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Ashley Varnam

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We get quite a few questions about using our Louisiana FCU debit and credit cards oversees, so we asked the experts, Linda and Michelle to answer them for you. Can I use my Louisiana FCU debit and credit card oversees? Linda: Sure. Members can use their Debit MasterCard anywhere they see the MasterCard logo. For security reasons we have non-PIN based transactions blocked in some countries.  Members can call to determine if the country they are traveling to is on that list. Michelle: Members can use their Visa Credit Card anywhere they see the Visa logo. There are no exceptions with...

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I hate to admit it, but I’m an impulse shopper. I have an intense urge to spend. I find it gratifying. It’s fun. It makes me smile. Enter Impulse Saving—an idea that I stumbled upon a few weeks ago at According to the financial whiz kids at Daily Worth, impulse saving taps into the same part of your brain as impulse buying. Here’s how it works: You spot a while you’re out shopping. You cradle it in your hands, and start justifying the expense in your head. (“This is awesome! And it’s only $18.99!”) But instead of buying it, you...
About two weeks ago, I called in a warranty claim to Michael Kors on my favorite watch. The band had gotten really scratched up since I wear it to the office (and constantly bang it against my desk). I kind of knew this wasn’t going to be covered by the warranty, but I figured I’d just give it a shot and see if they could help me out. After hearing my situation, the customer service rep kindly explained that the damage wasn’t covered by the warranty. (Surprise, surprise!) He then went on to tell me how. I could get the band...

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Last week we held a free member workshop called, “Power Over Debt: Break the Debt Cycle.”  Here are some quick takeaways for those of you who couldn’t make it.

Four Tips to Tackle Debt:

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After a weekend full of shopping and swiping, I logged into online banking to see the damage. To my surprise, my balance was way higher than normal. I’m rich! Well, not really rich, but there is still money in my checking account. The good news sent me straight into happy dance mode! Once the dancing ended, I clicked around and learned that I had received my tax return last night. Bonus money! Now, what should I do with it? My initial thoughts were to run to the mall and buy a whole new spring wardrobe. Then I thought about transferring it...

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