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Aug 6, 2019

Parents: 4 Tips to Help Your Student Ace Finances

High school graduations are just around the corner and in the past year you’ve likely spent a lot of time helping your child determine their field of study as well as the right college.

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Jan 14, 2019

20 Percent Down Payment - Debunked or Not?

A 20% down payment used to be the rule of thumb when purchasing a home. Avoiding private mortgage insurance (PMI) and lowering the interest rate on your loan were some of the benefits. But times have changed! If you’re unable to afford a 20% down payment, you have options - but be sure you understand the pros and cons first!

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Sep 24, 2018

Child Identity Theft: Are Your Children at Risk?

Is your child’s identity at risk? That might sound like a crazy question, but young children are prime targets for identity theft. We’ve outlined how children’s identities can be stolen, warning signs to look for, and what you should do if you find out your child has become a victim.

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Nov 30, 2016

Lock Down Your Credit Reports

You can now prevent unauthorized access to your consumer credit reports. This is one way to limit the fraudulent activities resulting from identity ...

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Dec 17, 2014

Avoiding Credit Score “Dings”

With the sound of holiday bells in the air, don’t turn a pleasant ring into a dreadful ding! Overspending on credit cards for all that shopping and merriment could turn that nice ring into a credit score “ding” in January.

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