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The Cost of College Life

BLOG The Cost of College LifeThe college life is upon you and you’re excited to attend. Tuition is covered and paid for, and your dorm or apartment is waiting for you. Going to college will incur a lot of expenses that you may have not fully planned for. We have some helpful tips to consider when planning for the day-to-day …

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Stay Secure Shopping During the Holidays

BLOGStay Secure While Shopping OnlineWe know that the holiday season is a time of giving, but here’s a reminder to never give away your personal information.Since the holidays are a time when we’re most likely to click “Buy” on websites, adding our personal and banking information to send gifts to our loved ones, it’s also the time to remind ourselves …

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5 Ways to Make Money Resolutions That Stick

5 Ways to Make Money Resolutions That StickThe new year is a time for new beginnings. Are you ready to make money resolutions that stick?By GreenPath Financial Wellness Eliminating debt, learning new spending habits, or building savings are choices that can change your life. They can affect your entire well-being from stress levels, to physical and mental health. When considered …

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For Holidays, Less is More

Spending Less This Holiday SeasonThis holiday season, during a pandemic and product shortages, could less be more? Another holiday season is upon us, and for the second year in a row, the impacts of COVID will likely color the celebrations. While the season is an opportunity to focus on the things that matter most in life, exchanging gifts is a long-standing tradition and a way to share joy …

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Making a Down Payment On a House

Making a Down Payment on a HouseA lot goes into buying a home, but one of the biggest hurdles for many is saving enough for a down payment. What is a Down Payment? A down payment is a percentage of the home’s purchase price that you pay upfront. In other words, the down payment is the part of what you …

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Tracking Your Joint Expenses

Tracking Your Joint ExpensesIt’s hard enough keeping track of your own expenses. So you shouldn’t be surprised that managing money as a team effort can test your patience, especially if your partner has a different method of keeping financial records—or worse, no method at all.In some ways, it’s easier for you today than it was for your parents or grandparents, …

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Mortgage Application Checklist

Mortgage Application ChecklistOne of the most tedious parts of home buying is gathering the right documentation, but prepping beforehand makes it that much easier.The documents required for a mortgage application can be categorized by type: Proof of Income/Employment, Proof of Assets, Credit History, and Residential History. These give potential lenders a glimpse into your situation so they see whether you’re …

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Early Withdrawals From Retirement Savings

Early Withdrawals From Retirement SavingsWhether you find yourself laid off from work, facing a medical emergency, or confronted with a situation that you’re financially unprepared for, it may be tempting to withdraw from retirement savings—but there are penalties and consequences you need to consider before doing so. Early Withdrawal Penalties There are serious consequences to accessing your retirement funds early. …

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What is a HELOC?

What is a HELOC?What is a HELOC and how does it work?A home equity line of credit (HELOC) is a line of credit that allows you to tap into your home’s equity or the difference between what your home is valued at and how much you owe on it. How it Works Like a credit card, a HELOC is a revolving line …