Build a Savings Account First and Then Invest

If you’ve been wanting to invest, this may burst your bubble or even seen counterintuitive. However, before you begin building an investment portfolio, it’s important to have a solid cushion of savings at your disposal. After all, life is full of surprises. You don’t want to be caught in an emergency that leaves you needing immediate cash when all your funds are tied up in stocks, bonds, or certificates.

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Eight Reasons To Create A Monthly Budget

Budgeting can seem like a chore when you feel like you’re “successfully” making it through each month with the bills paid and extra money in your pocket consistently. But are you maximizing your income every month? What more could you do with your money?

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Owning a Boat without Drowning in Debt

With Spring around the corner, the sun is shining, the skies are clear and you’re counting down the days until you can relax on the beach or river on the weekends. If this is the case, you may be in the market for a boat this season. While some boat-owners like to joke that “boat” is an acronym for “bring on another thousand,” we have some money-saving tips to help your hobby fit within your budget.

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How Should I use my Tax Refund?

When you receive a significant amount of cash, whether it’s from a tax refund, work bonus or a gift, it’s always a good idea to be proactive about how you’ll spend it instead of letting it disappear before your eyes because you didn’t plan ahead. Below, we’ve listed some dos and don’ts for you to consider as your tax refund rolls in.

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Should You Refinance Your Auto Loan?

When you first purchased your car – whether new or used – you may have done so in a hurry. If that’s the case and you financed with the dealer or another lender out of convenience in the moment, it may be time to consider refinancing.

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Do I Need an Emergency Fund and a Rainy Day Fund?

Rainy day funds and emergency funds serve different purposes. It’s important to have both available to tap into as needed. Read on for answers to all your questions on rainy day and emergency funds.

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6 Mistakes People Make in Their 20s and How to Fix Them

Have the irresponsible financial decisions you’ve made while in your 20s left you with piles of debt and other repercussions? 

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5 Scams to Avoid This Black Friday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be fun – but they can also put you at risk. Here are 5 scams to look out for as you brave the frenzied crowds while trying to snag the best deals after Thanksgiving.

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How to Fund an Emergency

Q: I’ve had a financial emergency and I don’t know how to pay for it! What are my options? 

A: Ideally, you’ll want to have an emergency fund in place. If you don’t, consider these options… 

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New Cars vs. Used Cars

Choosing between new and pre-owned cars can be a complicated decision. To make your job a little easier, we’ve outlined the pros and cons of each purchase type below.

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The Loss of a Loved One: Settling Their Financial Affairs

When you lose a loved one, settling their affairs is the furthest thing from your mind. Yet, it has to be done. We hope these tips will help serve as a guide to help you navigate a very difficult time. 

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Fake Check Scams on the Rise

In early September, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) released a report warning about a spike in fake check scams. These scams now reach 500,000 victims each year. 

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How Many Credit Cards Should I Own?

Hopefully, you’re working hard to keep a high credit score by using your cards and paying on time. You may be wondering, though, if more is better.

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Should I Refinance My Home Mortgage?

There are lots of factors to consider before deciding to refinance. Here are some of the better reasons many homeowners decide to refinance.

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8 Steps to an Energy-Smart Home

Cut your energy costs this summer by making your home smarter!

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