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First-Time Homebuyer? Know What to Ask Before You Own

| Published: March 14, 2018
If you’re a first-time home buyer, you may not know everything about the home buying process. And that’s OK. Here are a few of the most common questions people have and some answers to help you find your “dream” home.

What are the Reasons to Use Home Equity?

| Published: March 09, 2018
If you’re sitting on equity in your home, did you know you can use it for good? And, in many instances, you can write off the interest earned from your taxes. Here are three great ways to use the equity in your home.

Planning to Buy This Spring? Get Ready Now!

| Published: March 01, 2018
If you’re planning to buy a home this spring, you should prepare now. Here are five things you can do to help you get into the home of your dreams as quickly as possible.

How to Avoid Fees on Your Checking Account

| Published: February 20, 2018
Having a checking account is necessary in today's world. Some employers require you to set up direct deposit to get paid, certain payments must be made with a debit card, etc. But, it’s frustrating to get charged a fee you could have avoided. Here are some tips to avoid unnecessary fees.

Become a Better Saver

| Published: January 06, 2018
Saving money is a hurdle many people face. Some people feel they don’t have a large enough income to put anything in savings, while others make impulsive spending decisions with money they could be saving. The reality is that you should be saving money for your future – no matter your circumstances. The Federal Reserve Bank recommends you have a minimum $2,000 in savings to cover emergencies. The general rule of thumb is save approximately 20 percent of your income each month. So, how can you become a better saver?