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Why We Get Scammed

  • July 21st, 2021

If you use a cellphone or have an email account, you’ve almost certainly been exposed to an attempt at mass marketing fraud. Common examples include being interrupted by an annoying robocall just as you start eating lunch, or waking up…

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Tips for Car Shopping

  • June 22nd, 2021

Looking for a new car or wanting to get behind the wheel of a new-to-you car? Either way, there are a few things to consider before you go car shopping. Below are some tips to help make that car buying…

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Stay Productive in the Summer

  • June 2nd, 2021

You made it! Summer is finally here and I bet you can’t wait to sleep away all of your free time – NOT! As much as you hate to admit it, you probably would rather not sleep until 3pm every day of this summer. You probably have goals and expectations to live up to. So get off the couch and make this summer a productive one.

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Budgeting

  • May 13th, 2021

Budgeting is a skill that helps you make smart decisions with your money. It ensures that you’re spending less than you earn, it prepares you for life’s curveballs, and it funds your goals and your dreams. Unfortunately, budgeting is often…

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Understanding and Directing Your Withholding

  • April 26th, 2021

You just got your paycheck. Your eyes scan down the list of deductions and settle on the most important part—your take-home pay. You take that number and start subtracting your bills, your day-to-day purchases, or that expensive item you’ve got…

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Tap Your Home’s Equity

  • February 25th, 2021

If you need cash to remodel your kitchen or bath, a home equity loan or home equity line of credit (HELOC) might be your best bet. These loans let you borrow money using the equity in your home as collateral.…

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Understand Your Loan Options

  • February 10th, 2021

There are many different types of loans. So many, in fact, you may actually be overwhelmed. First, it is important to understand what credit unions look for and require when lending. Then understand what options credit unions may have to…

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5 Ways Good Credit is Your Safety Net

  • January 28th, 2021

A healthy savings account is your best defense against life’s curve balls. But sometimes setting aside some money every paycheck isn’t enough—particularly when you’re just starting out in life. A good credit score can be an additional safety net, providing…

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The Best Ways to Use a Few Hundred Dollars

  • January 20th, 2021

Sometimes it can feel like you need thousands of dollars to move the needle on your finances even a little bit. So if you find yourself with a few hundred dollars--say from a tax refund or an unexpected windfall--the temptation…

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