Throwing Cash In The Trash

We doubt that you literally throw money away into your trash can, but did you know there are several ways you are throwing money away, and you don't even know it? It's true! There are several things that we spend money on each month that is relatively useless. Where are you wasting your money? Here are a few places we found are the biggest culprits.

Gym Memberships

Becoming a Savvy Yard Sale Shopper

It's early May, but the weather is warming up and yard sale season is here! While you may not find a yard/garage sale at every corner just yet, chances are you'll be driving by one in the very near future (maybe even this weekend). Yard sales are great places to get used items at a fraction of the cost of what you'd spend in the store. If you're smart about it and go prepared, you can save yourself lots of money! Here are some tips we recommend as you gear up for the upcoming yard sale season.

When "Deals" Aren't Deals

We've all been there. You're out shopping when you see something on clearance rack for sale and you think to yourself, "Yes! It's 75% off! What a deal!" In reality, you've just spent money on an item that you don't need, and you find yourself scratching your head when you get home and wondering why you bought that painfully hideous shirt. You fell victim to one of the oldest tricks in the book. You went for the "Deal" even though you didn't need what you tell me, was it really a deal? Here's a few tricks to make sure you recognize when "Deals" aren't deals.

Avoiding Student Loan Debt

It’s that time of year again. In a few short months there will be tons of high school students around the state and country who are graduating and getting ready to pursue further education. One of the major challenges in the lives of our young adults is student loan debt. Whether you decide to go in state or out of state, chances are you’ll run into some kind of need for loans. The good news is that there are ways you can keep your student loan debt to a minimum if you’re willing to put in the work.

CU Community Involvement

Fact: Credit Unions are awesome.

If you hadn’t figured it out already, credit unions genuinely care about their communities, and Taconnet FCU is no different. We’re all bombarded with organizations and businesses vying for our attention, so often times beneficial events/efforts for the community are overlooked. If you look around and actually pay attention to your community, you’ll probably notice that credit unions give back in ways you might never have imagined.

Improving Gas Mileage

Spring is officially here! Technically it started on Sunday…and even though it’s still a little chilly outside, we can’t help but think that the birds will be chirping soon and the grass will be getting greener each day. With spring and summertime also comes travel. Thankfully, gas prices are still manageable, but we have also noticed that the price at the pump has creeped up ever so slowly over the past few weeks.

Taconnet's Trek To Success 2015 Winners

We Present To You Taconnet's Trek To Success 2015 Winners

l to r: Kaleb Brown, Skowhegan H.S. $1000; Cailee Manzer, Skowhegan H.S. $2500; Caitlyn Thompson, Gardiner H.S. $500; Amanda Landry, Upper Kennebec Valley H.S. $5000
Taconnet was honored to have these great students from high schools in Kennebec and Somerset Counties partcipate in the Trek. What a great group of 16 students they were! Congratulations to each of the winners, and best wishes as you enter another exciting chapter in your lives.

Taconnet's Trek To Success 2015: A Variety of Challenges

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