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Marketing Communications Manager

Cindy has worked in the Marketing department at Ideal CU since 1995 and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Ideal CU Community Foundation. She worked as a broadcast and print journalist prior to pursuing a career in public relations and marketing. Cindy has a passion for wine, painting, political...

Marketing Communications Manager

Cindy has worked in the Marketing department at Ideal CU since 1995 and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Ideal CU Community Foundation. She worked as a broadcast and print journalist prior to pursuing a career in public relations and marketing. Cindy has a passion for wine, painting, political advocacy and the Denver Broncos. She enjoys blogging about wine and visiting local wineries, power walking, watching Shark Tank and Netflix. Cindy is a member of the Minnesota Grape Growers Association (MGGA), the Southern MN Wine Grower Alliance (SMWGA) and is a strong advocate for cold climate wines produced in Minnesota and the upper midwest. She holds a Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Certification in Wines and is a certified server.

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Stuck at Home? How to Spend Your Time Productively

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COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on normal life around the world. For many people, navigating this crisis successfully means being stuck at home for 14 days or more. If you’re one of the millions of Americans waiting out the crisis at home, be proactive about spending your time productively. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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Ideal CU Promotes Holden Todd to Branch Operations Specialist

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(Woodbury, MN – March 9, 2020) Ideal Credit Union has announced the promotion of Holden Todd to Branch Operations Specialist. In his new role, Todd will serve as the primary contact for Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) needs at the credit union. He started his career in 2015 as an Ideal CU Student Credit Union employee while in his junior year at Tartan High School in Oakdale, MN and has 5 years of experience in financial services.

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Should I Finance a Large Purchase?

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“Buy today with no money down and zero interest!”

You’ve seen the ads when shopping for large purchases like furniture. They offer you the option of spreading your purchase over several months or years, with a zero-percent interest plan. To buy it, you may need to enroll in a payment plan; sign up for their credit card; or open an unaffiliated credit card offering an introductory no-interest period. It sounds like a fantastic deal—but is it? Here are the possible pitfalls of this route and the surprising benefits of financing a large purchase under the right circumstances.

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Ideal CU Member Jared Kula Named FSC Scholarship Winner

Ideal CU Member Jared Kula FSC Scholarship winner 2020 a

(Woodbury, MN – February 26, 2020) Ideal Credit Union is proud to announce that Ideal CU member Jared Kula of New Hope, MN, a mechanical engineering student at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, has won a $1,000 scholarship from the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Council (FSC). A total of $12,000 was recently awarded to 10 credit union members in Minnesota. Scholarships were given out to students in two categories: Traditional and Non-Traditional. Ideal Credit Union has been a long-time supporter of the FSC Scholarship program.

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