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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...
Apr 20, 2018
Nothing brightens a rainy spring day (or snowy one if you’re in Minnesota) quite like seeing a refund check in the mail or deposit hit your account from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). But do you know how you’re going to use it yet? Maybe pay off debt or save for retirement? Consider...
Apr 01, 2018
Think credit scores are complicated? You aren’t alone. The complex nature of credit scores can be discouraging and make you want to give up on improving your credit score altogether. Okay, so maybe you don’t even know your score to determine if it needs improving… don’t give up! Credit scores paint an important picture...
Apr 01, 2018
Whether you’ve spent countless hours watching home renovation shows (Fixer Upper, anyone?), have your future home’s decor planned out room-by-room, or find yourself daydreaming of what life would be like if you bought the house on your daily commute that just went up for sale, the home buying process can leave first-time buyers...


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