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The Newlywed’s Guide to Managing Money

One of the fundamental decisions a couple faces is how finances will be managed. Here’s what you should consider when it comes time to merge your lives and your finances.

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How To Financially Prepare for A Life Event

When big changes are headed your way, it helps to be prepared ahead of time. Here are some tips so you can prepare your finances for those life events. 

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New Year, New Money Habits

These simple yet effective financial resolutions can be implemented today to make the most of your money in the new year and beyond. 

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What College Students Need to Know About Credit

College life can be so busy that it's hard to keep track of everything! Here are some simple tips to help you stay on top of your credit usage. 

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In Your 30s? Start Planning for Life's Biggest Moments

If you need to get your finances in order, for wherever life takes you next, here are some tips to help get you on the right track. 

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Mid-Year Financial Checkup

We are halfway through 2023. Are you where you want to be with your financial goals for the year? Go through this checklist to evaluate your progress and any changes you need to make. 

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All Things Credit Scores

Want to improve your credit score or learn more about what it's comprised of? Look no further. 

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Freezing Your Credit

Chances are pretty good that somewhere in the last few years, you heard about something called a credit freeze. 

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How to Improve Your Credit Score

If you want to raise your score, you can do a few key things. When it comes to credit scores, there’s almost always room for improvement. If you’ve pulled your score and you’re not satisfied with the number you received, there are several strategies to boost it.

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A Three-Digit Monster

Are you afraid of your credit score? If so, we understand. Those three little numbers seem — more than ever — to be looked at as a measure of your adulthood and overall capability. However, you’re only hurting yourself by avoiding that three-digit number.

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