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  • FAFSA Application
    Student

    Fri. Jul 29, 2022

    4 Things You Need Before You Start Your FAFSA Application

    3 min read

    While we’d certainly like it any other way, the truth is that it’s expensive to go to college! That’s why, along with scholarships, the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Aid, is an option many incoming and current college students can depend on to help pay for college.
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    Budgeting

    Tue. Jul 19, 2022

    Budgeting for the Holidays: 12 Months to Financial Fitness

    3 min read

    Shopping for the holidays is expensive. When you factor in all of your friends and family members, you may be looking at a big bill this holiday season. Add to that the cost of decorating and hosting parties, and you have quite the tab! That’s why we believe budgeting for the holidays should start early.
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    Financial Advice

    Thu. Jun 30, 2022

    Collecting and Protecting Your Important Documents: 12 Months to Financial Fitness

    2 min read

    Financial fitness doesn’t stop at budgets and credit scores! Keeping track of sensitive documents, like social security cards, receipts and vehicle registrations, can help you in your financial endeavors, as well as give you peace of mind.
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    Investing

    Tue. Jun 07, 2022

    Handling Market Volatility

    6 min read

    Conventional wisdom says that what goes up must come down. But even if you view market volatility as a normal occurrence, it can be tough to handle when your money is at stake. Though there's no foolproof way to handle the ups and downs of the stock market, the following common-sense tips can help.
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    Financial Advice

    Tue. May 31, 2022

    Making a Will – 12 Months to Financial Fitness

    3 min read

    While not a particularly pleasant or easy thing to think about, preparing for the end of your life isn’t just important for you – it’s important for your loved ones, too! Learn why it’s important to create a will and make end-of-life plans.
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    Budgeting
    Financial Advice

    Mon. May 23, 2022

    Quick Tips for Saving Money on Your Next Vacation

    3 min read

    Summer is almost here! If you want to take a vacation but don’t have much room in your budget, these tips may help make your vacation a reality!
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    Auto Loan

    Mon. May 16, 2022

    How Much Vehicle Can I Afford: Understanding Auto Loans in 2022

    3 min read

    Savvy car shoppers know the biggest decision-making factor when buying a vehicle isn’t the latest tech integration or shiniest coat of paint — it’s knowing (and sticking to) how much car you can afford. Choosing between fabric and leather should take a back seat to comparing auto loan rates, terms and purchase prices. Test-driving lender and dealer offers is just as key a step as what it feels like behind the wheel. If you’re planning a car purchase in 2022, we have your guide to making the best financial choice.
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    Home Financing

    Mon. May 09, 2022

    How Much House Can I Afford: Understanding Loan Limits in 2022

    4 min read

    Dreaming of a house on a cul-de-sac with a flower garden and a backyard big enough for your golden retriever? A key part of making that dream come true is getting the right financing. Most homeowners need a home loan to achieve their white-picket-fence fantasy, and there are a few things you need to know about homebuying in 2022’s competitive market.
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  • Bad Credit
    Credit Score

    Mon. May 02, 2022

    Do You Have Bad Credit? How to Identify and Take Steps to Correct It

    4 min read

    It’s common to find yourself in a challenging credit situation. Between store credit cards, loans and debt, developing bad credit can be a fast and slippery slope. While a less-than-ideal credit score can make you feel defeated, remember that there are actions you can take to revive your credit score and get your finances back on track. Keep reading to learn more about what your credit score means and how you can take meaningful steps to a better score.
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