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Money Talk

Tips and Tricks to help you make better decisions and live your best financial life.

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How to Buy a Pre-Owned Car in 8 Steps

These 8 simple steps will get you literally on the road to buying a pre-owned car without making mistakes than cause buyer's remorse later.

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Credit Card Management Tips

Many people enjoy using credit cards in their daily lives for a variety of reasons. Some feel that carrying a credit card is safer than carrying cash. Using these tips can ensure you're getting the most from your cards.

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Stimulus Checks, the CARE Act and Retirement Accounts

This post is from the first set of Stimulus checks, but as we know, more stimulus checks and additional benefits are anticipated. Be prepared to manage income, changes to the CARE  Act and retirement accounts in these troubling times.

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Can I Buy a House When I'm Paying Off a Student Loan?

Q: I graduated college with a huge student loan debt. Since then, I’ve landed a decent job and I’ve been making steady payments toward paying down my loan. Is it possible for me to buy a house while I’m still paying off this debt?

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How CARD Act Affects Young Adults

Credit cards are a great tool—as long as you’re smart about using them. Credit cards act as an interest-free loan if you pay for the purchases in full when the bill comes due. It’s when you pay only the minimum balance—or stop paying altogether—that your problems can start to add up. So how do you stay in control of your credit to stay in good financial shape—both now and in the future? Come to one of our seminars, schedule one for your office, department or company, and use the documents linked below to get started with credit the right way.

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It's that time of year again -HOLIDAY SEASON!

The holiday season brings joy and happiness. It can also bring on stress and cause financial difficulties leading up to and well after this special time of year. Tackle a variety of holiday finance challenges while keeping things under control and the worry at bay. 

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Budgeting Basics: Our Top 5 Tools to Help

What is a budget? 

Investopedia defines a budget as a financial plan for a defined period, normally a year. Personal budgets are extremely useful in managing an individual’s or family’s finances over both short and long term. Having tools to help with that can get you started on the right foot!

 

5 Things I wish I knew before I bought my first house and moved my family during a pandemic

Buying a first home can be exciting, but buying a home with a small child, during a pandemic can add some unique challenges. But it's very likely these 5 steps will be useful no matter when you buy that first home.

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10 Smart Steps for Setting Up a Side Hustle

Thinking a side hustle or second job could be something more? Maybe you've got a hobby and think you could make some money if you went professional? Get tips and ideas for taking that second job to the next level, or finding a new opportunity. Approaching it in an organized way can set you on the road to success.

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