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Raise awareness while raising your glass!

Raise awareness while raising your glass!

August 17, 2015

Affinity Plus and Second Harvest Heartland are gearing up for Hunger Action Month and you can, too! September 3rd is Hunger Action Day, and the whole month of September is #HungerActionMonth – celebrate #Spoontember with us and get involved!  Read More...

"Into the Woods, Jr." about to hit the stage!

July 30, 2015

“If you know what you want, you go and you find it and you get it.” – The Baker’s Wife, Into the Woods

What a timely quote! Yes, it’s a line from an incredibly popular Sondheim musical, but it’s also how most of the youth performers putting on Into the Woods, Jr. found their calling at Young Artists Initiative! Young Artists Initiative (YAI) is a Preferred Partner of Affinity Plus, and I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek behind the scenes of its upcoming summer show Tuesday evening.

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Keep your wits when it comes to ‘cracking card’ scams

Keep your wits when it comes to ‘cracking card’ scams

July 21, 2015

Hey guys and gals. If you frequent different social media channels as often as I do (trust me – my smartphone is glued to my hand even when I’m asleep), be on the lookout: a relatively new scam is taking social media by storm.  Read More...

10 things I did to save money in college

10 things I did to save money in college

June 04, 2015

It has been five years since I strolled across the stage at my university’s commencement ceremony and accepted my diploma. This piece of paper, which has proven to be the foundation for my professional life, signifies a journey filled with coffee, pizza, and sweatpants (because after sleepless nights and cheap, greasy food, regular clothes just aren’t comfortable).  Read More...

529 Plans

529 Plans

May 29, 2015

It seems like just yesterday your son or daughter took their first step or lost their first tooth. And, if you’re like me, you blink and he’s nine years old—and while now he’s playing legos and being a super hero, in only nine short years he will be graduating high school and off to college. While it seems a long way off—I know the last nine years flew by. I can only imagine how quickly the next nine will fly by, too. If I want to be ready when he is, I need to start thinking about saving for college.  Read More...

Staging Your Home To Sell

Staging Your Home To Sell

May 13, 2015

As an artist, I have a love for scrapbooking and all things graphic design, which naturally was also my downfall when looking to stage my home. My saver-like tendencies left me a lot of work to do. Here is what I learned...  Read More...

What it means to be a member

May 08, 2015

On May 8, 1930, State Capitol Credit Union had its inaugural meeting to mark the beginning of a not-for-profit alternative to banking – a cooperative formed and owned by its members. Although it’s been 85 years and one name change (Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union!) since that day, the benefit of cooperative banking we are able to provide our members then remains.
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Crunching the numbers for heated seats

Crunching the numbers for heated seats

April 23, 2015

“Does it have heated seats?”

I’m habitually cold, so for me, heated seats in the car I’m interested in purchasing is like – well, I get really, really excited about them.

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