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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 Millennials 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.

  • 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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  • Good vs. Bad Spending

    by Alex Schitter | Jun 20, 2017
    When you start looking for financial advice (or any kind of advice, for that matter), experts will share their take on what’s “good” and what’s “bad.”
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  • Wedding Bell Blues

    by Alex Schitter | Jun 07, 2017
    You may be feeling the pain of the high cost of weddings, even if you’re not getting married yourself. Just as happy couples are shelling out more and more to say “I do,” guests are spending more to be part of the fun.
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  • Moving Out

    by Alex Schitter | May 18, 2017
    Between crippling student debt and a slow start in the job market, many young adults are delaying the move into their first apartments. Some are opting to move back in with Mom and Dad until they’re back on their feet financially.
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  • Auto Loans: The Long and Short of It

    by Alex Schitter | May 03, 2017
    Planning to borrow money to buy a new or used car? You’ll need to make a choice: a loan that’ll take six years – or longer – to pay back, or a shorter-term loan.
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  • Understanding Inflation

    by Alex Schitter | Apr 25, 2017
    When most people think of inflation, their response is usually similar to when they see a vintage advertisement: reminiscing about the cheaper prices of the past (15 cents for a burger? Awesome!) while simultaneously feeling some resentment towards today’s ever-rising prices.
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  • Bad Money Habits

    by Alex Schitter | Apr 20, 2017
    A latte here, a cocktail there, a splurge on a nice lunch now and then. Is that so bad?
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  • Demystifying Mortgages

    by Alex Schitter | Apr 18, 2017
    Asking the right questions is an important part of every financial decision you make, and home ownership is no exception.
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  • Organizing your Finances

    by Alex Schitter | Apr 11, 2017
    Every year, it’s nice to do a bit of “financial spring cleaning” and declutter your filing cabinet, your desk drawers, and the various hiding places where miscellaneous scraps of paper tend to accumulate and multiply.
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  • Student Loans 101

    by Alex Schitter | Apr 04, 2017
    If you’re considering financing your college education with the help of a student loan, the smartest thing you can do for yourself is to only borrow what you truly need.
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