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Employee Profile Andrea Dysievick

ACU Employee Spotlight: Getting to know Andrea Dysievick

The ACU Employee Spotlight series features some of the many people that work at the credit union, highlighting how their unique roles help members and the community every day. In…

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Learning an Indigenous language

Learning an Indigenous language through tech and the new normal

Gii wiijiiye Anishinaabemowin Zoom akinoomaageng. Try saying this phrase. Here’s how it’s pronounced. GEE WEE-JEE-YA AH-NISH-AH-NAH-BAY-MOW-IN ZOOM AH-KE-NOO-MAH-GAYNG. You just said, “I attended an Anishinaabe language Zoom class.” Zooming your…

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Woman concerned over retirement plans

Retiring during a pandemic? Here’s what you need to know

If you’re nearing retirement, you’re probably wondering what next year will look like. Will you ever be able to retire with this pandemic happening? Should you keep working (if you…

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Save on big-ticket expenses while socially distancing

3 ways to save on big-ticket expenses while socially distancing

We’ve shown you four ways to save on everyday expense while social distancing, but what about the big ticket items that really add up? There are great ways to cut…

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4 ways to save on everyday purchases while socially distancing

4 ways to save on everyday purchases while socially distancing

In the midst of the current health crisis, people are aware of socially distancing, but also worried about their financial health. These thrifty tips can help you keep a little…

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Brilliant tips for post-secondary students to stretch their money

With the end of summer comes the mass return of students to campuses and classrooms. And while the reputation of the “poor student” is well known, that doesn’t mean you…

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Buying or selling a home during COVID-19
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Buying or selling a home in a COVID-19 world

When COVID-19 first hit last year, many people put their homebuying plans to the side. After all, how could you buy or sell a home during a pandemic? However, while…

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Lending basics — Loans, lines of credit & credit scores

Lending basics — Loans, lines of credit & credit scores

If you need extra cash to get through the new day-to-day challenges that have popped up, or for big plans that have always been on your list — such as…

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Finance a home renovation
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How to finance a home renovation

While carrying out renovations on your home can be a daunting task, finding the money to finance it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of financing options available to…

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