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There's a lot more to personal finance than most of us ever learned in school. Our blog is here to help you hone your skills on the finer points of saving money, borrowing wisely, and charting a course for your future.

Ways to Pay for College

How to Fill the Funding Gap – Let’s face it, no one is accepted to college and thinks, “I can’t wait to pay my tuition bill!”…

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Paying Off Debt

Facing your debt and the journey to becoming debt-free is challenging and rewarding. Before you begin, it's essential to know how and why you got into debt. Without that understanding, you will likely go into debt again in the future.…

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6 Personal Loan Uses This Summer

What are your summer plans? Trips, activities and projects on your summer bucket list all have price tags. While this can be an expensive season, a personal loan could help make this your most memorable summer yet.…

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6 First Apartment Expenses You Need in Your Budget

Entering the real world, and starting your first job, may lead you to rent your first apartment. While living on your own has its perks, it also comes with many financial responsibilities. The best advice we can give you is to plan and budget for your expenses. Here are 6 items associated with renting that you should be budgeting for when you make your move.…

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Simplify Shopping with Contactless Cards

Spend less time in the checkout line and more time doing what you want!…

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4 Steps for Buying Your First Car

At 20 years old, a college student and credit union member, Mary was approved for an auto loan and purchased her first car. That was a proud parent moment for sure! Her father, Aaron, helped set Mary up for success, but it was Mary who saved the down payment. How did she do it? Read on to learn her advice on saving to buy her first car.…

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Curb Appeal Matters

First impressions are everything—at least when it comes to selling your home.…

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Tie the Knot Without Overspending

Make your wedding day memorable without breaking the bank. To help get your wedding planning started, consider these four financial tips for saving money or at least staying within your budget.…

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4 Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Saving Money

While financial basics are taught in grade school, parents are primarily responsible for teaching kids about finances. Consider the real-life experiences related to budgeting, buying, saving and spending that you can provide to your kids every day.…

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Manage Your Credit Score with Devon Dibiase

A major part of your financial journey is your credit score. Improving it is a science and something that our concierge, Devon, is well versed in.…

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