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Retirement Planning Starts Early

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Ask a twenty-something professional what's on their short list of priorities, and it's doubtful you'll see "retirement planning" on there.  Then again, this is a time in life when choosing the right career path is a little more pressing than thinking about leaving it.

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Marriage and Money

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When it comes to newlyweds or a recently engaged couple, it can be easy to get caught up in the honeymoon phase of your relationship and disregard financial issues in your relationship. It is easy to get sidetracked when you are wedding planning, searching for the perfect home or deciding how many children you want to have. While these are excellent topics to discuss, to ensure a healthy marriage we encourage you to discuss money matters.

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Jennifer

Five Holiday Season Scams

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It's the time of year to spread holiday cheer. We're out purchasing that perfect gift from our favorite retailer or surfing online to fill our virtual basket full of goodies. Either way, we're happy to find the perfect gift for that special someone. This sense of holiday cheer also has a darker side - scams, hackers and fraud.

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Sandra

Recognizing International Credit Union Day

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International Credit Union (ICU) Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948. The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement's history and to promote its achievements. It is a day to honor those who have dedicated their lives to the movement and show members our appreciation. This year's theme, "Local Service. Global Good." emphasizes credit unions' positive impact in their communities locally and around the world.

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Sandra

You Can Model World Peace On Us

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At a time when global crises abound and tensions between countries are at an all-time high, the recent international conference of Caribbean and North American credit unions was a welcome relief and a model of cross cultural cooperation. This meeting was the result of a joint effort of the CCCU (Caribbean Conference of Credit Unions) and US based CUES (the Credit Union Executive Society). The conference was held at the end of June in the Bahamas.

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Jennifer

In The Community

CCCU's Street Team

Sometimes the best day at the office isn’t in the office at all. CCCU’s street team is made up of more than 40 smiling volunteers from across the credit union. You’re likely to see us in just about any corner of Broward County. Our mission? To show Floridians how they can earn more and save more by banking with City County Credit Union.

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Jennifer

When Is a Good Time to Trade in Your Car?

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I recently had a member ask me when would be a good time to trade in his car for a new one. The member had just recently financed his first car with us, so I wanted to give him as much information as I could to help him with his future needs. I’ve adapted my response below so that it can be useful for other members who may be wondering about the same thing.

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Making Summer Vacation Plans?

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Are you still planning a summer vacation? Haven’t quite finalized your plans due to budget concerns? Never fear - the season is still young, and you have plenty of time to clean your financial house in advance of a nice summer getaway! With this in mind, here are a few helpful strategies to make your summer vacation a smashing success.

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Jennifer

Why I’m Loving the World Cup

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I don’t know why the World Cup was not on my radar in the past. Has it been hyped more this year? Maybe I’ve just been paying attention to sports lately, thanks to the Heat’s run to the NBA finals.

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Kids and Money Management

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Summer has arrived, and kids everywhere are dealing with a sudden spike in free time. As parents, the chances are good that you'll be tapped for a little spending money during the season.

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Sandra

Needed: More information, less ball gowns

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Everyone says that we are in the information age. With a laptop or a tablet, knowledge is literally at our fingertips. When it comes to financial learning however, we tend to unconsciously skip over this readily available, yet boring information. We are all guilty of this (myself included). Who wants to think about finances when we can be entertained by ethereal ball gowns worn on the red carpet at the Academy Awards ceremony?

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Student Loan Repayment – made easy!

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Spring is giving way to the earliest stages of summer, and young, ambitious students everywhere are preparing to matriculate.  But, once the caps and gowns are packed away, new grads are going to have to prepare for a harsh reality - student loan repayment.  Crafting a plan to tackle student loan debt doesn't have to be hard or scary, but it does involve some due diligence.  If you're a graduating student about to start the repayment process, here are five baseline tips for staying on top of your loans.

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Jennifer

Parents: Get Your Kids Off to a Great Financial Start

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May is graduation month. Almost all of us know someone who is heading off to college (how did they grow up so fast?) or getting ready to enter the real world with their first job.

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Wilton Manors Tech Bar

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Since 1952, City County Credit union has been providing topnotch financial services for tens of thousands of Floridians due in no small part to our ability to keep up with the changing times.

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Elizabeth

Lauderhill YMCA's College Tour

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One of my favorite things about working at City County Credit Union is the community events that we sponsor and participate in. This year we were able to sponsor the March 2014 Lauderhill YMCA’s college tour that motivates students to pursue higher education, assists with financial planning and introduces them to college campuses. As the first in my family to attend a large college institution, I am proud that CCCU recognizes the important work that the YMCA is generating.

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Jennifer

Thank You Notes

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I had a birthday last month, and as I usually do, wrote thank you notes to friends and family for the thoughtful birthday gifts I received.

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AutoBranch Friendly Experience

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As a loan specialist, I assist members daily through the process of buying a new or used car. I recently received an email from a member asking for some general information about auto loan rates and terms. I realize this information may be helpful to many members, and wanted to take a moment to share it with everyone.

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Sandra

Not your Grandmother’s Credit Union

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Many of our members were introduced to us by a loyal parent or grandparent who sent their youngsters to CCCU because it was the best place for their money. This is still true. But times have changed. We are no longer your grandmother's credit union.

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Elizabeth

Tighten Your Waist AND Your Wallet!

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Just as I expected, coming back to work after three months away on maternity leave wasn’t an easy thing. Being separated from my baby, adjusting to a new routine and being sleep deprived is lots of fun… not! Having to buy new clothes to fit my post-pregnancy body, deal with a lot of new expenses and still think about dieting is the icing on the not so fun cake. All this internal angst had to be channeled positively somehow and so the Tighten Your Waist & Your Wallet campaign was born; the perfect program to help myself, but also my community and business contacts that count on me for their financial education.

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Jennifer

AutoBranch 10th Anniversary

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The AutoBranch just recently celebrated its ten year anniversary. Originally conceived as a no-hassle alternative to the typically stressful car-buying experience, the AutoBranch has developed over the years into a wonderful resource for credit union members

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