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* EL PASO, Texas (1/22/09)--Local television station KFOX14 featured Karl Murphy, president/CEO of El Paso-based FirstLight FCU, Friday giving advice to consumers who overspent during the holiday season and now have more credit card debt. He suggested taking the card with the lowest balance, and paying more than the minimum payment on it to pay it off faster. Then move to the next credit card and repeat the process … * WAUSAU, Wis. (1/22/09)--Connexus CU has launched a high-rate, 5.15% Annual Percentage Yield (APY) Xtraordinary Checking account with no minimum balance required and no monthly fees. The more-than-$240 million asset credit union's account is for balances up to $25,000. Accountholders can use any ATM anywhere and receive up to $25 in ATM surcharge rebates monthly. The account also includes free idenity theft protection and a 0.50% APR rate reduction on consumer loans. The Wausau, Wis.-based credit union also offers free ATM/Visa Check Card with unlimited Visa Check (credit) transactions; instant access to deposits made online through Instant Deposit; Free CRIS audio response telephone service; free online banking with bill pay; free eStatements; and direct deposit …


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