The CU Guru

It is not uncommon that sometimes you can find yourself in a slump. Is your favorite season ending? Is your favorite sports team performing badly? Do you feel stuck in a routine? Maybe you find yourself to be busy every day of the week without getting a break. We've all had these times, but we don't want to forget to find enjoyment in all that we do. Find that light at the end of the tunnel....


Sitting at a desk all day isn't as fun as many people may think. The back pain, wrist pain, sore neck, eyestrain, shoulder pain, the list goes on! Your muscles become weaker and inflexible from sitting for long periods of time, increasing the chance of injury! Your posture worsens and weight gain can often be associated to sitting for extended periods of time. The human body really starts to...


With the warm weather consistently upon us, we are all excitedly waiting for our chance to hit the beach. But going to the beach can be quite a hassle, especially for those who don't live super close. Being prepared is important to maximize the amount of fun have on your trip, but there is more than one way to be prepared. Not necessarily just remembering to pack everything you might need, but...


Believe it or not, tax season is officially upon us. Chances are you've probably received most of your tax forms in the mail, or they are available for your to review online. Before you know it, you'll be receiving your tax return (if you're one of the nearly 80% who receives one), and you'll be left wondering what to do with your extra spending cash! Well, before you go off and make an...


It's wintertime in Maine. It's cold. If you're like us, you probably have your heat blaring so it's toasty and warm inside your humble abode when you return from a hard day's work, school, or whatever it is that you do! Still, we understand the importance of coming home to a warm house/apartment when temperatures plummet. Unfortunately, heating a living space has become more and more pricey...


We here at Taconnet Federal Credit Union are determined to help our members achieve their financial goals. We know that each of our members are in different stages of their financial lives, but there are certain personal financing tips and trick that we find are helpful no matter what your situation is. Here are a few that we choose to live by, and hope you do too!

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Happy New Year! We're excited to kick off another year with our members at Taconnet Federal Credit Union. If you're like us, and looking to save money in creative ways, we encourage you to check out our 2017 savings challenge. It's an easy way to save...


It's officially the holiday season! We're only a few short days away from Christmas, and if you're like us, you've still got a little bit of shopping to get done. Christmas is a time of great joy and celebration, but it can also be a great burden! Rather than getting stressed about spending copious (your 5 cent word of the day) amounts of money, here's a few quick tips that will ensure you won...


Dare we say it? Fall is right around the corner, which means that school will be starting up again in the very near future. Gone are the long summer days, and before you know it, the leaves will be changing on the trees yet again. If you're an incoming first year student at college, chances are you'll be purchasing some new items for your dorm. Instead of draining your account, here's some...


If you own a house, you know that being a homeowner has both pros and cons. Pro: The people screaming upstairs are probably your children and you can tell them to settle down. Pro: You earn equity against your house as you pay down your mortgage which means you can take out a home equity line of credit for various expenses that may arise in your life. Con: Things break, and when you're the...