Superhero Finance: Superhero money matters everyone can relate to

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Even superheroes have to take care of their finances. And while Batman and Iron Man may back their latest missions with seemingly bottomless funds, other superheroes are more likely to be spotted at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee and a pile of statements and bills, just like the rest of us.

It turns out that superheroes make pretty good financial teaching examples. The Avengers showed kids how it was done when they took on Mole Man in the 2012 special comic “Saving the Day” from Marvel Comics and Visa Canada. “Saving the Day” introduced kids to basic personal finance concepts including budgeting worksheets and financial terms.

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10 Tips for Recovering from Holiday Debt

10 Tips for Recovering From Holiday Debt

A new year shouldn’t herald a new flight of credit card payments, but if you got a little carried away by the holiday spirit this winter, you might be facing a bevy of new balances arriving in your mailbox. Sure, you can resolve to do better next year—but what can you do now to clean up the debt you’ve already unwrapped? Read more ›

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Teach yourself these routine car maintenance tasks

Teach yourself these routine car maintenance tasks

The ready availability of reliable online advice makes it feasible for just about everyone to take on routine car maintenance on their own. If you’ve ever wished you had just a little bit of help to walk you through changing your oil for the first time, for example, there’s never been a better time to give it a shot.

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How biweekly mortgage payments help you pay off your house sooner

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If there were an easy way to make your mortgage payments that was guaranteed to nudge you over the payoff line sooner, wouldn’t you do it? Biweekly payment plans let you do exactly that, whether you choose the simplicity of an automatic payment plan that does the work for you or a DIY system that protects your financial flexibility when you need the extra cash for other things.

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Press Release: PENFED Grows Steadily by Nearly $1 Billion in 2014

PENFED plans to invest in expansion of its operations in Northwestern Florida.

Alexandria, Va., January 12, 2015Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PENFED) welcomed the New Year with a year-end success story with today’s announcement of $963 million in growth for the credit union during 2014. PENFED finished the year with $17.8 billion in Total Assets. Read more ›

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