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Budgeting Vocabulary

January 17, 2020

If you're starting the budgeting process, it's helpful to know the language. Here are some terms to get you started:...read more

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Setting Short & Long Term Financial Goals

January 4, 2020

One of the most important - and often easiest - steps in putting a budget together is setting goals. (Who doesn't want to picture themselves...read more

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2020 Financial Review - New Year, New You

January 1, 2020

An annual financial review is as important for your finances as a physical is for your health....read more

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Tis the Season for Saving!

December 6, 2019 | Jillian Stone, Caseworker, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) and Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow

The holidays are quickly approaching, and with the glitter and glam can come stress, anxiety, and impulse. As Benjamin Franklin said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Consider using some of these tips to keep from being overwhelmed, overworked, and overspent!...read more

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Prepare for Year-End

October 9, 2019

While it might seem a little early to be thinking about getting your finances ready for year-end, it’s actually the perfect time since there’s still time to take action without...read more

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Recognizing Bad Financial Habits

October 1, 2019

Everyone has room for improvement when it comes to their financial habits. Many, if not most, of us live...read more

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What is a Required Minimum Distribution?

July 23, 2019

Tax-deferred retirement saving is one of the best tools for saving for your retirement, but all good things must come to an end....read more

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What is a Mortgage Review?

July 2, 2019

When you applied for your mortgage, you probably did some homework to make sure you got the best deal. But do you know if that loan is still the best fit for you?...read more

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Cash vs Debit Card vs Credit Card

June 21, 2019

When you make a purchase, you have to decide how to pay - should you use cash, a debit card, or a credit card? Each...read more

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Good Credit is Key to Solid Financial Future

April 28, 2019

Remember it's easier to build a credit score than to repair a bad one...read more

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Teach Children to Save

April 1, 2019

Teach Children to Save (TCTS) is presented by the American Bankers Association Community Engagement Foundation...read more

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Credit Card "Rules" for Success

February 28, 2019

There are many advantages to using a credit card. Here are a few things you should keep in mind to maximize the benefits....read more

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Savings - How Do You Compare?

February 11, 2019

We often hear that saving money is a challenge. A recent survey shows that nearly 50%...read more

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50-30-20 Budget Rule

January 3, 2019

There are as many ideas about budgeting as there are financial writers. While it’s important to find a system...read more

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2019 Financial Review

January 1, 2019

An annual financial checkup is as important for your finances as a physical is for your health. You can review your financial goals, determine where you are in reaching them, and make...read more