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Why Knowing Your Credit Score is a Good Thing

Being in the know about your credit score and checking your credit report are easy ways to get an overview of where you sit financially with lenders, and see the areas where you may need to improve. Understanding where you can find your score and report and why you have the number you do can put you in a better …

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Deductibles Decoded: What Works Best for You?

Unexpected financial losses can strike at any time of the year, but it could be particularly devastating during the holiday season. Homeowners and automobile insurance may help you handle the stress of certain covered losses. However, you should understand and be comfortable with the financial risk a deductible represents. A deductible is the amount a policyholder must pay out of …

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Protect Your Property: Coverage for Landlords and Renters

In the last decade, the U.S. homeownership rate has declined from a peak of just over 69% in 2004 to 63.4% in the second quarter of 2015.1 On the flip side, there was a stark rise in renter household growth from 2010 through 2014, reaching approximately 900,000 new rental households annually.2 New renters just striking out on their own may …

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Personal Property Coverage Is Vital for Your Valuables

Another holiday season has come and gone, but the expensive gifts you may have received remain to be enjoyed in the new year. The National Retail Federation estimated that holiday sales during November and December 2015 would reach a total of $630.5 billion, up 3.7% from 2014.1 Approximately $34.2 billion was expected to be spent on electronic gadgets alone.2 Whether …

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Season’s Greetings: Celebrate the Holidays Safely

’Tis the season for traveling to see family and friends, preparing your home for party guests, and partaking in the festivities. It’s easy to get caught up in the flurry of the holidays and neglect the potential dangers associated with this time of year. Social host liability laws exist in 43 states and may hold homeowners liable for accidents that …

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Graduating from High School

Whether you are going on for further education or just entering the work force, graduating from high school can mark your first steps into adulthood. Your Credit Union can help you ease the transition. For many young adults, graduating high school means additional financial responsibility. This does not need to be as scary as it sounds. We can also help …

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Getting Married

Getting married is an important decision and a milestone in one’s life. It is also a good time to start re-evaluating certain financial issues to ensure that your future together will continue on a smooth path. Your wedding should not involve any unnecessary stress. You can make automatic transfers to your Savings Account so you will be saving money for …

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Having a Baby – Birth and Adoption

One of life’s greatest gifts is giving life to another. Raising a child involves many rewards and a lifetime of responsibilities. Ensuring a sound financial future for your child should start now!  Having a child, either by birth or by adoption, can be one of the most exciting times of your life. At the same time, bringing a baby into …