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Entries for April 2013

Wahoo! for You!

April 17, 2013

If you have discovered loose change under couch cushions, or tangled in receipts that were thrown into your junk drawer during your Spring cleaning extravaganza, use them to start building your savings. For parents, opening a Wahoo! certificate at Affinity Plus can not only help you organize your loose change, but you'll earn interest on the money that could be used for future expenses like a vehicle for your kids or their college education  Read More...

Picture Yourself In Our Next Commercial

April 10, 2013

Lights, Camera--and action! We're looking for members to be featured in our next TV spot. Is that you? We will be filming in the Twin Cities April 21 and 22, and we're looking for extras!  Read More...

Choosing the IRA that’s Right for You

Choosing the IRA that’s Right for You

April 10, 2013

We’ve probably all seen the commercials with the green line on the floor that leads people in the direction of saving money by investing in their 401(k) or establishing an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Perhaps you’re trying to create your own line without the built-in GPS program and need some answers to get started. Taking advantage of any employer-sponsored program, like a 401(k) is a great place to start, especially when your employer offers a match. Supplement this plan by considering a Traditional or Roth IRA, or even both.  Read More...

Treasure Hunting for Stashed Cash

Treasure Hunting for Stashed Cash

April 04, 2013

Have you ever stashed away your cash in a jar, drawer or under the mattress just to avoid spending it?

Fortunately, these days there are easier ways to save--like the Stash Your Cash service. You can round your debit card purchases to the nearest dollar and put the change in a savings account of your choice.

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Spending Time Helping Others

Spending Time Helping Others

April 04, 2013

On Tuesday, April 2, our Solutions team volunteered with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) in Eagan. They spent their afternoon packing more than 16,000 meals which will help feed 46 children for an entire year.  Read More...

There Are Many Ways to Complete the 52 Week Money Challenge

There Are Many Ways to Complete the 52 Week Money Challenge

April 03, 2013

In January, our attention was drawn to the 52 Week Money Challenge that was taking social media sites and financial bloggers by storm. The Challenge maps out savings for people over the course of a year starting with their first deposit of $1 and finishing with a total amount of $1,378.

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