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Why Good Credit Is Important

July 30, 2021

In a world that's moving away from cash and becoming more dependent on credit, you've likely heard financial institutions talk about the importance of credit scores. Whether it was in the context of using a credit score as part of your loan approval or how to improve a credit score, it's a topic that's often discussed in conjunction with borrowing money.

But what is a credit score? Why is it so important? And how do you find out what your credit score is?

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Budget Check Up: Tax Time is the Right Time

February 1, 2021

Tax preparation may be the only time of year many households gather all their financial information in one place. That makes it a perfect time to take a critical look at how much money is coming in and where it’s all going. In other words, this is a great time to give the household budget a checkup.

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Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

January 15, 2021

Bad things happen to the best of us, and sometimes it seems like they come in waves. That’s when an emergency cash fund can come in handy.

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A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

August 3, 2020

College marks a great milestone in a child’s life. Dropping off your child at college may be an experience loaded with emotions, so here are a few tips for a smoother transition.

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Stimulus Payment FAQs

April 17, 2020

Answers to questions like "is my stimulus check in" and more.

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