7 Simple Steps to Get Out of Debt

Calculate your income. Make a list of your monthly income sources, including your salary (after taxes), any bonuses you incur on a regular basis, and child support or alimony payments. Make a list of all of your monthly financial obligations (fixed, variable and...

6 Tips for Saving for Your Down Payment

Content provided by: American Bankers Association Before you can make the transition from renting your home to owning your home, you will need to have a substantial down payment, typically 5 to 20 percent of the home’s value. The American Bankers Association suggests...

6 Financial Tips for Service Members and Their Families

Miliary famlies face unique financial challenges, particularly when a service member is deployed.  The American Bankers Association has highlighted six financial tips to help military families reduce the stress of managing money. “Finances are often identified by...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Money

How soon is too soon to talk to your kids or grandkids about money? If they are old enough to ask for a toy or a bike, they are old enough to start learning financial lessons that will last a lifetime. The best financial lessons are part of everyday experience. Look...

6 Financial Tips New College Graduates Should Live By

As college seniors across the nation graduate and start their careers, their financial lifestyle should be top of mind. Six tips new college graduates should use to strengthen their finances as they transition from the dorm to the office. “Now is the time for college...

6 Tips for Saving for Your Down Payment

Before you can make the transition from renting your home to owning your home, you will need to have a substantial down payment, typically 5 to 20 percent of the home’s value. ​Develop a budget & timeline. Start by determining how much you’ll need for a down...
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