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How Can I Save on Entertainment Costs?

With a bit of creativity and pre-planning, you can trim your recreation budget without feeling pinched. We’ve listed a variety of ways to save on entertainment costs. Attend amateur sporting events Instead of spending big on professional sporting events, get your fix at local high school or college games. You’ll get the same excitement and

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How to Boost Your Productivity at Work

Everyone wants to do their best at work, but you can sometimes stare at the same to-do list day after day after day. Here’s how to keep your productivity levels up at work. Start your day with the MITs Get your most crucial tasks done by separating the MITs (most important tasks) from the other

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Beware of Job Scams

It’s an amazing employment opportunity–or is it? Scammers often hijack the job market to ensnare job seekers. Here’s what to know about these scams. How the scams play out There are several variations in job scams. Here are the most common: Bogus job listing. There’s a Help Wanted ad for a dream job. The eager job-seeker

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Step 3 of 12 to Financial Wellness: Pay Down Debt

You’ve tracked your spending, designed a budget for your monthly expenses, and you’re on a path to financial wellness. In this next step, you’ll create a plan for paying down debt. Consumer debt can be one of the biggest challenges to financial wellness. With some intentional action and commitment, reaching true financial wellness is possible.

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The Best Way to Spend Your Paycheck

Everyone loves payday, but too many employees don’t know how to allocate their paycheck in a way that best serves their financial needs. Use the tips outlined below to learn how to manage your paycheck responsibly. Automatically Deduct Contributions Your first step in managing your paycheck is making sure you are deducting the optimal amounts.

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$12,500 Donated to United Way of Tuscarawas County

DoverPhila Federal Credit Union partnered with Elan in their Across the Country Charitable Giving program to donate $12,500 to United Way of Tuscarawas County. The gift funded emergency utility assistance (natural gas, electricity, and fuel oil) to over 80 low-income households affecting over 240 individuals. Of Elan’s 250+ active credit union partners, 50 were randomly

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Join DoverPhila in Celebrating Youth – “Save Small. Dream Big.”

Financial literacy is a crucial life skill for young people, but it is one that too few are learning. As a credit union, one of our founding principles is concern for community. We believe financially prepared youth is one way communities get stronger, and that is why from April 18 through April 23, DoverPhila Federal

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How to Prepare Your Home for Spring

Winter is on its way out, so spring is on its way in. That means it is time to stop hibernating and get your home ready for the season! Here’s how to do that in just five easy steps: Step 1: CLEAN YOUR YARD Rake up all leaves, loose twigs, and anything else your yard

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Step 2 of 12 to Financial Wellness: Creating a Budget

Now that you’ve tracked your spending and kept a careful record of where your money goes over the course of a month, you’re ready to move onto the next financial wellness step: creating a budget. Budgets play a crucial role in promoting financial awareness, which leads to more responsible money choices. Let’s look at how

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12 Steps to Financial Wellness-Step 1: How to Track Your Spending

Tracking your spending is the first step toward greater financial awareness and overall financial health. But, mastering this skill is easier said than done. How can you track every dollar you spend when you make multiple daily purchases? We’ve outlined how to track your spending in 3 easy steps. 1. Choose your tools. Tracing every

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Tips for ATM Safety

Using a compromised ATM can mean risking identity theft and/or having cash stolen. With this simple machine, all it takes is a few short minutes for a victim’s life to meet disaster. Here are tips to help you keep your ATM transactions secure. Keep your PIN private. Don’t share it with anyone and don’t write

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Helpful Environmentally Friendly Tips for Saving on Heating Costs

As outside temperatures fall, indoor temps and heating costs go up! And this winter may come at a higher cost. In fact, while fueling up at the gas station, you’ve seen the impact of our 6.8% inflation rate first-hand. U.S. households on natural gas heat are expected to pay 25% more than last year. Homeowners

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Identity Theft: What to Know and How to Protect Yourself

We live in an increasingly digital world. As the number of online services has exploded, so have the tribes of fraudsters who are engaging in identity theft. Cyber thieves who access one’s personally identifiable information (PII) such as birthdate, Social Security number, home address, driver’s license number, passport number, and credit card or bank account

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Beware of Tax Filing Scams

It’s tax time! Unfortunately, that means there are thousands of scammers looking to steal your information and your tax refund by posing as authentic tax preparers. Here’s all you need to know about these scams and how to keep safe. HOW THE SCAM PLAYS OUTIn a tax filing scam, a victim will hire an alleged

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DoverPhila Marks 27th Year of Giving Back to Its Members

2021 was another significant year for DoverPhila Federal Credit Union, and because of great financial results, the credit union could give back $1.5 million to its members through a year-end bonus-dividend, low-cost auto loans, certificates of deposits (CDs) with higher interest rates, and a vast array of other financial products and services. This marks the

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What You Need to Know About Buying a House in the Winter

Spring and summer are, by far, the most popular seasons for house-hunting. But that shouldn’t stop you from looking for your dream home in the middle of winter. Though icy driveways and snowed-out open houses can be less than thrilling, there are surprising benefits to purchasing a home during the coldest time of year. Let’s

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New Year, New Money Habits: How to Stick With It in 2022

Spend less, save more, pay down debt — how can you make 2022 the year you actually stick to these and other financial resolutions? To help answer that, we’ve compiled a list of tips. Set Measurable Goals Don’t just resolve to be better with money this year. Set realistic, measurable goals to help you stay

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Your Complete Year-End Financial Checklist

As 2021 draws to a close, take a moment to go through this year-end financial checklist to ensure your finances are in order before the start of the New Year. REVIEW YOUR BUDGET Is your current monthly budget working for you? Are you stretching some spending categories or finishing each month in the red? Take

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What to Expect for Holiday Shopping 2021

The holidays are coming and it’s time to hit the shops! Unfortunately, suppliers are cautioning us to expect supply shortages, shipping delays, and higher price tags. Here’s what to expect during this holiday shopping season. Supply Shortages Seen any empty store shelves recently? Suppliers are struggling to stay ahead of shopper demands while catching up

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