Avoid These First-Time Homebuyer MistakesMarch 19, 2019

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Spring is officially here and with that comes the start of the home buying season! Buying a new home is an exciting experience, but it can be a nightmare if you make common first-time buyer mistakes. Not being informed on how a home purchase is conducted can lead to costly mistakes. The first error, many …

Helping Your College Student Build Good Credit HabitsFebruary 27, 2019

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There are so many things college students need to learn and one of the most important topics, actually used every day, is financial management. A big part of our adult lives revolves around finances and with that comes learning to handle credit responsibly. So much of our life is affected by credit. While some parents …

10 Smart Things to Do With Your Tax RefundFebruary 15, 2019

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With tax season in full swing, there has never been a better time to get a head start on your finances. If you are one of the lucky taxpayers who will be getting a refund this year, you have two choices – you could waste the money on a one-time purchase, or you could put …

The Importance of Creating An Emergency FundJanuary 28, 2019

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America is currently facing the longest government shutdown in U.S. history and it is definitely highlighting the importance of emergency funds. As Americans across the nation watch the news coverage on television and hear the dire stories of federal workers struggling, one thing is clear – many federal employees do not have enough money saved …

Tips To Improve Your Credit Score in 2019January 17, 2019

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We’re off to the start of a brand new year! Make 2019 the year you finally get all your finances in order. Setting some time aside to plan how to increase your credit score will help greatly, especially if you are planning a major purchase of a car or a home this year. If you’re …

The 12 Scams of ChristmasDecember 11, 2018

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The holidays are here – a time where more money is spent, more travel and time off is taken and more festive events attended. Retail sales, this year, are projected to top last years at an estimated $682 billion. That’s a lot of money circulating, and unfortunately scammers will be out looking for opportunities to …

Take These Actions to Improve Your Finances in 2019December 11, 2018

Take These Actions to Improve Your Finances 2019

If you’re like many Americans, you are concerned about your financial future. Whether it’s your bank balance or retirement portfolio, your primary goal is to find ways to increase your net worth and decrease your debt load. It’s never been a better time to focus on improving your personal finances. This is especially true as …

Mortgage Tips For First-Time Home BuyersNovember 20, 2018

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Home, sweet home! Most of us dream about owning a house. If your new year’s resolution for 2019 is to purchase your very own home, let’s make it happen! Increase your savings and follow the below tips to put you on the right path. With this dream in mind, first-time home buyers seek ways to get better …