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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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The Key to a Successful Budget Is Minimalism

  • December 4th, 2020

The easiest way to abandon your budget? Make it complicated and tedious. A minimalist budget can help you clarify your financial goals, provide you guidance on how to meet them, and allow you the freedom to spend a little on…

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Tips for Last Minute Holiday Shoppers

  • November 18th, 2020

Some people are experts at the Holiday shopping. They start shopping for Christmas at the beginning of the New Year, searching for deals year-round. They hide away gifts in closets and attics, ready for the holidays well in advance. On…

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5 Smart Money Moves to Make This Holiday Season

  • November 4th, 2020

As the leaves begin to change color, it's time to start thinking about your year-end money strategy. The fall and winter holidays are here. Use the following strategies to make the rest of the year count.   Clean out your…

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Saving Money When You Don’t Have Much

  • October 16th, 2020

Many Americans struggle financially, living paycheck to paycheck, hoping they have enough to cover all their bills at the end of the month. Life is easier if you have a cash cushion or an emergency fund, but how do you…

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