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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.' 


  • Smart Millennial Money Moves

    When it comes to money, millennials get a bad rap. If you’re tired of stereotypes about monetarily-challenged millennials, here’s another side of that coin.
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  • Saving for Retirement

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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