Spring Cleaning with Meaning

Every spring my husband and I start talking about projects we want to get done this spring/summer around the house. Inevitably, that discussion always turns to one topic – when are we going to clean out the shed? It is my least-favorite thing to discuss, primarily because there is a LOT OF STUFF in the shed, and the squirrels and hornets have claimed the space as their own for quite some time.

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7 Ways To Spring Clean For Extra Cash

When that first delightful spring breeze starts blowing, you know it’s time to get your house in shape. But there’s more than just a neat house awaiting you at the end of all that hard work. With just a few steps, you can put some extra cash in your wallet.

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Ideal CU Making a Difference

2018 Hands Free Rally supporters

On February 22, I and several coworkers from Ideal Credit Union had the privilege to join the family of David Riggs and others affected by distracted driving at the Minnesota State Capitol to rally in support of legislation that would prohibit the use of hand-held cell phones while driving.

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What To Look For In Your First Job

If you’re – finally! – in the middle of your last year at college, you likely spend lots of time thinking about that first, after-college job. What will your job be like? What kind of company will you work for? How big will your starting salary be? Will you get along with your co-workers?
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HomeAdvantage: Agents Who Reward

Finding a qualified real estate agent who has your best interests in mind can make all the difference, which is why Ideal Credit Union offers its members free access to the HomeAdvantage® program and its network of local real estate pros. Selecting the right real estate agent is a very important step in the home buying and selling process. When you use one of these agents, you also qualify for HomeAdvantage Cash Rewards* that can save you $100s to $1,000s at closing!

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Staying Healthy During Flu Season

This time of year, everyone’s got a sniffle, cough, or worse - the dreaded flu bug! These viruses have evolved to be highly resistant to efforts to contain them. While we can’t prevent the disease completely, we can help lower the risk of spreading it around. Here are 6 ways to beat the flu this year.
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Winter Driving

Cars driving on roads in winter

I am not a fan of winter driving. I don’t know many people who are. I find this somewhat ironic since I grew up in northern Wisconsin, where winters are known to be rough and the snow plentiful, at least when I lived there. Even more ironic, my father spent decades working for the county to ensure roads were well maintained, especially in the winter.

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Mistakes First-Time Homeowners Make

Buying a house is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make, and there are common mistakes that many first-time homeowners regret making. Here’s how you can avoid them.

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Combating The Financial Mistakes Of Our 20s And 30s

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Early in their careers, people tend to focus on the here and now while ignoring the future. As you climb the ladder of success, you might think raises and promotions will never end and that you have forever to plan for the future. Surprisingly, though, the future comes faster than you can imagine. Here are the six most common and avoidable mistakes younger people make.
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Financial Preparation For 2018

2018 is almost here – are you ready? Usher in the new year with plans for financial improvement and resolutions to do more.
Here are some tips to get you started:
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2018 Holiday Hours


New Year's Day
Monday, January 1st
All locations closed.


Martin Luther King Jr Day
Monday, January 15th
All locations closed.


Presidents' Day
Monday, February 19th
All locations closed.


Good Friday
Friday, March 30th
All locations open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Memorial Day
Monday, May 28th
All locations closed.


Independence Day
Wednesday, July 4th
All locations closed.


Labor Day
Monday, September 3rd
All locations closed.


Columbus Day
Monday, October 8th
All locations closed.


Veterans Day
Monday, November 12th
All locations closed


Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 22nd
All locations closed.


Day after Thanksgiving
All locations are open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Christmas Eve
Monday, December 24th
All locations open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25th
All locations closed.


New Year's Eve
Monday, December 31
All locations open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


New Years Day
Tuesday, January 1st
All locations closed