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Getting a Car

Getting a CarWhen looking for a new car, you have three main options: buy used, buy new, or lease. There are pros and cons to each method. Your choice will be based on various financial considerations, driving habits, and personal preference. Buying Used Buying a used car is appealing to many people. Used cars are less expensive up-front, and they …

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What a Car Loan Costs

What a Car Loan CostsWhen shopping for a car, it’s usually best to start by shopping for a car loan. When you’re shopping for a car loan, remember that what it costs you to borrow depends on three things: 1. The finance charge, expressed as an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) 2. The Term, or length of time the loan lasts …

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Understanding The Benefits Of Interest

The Benefits of Interest Interest plays a role in almost all aspects of personal finance — including savings, investing, credit, and loans. Simply Put: Interest is the money earned or paid when someone makes or receives a loan. You can be paid interest for keeping money in a bank account, purchasing a bond, or making other investments. You can also …

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Mobile Banking Tips

Mobile Banking TipsMobile Banking provides a convenient, safe way to access your funds when you’re unable to visit a branch. What is Mobile Banking? Mobile banking is simply using an app on a mobile device, like a phone or tablet, to access your bank accounts and perform transactions. It’s a service provided by your financial institution and is available to …

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Refinancing Your Loans

Refinancing Your Loans Making payments on a loan with sub-optimal terms can make you feel trapped. Luckily, refinancing can help you find more suitable terms for the loan. Essentially, refinancing replaces an old loan with a new one with terms that are better for your situation. But there can be trade-offs associated with refinancing. What Can Be Refinanced? While mortgage loans may …