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A member was interested in purchasing a used vehicle from a private party and wanted to finance the loan through Ideal. His question was "If I buy a used car from a private party and take out a loan, how does the process work at the point of sale? Is it possible to use a cashier's check instead of a personal check? Not many people trust personal checks from people they don't know."

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“Christmas in July” is the name of a movie in which a man called Jimmy is tricked into believing he's won $25,000 in a national radio contest. (It's from 1940, but the point remains.) He promptly goes out and blows his winnings on a shopping spree. When the truth comes out that Jimmy didn't win, the department store owner tries to repossess all the presents Jimmy bought for his girlfriend, his mother and everyone on the block.

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Are you currently hunting for your dream job? You and millions of others are not alone! Applying for a new job may be an exciting and nerve-wrecking experience; so there are a few things to learn that might help you earn that dream job.

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Fall means dreams of pumpkin spice lattes, turkey dinners and a cozy holiday season just around the corner. Here are four ways to make sure you're financially well-equipped for the last stretch of the year.

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Distracted driving causes thousands of preventable injuries and traffic deaths every year in America. And we are asking for your help to make a difference.

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Have you ever gone to purchase textbooks for yourself or a student and thought, “Is there a more affordable solution?” Because I was wondering about that same thing and found some valuable resources that many students have available to them, but are unaware about.

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Muhammad Ali. Prince. Bretagne, the 9/11 search dog. We’ve lost quite a few heroes lately, which got me to thinking, what does it mean to be a hero? How does one become a hero? Who is your hero?

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Volunteer work is one of the most satisfying things you can do in life. I can guarantee that if you look around, there are countless opportunities for you to help others or you community.   It’s also one of my personal favorite activities to engage in!

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I have always considered myself somewhat of an environmentalist. My inspiration started back in 1970, when I took part in the very first Earth Day and learned the importance of recycling and taking care of the planet. I am proud to report my family does an excellent job recycling items that can be repurposed and given new life. Then there’s the rest of it that ends up in the kitchen-size garbage bag for weekly delivery to the local landfill.

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With school letting out and sultry summer days ahead, it's time to start thinking vacation. Because it's a supply-and-demand world, you'll likely be up against higher airfare, hotel costs and car rental rates. But here are some tips to help keep things affordable.

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