Find the Perfect Home Loan

Thinking about buying a home? Get started early to decide which lender and type of loan best fit your needs. Taking the time to learn about your options can ease stress and save you money on your down payment, interest, and fees.

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What to do When Facing Financial Hardship

Financial hardship is something that most of us will experience at some point in our lives. What seems like a small bump in the road to others may be life-altering for you. Each of our financial lives is entirely different. The good news is that no matter what kind of financial hardship you’re facing, you can get through it.

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Beware of Grandparent Scams

Scammers often target what they perceive to be vulnerable demographics of people. Unfortunately, this includes the youngest and oldest adults in our population. Scammers use fear or pressure to make their scams appear legitimate when they really aren’t. With a largely uncertain environment because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, scams are on the rise against grandparents.

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Take Time to Teach Your Kids About Money

If you’re looking for ways to supplement your kids’ learning and keep them busy, we can help! We’ve compiled some great resources and tips for teaching your kids about money – no matter their age.

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How can I maximize my COVID-19 Stimulus Check?

As you’ve probably heard, the federal government is issuing stimulus checks to all Americans during this challenging financial time. If you’re out of work, you have probably allocated the money you will receive toward bills that are already adding up. If you’re still working and earning a paycheck, you may have the stimulus earmarked for savings – just in case.

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Beware of COVID-19 Scams

You’re working hard to do your part during the COVID-19 outbreak. You’re respecting social distancing guidelines, washing your hands more frequently and looking out for neighbors and friends in need. Unfortunately, scammers are working just as hard.

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Tips for Stopping Spam Phone Calls

Scammers are increasingly smart and persistent. Fraud is their fulltime job, and they’re committed to making their efforts successful. Scammers are usually mere steps behind technological advances aimed at keeping us safe from fraud.

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How a Strong Password is Safeguarding You from Fraud

You have dozens of accounts with logins to remember – from retailers to banks to subscription accounts. You may think that your password is private and secure, so it doesn’t hurt to use the same one for all of your accounts…right? Unfortunately, that’s not true.

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Create Your Savings Plan

It's America Saves Week, a national campaign that offers tips and encouragement to help you become a saver. There's not a better time to make a savings plan to meet your financial goals. Savers who make a plan are twice as likely to save successfully. Here are a few steps to get you on track to meet all of your savings goals with confidence.

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Avoid Fraud When Using Mobile Payment Apps

Mobile payment apps like CashApp, Venmo, and Zelle are increasingly popular for transferring money to friends and even making payments. They’re a great way to send money quickly (or instantly!) without the need for cash. But are these apps safe to use?

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Get the Most Out of Tax Season

Tax season is beginning. For most of us, that can mean seemingly endless forms, paystubs, and other paperwork to work through as you file. It can also mean that you have a refund check coming your way. Get the most out of tax season with these tips on filing your taxes and investing your refund. 

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Caller ID Spoofing Scams

Scammers will try anything to trick you into thinking they are legitimate callers. One of the latest scam techniques involves “spoofing” a phone number. Spoofing a phone number means that when a scammer calls you, it appears on your caller ID that they are calling from a familiar number. Here are some tips to avoid this scam. 

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Financial Tips for the New Year

The new year is almost here! Have you taken any steps to prepare for the financial realities of the coming year? Here are some tips to get you started.

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Don't Get Scammed at the Gym

As soon as the calendar hits Jan. 2, the gyms are packed with people who are eager to make good on their New Year’s resolutions. If you’re one of the thousands of newbies making your way to fitness centers this month, beware of these five subtle scams that can end up thinning your wallet more than your physique.

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Protect Yourself from Porch Pirates

Holiday shopping season is upon us and you might be expecting a few last-minute packages delivered to your doorstep. Unfortunately, when it comes to unguarded treasures at your door, your neighborhood porch pirates are ready to pilfer your holiday treasures. Here are some ways you can batten down the hatches and stave off the porch pirates. 

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