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Seasonal | Car Buying | Personal Finance | Life | Budgeting

When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Used Car or Truck?

By: America's Credit Union
October 11th, 2019

Consumers can almost tell what time of year and month it is by the seasonal sales advertisements. We live in an age where there are literally “shopping holidays” such as Black Friday. We all know that one occurs the day after Thanksgiving, and the savings can be huge. Other industries also promote certain times to buy. Real estate tends to be hot during the summer months because families often want their children to start fresh at the beginning of the school year.

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Car Buying | Personal Finance | Life | Budgeting

How to Get a Great Deal Buying a New Truck

By: America's Credit Union
October 7th, 2019

Dealerships are one of the last strongholds of pure price negotiation. Negotiating a price on a new truck, however, isn't like deciding on a price with a private seller; the dynamic of negotiating at a dealership is much different. A truck salesperson deals with hundreds of negotiations every year and they really know their stuff, while the average person shopping for a new truck only does so once every several years. 

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Life

Are Suits Still Suitable for Job Interviews?

By: America's Credit Union
September 30th, 2019

While casual dress codes are gaining ground in the workplace, job applicants shouldn't put away their power suits just yet, according to research from global staffing firm Accountemps.

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Home & School | Life

Texting While Hiring

By: America's Credit Union
August 16th, 2019

For many people, texting is the favored – and sometimes only – way to connect with friends and family. Now research from Robert Half Technology suggests that it may also be a common communication method between employers and job candidates.

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Identity & Fraud Protection | Home & School | Personal Finance | Life

Jewelry Theft or Loss During Travel Has Doubled, Study Finds

By: America's Credit Union
August 9th, 2019

More and more travelers are returning home missing something of significance, according to a national survey on traveling with jewelry conducted by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group.

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Home & School | Life

Meals on Wheels Drivers Use App to Help Monitor Homebound Seniors

By: America's Credit Union
June 12th, 2019

Meals on Wheels America is expanding a research program showing how Meals on Wheels drivers can use a mobile app to alert care coordinators about observed changes in homebound meal clients' physical or mental health, social needs or home environment.

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Insider | Life

98.6% of American Manufacturers are Small Businesses, Struggling to Hire

By: America's Credit Union
May 31st, 2019

98.6% of American manufacturing companies are small businesses, and 75.3% of those businesses have fewer than 20 employees, according to data gathered by SCORE, mentors to America's small businesses.

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Home & School | Life

Are You Dressing for Success, or Failure?

By: America's Credit Union
May 22nd, 2019

Clothing choices can affect your chances of being promoted, a report from staffing firm OfficeTeam finds.

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Home & School | Personal Finance

Get Yourself Cyber-Secure

By: America's Credit Union
May 13th, 2019

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) have teamed up to remind everyone that when clearing out clutter, don't forget about the critical need to take action and protect your volumes of valuable information.

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Home & School | Life

Majority of Job Seekers Receive Multiple Offers While Job Searching

By: America's Credit Union
May 10th, 2019

Companies shouldn't assume that their job offer is a candidate's only option, research suggests.

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