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    Budgeting based on your learning style

    By Liann Walborsky » Communications Manager, Tech CU

    Liann Walborsky Tech CU Communications Manager   There are hundreds of budgets and budget options out there. And according to a Gallop poll, more than two-thirds of Americans do not budget. But how do you figure out what the right budget is for you? The following is by no means comprehens

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    Home improvement: Tips for hiring a contractor

    By Liann Walborsky » Communications Manager, Tech CU

    Liann Walborsky Tech CU Communications Manager   Scheduling a major home improvement project is exciting...but, key to the project's success is hiring a trustworthy contractor. The California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) warns homeowners to be on the lookout for scams where contractors pr

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    Talking to kids about money

    By Liann Walborsky » Communications manager, Tech CU

    Liann Walborsky Tech CU Communications manager   In many families, talking about money can be difficult, and in some cases, almost taboo. Difficulties of talking to children about money include: Parents of young children often find themselves in a position of sayi

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    College grads of 2015: yes, there are jobs

    By Estefany Sosa » Communications Specialist, Tech CU

    Estefany Sosa Tech CU Communications Specialist   College graduates are in high demand for 2015. You heard that correctly. After several years of economic weakness, things are looking up according to Aaron L. Jackson, associate professor of economics at Bentley University. He feels the class of

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    Summer Vacation: Plan ahead for cost savings

    By Liann Walborsky » Communications Manager, Tech CU

    Liann Walborsky Tech CU Communications Manager   Looking for some budget-friendly ideas for a summer vacation? Sure, it’s always fun to be spontaneous and decide the week before where you want to go. But, if you’re looking for deals, planning ahead of time tends to pay off. Determine what you want to sp

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    Tips for planning your summer getaway

    By Liann Walborsky » Communications Manager, Tech CU

    Liann Walborsky Tech CU Communications Manager Looking for some budget-friendly ideas for a summer vacation? Sure, it’s always fun to be spontaneous and decide the week before where you want to go. But, if you’re looking for deals, planning ahead of time tends to pay off. Determine what you want to spend i

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    Getting more legroom when you fly

    By Liann Walborsky » Communications Manager, Tech CU

    Liann Walborsky Tech CU Communications Manager   Remember the last time you sat in an airplane seat and could actually stretch your legs? Probably not – it’s been years since legroom was a priority for an industry that continually works to pack more people in — rather than worry about whose legs are

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    It's Spring Break!!

    By Estefany Sosa » Communications Specialist, Tech CU

    Estefany Sosa Tech CU Communications Specialist With hordes of students celebrating the end of midterms by running to such far-flung locales as Cancun and Vegas, many overlook the most important aspect of their trip — namely how much it costs and is it affordable. Talking about money may not be as fu

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    Tawnya Lancaster

    Insurance: protecting against the unexpected

    By Tawnya Lancaster » Public Relations, Tech CU

    Tawnya Lancaster Tech CU Public Relations Why Insurance Matters There are many different types of insurance, but they all have a similar purpose: to protect you and your loved ones against the cost of accidents, illness, disability, and death. When thinking about insurance, ask yourself :

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    Debt: the good, the bad and the ugly

    By Tawnya Lancaster » Public Relations, Tech CU

    Tawnya Lancaster Tech CU Public Relations The beginning of a new year is a good time to take stock of your debt and consider paying down some of your balances. Too much debt can turn ugly if not managed wisely, however, some debt can be a good thing, helping you to build credit history and improve your cr

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    Holiday Car Shopping: Advantages of Buying Now

    By Tawnya Lancaster » Public Relations Manager, Tech CU

    Tawnya Lancaster Tech CU Public Relations Manager Sure, the holidays are a busy time of year, but if you’re in the market for a new or used vehicle, end-of-year discounts can mean big savings. The end of the year is actually a good time for car shopping Statistics have

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    Now Available: Stock Secured Loans

    By Liann Walborsky » Communications Manager, Tech CU

    Liann Walborsky Tech CU Communications Manager Tech Wealth Management offers Stock Secured Loans and Lines of Credit Borrow against your current stock portfolio for any purpose.   A stock-secured line of credit or stock-secured term loan allows you the ability to leverage your asse

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    Five Things Students Should Know About Money

    By Estefany Chiquillo-Sosa » Marketing Intern, Technology Credit Union

    Estefany Chiquillo-Sosa Technology Credit Union Marketing Intern Being a student can be hectic and overwhelming, but it’s also a great time to start learning the basics of money. After speaking to several students about how they handle their money, I realized that most of them know very little about t

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    Reward or Not?

    By Liann Walborsky » Communications Manager, Tech CU

    Liann Walborsky Tech CU Communications Manager Oh, the joy of counting your reward points for all the various credit card, hotel and airline frequent traveler programs. Sure, they’re fun to accumulate as you think about going on that long-hoped-for trip to the other side of the world…but how long should yo

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    Best time to buy a car

    By Liann Walborsky » Communications Manager, Tech CU

    There are all kinds of theories as to the best time of year (or month) to buy a car. We’ve compiled a few of the most popular approaches: Right before a new model rolls off the truck, can be a great time to get a deal on the prior year. Let’s be honest

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    Tipping the balance

    By Liann Walborsky » Communications Manager, Tech CU

    Liann Walborsky Tech CU Communications Manager Find yourself tipping more than you used to? You’re not alone. The “act of tipping” has actually become easier with all the newly available apps and payment systems. And, apparently, taking the hard work away from figuring out what 15% of $58 is, for example,

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    Tech CU Supports Hackathon produced by CIIS

    By Tawnya Lancaster » Public Relations, Tech CU

    Tawnya Lancaster Tech CU Public Relations One of the most popular new trends among techies these days is the weekend “hackathon.” It’s a chance for developers, engineers and techies to power through 24- to 48-hours of coding frenzy — spurred on by copious amounts of caffeine, food and pure drive — all in t

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    Ways to prevent identity theft

    By Liann Walborsky » Communications Manager, Technology Credit Union

    Liann Walborsky Technology Credit Union Communications Manager Does a day go by where you don’t hear some headline or story about accounts being hacked and all personal financial information being compromised? Unfortunately, this is the world we live in…and we all need to take important steps to keep safe.

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    Talking about life insurance

    By Liann Walborsky » Communications Manager, Tech CU

    Liann Walborsky Tech CU Communications Manager As important as it is, many people don’t really like to talk about life insurance. It’s not pleasant to think about something happening to a family member, and those making the purchase decision, won’t be around to benefit from the insurance. Still, it’s a key

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    How much do you really know about taxes?

    By Liann Walborsky » Communications Manager, Technology Credit Union

    Liann Walborsky Technology Credit Union Communications Manager Do you know what Tax Freedom Day is? For the uninformed (myself included), it’s the date when the entire country has made enough money to pay its taxes for the year. This year is somewhat unique in that Tax Freedom Day is five whole days later

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    Making Seasonal Purchases

    By Liann Walborsky » Communications Manager, Tech CU

    Liann Walborsky Tech CU Communications Manager We’ve all heard of the “best” time of the year to buy a car. The President’s Day holiday in February, for example, is a big weekend for sales. In addition, heading into the fall when new car models are coming out, you can often snag a good deal on the prior ye

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    Thinking of selling your home this winter?

    By Liann Walborsky » Communications Manager, Tech CU

    Mid-winter can be a good time to put your home on the market – it gives you a slight jump on the spring market and you’ll catch those buyers who are already starting to think about where they want to be living by the summer. It’s not always the prettiest time of the year, however, with leafless trees and bare porches. Here are a couple of tips for sprucing your home up to rid it of those winter blahs.  

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    Financial Resolutions for the New Year

    By Liann Walborsky » Communications Manager, Tech CU

    Liann Walborsky Tech CU Communications Manager As much as we might like to deny it, many of us tend to make New Year’s resolutions. Even if you don’t technically believe in the concept of a “resolution,” it’s hard not to think about what you’d like to accomplish or change as you embark on a new 12 month-pe

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