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The Arrival Guide

InTouch Credit Union’s Guide to Helping Young People Succeed.

You’re here, but have you arrived? Many young adults think that question daily. Whether you are just finishing high school or are on your way from a graduate program into marriage and a new family, The Arrival Guide and InTouch Credit Union are here to help you get ready for the next phase of your life.

The Arrival Guide features blog posts written to help students and young adults find success in both life and finance. With helpful tips and information on everything from college to job-hunting to bargain hunting, The Arrival Guide offers resources which can help the under 35 jump-start their lives.


  • Saving for Retirement

    by Alex Schitter | Oct 17, 2017
    Think back to your most recent savings goal. How long did you have to save in order to reach it?
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  • School Loans: The Payoff 101

    by Alex Schitter | Sep 27, 2017
    You’ve finally put college behind you: no more books, no more homework, no more lectures. But you may have one more hurdle left: paying off that student loan.
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  • Attitudes Toward Insurance

    by Alex Schitter | Sep 12, 2017
    Insurance coverage can be tricky to shop for, because it requires making specific financial decisions about some hazy and unpredictable concepts.
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  • First Job, First Impressions

    by Alex Schitter | Sep 06, 2017
    You’ve landed your first job out of school, you’ve filled out the paperwork and finished orientation. Your next step: making a good impression and positioning yourself for long-term career success.
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  • Your First Job: Four Key Pieces of Paperwork

    by Alex Schitter | Aug 24, 2017
    You’ve finally landed that first, full-time job out of college. Congratulations! Now brace yourself for “on-boarding,” the process of starting a job that may involve a small mountain of paperwork.
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  • Smart Side Hustling

    by Alex Schitter | Aug 10, 2017
    Do you have a “side hustle” – a way of earning extra money in addition to your regular paycheck? If so, you’re not alone.
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  • Beware of Fast Cash

    by Alex Schitter | Aug 08, 2017
    Like local car dealerships and personal injury law firms, short-term and payday lenders tend to have the most annoying commercials on TV. They’re often tacky and annoying, and tend to air during daytime talk shows or very late at night.
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  • Buying a Used Car

    by Alex Schitter | Jul 18, 2017
    Auto dealers are expected to sell cars that meet certain consumer protection criteria. This may include providing a warranty that will cover the buyer’s costs if a car turns out to be a lemon.
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  • Top Five Millennial Money Mistakes

    by Alex Schitter | Jul 06, 2017
    It seems like everybody’s ready to tell millennials what they’re doing wrong. Google “top millennial money mistakes” and you’ll get dozens of hits of articles critiquing their financial habits.
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  • Vacation Spending

    by Alex Schitter | Jun 21, 2017
    Now that summer is here, you may be thinking “vacation.” Travel is a great way to expand your horizons and escape from the workaday world.
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