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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.' 


  • 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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  • Paying Off Credit Card Debt

    by Alex Schitter | Apr 20, 2018
    Are you having trouble staying on top of payments to multiple credit card accounts? Are interest payments eating up too much of your income each month? If so, make a plan to pay off your debt.
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  • Let's Talk Taxes

    by Alex Schitter | Mar 20, 2018
    You just got your paycheck. Your eyes scan down the list of deductions and settle on the most important part—your take-home pay.
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  • Hashing It Out, For Love and Money

    by Alex Schitter | Feb 08, 2018
    Valentine’s Day is near, and romance is in the air. It’s a great time to think about money.
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  • Credit Score Smarts

    by Alex Schitter | Jan 24, 2018
    Your credit score is more than a tool for lenders – it’s an important part of your financial picture.
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  • End of Year Money Tips

    by Alex Schitter | Dec 21, 2017
    It’s almost time to ring out the old and ring in the new! As 2017 comes to a close, take some time over the holiday break to shore up your money for a great 2018.
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  • Three Job Interview Mindsets

    by Alex Schitter | Dec 12, 2017
    It’s the night before the interview. Your outfit is all laid out, your resumé is hot off the press and you’ve Google-Mapped your route. You’ve done your company research and you’ve practiced answering the tough questions. You are perfectly prepared—and you still feel like a nervous wreck.
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