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The Arrival Guide

A 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 'adulting' and 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 this group jump-start their lives and assure them that they have indeed 'arrived.' 


  • Pay Yourself First

    by Alex Schitter | Jan 08, 2019
    Like going to the gym or eating a healthy diet, saving money is one of those concepts that’s simple to grasp but weirdly challenging to put into practice.
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  • The Perks of Online Banking with ITCU

    by Alex Schitter | Dec 21, 2018
    You work hard for your money, so it's important that you have a secure place to keep it safe.
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  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying your First Car

    by Alex Schitter | Nov 27, 2018
    So you’re ready to buy your first new or used car and head out on the open road. But before you hit the highway in your new ride, it’s important to figure out what you’re looking for, what you can afford and how you’re going to pay for it.
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  • How to Overcome "Credit Card Shyness"

    by Alex Schitter | Sep 25, 2018
    News outlets and credit card companies are quick to label millennials as being credit card-shy.
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  • 7 Tips for Tracking Down Your Dream Career

    by Alex Schitter | Aug 21, 2018
    Choosing a career is tough. Whether you’re a new grad or considering a career change, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when tasked with selecting your next gig.
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  • Hang Up on Phone Scams

    by Alex Schitter | Aug 06, 2018
    When your cellphone rings, there’s a good chance a scammer is calling. And even if you’re a savvy person, it’s easy to be fooled.
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  • The Side Hustle: More Than Money

    by Alex Schitter | Jul 12, 2018
    If you’re tired of waiting around for a raise, here’s an option for taking matters into your own hands. Consider the side hustle: a way to make extra money, boost your savings and widen your horizons.
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  • Paying for Weddings: A Universal Ritual

    by Alex Schitter | Jun 20, 2018
    Weddings are a universal human experience. Ceremonies to “tie the knot” are celebrated in virtually every culture, each with its own unique traditions.
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  • Your First Auto Loan

    by Alex Schitter | May 17, 2018
    Is it time to trade in that set of wheels you inherited from your older sibling? Or do you need a reliable new car for your job?
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  • Student Loans: The Great Pay-Off

    by Alex Schitter | May 04, 2018
    If you’re a recent college grad, student loan debt is likely a significant piece of your overall financial picture. The average student loan debt for 2017 graduates is $39,400 -- a serious chunk of change for anyone with an entry level job.
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