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  • Money Management

    Money Management Tools

    Gone are the days of balancing your checkbook, filling out deposit slips and hitting up the ATM for cash. Learn more about how our online money management tools can help keep you on track.

  • Healthy vs. Unhealthy Budget

    Money Management Tools

    When building your budget it's important to track where your money is actually going so that you can ensure you're building a healthy budget.

  • Build Your Budget

    Money Management Tools

    Budgeting seems overwhelmign, but it doesn't have to be! Creating a spending plan will keep you on track to achieve your financial goals while keeping your spending in check.

  • Congrats! You graduated college, now what? Life after college can be pretty overwhleming. Suddenly you have to manage your finances, make sure you're repaying those student loans on time, and start investing in a 401(k). Don't worry, we've got you covered. Check out our video series for some tips on how to survive life after college.

  • Before you begin to house hunt it's important to know how much home you can afford. Use our payment calculator to determine what fits best into your budget.

  • Whether you're dreaming of that once in a lifetime European vacation or planning your dream wedding, our savings calculators can help you determine how much you should save to reach your financial goals.

  • It's always fun to watch your money grow. Our savings calculator will help you determine how long it will take to double your savings.

  • When it comes to paying for college, you have options. One to consider is a Parental (PLUS) loan. Use our calculator to determine what your monthly payments might be.

What's New

  • Protect Financial Choice

    Setting the Records Straight on Credit Unions

    14 February 2018
    Fact vs. Fiction - Cedar Falls Branch Manager, Tom Blandford sets the record straight on Iowa Credit Unions. A response to the January 2 column, "Everyone should be paying their fair share." Learn More
  • Love Image

    6 Affordable Date Night Ideas for Valentine's Day

    05 February 2018
    With restaurants packed, heart-shaped candy filling every grocery store, and advertisements for expensive jewelry everywhere, the clear message seems to be that in order to enjoy a fulfilling Valentine's Day with your partner, you need to spend a lot of money. However, more expensive dates do not necessarily mean the couple will enjoy the experience more. Simple, inexpensive dates are often the best way to spend Valentine's Day with your loved one, whether it is your first Valentine's... Learn More
  • A father and his sons

    What Previous Generations Never Taught You About Personal Finance and Frugality

    29 January 2018
    In this era of life-changing developments in science and technology, it is easy to believe that we must be getting smarter every year. Yet with respect to our financial decisions, this may not always be the case. Excessive consumer spending is a major and enduring issue in the US, with 38% of US households holding a revolving credit card balance, over half a million people filing for personal bankruptcy annually over the past decade, and almost half of the working population having no... Learn More
  • Social Media

    How Social Media Is Affecting Your Spending

    08 January 2018
    Social media platforms include a variety of web and mobile-based applications and websites that are designed to facilitate users in creating and sharing content. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, you use social media everyday! These platforms have risen astronomically in popularity over the past decade compared to static, non-interactive services, and they have also made a considerable impact (although you may not realize it) on our spending habits. Learn More
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  • Free seminar - Rethinking Diversification: Exploring new possibilities for risk management

    Free Seminar - Rethinking Diversification: Exploring new possibilities for risk management

    March 22, 2018
    6:00 PM
    7:00 PM
    Kirkwood Training & Outreach Services - North Entrance
    23 February 2018
    In today's volatile market, retirement savers face new challenges. Traditional portfolio diversification may no longer be the answer to growing your savings without the risk of losing it all. Luckily, there are new ways to manage investment risk.  Join the Collins Wealth Management Group professionals for a valuable educational seminar on this important topic, at no cost and no obligation.  Learn More
  • Easter Eggs

    Easter Egg Hunt

    March 31, 2018
    1:30 PM
    2:30 PM
    Peg Pierce Park
    26 February 2018
    Children age 0 to 12 are invited to join the Collins Community Credit Union Marion team for their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31 at 1:30 p.m. at the Peg Pierce Softball Diamonds in Marion. Learn More
  • Collins Community CU 78th Annual Membership Meeting

    78th Annual Membership Meeting

    April 15, 2018
    4:00 PM
    5:00 PM
    National Czech & Slovak Museum
    20 February 2018
    Join us for the 78th annual membership meeting on Sunday, April 15 at 4:00 p.m. at the National Czech & Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids. The meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m. to vote for the volunteer Board of Directors, and enjoy cash prizes and free museum admission.  Learn More
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