Lien Promoted to Manager of the Redfield Branch

Sandy Lien was recently promoted to Branch Manager of the Dakotaland Federal Credit Union location in Redfield. Lien has over 10 years of experience with the credit union and was employed with Turtle Creek Federal Credit Union at the time of the Dakotaland merger in 2012. As branch manager, Sandy will oversee daily operations, manage 4 credit union staff and a growing membership. “An employee who truly cares about our members and the community in which they live and serve is a gift to any organization. Sandy brings those qualities, as well as a wealth of valuable experience to the position” commented Chad Moller, Dakotaland’s Chief Growth Officer. 

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Let Your Voice Shine at the Dakota Star Talent Competition

HURON, S.D. – Singers can make their voices heard at the Dakota Star Talent Competition sponsored by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union at the South Dakota State Fair. More than $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to Dakota Star division winners.

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Opt Out of Child Tax Credit Advance

The IRS website for the Advance Child Tax Credit has been updated to include the portal to unenroll from the monthly payments scheduled to start July 15th. This link will provide you with more information and/or unenroll inthe advanced payments of the Child Tax Credit.

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SD Consumer Handbook

South Dakota Consumer Handbook

The South Dakota Consumer Handbook is one of the most useful resources available. It provides education, advice and assistance on a vast number of topics ranging from identity theft, to recognizing scams and frauds, to knowing your rights as a consumer and much more. Take a minute to review.  You will be glad you did.

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New HIre

Rachel Dix Fills Board of Director Opening

Rachel Dix of Aberdeen, SD earns a seat on the Board of Directors of Dakotaland Federal Credit Union. Dix fills a vacancy on the volunteer board, which is composed of six other members from across the credit union’s 27 county service area. “Rachel is a welcomed addition to our board. Her involvement and passion with which she serves the Aberdeen and surrounding communities is tremendous. Her talents will only add to our already dedicated team of directors,” commented Ryan Goehner, President and CEO of Dakotaland Federal Credit Union. 

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Child Cash Credit

2021 Child Tax Credit

The IRS has released notice that families meeting the income thresholds will start receiving monthly advancements of 50% of their 2021 Child Tax Credit starting July 15th and the last payment being on December 15th. It is important to remember that this is an ADVANCEMENT of a tax credit you would normally receive on your annual return. Taking the advancement will reduce your credit when filing your return which will result in a higher tax liability (lower refund) for families taking the monthly advance. You are automatically opted in if your AGI (Adjust Gross Income) is under the IRS threshold, but can OPT out when the IRS has the portal complete (portal is not available at this time). You should contact your tax preparer to find out how this will affect your 2021 tax return. Click here to learn more

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Promoting the Financial Health of Our Youngest Members

How do you start teaching young children about money? You talk to them in simple terms and work with examples that can make sense to them. At early ages you’re not preparing them for an economics degree, but you can at least start talking to your kids about the importance of value and saving. The bigger stuff can be introduced as they grow up.

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Team Work

Gietzen Retires; Fuchs Accepts VP Appointment

Huron, South Dakota - March 25, 2021 Dakotaland Federal Credit Union congratulates Tom Gietzen on his recent retirement announcement, while Ryan Fuchs steps into the position of Vice President of Business Lending. “The Credit Union is thankful for our many talented and dedicated staff members. Tom is a good example of the priceless experience our senior employees bring to our membership and Ryan’s transition within the department is a testimony to the depth of knowledge we have available. I am pleased to congratulate both of these gentlemen on their next chapter,” commented Ryan Goehner, CEO of Dakotaland Federal Credit Union.

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