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How Much Money Would Make You Happy?
According to an survey by CNN Money, it’s not as much as you might think. As we go out into the working world, our desire is to make a lot of money. Dreaming of being a millionaire sounds really good, but when you get down to it, most of know that this is unrealistic. As long as we’re not wondering where the next meal is coming from, most of us are content with just making a good salary. When people were asked how much money would make them happy, just over half of them said it would take less than $100,000.
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The No. 1 consumer tip for college students seeking additional financial assistance is to "turn to a credit union," says the CBS MoneyWatch website Thursday in an article that lists seven things consumers need to know about private students loans. More >>
Digging Below the Surface of Membership Growth at Credit Unions
This month the government released figures showing more than 1.3 million people joined credit unions in 2011 -- more than double the previous year's total of less than 600,000. The gain is strong evidence that consumers are fed up with high bank fees and are leaving in large numbers for credit unions. But when you dig a bit deeper into the numbers, the results are even more significant. More>>
Credit Unions: A Haven from Hungry Banks
When Bank of America announced last month that it would charge $5 each month that a debit card was used, and the Associated Press reports that Wells Fargo and Chase are testing $3 fees, I again became grateful I belong to a credit union. More >>
Benefits of Using a Credit Union
Not everyone uses a credit union but a lot of people who do belong to one find great benefits in their membership. Many times people sign up for a credit union after they get married, creating a joint account where they share their finances. More >>