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Be a Wise Consumer

Social Security 101: The Basics

Social security: It’s that thing we hear about — and pay into — our entire working careers. But what do you really know about social security? Here’s the 4-1-1 on this longstanding government program.

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Four Ways Technology Can Improve Your Finances

Are you benefiting from technology beyond news and entertainment? Learn how you can use technology to improve your finances.

Buy & Own a Car

What to Know About Extended Warranties

Who foots the bill for car repairs once your original vehicle warranty expires? Without an extended warranty, you will.

Manage Your Finances

Transfer Limits — It’s a Government Thing

Too many savings account withdrawals can trigger federal government penalty rules. Find out what applies and how to avoid unnecessary penalties.

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Join the Credit Union Movement

If you haven’t experienced the credit union advantage, it may be time to join the movement. Give us a call, or stop by your local financial center anytime to chat with a personal financial representative and learn more.

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Four Tips for Thrifty Summer Travel

Although traveling during summer is ideal for many people, it is unfortunately one of the most expensive times of year to travel. But all is not lost. If you inform yourself and plan ahead, you can still manage to find some pretty good summer vacation deals. Consider these four tips for traveling this summer.

Buy & Own a Car

Is It Time to Upgrade to a Bigger Vehicle?

Have you outgrown your cute little two-seater or tiny econo-car? Is it time to upgrade your tiny transportation to something larger and more comfortable? Whether you need to make room for a new baby, a big pooch, or your next DIY project, a bigger vehicle might be the answer. Consider these reasons why, and learn what to look for in a larger vehicle.

Invest & Save

Three Ways New Parents Can Save Money

When you have a baby, it’s easy for expenses to add up. But not all of the typical baby expenses are necessary. If you’re looking for ways to tighten your budget, consider these three expenses that many new parents might categorize as nonessential.

Insure Your Home & Property

Three Reasons Never to Rent without Renters Insurance

Renters insurance is an important part of being a responsible renter. Consider these three reasons why you should never rent without renters insurance.

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Five Reasons for and against Shopping on Black Friday

Can’t decide whether to go shopping on Black Friday this year? To help out, we’ve compiled a list of pros and cons. Take a look, and then you decide.