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29 11, 2016

4 Holiday Gifts at Your Credit Union

Finding that perfect gift for those special people in your life can be challenging. Not to mention the stress of the long lines, crowded stores, and that long to-do list during this time of year.  I have found the best place to get gifts for my loved ones is my local credit union.  They Read More

22 11, 2016

Why Not “Small Business Every Day”?

“It’s rare,” my best friend said, as we sat in a unique Akron establishment. He was referring to the friendship we have shared that has somehow survived the test of time. There are three of us, actually, and our friendship has endured, which is absolutely rare–and good. As we’ve scattered across the country over Read More

15 11, 2016

Are Store Credit Cards Really a Good Idea?

So, you hit the stores for some holiday shopping and, sure enough, when you’re checking out at the register the sales associate offers you a discount – 5%, 10%, 15% — on your purchase in return for opening a store credit card. The same thing happens online. For example, you’re ready to check out Read More

8 11, 2016

Veterans Day – A Brief History

As we observe Veterans Day this Friday, November 11, it’s worth a look back to see how this holiday came about and what makes this day so special.

The first Veterans Day was celebrated on November 11, 1919; however it was called Armistice Day. The holiday originated as a way to celebrate the end of Read More

1 11, 2016

Be Generous but Smart with Your Financial Giving

The autumn leaves have just started turning and the holiday season solicitations from charities are rolling in. They arrive by mail, email, and social media. There’s certainly no shortage of worthy causes that we can give to here in our community.

Ohioans embrace the spirit of giving during the holidays. Fifty-five percent of Ohio consumers Read More