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Thinking about buying a house or condo? Here are a few differences you may want to consider

Posted in Borrowing Money on May 23, 2019

If you’re looking to buy a home, you may be considering both single family homes in a subdivision and condominiums. But there are differences you should know when considering buying a single family detached home or a condo. Here are just a few differences to consider.

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6 Ways to Take Control of Your Student Loans

Posted in Borrowing Money on May 3, 2019

You made the effort to learn so you could pursue your professional goals. Now, take a few minutes to learn about some of the most effective options that exist for you to better manage your student loan debt.

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Take some of the guesswork out of buying a home. Here’s what you can expect during the home buying process

Posted in Borrowing Money on March 1, 2019

So you’re done with renting and planning to purchase a home. But how can you prepare for making one of the biggest, if not the biggest purchase of your life. Frankly, it can be exciting, emotional, and stressful, all at the same time. And between closing and moving, it’s a lot to deal with in a fairly short amount of time. It will help if you stay organized, proactive, and approach most everything based on facts. Here’s a list of things you can expect during the process.

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Love your finances (again)

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on February 4, 2019

Perhaps years ago everything was going smoothly. Your bank account was full and so was your life. During that time, money was your friend. But something happened along the way and your finances have become more of a chore and a hindrance, and  money and the notion of finances got a bad rap.

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Creating a budget for the new year

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on December 31, 2018

As we head into the new year, it’s a good time for reflecting on last year – Was it overall a good year? Did you meet most of your goals? How were your finances? What did you get right and how could you improve? If you financially had a great year, then good for you! But if it wasn’t that great or you think it could’ve been better, then perhaps you need to create or revisit your budget.

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Accessing your accounts when traveling abroad

Posted in Protect Yourself on December 31, 2018

Many things have changed over the years, such as getting ready to travel. Years ago before you went out of town you would go to your financial institution to make sure you had enough cash and checks with you to get you through the trip. And remember Traveler’s Checks? Although they are still used today, many folks continue to use their preferred method of payment while they travel – a debit or credit card.

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