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  • Seeking Better Outcomes through Financial Planning

    D. Jake Denning, CFP®, MBA LPL Financial Advisor A person’s financial success in preparing for retirement or setting financial goals is often times determined by whether or not a suitable plan is in place. Consider the notion that a plan aims to create …

  • Will Reasonable Regulations Return?

    Shane Berger, President/CEO During the past two decades, Congress and federal regulatory agencies have imposed many new regulations on credit unions that make it harder for us to serve you, which is our first and biggest priority. The purpose of the ne …

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    How To Open A Savings/Checking Account

    Opening a Checking and/or a savings account is easy and is a very smart financial decision for your money. By opening a checking account you provide a safe, secure place to store your money while still being able to access it at any time. Equally benef …

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    Eclipse Day Business Hours

    Monday will not be a normal day in Eastern Idaho communities. The safety of our employees and the convenience and service to our members are the most important factors that we have considered in making a decision about our business hours on that day. E …

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    How to Buy A Car

      Buying a new or used car can be an exciting and enjoyable time, but the process can also be frustrating and time consuming.  In order to make the most of your car buying experience it is helpful to have a plan in place. Below are five guidelines …

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    Life Insurance

    You pay for auto insurance to protect yourself from the liability of a car accident, and you pay for homeowners insurance to protect your home. Just as you protect your car and home with insurance, you can also insure yourself. Life insurance refers to …

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    Ways to Pay Off Debt

    Life can be very expensive. Bills, mortgages, loans and credit cards can all help manage these expenses. However, these forms of debt can be restricting when interest rates cause our loans to be more than we can handle. In this article we’ll be reviewi …

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    How to Buy A House

    If you are thinking about buying a house, but don’t know where to start, you are in the right place. A house is one of the largest purchases you may make in your lifetime, and it should be planned carefully, otherwise you might end up losing a lot of m …

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    Retirement Accounts

    A retirement account is a savings option that allows you to put away your money for retirement with special tax benefits. Since retirement accounts have different options and benefits for growth – such as tax advantages – it is a good idea to know the …

  • What is Your Story?

    Hymn Opening Prayer Spiritual Lesson Share a story of how your personal finances have impacted your spiritual life. Discuss how finances have affected other aspects of your life. “Your life is your own, to develop or to destroy. You can blame others li …