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  • How to Build an Emergency Fund

    You know you should have an emergency fund or savings account, but maybe you’re not quite sure how to make that happen or what it involves. We have outlined the basics of an emergency fund and provided you with steps on how to start one.
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  • 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

    We’ll bet that when you were a kid nobody ever told you what a credit score was, let alone how much of an impact it would have on your future. Your credit score decides how favorable you will appear to lenders and whether you will receive a low interest rate on a loan, or even if you’ll get approved for the loan. But maybe right now your credit score isn’t as good as it could be and you want a higher score. Here are 5 easy ways to improve your credit score.
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  • 5 Ways to Use a Home Equity Line of Credit

    If you’ve been thinking about making upgrades to your home or making a big purchase, you may have looked into a home equity line of credit (HELOC). A HELOC is a revolving credit line that is secured by your home. You’ll be able to use your home’s equity and then only pay back what you borrow through monthly payments.
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  • Surprising Things That Lower Your Credit Score

    You’re probably aware that paying bills late and maxing out credit cards can bring your credit score down. But sometimes we don’t know the not-so-obvious actions that can lower our credit scores.
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  • 8 Ways to Use Online Banking and the Mobile App

    There are many benefits to using online and mobile banking. While the convenience of having your accounts at your fingertips is usually the main reason for using online banking, there are other ways to utilize this free service. Below, we’ve outlined 8 ways to use online and mobile banking.
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  • Budgeting for the Holidays

    The holidays are always a special time of the year when families and friends get together to enjoy each other’s company, eat good food and exchange gifts. Being able to budget for the holidays, however, can be challenging. Here are just a few tips to help you get started.
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  • How to Financially Prepare for Having a Baby

    Congrats, you’re having a baby! This time can be exciting and a little scary. While you’re picking out cute little clothes, bibs and baby toys, you should also be thinking about how you can prepare financially before having the baby.
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  • How to Protect Yourself While Online Shopping

    While we all still go to stores to do a lot of our shopping, nothing beats the ease of shopping online. You can get all that you need, all with just a tap of a screen or a click of a mouse. While shopping online can be fun, it can also pose real risks. You can reduce your chances of running into those risks by following a few simple rules.
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  • What Are the Differences Between a Traditional IRA and a Roth IRA?

    An IRA is a retirement savings account with potential tax benefits. Along with your employer plan, setting up an IRA is a key step when starting your retirement savings plan. An important thing to consider is which type of IRA is most beneficial for you, a Traditional or a Roth?
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  • 3 Tips for Financing a Career Change

    You did it! You’ve decided on a major career change. Congratulations! It was a tough decision to make, but now you are ready to make the leap to making this career change a reality. Sometimes when you decide to make a major career move, you might be taking a lower salary or might have to go to school to get further education. But how do you finance all of that? Here are a few tips in reaching your dreams.
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