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Blog Resources & Tips For All Things Home Loans!

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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.

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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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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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8 Reasons to Go Solar

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

Blog Resources & Tips For Your Car Buying Needs

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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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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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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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Account Security Reminders

Security tips to protect yourself from cybercriminals.

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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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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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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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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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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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End-of-Year Financial Health Checkup

Your financial fitness is key to a healthy New Year. With regular checkups, you can fix small problems before they become big issues.

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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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Retirement Confidence

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

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Financial Checkup

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

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Understanding IRAs

An individual retirement arrangement (IRA) is a powerful retirement tool. Here are some thoughts in understanding IRAs.
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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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Financial Literacy for Kids

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