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Balance Transfers: Fall in Love with a Low-Rate Card

Feb 8, 2022 | 4 minute read

Did a sweet opening bonus cause you to overlook a sky-high credit card interest rate? If so, you may have found yourself with a sizeable chunk of debt and unable to catch up. Don’t stick around in a...

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Debit Cards are a Wallet’s First Draft Pick

Jan 28, 2022 | 4 minute read

A debit card gives you easy, secure access to funds in your checking account. If you’re like many Americans, this piece of plastic has a lot of competition in your wallet. From credit cards to cash,...

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3 Compelling Reasons to Switch to eStatements

Jan 26, 2022 | 3 minute read

Each month, you receive a statement from your credit union that details the income and spending activity on an account. You can use these statements to review spending habits and even spot...

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Tackle Holiday Debt with a Balance Transfer

Jan 11, 2022 | 3 minute read

The holidays are over, but the credit card debt remains for many. In fact, four in 10 U.S. adults report willing to go into debt – or deeper debt – for holiday shopping.1 Your balance payoff strategy...

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Unwrap Your Home’s Equity

Dec 24, 2021 | 4 minute read

The best gifts are those that keep giving. While it’s not a tangible item or wrapped up with a bow, your home equity certainly falls under this category! This asset is the amount of your home you own...

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3 Proven Ways to Stay Positive About Your Finances

Dec 21, 2021 | 3 minute read

It’s Look on the Brightside Day. Sometimes, the best way to approach a situation is with positivity. This is especially true when facing money issues. A defeatist mindset won’t necessarily keep you...

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Sure-fire Ways to Avoid a Checking Account Overdraft

Dec 17, 2021 | 4 minute read

Overdrafts are a drag. Luckily, you can do your best to avoid them by embracing some simple tips. The options below will help you leave checking account overdrafts behind as we approach the new year.

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How to Start Generational Wealth

Dec 16, 2021 | 5 minute read

Generational wealth is much more attainable than you might think. It’s not just passing on a second home or a multi-million-dollar inheritance, because the term includes any financial assistance or...

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Common FAQs for Refinancing a Car

Dec 15, 2021 | 3 minute read

Whether you pulled your vehicle out of the dealership lot a year or a few weeks ago, you may still love it – but not the loan you applied for to take it home. If you can relate, know there are other...

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Proven Ways to Save for a Home Improvement Project

Nov 29, 2021 | 3 minute read

Is it time to breathe new life into your kitchen? Or, maybe you want a more spa-like experience in your bathroom. Wherever your home needs updates, you can ensure you have the money to make it happen...

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