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The Impact of Stimulus Payments on Your Taxes

The Economic Impact Payments that nearly 160 million people received via direct deposit or by mail was one bright spot from last year. If you received a stimulus payment, you might be wondering, what's the catch? We are here to help and put your mind at ease, so let's tackle your questions, one by one. Do I owe tax on…

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New Year, New Money Habits

Small Changes for Improving Your Financial Health during 2021 Now is a great time to look at our everyday habits – whether those habits relate to our health and fitness or our money habits as we manage many financial challenges. A habit is a routine behavior that gets repeated regularly and tends to occur without much conscious thought. Many of…

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Ways to Make This Year’s Holidays Special Despite the Pandemic

The holidays are likely to look a little different for everyone this year. For some, holiday traditions may need to get altered or skipped altogether, like other celebrations and events from this year. You might be asking yourself how you can make the holidays still feel special for you and your family. Start with self-care. Take time to do things…

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AHFCU Staff’s Favorite Holiday Recipes

Looking for a new recipe to try this holiday season? Below, are a few of our staff’s favorite holiday recipes to try. Peach Cobbler - click here for printable recipe Submitted by Janelle H. Ingredients: 2x pre-made pie crust (or you can make your own if you desire) 3x cans (24 oz.) of sliced peaches in heavy syrup 1 cup…

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6 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays Amid COVID-19

The holidays will look and feel a little different for nearly all of us this year, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate, perhaps do something that you haven't done before, and make it one of the best holiday seasons ever. Below are some ideas on making this one of the most memorable seasons and maybe even introducing…

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Ways the Holidays Increase Your Risk of Identity Theft

The holidays can be a joyous time of the year, but it's also the time of year that many fraudsters love because their targets become easier prey.  As you're scratching things off your holiday to-do list, identity thieves are looking at ways to steal your data. You can help keep your identity safe this holiday season and beyond by following…

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What Do I Do If I See an Unknown Transaction on My Account?

It is essential to get in the habit of regularly checking all your debit and credit card accounts for signs of unauthorized transactions. If you see a charge that you believe you did not make, it may mean that someone has gained access to your account information and is making fraudulent purchases. Although identity theft and fraud are rising, it…

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Ways to Enjoy Halloween This Year

This year's Halloween may look a little different than prior years'. Although trick-or-treating may be discouraged or prohibited in some communities, there are still plenty of ways to have a boo-tacular time. Make Spooky Food One great way to celebrate the holiday is by making Halloween-themed foods.  Caramel apples, pumpkin pie, and caramel corn are fall classics. Some scarier ideas…

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Grow Your Savings With The Three-Bucket Approach

When it comes to finances, the cost of waiting can be detrimental. You’ll hear very few people say, “I wish I hadn’t started to save so early.” Many people regret not saving soon enough. This applies to any kind of savings – whether it be for emergencies, financial dreams or retirement. Bucket 1: The Emergency Fund Life is full of…

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2 Life Insurance Myths That May Be Putting You at Risk

Recent studies have shown that nearly half of U.S. adults don't have life insurance. According to LIMBRA's 2020 Insurance Barometer Study, 46% of the nation's adults have no life insurance, which may be putting their families at risk for financial devastation. This stat might seem shocking —since few families can afford to lose their primary income. In fact, according to…

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