ACIPCO Federal Credit Union Monthly Newsletter
February 2017


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Preventing Overdrafts
How online banking can keep you from overdrawing your account
Seeing red? Prevent a negative balance in your account by following these simple tips, many of which can be achieved with a simple enrollment in online banking.
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What to Look for in Checking and Savings Accounts
Make the most of your money when it’s held in checking and savings accounts

With the addition of online banks to brick-and-mortar institutions, there are a lot of options when it comes to opening checking and savings accounts. There are common factors you should look for in an account, no matter where you choose to bank.
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How a Personal Loan Impacts Your Credit
The relationship between loans and credit scores

It’s well-known that your credit score has a big impact on your ability to take out a loan, as well as on the total amount of the loan and interest rate your lender offers. But did you also know that the relationship works in the other direction as well?—that a loan can impact …
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Deciding on the Ideal Down Payment for Your Home
Is the 20 percent rule really that important?

Word on the homebuyers’ street is that you need to put 20 percent down in order to be approved for a mortgage. Nowadays, however, that is not always the case. There are instances in which your down payment can be much less than that, and you’ll still be approved. On the other …
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Online Financial Scams to Avoid
Keep your bank account safe online

Once you begin experiencing the time savings and convenience of banking online, it may become hard to remember how you ever lived without it. The online tools provided by your financial institution can make many of your financial tasks a breeze, while built-in security measures …
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How Online Banking Can Help You Budget Better
Benefits of online banking that can aid in your budgeting process

Online banking can make a personal budget much easier to manage. Enrolling will offer you numerous benefits to constantly ensure that your finances are on track, such as the following:
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Understanding Health Insurance Premiums
The basics of understanding the cost for a health insurance plan

Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped many Americans get health insurance, the majority of working Americans must still pay for their health insurance. The payment for a policy is known as a premium and varies based on the plan.
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Christmas Club Accounts



Are you tired of waiting on your Christmas Club check to come in the mail? Afraid it will get lost? Have your Christmas club funds automatically transferred directly to your checking account. If you are interested, contact the Credit Union today!


Vehicle Details: Best Vehicles to Buy Off Lease
It’s a great time to save money on a “new to you” vehicle


If you’re looking for a new vehicle but are comfortable buying pre-owned, there are plenty of off-lease vehicles that will be making their way to dealerships nationwide, which means you could be in for some big savings.
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3 Surprising Uses for Tea Tree Oil
How the oil of tea tree leaves can improve your skin, health and home


Tea tree oil has all kinds of uses, though many people are unaware of its many benefits. Here are a few ways that tea tree oil can help improve your own life.
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3 Ways to Make Housework More Manageable
A trio of tips for making chores easier to complete


If you are looking to change up the way you do things around the house with an eye for finishing quicker and checking every box on your to-do list, consider the following tips.
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Low-Carb Alternatives to Your Favorite Foods
How cutting carbs does not necessarily mean cutting out your favorite meals


If one of your resolutions for 2017 has been to shed a few unwanted pounds, then you may have discovered that one of the clearest paths toward that end is reducing your daily intake of carbohydrates.
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Indoor Games for Active Children
These fun games will keep the kids occupied


Active kids can get restless pretty easily if they’re cooped up inside the house with nothing to do. To ease the stress of keeping them occupied and pleasant, consider the following indoor games for active children.
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Creative Uses for Your Attic Space
Creative Uses for Your Attic Space


If you have an attic space that is either empty or full of junk, consider these creative uses for your attic space, ranging from a peaceful getaway to an inspiring studio.
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Disclaimer - All content contained in this newsletter is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon to make any financial, accounting, tax, legal or other related decisions. Each person must consider his or her objectives, risk tolerances and level of comfort when making financial decisions and should consult a competent professional advisor prior to making any such decisions. Any opinions expressed through the content in this newsletter are the opinions of the particular author only.  
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