benefit the most from the experience. So, if you're one of those people who were looking for that final push, here is your sign. Continue reading to learn why now is the best time to buy a new vehicle; as well as, how to do it....
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