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Ready or not, the holidays are here

Ready or not, here it comes.....It’s time for your holiday shopping! This is going to be a very challenging year in the stores and online, but we can help! Read our holiday shopping guide for great tips and advice! Continue reading
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4 Scams to Watch Out for This Black Friday

Thanks to supply chain issues, Black Friday will be a little different this year, but the scammers will still be around every corner. Find out how to spot them and steer clear. Stay Safe and Happy Holidays! Continue reading
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What to Expect for Holiday Shopping 2021

Forget about Black Friday this year, the Smart Money is saying you need to be well into your holiday shopping before Halloween! Well it is November 1 so we better get to moving. Manufacturing delays at one end and a labor shortage at the other, combined with supply chain slowdowns in the middle, are coming together to make a shortage-filled holiday season. Rather you start shopping now or make new traditions, it's time to get started. Continue reading
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Frightening Financials

If your finances remind you of a horror movie, Abilene Teachers FCU can help you with reducing scary credit card balances and saving for the future. But you’re on your own when it comes to the ax-wielding pizza guy wanting to collect for more than a large pepperoni. Continue reading
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6 Steps to Crushing Debt

You might look at your pile of debt and think you’ll never dig out from under it, but all it takes is some organization, budgeting and patience to get it done! Figure out what strategy you want to use, trim your budget in other areas to commit more to debt repayment and you’re well on your way. You can do this! Continue reading
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Born to be Wild

Are you dreaming of finally buying a motorcycle and hitting the open road? Bikes are a lot more expensive these days than they were in “Easy Rider” years, but that’s no reason not to chase your dream! Be sure you get the right kind of bike, whether you’re looking for long road trips, off-roading or chrome-shined cruising. Continue reading
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Your Complete Guide to Buying an RV or ATV

If you’re looking to buy an RV or an ATV for some off-road adventuring, you’ll have a wide variety to choose from. From RVs built on truck chassis that are basically houses on wheels to campervans that are more of a weekender setup, the price and amenities can vary widely. It’s the same with ATVs! It all depends on what you need and your budget! Whatever choice you make, have fun! Continue reading
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6 Reasons to Buy an RV or Campervan

Have you been considering an RV or campervan for your vacation trips? It’s a great idea, because you can pack up the family (and the pets) and go wherever, whenever you want! Go where YOU want to go instead of where the airlines will take you. Hit the road! Continue reading
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What to Buy and What to Skip in August

August is a big shopping season but not just for back-to-school supplies. What should you be buying and what should stay on the shelf until the prices come down? Check out my list of things to scoop up now at big savings and what you should wait a month or two to purchase. Spend wisely and save big! Continue reading