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6 Money Tips for the New College Student

Make it Easy The easier something is to do, the more likely you are to do it. Enroll in online and mobile banking at your bank or credit union. Having control over your money at your fingertips will help you stay on track. Downloading a money saving/budgeting app can also be helpful. These apps can...Read…
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5 Budgeting Tips for Becoming Parents

Oh, baby! Becoming parents is a huge event in anyone’s life. Whether you’re thinking about having a baby or already have one on the way, there are steps you can take to make sure you and your family are financially stable when the little one arrives. Create or Revisit Your Family Budget If you don’t...Read…
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How to Start Saving for Your Next Vacation

Who doesn’t want to take a vacation! Do you dream of travel but your checking account says, “Where, to the backyard?” You’re not alone. Saving for big purchases or events can be hard, especially if you’re doing it without any real plan. Check out these tips for how to save for your next vacation:…
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How to Build & Improve Credit

No credit? Not much credit? Poor credit? We can help you get to the credit score you want. Your credit score is one of the main determining factors of whether or not you are approved for a mortgage, are able to get your dream truck, and sometimes even whether or not you can snag that...Read More
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How to Pay Off Student Debt as Quickly as Possible

Graduating college can seem daunting. Especially when you have tens of thousands – or even hundreds of thousands – of dollars in debt waiting for you to repay. You’re not alone. According to the US Department of Education, the average student debt in 2018 was $33,310 and 2.7 million borrowers in…
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How to Take the Battle Out of Talking Money with Your Spouse

Yes, the well-known Beatles mantra, “all you need is love” sounds wonderful. Those of us in the work force, however, know that money helps out a little… you know, with affording food, shelter, and other basic requirements to live. Money is one of the most highly dreaded discussions in a relationship.…
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Why You Should Talk About Retirement in Your 20’s

“Retirement? Why talk about retirement? I’m in my 20’s – it’s still 40+ years away! I have student loans and credit card debt to pay off. Maybe after that.” Does that mindset sound familiar? Is retirement the furthest thing from your mind right now as you’re starting…
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Love Your Area but Not Your Home? Remodel!

Have you considered moving because your house is outdated, too small, or just not what you need anymore? If this idea is hard to fathom because you love your location and don’t want to relocate, remodeling is a great option. Reasons to Remodel The National Association of Realtors reported that after…
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Home Buying Process Timeline: How to Prepare

There are lots of benefits to owning a home, including putting money towards something that you own, rather than a property that you rent from someone else. If you’re thinking about buying a home and are wondering how long the process takes and when you should start planning, researching is a good…
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