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How to Save for a House While Paying Student Loans

How to Save for a House While Paying Student Loans

Posted on June 25, 2018  |   0 Comment
Homeownership is possible, even while paying student loans. Here are a few ways you can start to save for your dream home.
Buying a House:  How to Save for a Down Payment

Buying a House: How to Save for a Down Payment

Posted on June 19, 2018  |   0 Comment
Whether you’ve been ready to begin the next step in life as a homeowner for a while, or you think homeownership in your future, it’s a great idea to start saving for the down payment as soon as possible. Here are a few ways to start saving for a down payment.
6 Cost Saving Ideas During a Home Remodel

6 Cost Saving Ideas During a Home Remodel

Posted on June 15, 2018  |   0 Comment
From updating the kitchen to laying new flooring, remodel projects come in all shapes and sizes—and so do the price tags. Here are six tips to get some cost saving ideas before and during a home remodel.
6 New Expenses for First-Time Homeowners

6 New Expenses for First-Time Homeowners

Posted on June 13, 2018  |   0 Comment
Feel more prepared than ever for a first home with this list of first-time homeowner expenses.
How to Get Preapproved for a Car Loan

How to Get Preapproved for a Car Loan

Posted on June 07, 2018  |   0 Comment
Having a car loan preapproval can simplify the car buying process and gives the buyer the tools about how much car fits in the budget before going to the dealership.
4 Repairs for an Aging Home

4 Repairs for an Aging Home

Posted on June 05, 2018  |   0 Comment
Even the sturdiest homes can have underlying repairs you may want to consider making before selling your home or moving into your new place. See these home repairs suggested to be made to an older home.
6 Home Improvement Ideas to Add Curb Appeal

6 Home Improvement Ideas to Add Curb Appeal

Posted on May 31, 2018  |   0 Comment
Summer is here and what better way to enjoy the season than to spend time outside making small improvements that will create a large statement to your home? From a fresh coat of paint on the door to adding walkway lights, there are many ways to update any home’s curb appeal.
Buying a Car:  College Student Edition

Buying a Car: College Student Edition

Posted on May 24, 2018  |   0 Comment
Heading to college and need a new car? See what tips we suggest to make your car buying experience a positive one.
3 Free Online Resources to Use When Shopping for an Auto Loan

3 Free Online Resources to Use When Shopping for an Auto Loan

Posted on May 07, 2018  |   0 Comment
Make learning about auto loans a fun experience for everyone. Use our free online tools to learn more about auto loans to feel better prepared when shopping for your next vehicle.
How Much Does it Really Cost to Remodel a Home?

How Much Does it Really Cost to Remodel a Home?

Posted on May 01, 2018  |   0 Comment
Once you’ve made the basic decisions about the remodel, it’s important to stick to the budget set and aim to spend under budget—because unwanted surprises nearly always pop up during a remodel. See what some of the biggest, hidden costs are for most home renovations.
4 Reasons Mobile Payments Improve Purchasing Experience and the Future

4 Reasons Mobile Payments Improve Purchasing Experience and the Future

Posted on April 23, 2018  |   0 Comment
Enjoy the same, or more, security than you would have with a physical card with mobile payment. Here are some reasons mobile payments have improved purchasing experiences and the possible future for mobile payment uses.
4 Ways to Tidy Up Your Personal Finances This Spring

4 Ways to Tidy Up Your Personal Finances This Spring

Posted on April 19, 2018  |   0 Comment
Spring is an ideal time to dust off your finances and tidy up your budget. Maybe your tax returns have motivated you to increase your emergency savings for the year ahead, or perhaps you need a refresher on the New Year’s resolution you made to improve your credit score? Whatever your situation, now is the perfect time to get your financial house in order. These four strategies can help you get your personal finances in check and maintain a strong foundation for the rest of the year.
Four Reasons to Have Emergency Savings

Four Reasons to Have Emergency Savings

Posted on April 16, 2018  |   0 Comment
With most people, saving money is easier said than done. A 2016 survey revealed that nearly two thirds of Americans don’t have enough money saved to cover emergency expenses like a car repair or Emergency Room visit. Life is unpredictable, so it is important to make sure you are financially prepared. Whether you already have emergency savings or are looking to start, here are some situations to start building an emergency savings fund.
6 Steps to Prevent Financial Identity Theft

6 Steps to Prevent Financial Identity Theft

Posted on April 09, 2018  |   0 Comment
Identity theft is committed when an impostor obtains key pieces of personally identifiable information, such as a Social Security card number or driver's license, in order to use someone else's identity for financial gain. While financial institutions and payment card companies typically restore lost funds and forgive debts from identity theft, putting your financial house back in order can take months. Consider these steps to protect yourself from financial identity theft.
4 Tips to Improve a Credit Score

4 Tips to Improve a Credit Score

Posted on April 05, 2018  |   0 Comment
Improve your financial wellness by increasing your credit score or by starting the journey on establishing a credit score. Here are some ways to keep your credit score on track for any future financial goal.