Feb
19

5 Ways To Pay Off A Loan Early

  If you’re like most Americans, you owe money toward a large loan. Whether that means carrying thousands of dollars in credit card debt, having a hefty mortgage in your name or making car loan payments each month, loan debt is part of your life. This means you’re looking at hundreds of dollars in interest…

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Feb
10

Student Discounts You Can Use

  Between astronomical tuition bills, piles of textbooks to purchase, foods costs and supplies, being a college student is definitely not cheap. Lucky for you, there are loads of companies out there that think you deserve a budgeting break. Here are five of the best student discounts out there. 1. Amazon Amazon’s got it all…

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Jan
30

Scammers Continue To Take Advantage of Lonely Hearts

  Millions of people, including credit union members, look to online dating or social networking sites to meet someone. But instead of romance, many unknowingly find a scammer. Cyberspace scammers are eager to take advantage of lonely hearts by setting up fake accounts on social media or dating sites to establish fraudulent relationships and get…

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Jan
30

Understanding The Credit Card Trap

Did you know the average American household carries $6,358 in credit card debt? If that isn’t alarming, consider this: A debt of $5,000 with an average interest rate of 24.99% where only the monthly minimum payment is made can accumulate $4,823 in interest over five years. It means you’ll pay nearly double the amount you…

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Jan
30

5 Ways To Avoid Credit Fraud

  Keep your credit cards safe. Store your cards in a secure wallet or purse. After making a purchase, immediately return your card to that place. Don’t allow websites to “remember” your card number. Only let secure payment portals, like GooglePay and PayPal, remember your card number. An even better practice is to never check…

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Jan
28

9 Germy Places to Avoid (or Disinfect) This WInter

    As winter settles in, it’s time to brush up on your disinfecting smarts. Harmful bacteria can lurk in places you’d never suspect, and knowing which places to be wary of can help you avoid getting sick this winter. At home There are harmful microbes all over our homes-and most are found in the…

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Jan
27

5 Apps To Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Coach.me Do you feel like you need ongoing motivation to keep you working toward your goals? Then look no further than Coach.me! This free app is just like having an inspirational speaker, life coach and personal trainer inside your phone. Coach.me lets you set any goal and then share your progress with an entire supportive…

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Jan
22

One-pot Wonder Tomato Basil Pasta

  Try this easy pasta dish to fuel your family on a busy weeknight. Plus with just one pot to wash, it’s a no-brainer! Yield: 5 servings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 12 ounces linguine pasta 1 15-oz can diced tomatoes with liquid 1 medium sweet onion cut into ¼-inch julienne…

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Jan
16

Should I Refinance to a 15-year Mortgage?

With mortgage rates falling and financial experts predicting an unstable future for the economy, lots of homeowners are rushing to refinance their mortgages to lock in low rates. One increasingly popular option is to refinance a conventional 30-year mortgage into a 15-year loan. Borrowers may be wondering if this is a financially sound move to…

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