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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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Rent-to-Own: Be Informed Before You Sign

Mar 1, 2018 | 4 minute read

Imagine a store where you can pay as you go with no credit and get brand-name furniture, appliances and electronics for as little as $19.99 a week. That’s the pitch for rent-to-own companies,...

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About Your Credit Score and Its Importance

Feb 27, 2018 | 4 minute read

A credit score is a number generated by an algorithm using information from your credit history representing your creditworthiness. Lenders use credit scores to evaluate the probability that a...

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Save on Medical Expenses with a Health Savings Account (HSA)

Feb 20, 2018 | 2 minute read

A Health Savings Account (HSA) is like a personal savings account you can use on qualified health care expenses for you and your family. Take a moment to review what an HSA is, the eligibility...

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Are You Financially Fit?

Feb 1, 2018 | 3 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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7 Common Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid

Jan 11, 2018 | 3 minute read

Not only do Americans have a lot of credit card debt, many struggle with understanding how to manage our credit cards. Credit card mistakes are all too common and can lead to higher interest...

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