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  • 3 Keys to Keep Your Money Safe From Fraud

    The Federal Trade Commission is taking extra measures to warn people of scammers that will use tactics to try and take your personal information. It’s important to remain aware of the current scams and schemes in order to protect yourself from fraudsters looking to take advantage of your vulnerability. 

  • COVID-19 Scams

    While we’ve seen the best in humanity from Dollar General setting aside the first hour, they’re open to serve the elderly to multiple restaurants providing meals for kids who are out of school we’ve also seen scammers who are exploiting people’s Coronavirus fears.

  • Wedding Planning on a Budget

    You've been thinking about this day for as long as you can remember. You've got your Pinterest boards, a planning notebook, and you're ready to hit the ground running. But, have you put a price tag on any of those ideas and visions? 

  • 4 Best Budgeting Apps

    Budget. Did you just get cold chills reading that word? It’s not a popular word, and it’s certainly not a popular idea. Typically, the idea of a budget is enough to take away any sense of fun you have when thinking about spending your money. But, it doesn’t have to be. 

  • Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

    Even if you're not a first-time home buyer, looking for and financing a home can be stressful. When you don't know where to begin or what to do, it can be even more stressful. We've got a few tips for first-time homebuyers to get the most out of your home buying experience.

  • The Benefits of Charitable Contributions

    We all know the saying, “It’s better to give than receive.” Giving makes us feel good, right? And we usually don’t think about what’s in it for us.

    But, what about charitable giving? 

  • Meal Prepping on a Budget

    The beginning of a new year is a great time to change up your diet in a way that fits your budget. Meal planning is popular among those who desire to eat healthy while maintaining a healthy budget. 

  • First Time Car Buyer Guide
  • Debit Card Fraud Alert

    Some members have expressed concern regarding calls and texts from our debit card fraud department.

  • Holiday Shopping on a Budget

    ‘Tis the season…to avoid going broke buying presents for your loved ones. It’s easy to do, right?

  • 4 Tips to Jumpstart Retirement Planning

    Retirement. It seems like a lifetime away, right? Probably something you plan to worry about when you’re a little closer to your retirement date. However, financial experts suggest that the best time to start planning is in your 20s when you typically start earning a steady paycheck.

  • Budgeting for Healthcare Costs

    It’s open enrollment season, and most of us are thinking about the best healthcare option for us in 2020. Only one thing is certain when it comes to healthcare: the cost for us to stay healthy is constantly increasing.

  • Last-Minute Halloween Costumes on a Budget

    Whether you are putting together a last-minute fix for your kid or a low-key costume for the neighborhood party, we have a few options for you.

  • Handling the Cost of Education: 2 Sides to Every Coin

    If you’re ever feeling overwhelmed, talk to one of our experts before you make your next move. From the campus to the keyboard, we are here to help make it happen.

  • Make Your Money Work for You

    Every day you hustle. Nose to the grindstone getting through the workday. You're working hard for your money, but have you ever stopped to think how your money can work for you?

  • Don't Let High APR's Hold You Hostage

    This year wasn’t kind to credit cardholders’ wallets. In 2019, cardholders paid an average of 17% APR 

  • 4 Hacks to Raise Your Credit Score

    Your credit score. Chances are you either love it or hate it. It’s either the greatest thing in the world or a total hindrance.

  • How to Prepare for the Unexpected Expense

    Planning for the future and life’s unexpected events can be overwhelming, but it can also be extremely beneficial and easy. 

  • Back-To-School Savings Tips

    A new school year means only one thing – back-to-school shopping is almost here! Which means you'll be sending your students back into the classroom before you know it.

  • Building Blocks to Help Millennials Create a Financially Sound Future

    In February, the New York Federal Reserve released a study showing that millennials have accumulated more than $1 trillion of debt including mortgages, auto loans, credit cards, and student loan debt.

  • 5 Ways to Travel on a Budget This Summer

    Even if you don’t have a fully funded vacation fund, wouldn’t you like to get away for a little rest and relaxation? And wouldn’t it be nice to do it without blowing up your budget or going into debt?

  • How Much Does It Take to Be “Rich”?

    Here’s the challenging thing about defining what it means to be rich or wealthy—it’s all relative.

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