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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 in Generation Y think that question daily. Whether you are just finishing high school or 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 by Gen Y ITCU staff members written to help fellow Gen Yers 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.

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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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  • Breaking Up with Name Brands

    by Alex Schitter | Mar 22, 2017
    Picture this scenario: you’re steering your shopping cart through the sliding doors of the supermarket, shopping list in hand.
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  • Taxes: Get it Together

    by Alex Schitter | Mar 15, 2017
    When it comes to taxes, procrastination is a time honored American tradition, but many young adults are bucking tradition.
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  • Weddings: Running the Numbers

    by Alex Schitter | Feb 15, 2017
    Like all of the best things in life, love is free. But getting hitched can cost big bucks.
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  • Merging Your Money

    by Alex Schitter | Feb 01, 2017
    Imagine this: Claire and her boyfriend Doug are sharing a romantic, candlelit dinner. Gazing into his eyes, she pops the question: “Douglas Daniel Stalder, will you open a joint checking account with me?”
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  • Cures for the Holiday Shopping Hangover

    by Alex Schitter | Jan 18, 2017
    So if you spent too much, and your budget is tight, what now?
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