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SB 283 seeks to protect consumers against unfair interest rates

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A bill containing consumer protections from unfair credit card interest rates is now eligible for consideration by the Indiana Senate. State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Wheatfield) successfully amended Senate Bill 238 to include conditions that would prevent public money from being invested in banks issuing credit cards with exorbitant interest rates to patrons […]

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Sugarcoating your sweetheart’s financial health can be hazardous to your own

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Before you get caught up in the romance of Valentine’s Day, take a moment to consider your sweetheart’s financial health, says a Purdue University personal finance expert. Looking for financial bad habits is particularly crucial if the Valentine’s celebration is likely to include a marriage proposal, says Sharon Burns, associate professor […]

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Free workshop provides tips for debt management

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Thursday (March 26) workshop sponsored in part by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service will teach attendees how to help themselves and others better manage debt. The Identifying Resources for Dealing with Debt Management workshop will begin at 6 p.m. in Ivy Hall, Room 1106, on the Lafayette campus of […]

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Free publications offer financial advice in a struggling economy

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — At a time when finances and the economy are on the minds of most, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service is offering a free financial management curriculum to the public. “Focus on Financial Management” is an eight-part curriculum that includes financial planning advice and worksheets that help people organize financial goals, understand […]

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Expert: Cut back credit card use, pay down debts

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — In today’s economy, a Purdue University specialist says now is the time to cut back on credit card use and to start paying off some of those outstanding debts. “When purchases are made on credit, the consumer commits future resources to paying off that debt,” says Elizabeth Kiss, Purdue Extension specialist […]

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PEFCU hosts Understand Your Credit Lobby Day

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) invites the Greater Lafayette community to visit any PEFCU branch from 9:00a to 5:30p, on Thursday, January 29, for a no-cost, no-obligation credit report review during its first in a series of educational branch “lobby days”. Prior to attending the lobby day, individuals may access […]

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