Your Year-End Financial Checklist

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As the year ends, Santa isn’t the only one who should be making a list and checking it twice. With the holidays taking up most of our attention, sometimes we forget to take stock of some other aspects of our lives. Foremost, we let our finances fall by the wayside. That’s why this year, we’re encouraging […]

Marriage and Money: What You Need to Discuss

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Before you tie the knot, it pays to know a few things. Everybody has a different way of managing their finances, and if you and your partner aren’t on the same page, you might find yourself struggling to navigate financial issues when they arise. In fact, an article in the Wall Street Journal notes, “One in […]

The Cost of Raising a Child

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As inflation continues to wreak havoc on the middle and lower socioeconomic classes, many will feel the sting of rising costs in different areas of their lives. Those with children can attest to this fact, as the statistics show that raising a child can cost upward of $310,000.00 from infancy to age 17. This does […]

What is Smishing?

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“Smishing” is the New Phishing Look out — there’s a new scam in town! “Smishing” is a scam format that has recently encountered a boost in scammer popularity, and it’s surprisingly sneaky. Keep reading to learn more about smishing and how to keep your information safe! What is Smishing?  Smishing is similar to phishing, but the […]

Start Saving And Stop Spending

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Credit reports, budgets, goals, and debt can be frightening words and concepts whether you are hearing them for the first time or the hundredth time. They are chilling because they are important in leading a healthy financial lifestyle, but we may not be well-versed in what they mean. Once you become familiar with the world […]

Home Equity Loan vs. HELOC: Which Is Right For You?

Home Equity Loan versus a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) — two financial solutions that sound very similar yet have very different pros, cons, and considerations. So, how do you know which one is right for you? Allow us to give you the breakdown! How are they similar? Home Equity Loans and HELOCs are […]

What’s The Buzz on NFTs?

If you’ve spent any time online or watching TV over the past year, you’ve probably been inundated with a slew of advertisements promoting “non-fungible tokens,” more commonly known as NFTs. But despite the hype, excitement, and celebrity endorsement surrounding the industry, many still don’t quite understand what an NFT even is, let alone how they […]

Credit Unions: Improving Financial Situations Nationwide

Did you know, a recent survey reported that 44% of the 2,500 responders said that being a member of a credit union has had a “very positive” impact on their financial situation? Compare this to the only 29% who said being a part of a big bank has had the same positive impact. These results […]

Debt Consolidation

What’s the Deal with Debt Consolidation?   Have you heard the term “debt consolidation” tossed around? It sounds both intimidating and interesting. A way to simplify your debt and monthly payments? Perfect! But debt consolidation isn’t for everyone, especially if you don’t want to rush into something that isn’t right for your finances. Luckily for […]

Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

There are plenty of skills in life that are learned the hard way. Money management doesn’t have to be! Unfortunately, we can all reflect upon a time when a credit card balance seemed out of control, a large purchase we made felt coerced, or when we asked ourselves that age-old question, “where is all my […]