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Funding Your Home Improvements with a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)

Home improvement projects can be sizable undertakings. Whether trying to sell or just looking to spruce things up, the financial commitment can get as steep as the project itself. Have you considered using your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) to tackle your next home improvement project? Your HELOC is a revolving loan with an open credit line …

Just the Facts: Why Debt Consolidation is a Good Idea

If you’re feeling overwhelmed juggling payments, consolidating these debts into one loan—with one monthly payment—may be the answer. Debt consolidation is just one way to handle your finances, easing the pressure on your bank account.   What Is Debt Consolidation?   Debt consolidation bundles your various debts into a single new loan. …

Financial Tips For Returning to School

Money Saving Tips to Fund Your Higher Education If you’re considering going back to college to boost your credentials, you’re probably on the lookout for money-saving strategies. Here are dollar-stretching tips to keep you at the top of your class. Fill Out FAFSA If you’re looking to continue your education, your first stop should be the Free …

Take Full Advantage of Direct Deposit

Learn More About Direct Deposit It’s easy to take conveniences like direct deposit for granted without fully understanding how it works or why you should use it. You may have questions concerning direct deposit, so we want to make sure you fully understand the system. How Does Direct Deposit Work? Direct deposit forgoes the physical printing of …

Preparing for Life's Unexpected

How to Prepare for the Unexpected (No, Not the Zombie Apocalypse) We can plan as much as we’d like, but life will inevitably throw a wrench (or five) into our plans. Having a safety net to bounce back up after life knocks us down can make a tough situation easier to handle. What if your furnace stopped, your car suddenly broke down or you found …