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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.

Just For You:

  • 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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  • The Challenges of Choosing a Career

    by Alex Schitter | Jan 11, 2017
    “When I grow up, I want to be a ___________.”
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  • Four New Money Habits to Adopt in 2017

    by Alex Schitter | Jan 04, 2017
    It’s a quandary: most millennials think budgeting and saving money are important – but most hate the idea of sticking to a budget.
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  • Why you Don't Need a Budget

    by Alex Schitter | Dec 21, 2016
    If you’re a Millennial, there’s a good chance you hate the “b” word – budgeting.
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  • Advanced Adulting

    by Alex Schitter | Dec 08, 2016
    In our last post, we looked at ways to start “adulting” with your money: dumping debt, cutting out bank fees, taming bills, contributing to a 401K, and setting up an emergency fund to cover unexpected expenses.
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  • Money Tips for Millennials

    by Alex Schitter | Nov 29, 2016
    Maybe the Bank of Mom and Dad is threatening to close. Or maybe you’ve just decided it’s time to start “adulting” with your money.
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  • Common Money Beliefs

    by Alex Schitter | Nov 01, 2016
    How did you decide where to open your first bank account? Where did you learn to budget or pay bills? If you have a money question now, what do you do? Who do you turn to?
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  • Living on your Own

    by Alex Schitter | Oct 11, 2016
    Living on your own for the first time can be empowering. It means having independence and all the things that come with it.
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  • Leasing vs. Financing

    by Alex Schitter | Sep 08, 2016
    When it comes to buying a new car, you have three options: purchasing it with cash, purchasing it through a loan (also known as financing) or leasing it. For most shoppers, the decision comes down to buying or leasing.
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  • Back-to-School Cars

    by Alex Schitter | Aug 11, 2016
    Parents and students often have differing opinions on what makes for the perfect back-to-school car. So building a list of the best options has a lot to do with who wins this argument in households across America. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) is betting on the parents.
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