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Blog Resources & Tips For All Things Home Loans!

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05/15/2022
8 Reasons to Go Solar

More than one million homes across America now have solar panels and that figure will continue to increase dramatically.

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04/1/2022
6 Reasons a First-Time Homebuyer Should be Excited

Does buying your first home feel daunting? It should feel exciting! Here are six reasons why.

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03/1/2022
5 Fast Tips on How to Increase Your Home's Value

 The best investments? The kind that improve your life now and in the future. And that's often the case when you increase your home's value. Here are five fast tips on doing exactly that.




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02/1/2022
First-Time Homebuyer?
Review 7 Hidden Costs

When budgeting for a home, there are seven often overlooked costs that can have a big impact on your bottom line.









































Blog Resources & Tips For Your Car Buying Needs

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05/15/2022

Now's a Great Time to

Buy a Car!


A new car? Right now? Yes! Here's why you should get revved up about one of life's more exciting purchases!

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04/15/2022

New vs. Used Car.

Which One is Better?


There are some things that you need to consider when you begin your car search, but one of the biggest questions to ask yourself is do you want a new car, or a used one? Each has its pros and cons.

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03/1/2022

Carvana - A Whole New Way to Buy a Car


Your personality drives you and we think your car says a great deal about your personality! Check out our new auto buying service, Carvana!















































Blog Resources & Tips to Help Protect Against Scams

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05/10/2022

Account Security Reminders


Security tips to protect yourself from cybercriminals.

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04/1/2022

Card Cracking Scam


You've probably been solicited for a “Card Cracking” offer. And it was probably today, because they're everywhere. Here's how to recognize the scam – and why you need to avoid it.

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03/10/2022

Financial & Investment Scams to Watch Out For


The California Department of Oversight (DBO) urges consumers and investors to be alert to scams and unlawful activities in the investment and other financial services industry.

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02/1/2022

Don't Get Caught in a Free Trial Scam!



Does that free trial sound too good to be true? It probably is! Learn about the latest scams and how to keep your info safe!

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12/20/2021

Financial Fraud Trends


The best protection is awareness! Here are 10 scams everyone should look out for – but especially college students and service members.

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11/15/2021

Beware of Pandemic Scams


Take steps to protect yourself from the increase in fraud, identity theft and other scams.






































Blog Resources & Tips for Financial Wellness Now and in The Future




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5/20/2022

Manage Today's Financial Challenges


Check out tips that can help amid rising prices and financial uncertainties.

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4/25/2022

Resources to Build Financial Literacy


View several resources to help effectively manage household finances, handle debt, create a budget, build savings, and more.

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3/09/2022

Saving Money at the Grocery Store


With prices rapidly rising on everyday items, perhaps your savings plan has gone by the wayside. Here are tips to start saving at the grocery store.

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2/28/2022

Building Healthy Credit


Healthy credit history and scores are essential – especially during challenging financial situations.

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2/15/2022

Take These Steps With Your Federal Student Loans


For those with government-held student loans, now's the time to take steps as the relief programs near their end.

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1/25/2022

Tips to Jump-Start Your Savings Plan


People looking to build a successful savings habit often run up against unplanned expenses or emergencies. We're here to offer several options to jump-start your savings.

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1/11/2022

Healthy Financial Habits to Start Now


Developing healthy financial habits can do wonders for helping us achieve our goals, and the earlier you start, the better!

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1/5/2022

Short-term tips for Making Long-term Riches


Nowadays, it seems like the pursuit of the "American Dream" has dwindled down. Here are four immediate steps to start now.

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12/15/2021

Tips for Managing Your Finances


Having a set of financial options may better prepare you for the future. Read through our list of tips for managing your finances.

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12/01/2021

Make Money Resolutions That Stick


A new year is a new opportunity for success. Are you ready to make money resolutions that stick?

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11/15/2021

Understanding IRAs


An individual retirement arrangement (IRA) is a powerful retirement tool. Here are some thoughts in understanding IRAs.
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11/01/2021

5 Factors That Affect Your Credit Score


Whether you’re looking to get your first credit card for everyday expenses or take out a mortgage to purchase your first home, credit is an essential tool for helping people to meet their financial goals.

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10/01/2021

Financial Checkup


Mid-year is a good time for a financial checkup.

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9/15/2021

Rising Inflation


Though all economists expect inflation numbers to rise in the near term, there are different views on the potential long-term effects.

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8/30/2021

Financial Literacy for Kids


Educating your children about financial wellness will help them build healthy spending habits for the future.

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7/01/2021

Retirement Confidence


Survey conducted found that retirement confidence remains strong, despite pandemic.