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Financial Tips

Online Banking Goals

Most people set banking goals to save enough money to be able to afford the things they want and to establish a good credit rating.

Internet Banking - Are You Online?

Internet banking has forever changed the way we manage our money. Instead of having to call the bank, visit a local branch, or wait for a statement to arrive in the mail, we can now instantly access our account information online.

beach chairs by the ocean during spring break

Vacation Planning on a Budget

The winter doldrums are upon us – and while spring’s arrival is hard to envision amidst all the snow and ice, many are already beginning to fantasize about warm weather escapes and spring vacations.

Small Investments With Big Payoffs In Home Sales

Selling your home is a big step that requires some work beyond hiring a savvy real estate agent. There are steps that you can take to maximize the value of your home without making drastic repairs and improvements that cost thousands. Appearance is everything in selling your home.

Home improvement tools around a house

Summer Home Improvements on a Budget

Summer marks a great time for making home improvements. Whether it’s a remodel or you’re just making small fixes here and there, we’ve got some tips on how you can improve your home smartly and cost-effectively.

couple in their kitchen cooking dinner

Is your Remodeled Kitchen a Tax Deduction?

When you are contemplating doing some work on your property, you need to consider whether it will fall under the category of home repair or home improvement. This is a crucial distinction because home improvements are tax-deductible, whereas home repairs are not.

The Benefits of Home Improvement Loans

Your home is more than an investment, it's an asset. Over time, the value appreciates and the equity that builds can be leveraged for a home equity loan. If you've been considering building an addition, making repairs or even a major remodel, read on.

Buying a home with debt

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.

Congratulations, You're Pre-Approved! But, What Does That Mean?

Navigating the muddy waters of mortgages alone can be confusing. There are so many new terms to learn, forms to complete, and questions left unanswered. One of those questions: what does it mean to be pre-approved for a mortgage?

Young couple in new home

7 Things Every First Time Homebuyer Must Know

Buying your first home is a very exciting time! Crunching the numbers to figure out what you can afford is taxing though.

Top 4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Year

The market fluctuates, interest rates may increase, and new tax reform means everyone is waiting to see what happens at tax time. 

first time homebuyers receiving keys to their new home

Top Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Congratulations, you've decided to buy your first home! It's a huge step and arguably the biggest financial decision you'll ever make.