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Dec 9, 2019

Family Issues: It’s (Almost) Always about Money!

The holidays can be a wonderful time of year, but some serious issues can put a damper on the festivities. Many of these issues come down to the mismanagement of money. Learn how being proactive can save both your money and family relationships.

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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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Jul 30, 2019

What’s Your College Student’s Financial Intelligence?

Your child is heading to college…The car is packed, and you’re ready to move her in. But aren’t you forgetting something? Have you talked with her about finances and making good financial decisions while she’s away? Now’s the perfect time to have that chat and make sure she’s ready to face all the financial intelligence “tests” she’ll encounter in college.

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May 20, 2019

The Race for a Winning Credit Score

It’s May in Indy, the race car engines are revving and everyone is gearing up for the big race – but be aware of overspending on credit cards during the festivities or you could be on a collision course with bad credit. We break down the details on avoiding credit score dents to help you win your race for financial security!

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Mar 4, 2019

Credit Card Balance Transfers: Worth the Hassle?

Credit card balance transfers can be a useful tool in paying down credit card debt more quickly and with less money owed. But there’s more to it than just that. It’s important to understand if a balance transfer works with your unique financial plan. We’ve explored the details to help you make a smart decision.

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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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Apr 23, 2018

Spring Cleaning? Add Your Finances to the List

It’s time for spring cleaning, and that means tidying up your personal finances! While most think of spring cleaning as straightening up the house and yard, your finances need a regular once-over as well. Our four-point checklist should get you well on your way to spic-and-span finances!

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Nov 15, 2017

Keep Fraudsters at Bay by Freezing Your Credit

Keeping your credit secure is more difficult than ever. Perhaps the safest course of action is to freeze your credit. Here’s what you need to know.

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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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