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Be a Part of GOOD: Achieva in Partnership with The Salvation Army

Be a Part of GOOD: Achieva in Partnership with The Salvation Army

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Achieva Credit Union invites you to be a part of GOOD. Continuing our longstanding Salvation Army partnership, participating branches will support two donation programs.   With the efforts of The Salvation Army and its partners, millions of families have the opportunity to celebrate a brighter Christmas. Angel Tree Program: November 28 - December 11 At the locations listed below, you will see Angel Trees supplied by The Salvation Army. Each tree will have angel tags and information about a child in need.  The tags will include the age, gender, clothing, and shoe size of the child. Additionally, there will be comments about...
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Save Money Shipping Holiday Gifts and Presents

Save Money Shipping Holiday Gifts and Presents

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The season is approaching. As many people look to beat freight deadlines, they also want to stay within budget. We put together five ways to save money shipping holiday gifts and presents. Continue reading below. What is the cheapest way to ship Christmas presents? It's a great question to ask; however, remember that the goal is reliability. Some shipping services boast low rates, yet they lack in things like customer support and infrastructure. While we want to save money shipping gifts, in essence, cheaper isn't always better.  Additionally, speed is another variable that affects the cost of sending a package....
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Thanksgiving Quotes About Money and Gratitude

Thanksgiving Quotes About Money and Gratitude

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November marks the start of turkey season! To celebrate, we decided to tie together the holidays with a little banking fun. Below, we share a few Thanksgiving quotes about money and gratitude, sure to provide a fresh perspective regarding giving.  Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have. - Jim Rohn Jim Rohn was an American entrepreneur and author. He not only created one of the most famous Thanksgiving quotes about money, but he lived it as well. Born on a farm in Idaho, Rohn started life with a limited understanding of business. After quitting...
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Halloween Spending Statistics: Are you being Tricked?

Halloween Spending Statistics: Are you being Tricked?

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Pumpkins? Check. Fake skeletons? They're in the cart. What else should be on the list? Even after grabbing just a few items of gory decor, the costs quickly add up. Are you being tricked? View the most recent Halloween spending statistics to find out. Halloween 2019 expenditures A 2020 poll showed that only 58% of Americans plan to partake in Halloween activities this year. Yet, the economy expects a surge of expenditures as high as $8 billion. The figures make sense until you compare the Halloween spending statistics of 2019. Last year, 68% of Americans participated, spending $8.8 billion.  Why is there...
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Six Hidden Gems of Cape Coral Fun

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You don’t have to wonder far to have fun. Throw on your fanny pack and play tourist for the day in your hometown. As an example, we’ll use the beautiful Cape Coral as our playground. Step 1: Sit down and make a list of fun activities you’d like to check out. Some ideas are below! Step 2: Map out each activity to determine the best time and route to take the night before your adventure. Step 3: Fuel up the vehicle! No one wants to ruin a fun day running on empty. Now you’re ready to explore the unknown. In...
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Going Green At Home In 4 Easy Steps

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Green is the new black! Well, at least in the sense of becoming more environmentally friendly. It may not be the most popular color on the runway—black still holds the most fashionable title—but green IS trending when it comes to lifestyle choices. Most people, when polled, agree that we need to be more aware of our impact on Earth. We all know the classic 3 R’s of going green at home: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse. It was a fun chant back elementary school! There’s even a new “R” now: Rethink. The problem lies in the action. It’s overwhelming to face a...
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Secret Airbnb Booking Tips That Will Save You Money

Clever Airbnb Booking Tips That Will Save You Money

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Winter is just a few months away, and it's time to think about how you will spend your holiday. For some, the December break calls for a quiet trip to the mountains. For others, they prefer traveling closer to the equator for year-round fun in the sun. Regardless of what your final choice is, use these secret Airbnb booking tips to save serious cash. Airbnb introduces enhanced cleaning protocols A recent press release from Airbnb describes changes to rental cleaning requirements. The increased efforts vow to keep vacationers safe and offer consumers more for their money, such as private kitchens and...
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Cut Monthly Expenses with 6 Simple Tricks

Creative Ways To Cut Monthly Expenses

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It's a common desire to want flexibility within our budgets. Households all across the United States either want to increase their intake, cut monthly expenses, or in best-case scenarios, both. What if we told you that a slight change in behavior would go a long way? How's an extra $1200 left in your budget every year sound?  What mastering the "latte factor" does for your budget As we begin this article, we'll get the most obvious way to cut monthly expenses out into the open. The "latte factor" regards to the appeal presented by drive-thru coffee. As mentioned before, skipping...
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Help Your Teen Establish Good Credit

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If you think showing your teenager how to balance a checkbook is hard…try explaining how to maintain good credit! Ah, the joys of adulting. Many adults don’t quite understand the intricacies of the credit system. So, the idea of breaking it down where a teenager can grasp the intricacies is laughable. Yet, it must be done! Otherwise, your impressionable teen may fall into a very expensive trap when they turn 18. As of 2018, the average American carries around $90,000 in debt (1). Of that debt, the average credit card debt is around $6,849 (2). Yikes! That’s not even taken...
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Fun For Free (Or Close To It)

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You don’t have to spend a fortune to have fun. In fact, some of the most memorable moments are free! Finding time to have fun, and spending time with our loved ones, is important for so many reasons. Improved health, increased productivity, and overall life satisfaction. Yet, we tend not to prioritize it. Sometimes, the reason is a tight budget. Let’s nip that excuse in the bud now. Here are some great ways to have fun for free, or close to it! Here are just a few fun ideas on a tight budget: A water gun fight in your own...
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