The CU Guru

It's early May, but the weather is warming up and yard sale season is here! While you may not find a yard/garage sale at every corner just yet, chances are you'll be driving by one in the very near future (maybe even this weekend). Yard sales are great places to get used items at a fraction of the cost of what you'd spend in the store. If you're smart about it and go prepared, you can save...


Debt. Many of us have it, and we don't know how to get rid of it. In fact, a recent study done by the PEW Charitable Trusts discovered that an estimated 80 percent of Americans hold some form of debt. Now, there are situations where people's assets outweigh the debts they hold,...


We've all been there. You're out shopping when you see something on clearance rack for sale and you think to yourself, "Yes! It's 75% off! What a deal!" In reality, you've just spent money on an item that you don't need, and you find yourself scratching your head when you get home and wondering why you bought that painfully hideous shirt. You fell victim to one of the oldest tricks in the...


You wake up this morning, look at your phone and in a panic think to yourself, "It's April 15th! It's Taxes Day and I haven't filed them yet! What do I do?" Well...you're in luck for 2016! The IRS decided this year to move Tax Day to April 18th, instead of its normal April 15th deadline.

Why did they switch the day this year?

That's a great question, and we're glad you asked!...


It’s that time of year again. In a few short months there will be tons of high school students around the state and country who are graduating and getting ready to pursue further education. One of the major challenges in the lives of our young adults is student loan debt. Whether you decide to go in state or out of state, chances are you’ll run into some kind of need for loans. The good news...


Fact: Credit Unions are awesome.

If you hadn’t figured it out already, credit unions genuinely care about their communities, and Taconnet FCU is no different. We’re all bombarded with organizations and businesses vying for our attention, so often times beneficial events/efforts for the community are overlooked. If you look around and actually pay attention to your community, you’...


Spring is officially here! Technically it started on Sunday…and even though it’s still a little chilly outside, we can’t help but think that the birds will be chirping soon and the grass will be getting greener each day. With spring and summertime also comes travel. Thankfully, gas prices are still manageable, but we have also noticed that the price at the pump has creeped up ever so slowly...


We Present To You Taconnet's Trek To Success 2015 Winners

l to r: Kaleb Brown, Skowhegan H.S. $1000; Cailee Manzer, Skowhegan H.S. $2500; Caitlyn Thompson, Gardiner H.S. $500; Amanda Landry, Upper Kennebec Valley H.S. $5000
Taconnet was honored to have these great students from high schools in Kennebec and Somerset...


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