Beware of Romance Scams

In the past two decades, the global advancements in technology have truly changed the way the world works. With computers in our pockets, electric cars on the road, and virtual everything, the times are changing, and the scams tactics are too. 

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Steps to Start Home Construction

Get Pre–Qualified – Getting pre–qualified will give you the dollar range you need to work with. Keeping your project on budget will be one of the more challenging aspects of your new construction. 

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Cyber Security

IRS Imposter Scams

Be on the lookout in 2022. Learn how to spot scammers who pretend to be Internal Revenue Service officials.  Email messages and phone calls which appear to be coming from the IRS should  always  be verified before giving out any personal information, account data or sending money.

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The Cost of Selling Your Home

Thinking about selling your home? It’s pretty straight forward right? Pay some commission fees and pocket the rest? If it were really that simple, but it isn’t. The average cost to sell a house is typically up to 10% of the sale price. This means if you sell your house for $150,000, you can anticipate subtracting $15,000 from the profit of the sale. That’s a number you want to be prepared for, so before you put a for sale sign on the front lawn, let’s look at what makes up those expenses.

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Van Batavia Promoted to Branch Manager in Madison

Senior Loan Officer, Joel Van Batavia of the Madison Branch location has replaced former Manager, Michael DesLauries, who has relocated to Minnesota. Van Batavia joined the credit union in 2018 and since has built a solid reputation as a trusted consumer lender. “Joel brings a fresh and energetic perspective to this growing Madison market. He looks out for our member’s best interest and his lending experience compliments his skills as a branch manager”, declared Chief Growth Officer, Chad Moller.  

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IRS Reporting Scrapped from Reconciliation Package

October 28, 2021

October 28, 2021
Washington, DC


 CUNA President/CEO calls the development a “major win” for credit union members

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Jim Nussle released the following statement after Congress introduced the budget reconciliation package without a harmful Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reporting proposal:

“This is a major win for credit union members and consumers everywhere. The last thing Americans want right now is the government snooping on their accounts,” Nussle said. “Safeguarding consumer privacy and data security is a key part of promoting financial well-being for all, and it’s encouraging that Congress recognizes this credit union priority.”

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Dakota Star 2021: Dekota Hubbard "I Can See Forever From Here"

‘I can see forever from here’, was Dekota Hubbard’s thought when he first arrived in Highmore, South Dakota. The view had not been as clear for he and his little brother, Dawson, when they lived in Kentucky. While the mountains and trees maybe beautiful around Monticello, it was hard to see the light through the dark shadows that hung over them.

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Meendering Retires from Board of Directors

Randy Meendering joined the Board of Directors for Dakotaland Federal Credit Union in February of 2010. During his 11 years on the board, Randy actively participated in the mergers of four branch locations and the construction of two startup locations. Dakotaland grew from $143 million to over $500 million in assets during Meendering’s term. “His leadership and undying commitment to Dakotaland and the cooperative movement are remarkable. It has been an honor to serve with Randy”, stated President and CEO, Ryan Goehner.

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