• Two ACC Students Named Riverbat Savings Challenge Co-Champions!

    Austin, TX – A+ Federal Credit Union (A+FCU), in partnership with Austin Community College Student Life (ACC), is happy to announce the winners of the first ever Riverbat Savings Challenge. Over the past six months, the five contestants attended workshops and coffee chats, wrote blog...
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    • Kelsey Balcaitis

    • March 28, 2013 in Oscar

    Oscar: The End is Here

    The challenge is almost over and I am kind of excited yet shocked of how fast time flew. I have been on top of my responsibilities in saving and I am in a good status right now. There have been no regrets this week for...
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    • Kelsey Balcaitis

    • March 27, 2013 in Crystle

    Crystle: Progress Report

    I thought for this blog I might just spew a little about my final progress. This challenge brought so many new ideas in my head and new financial outlooks. Thanks to this challenge, I have finally modernized my financial book-keeping. I no longer file away...
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    • Kelsey Balcaitis

    • March 25, 2013 in Brooke

    Brooke: We Made It!

    I can’t believe it’s finally here! We made it! Six months ago being student loan free was only a dream and now… it’s an accomplishment. I was so proud to make that last payment. It’s hard to believe that I had almost $90,000 in student...
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    • Kelsey Balcaitis

    • March 22, 2013 in Joy

    Joy: Wisdom of Saving for Retirement

    I have to admit that there is wisdom in saving for retirement and this month’s focus on this often relegated topic among youths couldn’t have come at a better time. It is easy for me to  sometimes forget that there is need to save for...
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  • Oscar: Almost There

    This month was a tough month. I went to Mexico for spring break and went to my dentist over there for my braces. All I can say is that it was an expensive trip that hurt my pockets. This trip was not planned effectively because...
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    • Kelsey Balcaitis

    • March 21, 2013 in Ulises

    Ulises: Rough Month, But Still Determined

    This month has been a rough for my finances but thanks to this challenge I’ve developed good strategies on how to prepare if an emergency appears. The days of March have been busy with work and school. My commitment to achieve the initial financial goal...
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    • Kelsey Balcaitis

    • March 7, 2013 in Oscar

    Oscar: Financial Priorities

    This week’s email challenge was interesting to me. It was about three important topics we should take into consideration. Debt, retirement, and emergency savings are the three important issues that one has to consider as we age. For me, being debt free is the most...
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    • Kelsey Balcaitis

    • March 3, 2013 in Crystle

    Crystle: Know Your Resources

    The idea for this blog came to me as I was filing my taxes. I complete my taxes through foundation communities; an agency that does tax preparation, limited housing, and assistance with fasfa. It dawned on me that not too many people know about services...
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    • Kelsey Balcaitis

    • February 24, 2013 in Brooke

    Brooke: Taxing, But Worth It

    I have to say, I am kind of a tax nerd. I am one of the rare people who thinks getting a W2 in the mail is more exciting than waking up on Christmas morning. That’s right, I like doing taxes. Well, that’s not 100%...
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