How and When to Save Money

Posted on: 03/24/2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Saving money is a critical financial strategy for people of all ages. But most of us think we can?t save, and so we don?t. Think about it. Instead of putting off paying for a new outfit or iPhone, we buy it now ? with credit ? and then pay it off later. Then we get into debt, which in turn, can take away our income.

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Planning to Buy A Home This Spring? Get Ready Now!

Posted on: 03/23/2020 at 10:30 a.m.

If you?re planning to buy a home this spring, you should prepare now. Here are five things you can do to help you get into the home of your dreams as quickly as possible.

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Five Tips for a Budget-Friendly Vacation

Posted on: 01/22/2020 at 11:42 a.m.

The whole purpose of a vacation is to take time away from the rigors of life and relax. And you don't have to spend a lot of money to make memories that last. In fact, sometimes the simplest things you do are those you'll remember the most.

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How is Your Credit Score Calculated?

Posted on: 01/17/2020 at 10:28 a.m.

Your financial reputation depends on a positive credit score. Because of this, it's important for you to understand the contributing factors that make up your credit score.

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Personal Loans Pros and Cons

Posted on: 01/08/2020 at 12:04 a.m.

Personal loans are a great way to consolidate debt or finance a large purchase (like a home improvement project or a much-needed vacation). They are a quick source of cash you can use for many different reasons. However, before you decide to use a personal loan, it's a good idea to consider the pros and cons of doing so.

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Teaching Your Kids about Credit Cards

Posted on: 10/17/2019 at 9:20 a.m.

It's important to explain to your children how to use credit cards wisely. Once your children turn 18, they'll start receiving credit card solicitations, so the sooner you provide your insight, the better. Here are a few things to point out.

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Secure Your Mobile Data

Posted on: 07/25/2019 at 9:38 a.m.

Smartphones, tablets and laptops have become part of our daily life. We are a society of constant connection. Whether through email, social media or group chatting, we expect instant contact. We work and socialize on the go, but with this convenience comes a few things to remember to keep your financial information safe.

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FBI Warns Against Phishing: How to Spot Attacks

Posted on: 06/19/2019 at 10:41 a.m.

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released a PSA warning that attackers are exploiting people's trust in sites that use HTTPS. Cybersecurity training has, in the past rightly, encouraged users to look for the lock icon next to the URL in the browser, but many users still believe this icon is proof that the site they're on is legitimate.

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Social Media Privacy? Tips to Protect Yourself Online

Posted on: 02/27/2019 at 12:33 a.m.

Every day hackers prowl social media networks looking for victims. They use spyware to remotely access your phone, laptop, iPad or computer through downloads, emails, or instant messages in hopes of obtaining your social media passwords.

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Why Should You Pay for a Checking Account when FREE is Available?

Posted on: 11/15/2018 at 12:08 a.m.

If you have ever been frustrated with a bank tacking on a "maintenance fee" to what was once a free checking account, then the author of this blog sympathizes with you. After all, banks need deposits to run, so why would they charge you when you're giving the bank your business?

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