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Will I Be Getting a Second Stimulus Check?

January 4 by Maps Credit Union

After eight months of negotiations, the Senate has finally passed a bipartisan deal on a new coronavirus stimulus plan.

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When Does it Make Sense to Pay a Bill with a Credit Card?

November 2 by Maps Credit Union

Credit cards and debit cards both offer incredible convenience. With just a quick swipe or a linked account, a payment can be instantly processed. It seems like a no-brainer to use that convenience for taking the hassle out of paying bills. But, is it a smart idea to pay monthly bills with a credit card or debit card?

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Snowball Method vs. Avalanche Method: What’s the Best Way to Tackle Debt?

July 2 by Maps Credit Union

Getting rid of debt isn’t easy, but if you’re ready to do what it takes, you can shake off any amount of debt.

Let’s take a look at two popular approaches for paying down debt and explore the pros and cons of each.

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All You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Stimulus Plan

April 1 by Maps Credit Union

After days of negotiations and last-minute changes, the Senate and the White House have signed a historic $2 trillion stimulus plan to help mitigate the economic fallout of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) will put cash directly into people’s pockets, provide desperately needed funding for hospitals and help struggling businesses remain afloat in these financially fragile times.

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All You Need to Know About Savings Certificates

January 2 by Jennifer Schmelling

As an institution devoted to your financial wellness, Maps offers several secure options for your savings. One of our most popular savings products is our certificates of deposits, commonly referred as CDs. These accounts offer the best of both worlds when it comes to your savings. You'll be giving your money a great chance at growth without subjecting it to the risks of investing in the stock market.
 
Let's take a closer look at how certificates work and why they might be the perfect choice for you.

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Your Complete Guide to Identity Theft Protection

August 5 by Jennifer Schmelling

Did you know there were 14.4 million victims of identity theft in 2018? According to Javelin Strategy, each case cost the victim an average of $1,050 - and that's only the cost in dollars. When an individual's identity is stolen, the thief wreaks major havoc on the victim's financial health, which can take months, or even years, to recover from.

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5 Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances

April 1 by Jennifer Schmelling

1. Dust Off Your New Year's Resolutions
2. Sweep Out Your Monthly Budget
3. Freshen Up Your W-4
4. Pile Up Your Savings

5. Toss Your Debt

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When you think of a retirement plan, what comes to mind?

March 5 by Jennifer Schmelling

The most popular retirement plan is the IRA account. 

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DO I NEED AN EMERGENCY FUND AND A RAINY DAY FUND?

January 7 by Jennifer Schmelling

Rainy day funds and emergency funds serve different purposes. It’s important to have both available to tap into as needed.

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HOW SHOULD I FUND MY HOLIDAY SHOPPING?

December 1 by Jennifer Schmelling

Let’s explore your options and take a look at what might work for you.

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