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6 Advantages of Using Debit Cards

Debit cards are the happy medium between cash and credit cards – you get the convenience of carrying a card without the risk of overspending. If you've never used a debit card before, or are thinking about trying them out, here are our top seven reasons you should give it a try.

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Give Yourself the Gift of Better Credit

It doesn't come wrapped in paper and bows. You won't find it in a stocking or under a tree. One of the best gifts you can give yourself this holiday season is the gift of a better credit score!

Is Your Credit Ready for a Mortgage?

If you've recently decided to take the plunge into homeownership, you might be wondering where to start the process, especially if you are a first-time homebuyer. Step one is to ensure you are financially ready to take on a mortgage.

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4 Common Credit Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Your credit score and your credit report have major implications on your ability to buy a home or land your dream job. Unfortunately, there are some credit myths you may have heard that could be negatively impacting your credit.

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Need to Know Money Basics

April is Financial Literacy Month, and whether you’re just starting out on your own financially, or you could use a refresher of what sound money management practices are, it’s always beneficial to learn or better understand key money concepts to ensure you’re forming or practicing sound financia

Maintain Your Credit and Improve Your Score

It's no secret that having good credit is important to your financial health— and for a variety of reasons.

Using Personal Loans for Credit Card Debt

Credit card debt is widespread among the average American household and finding ways to consolidate it usually means tapping into the equity in your home or seeking a personal loan to service the credit card payments.

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Is Debt Holding Up Your Mortgage Pre-Approval?

Ready to buy a house? Congratulations! That is a big, exciting step, especially if it's your first home. However, before you can choose the perfect property and start packing your bags, you need to secure a mortgage loan, and there is a lot you need to know about that process.

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

If you've ever been denied a loan, you know the unpleasant feelings that come along with it. And while some know from the onset that they'll likely be denied a loan due to poor credit, to others, the rejection may come as a complete surprise.

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Top 5 Credit Card Tips for College Students

Many college students start receiving credit card applications as early as freshman year – and as time goes on and graduation approaches, you might even start to ask yourself, “Should I get one?”

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5 Financial Tips for Your Soon-To-Be College Student

If you have a student heading off to college, they’ve probably got visions of freedom and the good times to come, floating around in their head.