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MCCU Advice: 5 tips to save money on back-to-school shopping

Back to school is the second-biggest shopping season for retailers. According to the National Retail Federation, families with children in elementary through high school plan to spend an average of $684.79 for back-to-school supplies. So parents: don’t break the bank this school year, and save with our five back-to-school savings tips! 1. Take inventory You may be surprised at what you already have and don’t need to buy for back-to-school shopping this year. Before you…

MCCU Advice: Card skimming at the gas pump

Card skimmers are becoming more and more common at gas pumps across the nation. Skimmers are external devices that thieves attach over a real credit card slot at a gas station pump to steal your information. As customers swipe their cards into the skimmer, the device saves and stores card information immediately. How do you protect yourself against card skimming? Make sure the gas pump panel is closed and doesn’t show signs of tampering. Many…

MCCU Advice: 6 Ways To Save On Fishing Gear

Fishing gear has come a long way over the years. Advances in materials and technology have led to unprecedented success on the water for many anglers. Unfortunately, these breakthroughs tend to come with increased costs, making it tough for anglers on a budget to save money fishing with the latest gear. Whether you’re fishing on a budget or just want to be more cost-effective in supporting your fishing habit, here are 6 ways to save…

MCCU Advice: Five ways to celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is a day to come together as a community to celebrate our planet and demonstrate ways to support environmental protection. Here are 5 priceless ways you can honor our planet, not only on April 22 buy every day of the year! Go Paperless Save trees and convert your paper statements to E-Statements with MCCU’s online banking. With MCCU’s online banking you can access up to 7 years of statement information online instead of…

MCCU Advice: Six savvy ways to survive the cost of wedding season

Wedding season is just around the corner! For some, that means a calendar filled with festivities and expenses. From bridal showers to bachelor parties to the actual ceremony, the cost to be a wedding guest adds up quick. According to a recent study by BankRate.com, bridal party members should expect to spend approximately $728 for each wedding they are in. This figure includes gifts, attire and travel as well as associated events like bridal showers…

MCCU Advice: 7 money-saving tips for garage sales

It’s that time of year… the time of year you start to see those handmade fluorescent signs steaked to every corner that read an assortment of phrases like: “RUMMAGE SALE”, “GARAGE SALE”, “YARD SALE”, “HUGE SALE”, etc. For some people, there is nothing more exciting than driving around the neighborhood and catching sight of those fluorescent signs and a lawn full of multicolored clothing, furniture, and trinkets. Though most garage sales are full of great…