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Founded in 1941, Notre Dame FCU has grown from its origins in the Admin Building at the University of Notre Dame. Today, we serve over 850 groups in all 50 states.

Being A Good Leader: The Ultimate Feel Good Topic

The world today seems obsessed with the topic of leadership. Specifically, what skills are necessary to rise through the business ranks to become a good, inspirational leader. The fact that there continues to be an insatiable appetite for material on this topic, strongly implies that the definitive answer to this riddle still remains elusively out of reach.

This year, I turn 60. Whether that labels me as being “over the hill” or “still in the prime of my life,” is a matter of perspective. What I know for sure however, is that the road I have already trodden is much longer than the


Best Ways to Use a Tax Refund

Over the past few years, the average federal tax refund has come to about $3,000. That's not exactly chump change. With the filing deadline approaching, it's not too early to begin thinking about how you'll use a refund this year. Here are five pointers to keep in mind.

1. Pay down debt

It's not as much fun as booking a trip to the Caribbean, but cutting down the amount of debt you owe is one of the best money moves you can make. Outstanding loan and


What to Do If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes

Tax time can be tough, especially when you don't have the money to pay what's due. You may have gone into tax season knowing you were going to owe money and that you wouldn't be able to pay. Or perhaps you were walloped with a large, unexpected amount due. Either way, you're in a fix, and you have to figure out how to get out of it responsibly.

File anyway

You may be tempted to avoid the whole situation by not filing your returns . That's dangerous. You may have to pay a penalty for failing to


How to Avoid the Busy Holiday Scamming Season

You're not the only one joyfully anticipating the holiday season. Cyber criminals are all aflutter, too, as they look forward to the killing they'll make ripping off innocent shoppers like you. Here are some of the most common ways these thieves operate , because awareness can help you avoid becoming yet another victim.

Antisocial media

Beware those enticing ads that turn up on Facebook and other social media


6 Tips to Raise Your Credit Score

Use these 6 ways to raise your credit score.

1. Dispute Errors Dispute errors online through Equifax , Transunion and Experian .

2. Get a Credit Card Responsibly using a credit card will increase your score.

3. Under-use Your Card Limit You should only use 30% of your available credit each month.

4. Don't Close Your Oldest Credit Card Part of your credit score is based on credit history length. Canceling your oldest card will shorten


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