6 Gift Card Scams to Avoid

Everyone loves gift cards. Unfortunately, scammers do too. Gift cards are often used to commit fraud. Here’s what you need to know about how to avoid these scams.

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Buying A New Car in 2022

Looking to Buy a Car in a Tough Market Consider These Points if You are in the Market for a New or Used Car If you’re in the market for a new set of wheels, you’re probably prepared to get greeted by sticker shock. You may also know that supply is low, so finding your […]

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Q&A: Why Are Prices So High Now?

Rising Prices Throwing Off Your Budget? What to Do In This New Inflationary Time You may be trying to heal financially as life returns to pre-pandemic norms. But the rising cost of many commodities, like groceries and gasoline, is making financial rebound a challenge. Q: Why are prices skyrocketing right now? A: The jump in prices […]

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Q&A: HELOCs

All You Need to Know About HELOCs Tap Into Your Home’s Equity to Make Improvements If you’re a homeowner in need of a bundle of cash, look no further than your own home. By tapping into your home’s equity, you’re eligible for a loan with a, generally, lower interest rate and easier eligibility requirements. One […]

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Q&A: Motorcycle Refinancing

Should I Refinance my Motorcycle Loan through my Credit Union? Question: My motorcycle loan is effecting my budget, and I’d love to refinance to ensure I can keep my ride. What are the benefits of refinancing my loan through my credit union? Answer: Refinancing a large loan, such as a motorcycle loan, into one that […]

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Security: ATM Safety

10 ATM Safety Tips 1.Keep your PIN private.  Your personal identification number (PIN) should always be kept personal. Don’t share this number with anyone and don’t write it down anywhere or keep it stored in your phone. It’s also a good idea to choose a unique PIN for all your accounts and to change your […]

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Mortgage Closing Costs

Buying a new home is a exciting and busy time. There are many details and decisions involved in this purchase. You’ve likely prepared for most of these expenses. Many people forget about budgeting for closing costs when saving up for a new home. Closing costs include all fees and charges incurred for officially transferring a […]

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Essential Tools for New Homeowners

As a new homeowner, you likely have a long list of items you need or want to purchase for your new space. From welcome mats to plungers and wall hangings, there’s lots to buy in the first weeks after moving day. As you browse through window treatments and home décor, don’t forget to stock up […]

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Saving on Entertainment Costs

Everyone needs a way to kick back and relax, but entertainment can get expensive. Between pricey tickets to movies and sporting events, specialty hobby equipment that costs a bundle, and entertainment services that may seem to charge more than they’re worth, it’s hard to have your fun, and your budget, too. Fortunately, there are ways […]

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