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Negotiating a raise: your guide to financial empowerment at work

By Louisiana FCU on May 23, 2024 3:38:51 PM

Topics: Personal finance Financial mindset Penny Prioritizer Wallet Warrior Saving & Budgeting Personal Banking Career Tips & Resources
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Crafting your career: navigating success without college

By Louisiana FCU on Dec 21, 2023 9:23:52 AM

Topics: Lifestyle Personal finance Financial mindset Saving & Budgeting College Personal Banking Career
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3 effective ways to get the most out of your car

By Louisiana FCU on May 26, 2023 4:45:42 PM

 

Topics: Auto borrowing
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Understanding the truth behind auto loan dealers

By Louisiana FCU on May 26, 2023 4:16:37 PM

 

Topics: Auto borrowing
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Top 8 self-filing tax services: Reviewed and ready to use!

By Louisiana FCU on May 26, 2023 4:05:58 PM

Topics: Personal finance Personal Banking Taxes & Income Tips & Resources
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The big difference between debit and credit

By Louisiana FCU on May 24, 2023 1:29:12 PM

Topics: Personal finance Debt Credit Personal Banking
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How to use a home equity loan to your advantage

By Louisiana FCU on May 24, 2023 1:19:14 PM

Ready to unlock the potential of your home's equity?
Topics: Home & mortgage Home Ownership
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Taking the leap: Essential strategies for saving for your first home

By Louisiana FCU on May 24, 2023 1:07:32 PM

Looking to dive into the world of homeownership, but don't have a treasure chest for a down payment?
Topics: Home & mortgage Home Ownership
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The 5 best student discounts you should know about

By Louisiana FCU on May 24, 2023 11:02:24 AM

Make your college dollars go further with these five outstanding student discounts.
Topics: College
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Ditch the ramen diet: 4 financial tips for thrifty college students

By Louisiana FCU on May 23, 2023 2:43:06 PM

Who says you can't save money as a student? 
Topics: College
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Don't panic: Filing taxes as a college student

By Louisiana FCU on May 18, 2023 12:01:11 PM

Filing taxes as a college student is a lot easier than it looks.
Topics: College
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Understanding good debt, bad debt and everything in between

By Louisiana FCU on Feb 27, 2023 11:17:20 AM

Not all debt is created equal. 

Topics: Lifestyle Personal finance Business finance Financial mindset Debt Starting Out Shopportunist Tips & Resources
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Investing your age: What’s your REAL risk tolerance?

By Louisiana FCU on Aug 22, 2022 12:31:50 PM

You know that deciding to invest some of your money in the market automatically means you’re setting yourself up for possible loss.

Topics: Lifestyle Personal finance Financial mindset Nearing Retirement Shopportunist Wallet Warrior Tips & Resources
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Build your nest egg: Best ways to invest for retirement

By Louisiana FCU on Aug 22, 2022 11:52:30 AM

Investing your money is a tried and true approach to building a life worth enjoying after retirement. But with so many options available, you may feel stuck.

Topics: Lifestyle Personal finance Financial mindset Nearing Retirement Shopportunist Wallet Warrior Saving & Budgeting Career Tips & Resources
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Should I invest in cryptocurrency?

By Louisiana FCU on Aug 22, 2022 11:51:35 AM

Investing in cryptocurrency is all the rage, but that doesn’t mean it’s the financially responsible choice for everyone. Let’s take a closer look at cryptocurrency, its volatile nature, and explore the question of whether it’s a good idea to invest in what has been hailed by some as the “money of the future.”

Topics: Lifestyle Financial mindset Wallet Warrior Taxes & Income Career Tips & Resources
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4 ways to maximize your 401k

By Louisiana FCU on Jul 11, 2022 11:47:33 PM

Don't retire poor! Use these strategies to maximize your 401k.

Topics: Lifestyle Retirement Wallet Warrior Saving & Budgeting Career Tips & Resources Case Studies
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The importance of becoming financially fit

By Louisiana FCU on Jul 11, 2022 10:40:45 PM

Flex those financial muscles and get your wallet into shape.

Topics: Lifestyle Personal finance Credit score Financial mindset Overspender Indifferent-to-money Starting Out Tips & Resources Case Studies
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Is it wise to get a protection plan?

By Louisiana FCU on Nov 1, 2021 12:00:00 AM

A protection plan is an investment that limits financial risk. It provides peace of mind  and helps you avoid financial strain when the unexpected happens — but choosing a plan isn't always a Sunday drive.

Topics: Car Personal finance Financial mindset Tips & Resources borrowing
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5 essential items to buy after a hurricane

By Louisiana FCU on Sep 23, 2021 12:00:00 AM

When it comes to hurricane season, we're not out of the water yet. Restocking essential supplies is a crucial part of the recovery process.

Topics: Disaster preparation
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Beware of hurricane recovery scams

By Louisiana FCU on Sep 3, 2021 12:00:00 AM

If you live in a community affected by Hurricane Ida, beware of these post-disaster scams.

Topics: Scam Prevention Disaster preparation Tips & Resources
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Is mobile banking safe?

By Louisiana FCU on Aug 16, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Banking with your mobile device is quick and convenient. But is it a safe way to handle your finances?

Topics: Lifestyle Scam Prevention Personal finance Parenting Credit score Financial mindset Retirement Starting Out College Privacy & Security Personal Banking Tips & Resources
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Is Airbnb the ultimate evacuation planning tool?

By Louisiana FCU on Jul 27, 2021 12:00:00 AM

You never know when you'll have to evacuate. Vacation rental platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo are great tools for planning ahead.

Topics: Scam Prevention Disaster preparation Tips & Resources
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5 self-destructive behaviors keeping you broke

By Louisiana FCU on Jun 28, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Self-sabotage is the act of continually doing something that undermines your own goals.

Topics: Lifestyle Personal finance Financial mindset Overspender Indifferent-to-money Debt Starting Out
4 min read

How to prepare financially for a natural disaster

By Louisiana FCU on Jun 24, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Natural disasters can appear at your doorstep with little or no warning. It pays to be prepared.

Topics: Disaster preparation
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Louisiana FCU awards $10,000 scholarship to high school seniors

By Louisiana FCU on Jun 9, 2021 12:00:00 AM


Louisiana Federal Credit Union is excited to announce the recipients of its 2021 Ronald E. Thomas Memorial Scholarship.

Topics: News & updates
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How to financially prepare for a baby

By Louisiana FCU on Apr 28, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Raising a child is one of the most rewarding experiences life has to offer. But the cost may be higher than you realize.

Topics: Lifestyle Personal finance Parenting
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The best low-cost vacation spots in Louisiana (that you're guaranteed to love)

By Louisiana FCU on Apr 1, 2021 12:00:00 AM

A great vacation doesn't have to involve flying or traveling across the country. When thinking about your summer vacation, consider an affordable road trip to nearby locations you may have overlooked.

Topics: Lifestyle Parenting Financial mindset Penny Prioritizer Shopportunist Tips & Resources
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Avoid tax scams! If you hear any of these statements, you're being targeted.

By Louisiana FCU on Mar 2, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Scammers are finding new, creative ways to get taxpayers to share personal and financial information during tax season.

Topics: Scam Prevention News & updates Privacy & Security Taxes & Income Tips & Resources
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Let your personal values guide your investment strategy (Video)

By Louisiana FCU on Feb 24, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Values-based planning is a philosophy that's spreading like wildfire in the financial sector. Is this a passing trend or did they finally crack the code to attaining true wealth?

Topics: Personal finance Nearing Retirement Wallet Warrior Saving & Budgeting
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5 steps to take after a financial disaster

By Louisiana FCU on Jan 5, 2021 12:00:00 AM

As we saw in 2021, many Americans struggled with the aftershock of a financial disaster due to COVID-19. Whether it’s due to a layoff, a smaller workload, medical expenses or a change in family circumstances, a financial fallout is devastating for people in every sector of the economy.

Topics: Personal finance
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4 questions to ask before buying a backup generator

By Louisiana FCU on Aug 17, 2020 12:00:00 AM

After 2 million households lost power to Hurricane Zeta in 2020, you don't have to be a doomsday prepper to recognize the practical advantages of owning a home generator during hurricane season.

Topics: Disaster preparation Home Ownership
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Why losing your job may actually be a blessing in disguise (even when it doesn't feel that way)

By Louisiana FCU on May 20, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Losing a job is never easy. However, it could end up being a good thing in the long run.

Topics: Lifestyle Personal finance Financial mindset
3 min read

2 clever ways to break free from credit card debt

By Louisiana FCU on Jan 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Drowning in credit card debt? Here's your lifejacket

Topics: Personal finance Financial mindset Debt Saving & Budgeting
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Men vs. Women — How each gender spends their money

By Louisiana FCU on Jan 6, 2020 12:00:00 AM

How do men and women stack up against each other in the money management arena? We pulled together dozens of studies to see where the differences lie. 

Topics: Indifferent-to-money
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Here are the best cars for Gen Z buyers

By Louisiana FCU on Dec 13, 2019 12:00:00 AM

When it comes to purchasing a vehicle, studies show that Generation Z is full of pragmatic buyers who put a heavy focus on price, lifestyle and connection when choosing the ride that's right for them. 

Here are some of the top vehicles for buyers between the ages of 16 and 25.

Topics: Lifestyle Car Personal finance Parenting Podcasts Auto Media borrowing
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The secret to making more money: Get a new job

By Louisiana FCU on Nov 15, 2019 12:00:00 AM

If you find that you’re struggling financially in spite of your hard work, research shows that the greatest way to get a raise ⁠is to look for a job elsewhere.

Topics: Lifestyle Personal finance Business finance Penny Prioritizer
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Scammers are turning hopeless romantics into illegal money mules

By Louisiana FCU on Aug 26, 2019 12:00:00 AM

 


18,000 people in the U.S. are putting the “broke” in “heartbroken” as online scammers continue to prey on hopeless romantics, to the point of unwittingly aiding in a crime.

Topics: Scam Prevention Privacy & Security Tips & Resources Case Studies Media