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Sep 18, 2018
Whether you plan on attending trade school or are going for your doctorate, pursuing higher education is a big deal. You’ll be meeting new friends and individuals with common interests, exploring a new town or environment, and (of course) be soaking in knowledge from all of your studies. Ready or not, you’ve likely also been automatically enrolled in a crash course in personal financial and fiscal responsibility since paying for your education and the associated expenses aren’t cheap.
 
Aug 07, 2018
There is no financial institution quite like a credit union. While credit unions are similar to banks in the services offered, the structure and mission are very different. This difference is something credit unions, like us, are very proud of. When choosing a financial institution, it is important to realize the differences that stand between a credit union, like Firefly, and a bank because after all, you are trusting them with one of the most important assets in your life – your finances.
 
Jul 23, 2018
While the housing market will not always move as fast as it is today, it’s always good to understand what you’re getting into with a mortgage loan (even if it’s just a refresher) so you're ready to take quick action when you find the perfect home you've been searching for. Being prepared may make all the difference - read more and check out our example of the real price of a $250,000 home.
Jul 18, 2018
Like many financial products, credit cards are often perceived as daunting and complicated. Which is not surprising given the variety of myths surrounding credit cards. However, when used responsibly, credit cards can actually be a beneficial financial tool to help establish and build your credit score. To do so, it’s important to first understand how to separate credit card myths from facts.
Jun 18, 2018
If your goal is saving more money, take these next steps. Did you set a New Year’s resolution to save more money this year? We’re almost half way through the year. If that cultivates more anxiety from your lack of saving so far this year (we hope not) than satisfaction as you see your bank account grow, it may be time to take a closer look at your goal.
May 16, 2018
It happens every day. Maybe you’ve heard stories on the news or even been a victim yourself. Identity theft is a real and scary crime that impacts individuals of all ages all over the world and, unfortunately, there’s no signs of it slowing down.
Apr 27, 2018
After years of working for the same company surrounded by the same people (maybe even calling the same desk your home away from home), a change in employer or company structure can leave you questioning the best option deciding what to do with the dollars you have worked hard to build through your former employer’s retirement plan...

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