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Popular Scams to Avoid: Phishing, Vishing, and Smishing

Understand how cybercriminals use phishing, vishing, and smishing to trick us into revealing our personal information and what you can do to protect yourself.

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How Grocery Stores Influence You to Buy More

Have you ever gone to the grocery store only to leave with a cart full of items you didn't plan to buy? You're not alone.

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5 Times Not to Use Your Emergency Fund

While it’s important to have an emergency fund, it’s also important to know how to use it wisely. See what things you should never use your emergency funds for.

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A Savings Method You May Not Have Thought Of: CD Laddering

When it comes to saving, most of us are familiar with a traditional savings account, but what about CDs?

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7 Basics for First-Time Homebuyers

If you're a first-time homebuyer, we've got you covered with these basics for your home-buying journey.

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Home Inspections: What You Need to Know Before Buying a Home

Buying a home is an exciting step in life, but there are many steps to learn. One important thing to know when purchasing a house is a "home inspection."

Mortgage Interest Rates vs. APR – What’s the Difference?

First-time homebuyer? Decode "interest rate" and "APR." Understand these key terms for an informed and smooth home-buying journey.

This Mortgage Payment Strategy Can Save You Time and Money

Unlock mortgage savings with biweekly payments! Learn how a simple switch can save you thousands, accelerating your path to financial freedom.

Making Credit Card Balance Transfers Part of Your Debt Snowball

Learn how to become debt-free by using a balance transfer as part of your debt snowball plan.