Posts By: Courtney Flinn

How to Make Your Home’s Equity Work for You

So, you’ve been paying on your home’s mortgage for a number of years now. One of the biggest benefits of owning a home versus renting is that you earn equity with each payment. But what is home equity and how is it beneficial to you? What is Home Equity? Home equity is the homeowner’s interest...Read…
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How to Keep Your Information Safe from Malicious Smartphone Apps

Lately, we’ve seen a rise in the amount of Malicious Mobile App, or MMA, attacks that continue to get more and more sophisticated. With the majority of people spending more time at home and doing most of their banking online, it is likely that cyber-attacks, such as MMA’s, will continue to increase.…
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Is Zero-Percent Financing as Great as it Sounds?

A zero-percent financing loan probably sounds like the best deal you can get when buying a car, but is it too good to be true? How does zero-percent financing work? Before we get into whether or not zero-percent financing is the best choice when buying a car, let’s talk about how it works. Zero-percent…
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How to Avoid Vishing Scams

First things first, in order to avoid vishing scams, we need to know what they are. “Vishing” means “voice phishing.” Phishing, if you are not familiar, is a form of scam played out over email. So, all in all, “vishing” is a voice scam. These scams are played out over the phone, so vishing…
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Low Interest Rates = Opportunities for You!

One of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is that interest rates are at an all-time historic low.  The low interest rate environment impacts savings and loans.  Here are some ways you and your family can benefit from the current low interest rate environment. Savings Opportunities With…
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11 Tips for Managing Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting us all in one way or another, whether drastically or subtly. Stress is incredibly common as we try to navigate through something we have never seen in our lifetimes. Here are some tips on how to manage your stress during these uncertain times. Keep a Routine Humans…
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Should I Buy a House During a Pandemic?

Everyone has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, whether you are feeling it right now or not. If you were one of the many people planning to buy a house this spring, now may be when you really start feeling it. You’re probably wondering, “is now is still a good time to buy a home?”...Read…
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6 Ways to Support Small Businesses During a Pandemic

Per state governors’ mandates, most brick and mortar businesses are currently closed or are functioning under restrictions, such as drive-through or carry-out only, or limiting the number of people who can enter the building at once. The federal government has released a program to help save small…
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What You Need to Know About Your COVID-19 Stimulus Check

The distribution of economic stimulus checks has just begun in the United States. However, the entire process could take several weeks or more. These will be automatically distributed, needing no action from most people. Read below to find out anything you need to know about receiving your check. Who…
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