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College Savings Tips (For All Ages)

According to the Financial Health Network, 47% of Americans spend more or equal to their income every month. That can make it difficult if not impossible to save for a college education. But there are a few tips you can use as a parent and student to plan for and save money while in college.

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Document Shred and Drug Turn In Event

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We've partnered with the Portland Police Bureau for a free shred and prescription drug turn-in event. Drive, walk or bike-up and drop off your unwanted/expired prescription drugs and sensitive documents. Saturday, October 26th from 10am-2pm (No Early Birds Please). Located at 4735 E Burnside in Portland.

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Credit Union Myths

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Millions of Americans are dissatisfied with their current banking relationship and are searching for a better option for their checking, savings and lending needs. Many are finding that credit unions are the sweet spot of the financial world, offering a local banking alternative. Unfortunately, there are a handful of misconceptions about credit unions that prevent more consumers from taking the final steps to financial freedom.

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Kids Community Day in Gresham

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Join us for our first ever Kids Community Day at our Gresham Branch. We will have fun, interactive financial games to help teach financial literacy to our youth (ages 10-15 years old). Saturday, September 28, 2019.

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Mortgage Glossary

There are a lot of unfamiliar terms that get tossed around during the home buying process. But don't worry, we've put together this mortgage glossary to help you get a better grasp of any terms that may be less than clear.

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Your 30-Day Financial Cleanse

Bad financial habits tend to creep up on us until they compound into big problems. It’s only when we can’t keep up on our debt payments or during an embarrassing situation, that we take notice and decide to do something about it. A financial cleanse is a great way to make lasting changes.

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Bulking Up: Pro Tips for Buying in Bulk

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Buying in bulk can have great financial benefits, but if not done right, you can find yourself wasting money instead of saving it. To be a successful bulk shopper, all it takes is a little planning. Here are our do’s and don’ts for bulk shopping:

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Life Insurance 101

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Nothing says “love” like life insurance because you are making sure the financial needs of those you love are taken care of even after you are gone. Because life insurance is a key part of your financial plan, it’s important to make a smart, informed decision before purchasing coverage. Consider the following questions when shopping for the right fit for you and your loved ones.

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4 Steps to Help Pay Down Credit Card Debt

Yes, a credit card is a wonderful financial tool. Using the right one can help you earn points toward travel, merchandise, and cash. But for some, credit cards become a burden. Fact is, the average American owes thousands in credit card debt. The good news is there are ways to reduce and eliminate that debt. All it takes is perseverance, some penny-pinching, and careful financial planning.

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