• Want to spend less on your car payments? Here’s what you need to do

    • May 31, 2024, 14:34 PM
    Thinking about buying a new or used vehicle? If you're looking for the best interest rate on a new or used auto loan, you're more likely to save money if you get preapproved before you set foot on a car lot. In this article, we’ll explain what preapproval is and why it’s important to get your ducks in a row with your auto loan prior to car shopping if you want to keep your car payments as low as possible.
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  • How much money is in your home?

    • May 2, 2024, 14:40 PM
    The average homeowner has close to $300,000 in home equity. This article explains how to figure out the amount of equity you have in your home and how you can use it to pay for big ticket expenses.
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  • Credit union saving & investing: Your complete guide

    • Mar 29, 2024, 14:31 PM
    Ever wonder how credit union savings accounts differ from savings accounts at banks? In our latest blog post, we break down the different types of savings and investment accounts credit unions might offer and what these differences mean to you as a member.
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  • What do you need to know when buying your first home?

    • Mar 4, 2024, 08:32 AM
    Buying your first home can be daunting but it's also one of the most exciting steps you take throughout your life. What are ALL the things that you need to know when buying your first home? Here are some helpful tips to guide you on your journey to homeownership.
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  • When is the best time to buy a car?

    • Feb 2, 2024, 14:29 PM
    When is the best time of week, month, and year to buy a car? Find out what you need to know when hunting for the right new or used vehicle.
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  • 12 things you can do to raise your credit score in 2024

    • Dec 27, 2023, 11:36 AM
    With these easy tips, you can take small actions toward raising your credit score fast.
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  • Get a head start on your 2024 finances

    • Dec 4, 2023, 13:03 PM
    2023 is ending, and as the new year approaches, it’s time to start your 2024 goals. New Year’s resolutions often come to mind come January with the “new year, new me” mindset, but achieving some of those resolutions often necessitates financial planning. There are so many ways that you can set yourself up for success in 2024. What’s better than planning ahead so that when January comes around you already have a plan in place?
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  • Protect yourself from getting hacked

    • Nov 3, 2023, 09:46 AM
    Despite all of the incredible things the internet does for the world, it also opens the door to criminal activity in the form of identity theft. Here's what you can do to protect yourselves against cyber frauds and scams.
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  • How to afford a car in a difficult economy

    • Sep 28, 2023, 11:41 AM
    Car shopping? The market can be up and down, so it is important to be aware of what you can do to get the best deal on the right vehicle for you in a difficult market. In this article, we try to help you understand the car market and how to shop around for the best deal.
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  • Financial Coaching: What is it and how can it help?

    • Aug 31, 2023, 15:56 PM
    Financial coaching is a great tool to help you take control of your financial life.
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  • This is how much money you should have saved for retirement

    • Jul 28, 2023, 12:44 PM
    How much money should you have set aside for retirement? Here are some tips for saving and setting yourself up for success ahead of your retirement.
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  • Why Zelle may be your best option for sending money

    • Jul 3, 2023, 08:50 AM
    Learn why Zelle might be your best option for paying friends and family if you are comparing peer-to-peer payment apps.
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  • Who needs a checking account anymore?

    • Jun 2, 2023, 11:55 AM
    Who needs a checking account in the digital era? In this article, we dispel myths about the death of the checking account and explain why healthy personal finance starts with a good checking account.
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  • Here's what to do with all that student loan debt

    • May 1, 2023, 16:17 PM
    Learn common and lesser-known ways to pay down student loan debt faster.
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  • Are you saving enough money? If not, here's how to change that

    • Mar 29, 2023, 11:36 AM
    Are you saving enough money? If not, here's how to save more and work toward financial freedom.
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  • Don't be duped by 'double dealing' mortgage comparison sites

    • Mar 2, 2023, 14:17 PM
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued an advisory warning consumers of predatory lending practices from pay-to-play digital comparison-shopping platforms targeting unsuspecting mortgage rate shoppers by steering them toward more expensive loans from their lending partners. Read our blog post about what to watch for with these services.
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  • How does a loan get approved?

    • Feb 6, 2023, 11:00 AM
    Ever wonder how a lender decides whether to approve or deny a loan? Banks and credit unions will evaluate a borrower's creditworthiness using "the 5 Cs of Credit.” Understanding the 5 Cs - capacity, conditions, collateral, capital, character - will help you prepare for your next loan application.
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  • The truth about zero-interest car loan offers

    • Jan 18, 2023, 08:56 AM
    As interest rates rise, it can be hard to resist the promise of a car loan touting NO interest payments. In our latest blog post, we’ll break down what to expect when considering a “zero-interest financing” deal for your next car purchase.
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  • How to access your money in a digital world

    • Dec 19, 2022, 11:08 AM
    How do I get cash out of my bank account? While it might be obvious, accessing your money is not always as intuitive as it might seem. In this article, we’ll lay out the basics of money access so you know how to get your money out of your checking account when you need it.
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  • How to thrive in an uncertain economy

    • Oct 28, 2022, 11:58 AM
    In this blog post, we break down four ways to survive and thrive when interest rates go up.
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