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    Save more in 2017

    Save more in 2017

    February 06, 2017

    We can likely all agree that saving is a priority, whether it’s saving for goals large and small, or for unexpected emergencies. Yet often, the hardest part about saving is actually doing it. That has proven true across the United States. The statistics are staggering! Approximately 26% of adults have no savings for emergencies, while another 36% have yet to save for retirement. Even more, it is estimated that 38 million households live pay check-to-paycheck.  Read More...

    Affinity Plus: We hold ourselves accountable

    January 27, 2017

    Message from President/CEO, Dave Larson: Once again, the news is filled with charges of unethical banking practices at a big bank. I speak for all of us at Affinity Plus when I say we’re deeply disappointed by these allegations.

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    Investments in the Cooperative = Investments in YOU

    Investments in the Cooperative = Investments in YOU

    January 04, 2017

    Greetings to all of our members, and a Happy New Year! The anticipation of what lies ahead in the New Year contains excitement, changes and challenges. With the holidays over and the hustle-and-bustle behind us, it’s easy to get caught up as we forge ahead – without pausing to celebrate accomplishments. To appreciate the achievements and milestones.

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    Checking out? Don’t let the pressure of paying get to you.

    Checking out? Don’t let the pressure of paying get to you.

    November 29, 2016

    Shopping this time of year should be fun, but sometimes it can be stressful when you’re trying to figure out which card to use. Keep it simple – Affinity Plus debit and credit cards carry a variety of features that ensure your checkout experience is easy, fun and safe.  Read More...

    Tis the season to be...a smart spender and a smart saver.

    Tis the season to be...a smart spender and a smart saver.

    November 23, 2016

    I've never LOVED shopping - long lines, throngs of people, endless browsing of the same aisles for that one random thing on my list. But shopping during the holiday season is different.  Read More...

    "I’m so excited about my student loan debt!” said no one ever.

    November 16, 2016

    Student loans aren’t necessarily bad; in fact, if it weren’t for my student loans, there’s no way I would have been able to attend college and then continue on to get my Master’s. In the current higher education environment, in order to commit to another semester, many students and graduates take on a new loan without considering the future financial implications, so when it comes time to make payments, things can get overwhelming.  Read More...

    Introducing Card Lock, the new mobile app providing complete card control on-the-go!

    Introducing Card Lock, the new mobile app providing complete card control on-the-go!

    September 16, 2016

    Your account security is Affinity Plus’ top priority. We already provide many levels of security to protect members’ accounts, and now are excited to provide Card Lock, a mobile app designed to make managing your Affinity Plus credit card easier when you’re on the go!  Read More...

    It’s Hunger Action Month - #BeAHAM!

    It’s Hunger Action Month - #BeAHAM!

    September 01, 2016

    September is Hunger Action Month (HAM) which means it’s time to “go orange” to raise awareness for the 1 in 10 Minnesota households affected by hunger. Starting today, September 1, each Affinity Plus branch location will be getting out its best orange outfits and setting up Food and Fund Drives benefiting Second Harvest Heartland, an Affinity Plus Charity of Choice. Can’t make it in to a branch? That’s ok – our virtual branch allows employees and members a like to donate money or pick out items to donate from our online shop!

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    Fight credit and debit card fraud

    July 18, 2016

    Those pesky fraudsters are in the news again wreaking havoc - more data breaches. It might make you wonder:  "Is my debit and credit card really a safe way to pay?"  Read More...

    $1,000 could be yours! Simply, save!

    $1,000 could be yours! Simply, save!

    July 18, 2016

    What would you do with $1,000? Would you do something practical like pay down debt or would you spend it on a shopping spree at Mall of America?  Read More...

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