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Jan 06, 2021

As you build credit, you'll want to make sure that your credit is reported accurately. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for crediting reporting agencies to make mistakes in their reports. In this article, we'll go over the basics of credit reporting and how you can fix an error if you find one.

Dec 30, 2020

Times of transition can bring an increase in fraud attempts, and criminals may try to take advantage of you. It is important that you be extra cautious about protecting your personal information to help make times of transition smooth and secure.

Dec 21, 2020

You’ve been pre-approved, searched alongside your Realtor to find your next home, and your offer has been accepted. Now what? There are very likely some contingency clauses that both you and your lender have put in place on the offer for your future home. For you, these may include passing an inspection or the sale of your current home. For your lender, a satisfactory appraisal is an important part of the process.

Dec 10, 2020

Would you consider simplifying your lifestyle if it helped to improve your finances? Fortunately, downsizing your possessions doesn’t have to mean giving up those things you love. Keep reading for minimalist lifestyle tips that help you live comfortably with fewer material belongings.

Nov 17, 2020

It’s not a surprise that you want to share your life with a friendly pooch. The human-dog bond is intense for a good reason. Many benefits come from living with a canine companion. But you may be wondering, “How much does it cost to own a dog?” It’s important to consider the financial side of dog ownership.

Nov 06, 2020

Going to college is a huge milestone. If you have decided to pursue higher education, you have likely considered various factors when making your decision, such as geographic location, number of students, cost, and programs offered. It is important to think about your unique financial situation when deciding where to attend college, and how you intend to pay for the costs.

Oct 15, 2020

As the average life expectancy continues to increase, retirees are needing to save more money to ensure a comfortable retirement. Read  this article for a few tips on how to make money last through retirement.

Oct 07, 2020

October is national co-op month, so let's celebrate co-ops and learn about what they offer their members and the wider community. In this article, we'll go over what exactly a cooperative business is, the seven principles that they operate with, and some of the benefits they provide.

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