How to Beat Inflation and Save on Back to School Shopping!


With prices soaring and expenses mounting, a lot of us are worried that back-to-school shopping will affect our budget! 

While you may need to adjust your annual back-to-school budget to account for inflation, there are ways to save on these costs and keep your budget intact. Follow these tips to beat inflation this back-to-school season.

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How to Build a Brand Image


One of the toughest but most important things to do with your company is building your #brand image. Decide who you are, what you do, how you want to relate to the public and how you’re going to contact them. Unless you’ve got a zillion dollars on hand, you can’t hit every social media channel at once, so pick one or two and really craft your presence there. Come up with solid mission statements, great PR and on-target marketing and you’ll be well on your way!

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Money Tips for College Students


Some of the most important #learning you can do at college won’t take place in the classroom. You’ll learn how to manage your money! You’ll need to create a budget, being sure that essential bills are covered before you get to your “fun” money, and minimize expenses by doing things like eating in as much as you can. Keep your student loan debt down as much as possible, and work on building your credit by doing things like becoming an authorized user on a family member’s credit card. Also, take advantage of campus resources like financial literacy workshops. You’ll be a financial wizard before you finish your first accounting class!

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6 Ways to Use a Small Business Loan


Here at Ideal CU, we are proud to offer small business loans to our entrepreneurial members at affordable interest rates and easy eligibility requirements. Here are six popular ways to use a small business loan. 

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