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4 Mistake to Avoid at Tax Time

When preparing your taxes there are a lot of simple and easy errors you can avoid with a little double checking and extra diligence. Also, one of the biggest reasons a tax refund is delayed is because of an error. Check out this list of common errors and correct them before you file: Incorrect or

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How to Boost Your Financial Literacy

April is Financial Literacy Month. Financial Literacy Month became official in 2004 when the Senate passed Resolution 316 to officially recognize the month. While it’s not as fun as Halloween or your birthday, its goal of starting and keeping healthy financial habits is worth celebrating. Why We Need Financial Literacy Month  We know, it seems

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Money Smart Week Kicks Off

No matter how financially savvy we think we are, there’s always room to learn more. That’s why the Federal Reserve bank of Chicago created Money Smart Week. Over 30 Chicago-area organizations joined together to create the Money Smart Advisory Council to work together to promote financial literacy. Money Smart Week launched in 2002 and includes

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When to File Your Taxes

If you’re like millions of Americans, you wait till mid-April to file your income tax return. But are there any benefits to filing then? Or is it better to file early? We break it down for you. File Your Taxes Early Honestly, there are more pros than cons to filing your taxes before the April

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Five Tips for Spring Break on a Budget

Spring break. For teens and college kids, it’s almost a rite of passage. For families, it’s a much-needed vacation from the day-to-day grind. For both, it can take a big bite out of your savings. We think everyone deserves a spring break – so we put some tips together to help make it more affordable.

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How to Survive Tough Financial Times

Whether you’re a victim of the federal government shutdown, a recent layoff or just too much debt, don’t despair. There are some simple steps you can take to help you survive these tough times: Cut back Review spending habits– This should be your first step. Put together a budget of what’s coming in and what’s

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Beware of IRS Tax Scams

Tax season is here. It’s not only a time filled with W-2s and receipts – but scams as well. You’ll want to be on your guard to protect yourself this time of year.  IRS Imposter Scams Whether it’s by phone, mail or email, IRS scammers will often try one of two approaches to get your

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Why You Should Love Your Credit Union

Many of our members make their deposits, withdrawals and payments without thinking much about what being a WWFCU member truly means. That’s okay, we don’t mind. But in honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d share the top eight reasons why our members love WWFCU.  Low RatesCredit unions are known for their low loan interest rates.

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Your Tax Prep Guide and Checklist

The end of January has come and gone, which means you should have all of your important tax documents by now. You know what that means? It’s time to gather everything to get ready to file your tax returns. Whether you file your own taxes or get them done, you’ll still need to tackle this

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