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Car Buying: How to Negotiate the Best Deal

Going to a dealership and negotiating with a salesman may fill you with dread. But it doesn’t have to, according to Angie Anderson of Credit Union Lending Systems. Angie regularly gives Car Buying Seminars for the credit union to prepare potential buyers on the art of negotiation. Some of her highly sought recommendations

How Well Do You Know Credit Unions?

From a street view, the credit union looks just like a bank: rows of teller windows, convenient drive-through lanes and attractive lobbies. But hidden within those walls are some key differences that clearly separate credit unions from banks. Yet somehow credit unions still remain a mystery to many consumers including

Welcome to Columbia! Your Essential Guide to Summer Welcome

So, it’s official! You are attending the University of Missouri in the fall!  Mizzou is such a special place, and we hope you learn to love it like we do. It’s actually where we started…in the basement of Brady Commons (now the Student Center). First things first Summer Welcome is an important start to

Leaving Columbia? Take Tigers with You!

CO-OP is an organization that works behind the scenes to support credit unions by bringing them the latest financial services technology. Keeping members’ needs in mind, CO-OP aims to strengthen the credit union network nationwide—with all kinds of exciting, progressive ideas that make banking easier and more reliable for you.

How to Get Your Finances in Order in 4 Steps

Getting out of the revolving cycle of debt may seem intimidating, but with a little guidance you can breathe easy! According to CreditCards.com, the average American adult has $4,878 in consumer debt. Not all debt is bad and managed properly can increase your credit score ultimately achieving better rates, saving you money

When Does it Make Sense to Consolidate Debt

Debt can be hard to crawl out of, especially when payments on credit cards, consumer loans and student loans continue to pile up on top of your living expenses. Overwhelmed with a blizzard of monthly bills, many people look at consolidation as an alternative. Streamlining debts can be a useful

Exclusive Insurance Savings for Credit Union Members

By Tara Frazier You trust your credit union to offer products and services to help you do more with what you have. That’s why we’ve joined with the TruStage Auto & Home Insurance Program through Liberty Mutual Insurance. Credit Union Member Discounts This program provides discounted rates for credit union

6 Ways to Raise a Money-Wise Child

1.    Show them money comes from work. Rather than offering them an allowance, try setting up a commission-based system where kids get paid for the work they do. Take it a step further by having them put a percentage into their savings account and allowing them to spend a little

Why It’s Important to Protect Credit Union Tax Exempt Status

Tax-reform is a revolving issue in Washington, and Credit Unions are once again defending financial choice. The main argument for taxing credit unions has been “oh, well they are just like banks!” Which is true when you think about the similar products that both banks and credit unions offer. But