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5 Simple Steps to Creating Your Budget

Apr 2, 2018 | 3 minute read

A budget plays a crucial role in reaching your financial goals. A 2015 Bankrate study surveyed 1,001 Americans and found while many have a budget, less than 40% of respondents have cash to handle...

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Is a Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit Right for Me?

Mar 30, 2018 | 3 minute read

We’ve all faced situations in life when having access to money or a line of credit would be extremely helpful. Whether you're handling an unexpected "cash crunch" (e.g., car repairs, medical...

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5 Tips for a Secure Mobile Banking Experience

Mar 22, 2018 | 2 minute read

Mobile banking is a secure, convenient way to manage your finances. Accessing your accounts on mobile devices can actually be safer than using computers because they are more secure against...

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Don’t Be Frozen Out — Know How and When to Thaw Your Credit

Mar 20, 2018 | 4 minute read

 

When the Equifax data breach was revealed last fall, you may have followed the advice of experts and frozen your credit. A freeze is the best way to keep your personal data from being used to...

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Elder Financial Abuse and Exploitation

Mar 16, 2018 | 3 minute read

Elder abuse is the intentional or neglectful act by a trusted individual or caregiver that can lead to the harm of a vulnerable elder.[1] Financial exploitation of elders occurs when a trusted...

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How to Set and Reach Your Savings Goals

Mar 14, 2018 | 3 minute read

While wanting to save more money has likely crossed your mind, identifying specific savings goals will help you reach them, faster. Whether you’re saving towards one or working towards multiple...

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This Money Habit Makes All the Difference

Mar 13, 2018 | 4 minute read

Planning ahead is hard when you’re broke. But planning ahead may be the best way to stop being broke and start building a solid financial future.

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Preparing Taxes the First Time After College

Mar 9, 2018 | 4 minute read

It’s officially tax season and for recent college-graduates, this may be your first time preparing and filing taxes. Whether you’re filling out a simple tax return or have a more complex...

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What Doesn't Affect Your Credit Score

Mar 7, 2018 | 3 minute read

A high credit score can be like a healthy weight. You know you want it, but are you doing the right things to achieve it?

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How to Shop Safely Online

Mar 6, 2018 | 2 minute read

Shopping online has become easier than ever right from your computer or smartphone. But so has the increasing possibility of your private information ending up in the wrong hands. Protect your...

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