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Brought to you by Achieva Credit Union, Achieva Life is a blog dedicated to bringing you unique, interesting and useful content. Achieva Life is more than just credit union news; it’s about lifestyle, community, and communication. Come to Achieva Life to connect with content that aims to help your financial and overall well-being.

Steer Clear of These Car Buying Myths

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For most of us, purchasing a vehicle is one of the first major financial decisions we make in our lives. With so many vehicle choices and financing options, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the entire process. It’s also very easy to make a mistake, which can cost you a lot of time and money in the long run. Here are a few common myths and considerations to keep in mind as you begin shopping for your next vehicle. Myth #1: Leasing is always the best option. When you purchase a new car, you really have two main options, “leasing”...
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What the EMV?!

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Most people understand what the acronyms OMG, SMH, and LOL mean. But what about EMV? You may have heard of EMV, and possibly have seen new EMV readers at retailers, but what exactly is it? More importantly, why should you care? EMV stands for Europay, MasterCard, Visa (the three companies that developed the technology) and is a new security feature embedded in ATM, debit, and credit cards. Instead of the old method of storing your information on a magnetic stripe, EMV cards store your information on a “chip”, which is a small integrated circuit. EMV cards are not “swiped” at...
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Are You Overlooking These Tax Deductions?

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Tax season is upon us, and people everywhere are sharpening their pencils and doing everything in their power to maximize their refunds. While most of us understand the basics of tax deductions, the complex IRS rules are constantly changing, making it easy to leave a few tax dollars on the table. While preparing your return this year, spend a little extra time to determine if you qualify for any of these often overlooked deductions. Donations If you donated furniture, clothing, appliances or household items to an approved charity during the previous year, you may receive a write-off for the items’...
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