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Financial Tips

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How to Prevent Online Fraud

The ability to conduct business, make purchases and bank online has simplified lives. Unfortunately, this means users are required to enter personal and private information that hackers could possibly access.

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4 Tips for Refinancing

With refinancing applications on the rise, the amount of closing time lenders are requesting from borrowers has extended beyond the commonplace 30-day period, sometimes to 45 or even 60 days. Staying on top of your refinancing paperwork is more important than ever.

Refinancing Your Home Mortgage: Are You a Good Risk?

So you’re thinking about refinancing your home mortgage – but before you start the application process ask yourself, are you ready?

Is a Mortgage Refinance Right for You?

Save yourself the regret of buying too early with these basic steps.

Mortgage 101

Buying a home is a big decision and a big commitment. Even with first time home buyer programs, there is still a lot to learn about home mortgages. By getting the facts about your credit and purchasing capabilities, you can make the best home buying decision for you.

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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.

Save Time, Pay Bills Online

With so many bills piling up in the mail, it can sometimes feel like you're in an overwhelming cycle of writing checks and filling out paperwork.