How to choose a credit union after college

first_imgAfter college your priorities change, from losing that freshman 15 to finding a job and making a five-year plan. Have you considered whether your bank falls in line with your new goals? One of your first “real world” decisions will be choosing the right financial institution for your needs.Switch or stay?You’ve grown up, and so, too, must your bank account. Most student accounts come with an age limit or will expire four or five years after they were opened. Once you no longer qualify, most banks and credit unions will roll your student version into a standard account. They’ll want to make the transition as smooth as possible so that you don’t leave. But go for clarity over convenience, because non-student accounts can come with new requirements — and fees. And besides, you might want more perks or features.If you’re happy where you are, and your bank and its accounts fit the next phase of your life, great. If not, or you’re unsure, consider what else is available. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Pardew laments McArthur “dive”

first_imgCrystal Palace’s James McArthur has been criticised by his manager Alan Pardew, who feels the midfielder should be “embarrassed” about diving in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Stoke. “He should be embarrassed. He’s a great professional and that’s unlike him. I was surprised but it shows what pressure does to players. “I haven’t spoken to him about it but I don’t need to. He will see the replay and he will be embarrassed.” The win continued Palace’s resurgence under Pardew, who took over in January after leaving Newcastle. Having been in the relegation zone at that point, the Eagles are now 11 points clear of it and up to 11th place – one spot above Newcastle. Pardew had a rocky relationship with the Tyneside club’s fans and when his Newcastle side were beaten 1-0 at Stoke in September, several of the away supporters held up signs calling for him to be sacked. However, following a much happier return to the Potteries for the 53-year-old on Saturday, he insisted it was of no real significance to him that Palace had leapfrogged Newcastle in the table. And Pardew also indicated he is not about to take anything for granted in terms of survival. Palace – with 19 points from 10 league games under Pardew so far – have a total of 36, and he said: “I’m still thinking about another couple of points. “But nine wins (for Palace in the league over the season) going into this international break – I would have absolutely jumped at that when I arrived.” Asked if there was any significance for him to going above Newcastle, Pardew said: “No, not really. “The most important thing for me is that this club is within touching distance of Premier League status for next year. “That is the only agenda I had when I arrived. We have done absolutely brilliantly. “It (his previous visit to Stoke) was a difficult night, and I’ve had them as a manager. You have to show your mettle. “But it was a different feeling on Saturday because we are in great form. You want to have more of those in your career, and hopefully I can as I continue with Palace.” Stoke, 10th on 42 points, are looking this season to better their Premier League records set last term of a ninth-placed finish and 50-point total. Saturday’s result made it back-to-back defeats and manager Mark Hughes is keen for an impressive campaign not to fizzle out. He did, though, stress he thought the Potters’ performance against Palace had been an improvement on the previous weekend’s loss to West Brom. “I thought performance-wise it was a marked difference from last week, which was pleasing, but we haven’t got a positive result,” Hughes said. “We are disappointed – we made mistakes, so maybe we didn’t do enough to win. “But we certainly deserved to take something out of it.” Hughes hit out at two of referee Andre Marriner’s decisions from Saturday’s match, claiming the official was wrong both to award Palace a penalty following a collision between Asmir Begovic and Yannick Bolasie and to not give Stoke a chance from the spot when a Mame Biram Diouf shot struck the arms of Joel Ward. It was on the same day that Neil Swarbrick sent off the wrong player in Manchester City’s 3-0 win over West Brom, and referees’ chief Mike Riley has subsequently called for the trialling of in-game video technology in a bid to help officials. That is something Hughes would definitely like to see. The Welshman said: “I don’t think the standard (of refereeing) this year has been as good as it needs to be. “I’m an advocate of television replays. They need to be given that option because at the moment they need a lot more help. “I think we have reached a tipping point. Before, there were debates one way or the other but now I think it needs to come in.” McArthur was booked early in the second half of the Barclays Premier League clash at the Britannia Stadium for simulation having taken a tumble in the box. And Pardew told Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday programme: “He dived. Press Associationlast_img read more

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UCCA/Roy Baijnauth T20 competition

first_imgWins for Number 70 Spartans and the Number 72 All StarNUMBER 70 Spartans and the Number 72 All Star are the latest teams to have recorded victories when the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association (UCCA)-sponsored Roy Baijnauth T20 competition continued recently in Berbice.At the Number 72 All Star ground, the hosts defeated their opponents Bomb Squad by 46 runs. Batting first, All Star scored 129-7 with Sanjay Deochand 26, M. Bhoj 24 and Demetri Cameron 21 being the main contributors.Bowling for Bomb Squad, P. Gobin, D Pooran and R. Mohammed did most of the damage with figures of 4-19, 2-20 and 1-24 respectively.In reply, the Bomb Squad batsmen were bowled out for 83 in their allotted overs. Only batsman P. Luen managed to secure double figures, with 23. W. Garnett took 4-15, Demetri Cameron 2-21, S. Gobin 2-16 and P. Chatterpaul 1-2, did the damage.At the Number 70 ground, Spartans defeated Guns & Roses by four wickets, and in the process moved to the next round.Batting first, Guns & Roses scored 116 all out with Saheed Rohoman 30, Neaz Ali 35 and Brandon Mohan 16 being the solid batsmen. Bowling for the Number 70 Spartans, M. Deochand claimed 4-18, T. Ramotar 2-20, N Yacoob 2-20 and O. Kumar 1-17.In reply, Number 70 Spartans scored 118-6 in 17.3 overs. Tameshwar Ramotar scored 36, Akash Persaud 34, Taresh Ramgolam 23 and Chris Bollers 19 – all contributing meaningfully with the bat. Omesh Mathura 2-20, T. Baichan 1-16 and D. Ramroop 1-14 were the successful bowlers.At a simple ceremony after the games, both teams thanked the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association for the timely execution of the competition.President of the UCCA, Hamant Jagdeo, thanked the teams for the discipline shown throughout the game.The competition will continue on Sunday January 14 at venues across the Upper Corentyne area.last_img read more

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