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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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UPDATE: Equifax Extends Free Credit Freezes

Feb 5, 2018 | 2 minute read

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

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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.

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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...

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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...

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