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Keep Your Wanderlust in Good Financial Standing

Keep Your Wanderlust in Good Financial Standing

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The travel bug hits many, especially over the course of the summer. Last year alone, direct spending on leisure travel totaled $718.4 billion dollars! Seeing all of the popular destinations like beaches and fruit vineyards is, of course, really fun. However, what if all of this jet-setting was taking you out of a good financial standing? Would you know how to reel it back in? As we discuss how to live a fulfilled life while maintaining your wallet's sanity, remember it's all about the bigger picture. Sure, seeing the globe is great for future conversations, but having a secured plan of...
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Don't Let Wire Fraud Scams Ruin Your Day

Here’s What You Need To Know About Email Scams

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Imagine, you receive an email from a stranger and it urgently demands that you transfer money to them. You'd quickly hit delete, right? Well, since some criminals are relentless and will do anything to pursue easy money, email scams are a bit harder to spot. In fact, when a group of people was asked to identify which emails they thought were fake, many of them could not tell the difference. It can be very scary to know that email spoofs are on the rise. And because of this, we put together 6 examples of this trending new cybercrime that you should know about....
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Hurricane Safety Tips From an Expert

Hurricane Safety Tips From an Expert

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NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75-percent chance that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near- or above-normal. Even if you haven't started preparing yet, it's not too late. Read more for the best expert advice on hurricane safety tips and home preparedness. Know your evacuation zone If a hurricane is predicted to go through your area, understanding your evacuation zone will help you know what action to take. Log onto your county's official website to view zone maps and available shelters. Some areas are evacuated before others if they are prone to flooding. Additionally, you should go over...
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Summer Fun Ideas When Florida Beaches Are Too Crowded

Fun Florida Summer Activities Sure To Entertain

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It gets remarkably hot during the summer months and we need some fun summer activities to keep our minds off the heat. The problem is, from June all the way to August, the Florida beaches are too crowded. We've all done it before. We packed up our gear and headed out for some beach day fun. After the trouble of driving all the way there, it turns out there is zero parking. What a disappointment! Never fear. Here's a list of other summer activities to help you keep your cool. Water splash pads Water splash pads offer a great family-oriented...
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Ditch the Honeymoon Fund Jar for These Alternatives

Make Your Honeymoon Fund Work For You

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Even though the royal wedding is complete there's still a lot of marital buzz in the atmosphere. Besides, who doesn't love a June wedding? With so much nuptial talk in the air, it's hard to avoid the subject of the honeymoon. However, there remains a bit of controversy on whether guests should chip in for the newlywed's first lavish vacation as a married couple. In fact, many couples are deciding on a completely different route altogether. Find out how to ditch the honeymoon fund jar and use these more practical alternatives instead. 1. Consider staying local for your honeymoon Sure, a destination...
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End of School Year Celebration at Hammond Stadium

End of School Year Celebration at Hammond Stadium

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There's a huge end of school year celebration on the way and we invite you to join the festivities. Come watch the Fort Myers Miracle Vs. The Dunedin Blue Jays on June 8th, 2018, 7 p.m. at Hammond Stadium.  The competition is fierce; and best yet, entry into this baseball game is free for all students! (Show your report card at the box office.)  Also, don't forget to check out our Achieva booth for some free swag and a chance to win a prize from the money machine. A little about Hammond Stadium Hammond Stadium was completely renovated in 2015. Adding...
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Why Credit Union Members are More Satisfied than Bank Customers

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When you first begin to look at the question, bank or credit union, you may be torn. You may not know that credit union members  receive personal service every time they walk into a branch. It’s that personal touch that sets credit unions apart from their banking brethren, but it’s not the only difference that makes credit union membership desirable. For-Profit vs Non-Profit Make no mistake – traditional banks are in business to make a profit. They must answer to a well-paid board of directors, who may or may not even have funds on deposit with the bank they control. As publicly...
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Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas That Aren't Sandwiches

Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas That Aren’t Sandwiches

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Day in and day out, you've brought your lunch to work. While brown-bagging saves you a ton of money, it's beginning to get a little bland. You need a solution to the rut and you're searching for a few healthy packed lunch ideas. Fortunately for you, Achieva Life is more than just credit union news; it’s about lifestyle, community, and communication. In this post, we'll cover some great suggestions for midday meals that aren't sandwiches. Get ready to toss BORING aside. Continue reading to learn more. The newest revolution in ramen If you have a microwave, then you have access to...
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Surprisingly Effective Ways To Spend Less on Vacations

Surprisingly Effective Ways To Spend Less on Vacations

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Spring is here and summer is near. We're all ready to travel. Before you pack your bag and shout, "See you later," we want to show you how to save some major money. Whether it's from booking the hotel or snagging a restaurant rebate, we have some insider tips on how to spend less on vacations. After gathering the best advice from well-known travel influencers, we put all of their tips together in one amazing post. Are you ready to learn more? Well, put on your traveling hat because here we go... Choose to cook instead of dining out While on the go,...
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Important Reasons to Open a Savings Account for Your Child

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The function of a savings account is to provide for a rainy day. Additionally, the benefits of a savings account with Achieva include things like accrued interest, secure safekeeping, and zero fees. As important as it is for an adult to have a savings account, how often do we think of it for a minor? Believe it or not, there are very meaningful reasons to open a savings account for your child. Teaches responsibility Communicating openly with your child about their savings account will teach them responsibility. They will learn how banking and savings work together and they will also...
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