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Deciding When to Retire: When Timing Becomes Critical

Feb 16, 2018 | 5 minute read

Deciding when to retire may not be one decision but a series of decisions and calculations. For example, you'll need to estimate not only your anticipated expenses, but also what sources of...


10 Easy Ways to Save Money this Year

Feb 14, 2018 | 4 minute read

No matter where you are on your financial journey, you can begin saving more money by making a few easy life changes. Sometimes the first step is simply realizing you want to save more and...


3 Reasons to Refinance Your Home

Feb 12, 2018 | 2 minute read

Refinancing your mortgage essentially means paying off your existing loan and replacing it with a new one. Refinancing can mean a lower rate, a shorter loan term, or even the opportunity to tap...


Equifax Credit Lock: Should You Use the Free Service?

Feb 9, 2018 | 4 minute read

Equifax has made good on its promise of free, lifelong credit locks following last year’s massive data breach. The reception to its new “Lock & Alert” feature — which lets users simply click or...


How Are You Doing Financially? Take This Quick Quiz

Feb 8, 2018 | 2 minute read

Would buying a nice gift for a wedding or birthday strain your finances for the month? How about an unexpected expense, like a car repair — could you handle it easily, with some difficulty, or not...


What is a Balance Transfer?

Feb 6, 2018 | 3 minute read

You may have received a balance transfer offer from your credit card company and wondered if that’s the right solution for you. As a credit cardholder, it’s important to understand what a balance...


UPDATE: Equifax Extends Free Credit Freezes

Feb 5, 2018 | 2 minute read

Announced January 29th: Equifax is extending free credit freezes through June 30th.


Are You Financially Fit?

Feb 1, 2018 | 2 minute read

Consider your financial fitness as you would your physical fitness. It takes work and isn’t a one-and-done situation. Like traditional fitness, it requires consistency and hard work.


3 Reasons to Prepare and File Your Taxes Electronically

Jan 30, 2018 | 2 minute read

Today, practically everything is done electronically – taxes are no exception. In 2017, 92% of taxes were prepared and filed electronically.[1]

If you’re able to and considering preparing your...


How to Dig Out From December’s Debt

Jan 25, 2018 | 4 minute read

The start of the new year feels like a financial clean slate — right up until your credit card bills arrive.

It’s easy to forget about the entertainment and travel you enjoyed, the food and drink...