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College Textbook Shopping Guide

“Do I have to buy the textbook?” If you’re a college student, chances are one person will ask this question the first week of class. I hear it more often than I should even though I’m thinking the question in my head. “Could I pass without it?” To many professors, this is an understandably offensive question…

Back to School: The Cheapest Stores and More Ways to Save Money on School Supplies

Back to school time means you have to purchase school supplies. While some kids dread the idea of summer coming to an end, many parents dread having to shop again. Thrive Credit Union understands that school supplies shopping can be difficult, especially when kids are trying to pick a folder with the perfect design. Lists can be large,…

Thrive Community Kids Day Recap

Thank you everyone who helped us celebrate the first anniversary of our Morrison branch! We had a great time listening to 104.1 WLBC, making sand art with the Muncie Children’s Museum, getting our faces painted, jumping in the bounce house and learning so much from the Muncie Fire Department, Delaware County Sherriff Department and Delaware…

8 Reasons to Attend Thrive Community Kids Day

Spend the afternoon outside with the kids Saturday June 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are celebrating the first anniversary of our Morrison branch with community members who allow Delaware County to thrive. Here are some activities to do and reasons we believe your family will love this free event. Rock a New Look Choose from an array of colors and face paint designs.…

Why You Should Refinance Your Auto Loan at your Credit Union

For many people, shopping for a new car is a pleasure until it’s time to get down to the business details, like negotiating the price and arranging the financing. By then you’ve smelled the new interior, gawked at all the new gadgets, taken a test drive, and just want to hit the road in your…

What Is A Credit Score?

By: Sammi Coppedge, Marketing Assistant Most everyone has heard of a credit score, but that doesn’t mean that everyone knows what all they entail and the effects of a bad credit score. A bad credit score could mean the difference between an approved loan and a disapproved one. It can also mean a high interest…

5 Financial Mistakes that Every Couple Makes

By: Sammi Coppedge, Marketing Assistant You have everything planned including the white dress, the black tux and the venue. Yes, your wedding day is perfectly thought out and you’ve discussed every detail. However, what many newlyweds fail to discuss is their finances. When you get married, you marry everything about the other person; including their…

8 Ways to Improve Your Financial Health in 2016

By: Sammi Coppedge, Marketing Assistant A new year means new goals and new resolutions, and your money should be a part of that. As 2015 is winding down and 2016 is starting up, start assessing your finances with a year-end financial inventory. Have you begun a college fund for your children? Are you working towards…