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  • December 03, 2021
  • Ohio Credit Union League

New Year, New Financial Resolutions

With 2021 ending and 2022 right around the corner, now is the time to start making those resolutions for the new year. And what better place to start than with your finances?

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  • September 03, 2021
  • Ohio Credit Union League

Understanding the 2021 Child Tax Credit

Taxes and deductions can be complicated, especially when tax credit eligibility constantly changes.

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  • June 21, 2021
  • Ohio Credit Union League

Housing Market Changes

Big changes in the housing market last year provided good news to existing homeowners while presenting a challenge to consumers in the housing market.

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  • April 07, 2021
  • The Ohio Credit Union League

Improving Financial Literacy

Each year, the National Financial Educators Council releases a National Financial Literacy Test, which is taken by Americans of all ages, financial positions, and backgrounds. The test measures participants' knowledge as it pertains to earning, saving, and growing their money.

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  • March 22, 2021
  • The Ohio Credit Union League

Financially Recovering From A Job Loss

Many Americans have spent the last several months getting back into the workforce after being laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • March 17, 2021
  • The Ohio Credit Union League

Paying Taxes

Since 1913, Americans have been paying taxes to the federal government with states adopting similar programs in 1930.

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  • January 07, 2021
  • Ohio Credit Union League

Paying Down Credit Card Debt

Just when you thought 2020 was devoid of good news for Americans - here is a small financial reason to smile!

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  • October 16, 2020
  • The Ohio Credit Union League

Considering a car purchase...

Purchasing a car can be complicated, and perhaps an even more difficult decision to manage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • September 05, 2020
  • Ohio Credit Union League

Understanding Your Credit Score

Healthy credit is a key component of qualifying for mortgages, auto loans, and even new jobs.

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  • July 08, 2020
  • Ohio Credit Union League

Understanding the mortgage process...

Most would agree - home ownership is part of the American Dream.

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  • June 09, 2020
  • Ohio Credit Union League

Financial Literacy in a Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has caused income loss, uncertainties, and an increase in fraudulent attacks throughout Ohio and nationwide.

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  • March 10, 2020
  • Ohio Credit Union League

The Importance of Saving

Most Ohioans are putting away money for emergencies, but there are still many that struggle financially and may be unprepared for those unexpected expenses.

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  • November 15, 2019
  • Ohio Credit Union League

Best Ways to Manage Your Holiday Expenses

With the holiday season right around the corner, consumers are often unprepared for the additional expenses for those special presents and occasions and exit the holiday season with debt—a gift that unfortunately keeps on giving.

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  • June 27, 2019
  • David McHugh - Associated Press

Digital Money Will Arrive With A Warning

An international financial monitor warned world leaders on Tuesday that wider use by retail shoppers of cryptocurrencies like Libra, unveiled last week by Facebook, would need “close scrutiny” by regulators.

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  • May 13, 2019
  • The Akron Beacon Journal via The Chillicothe Gazette

There's Still Time To Save Social Security

The challenges facing the Social Security and Medicare Hospital Insurance trust funds are largely demographic, in the shape of an aging population.

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  • April 30, 2019
  • Jackie Borchardt, Cincinnati Enquirer/USA Today network

New Ohio Payday Loan Laws in Effect

One in 10 Ohioans has taken out a so-called payday loan, traditionally where money is borrowed against a post-dated paycheck. But as of Saturday, the traditional payday loan disappeared from Ohio, thanks to a law passed last year intended to crack down on sky-high interest rates and sneaky fees.

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  • April 10, 2019
  • Ohio Credit Union League

Could You Improve Your Financial Literacy?

April is National Financial Literacy Month and although not all Ohioans feel the strain of poor financial understanding, as a whole, the state's financial literacy could use improvement.

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  • February 14, 2019
  • NPR - James Doubek

Americans Lost $143 Million in Online Relationship Scams Last Year

The Federal Trade Commission is celebrating Valentine's Day by reminding people to not get scammed when looking for love.

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  • February 12, 2019
  • Ohio Credit Union League

Sticking to Financial Resolutions

Ohioans, like most Americans, entered 2019 hoping to better their finances, but many have likely already fallen off track.

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  • January 30, 2019
  • Eric Volkman, The Motley Fool

4 Times To Open A Money Market Account

There are instances where a savings account or certificate of deposit just won't do.

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  • January 14, 2019
  • Ohio Credit Union League

Remaining Vigilant During Tax Season

How much do you really know about taxes?

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  • December 20, 2018
  • Tom Purcell: Trib Live

I'm Dreaming of a Debt-Free Christmas

Merry debt-fueled Christmas, America! According to a recent NerdWallet study, nearly 40 million Americans are still struggling to pay off credit-card debts from last Christmas.

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  • December 12, 2018
  • Geoff Williams, U.S. News & World Report

9 Ways to Live Well and Spend Less in 2019

With the start of the New Year ushering in a clean slate, now is a perfect time to revisit financial goals and strategize ways to maximize savings.

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  • December 10, 2018
  • Ohio Credit Union League

Why checking your credit score can pay off

For many, credit scores come with judgment, risk, and security, which is why many Ohioans are paying attention to them.

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  • December 05, 2018
  • Ohio Credit Union League

How to choose the correct credit card for you

Choosing the best credit card for your lifestyle can have a considerable impact on your overall financial health.

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  • October 25, 2018
  • ABC News

Americans who don't have a bank account at lowest level ever

The percentage of Americans who do not have a bank account fell to a record low last year, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Tuesday, a sign that the economic fortunes of the country's most vulnerable people continues to improve.

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