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December 01, 2016

Five Tips To Shop Smart This Holiday Season

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The average holiday spending per person in 2015 was more than $800, according to the National Retail Federation. Read more

October 20, 2016

5-Steps To Creating A Sunday “Plan Day” That Will Save You From Spending On Stuff You Don't Need

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The weekends aren't just for brunching and football. Take a sliver out of your lazy Sunday to create a financial plan for the week ahead and you'll be en route to reaching your financial goals without ever changing out of your PJ's. Read more

October 14, 2016

Can You Guess How Much Money You Would Save If You Used a Debit Card Instead of Your Credit Card?

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Surprises are great when it comes to birthday parties and engagements, but your banking statements? Not so much. Read more

October 02, 2015

Learning to Budget

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Having a budget – and sticking to it – can be one of the best things you can do for your financial future. By ensuring you are not spending more than you earn and living beyond your means, you are increasing your ability to reach your financial goals. A good monthly budget can help you pay your bills on time, have funds available in an emergency, or provide a cushion in the event of a hardship. Read more

September 27, 2016

Myth, Busted: How to Establish Credit Without a Credit Card

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To establish good credit, your parents probably told you the same thing their parents told them, and their parents told them, and so on: You need a credit card. But this is one family tradition that needs to be broken. Read more

July 22, 2016

Avoiding the Summer Slide Part 1

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Follow these tips to help your kids avoid the summer slide! Read more

July 22, 2016

Avoiding the Summer Slide Part 2

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July 22, 2016

Avoiding the Summer Slide Part 3

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July 22, 2016

Avoiding the Summer Slide Part 4

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July 22, 2016

Avoiding the Summer Slide Part 5

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July 21, 2016

Borrowing Basics

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March 21, 2016

Online Banking: How to

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This helpful demo video walks you through how to manage and use your online banking account. Read more

September 23, 2015

Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

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Identity theft – and identity fraud – can create a myriad of issues in your life. Caught early on, you can minimize its negative impact. But undetected, identity theft can lead to difficulties in applying for credit or opening new accounts, even if you have great credit yourself, for months or years. Read more

August 27, 2015

A First-Year Money Management Guide for the New College Grad

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A young adult's first months out of college are about personal freedom and finding one's path as an adult. Building solid money habits is a big part of that. Read more

August 21, 2015

Preparing to Buy a Home: What Do You Need to Know?

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Whether you are thinking of buying for the first time, or currently own and are hoping to make a move, it's important to have your figurative house in order and understand your options before you buy. Read more

August 12, 2015

Establishing or Improving Credit

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Credit scores are more than a number – they're a vital part of your financial fitness. Credit influences your daily life – renting an apartment, obtaining a great rate on car insurance, or your ability to get a loan are all influenced by your credit score. Good credit needs to be nurtured and maintained over time, so it's there for you when you need it. Read more

August 11, 2015

Achieving Financial Independence

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Financial independence can mean different things to different people. For you, financial independence may mean living debt-free, paying your bills today while still saving enough to retire comfortably, making ends meet on your own without help, or some combination of those things. Read more

August 10, 2015

Being Prepared for the Unexpected

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There's nothing harder to plan for than unexpected events that impact your life – and finances. Yet the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, illness or other unexpected occurrences happen at one point or another in everyone's lives. Read more

July 02, 2015

What's Enough Insurance Coverage For Your Home?

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When it comes to insuring your home, how much is enough coverage? You may have insurance required for your mortgage, but will your homeowner's policy cover your needs for every possibility? Read more




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