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Credit Unions vs. Banks: Understanding The Credit Union Difference

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

So, credit unions are essentially just smaller banks, right? Wrong. While credit unions offer all of the products and services you’d expect from a financial institution and are…

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5 Things to Know About Equity in the Home

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Thinking about taking out a home equity loan? Here are five things you should know before moving forward. There are Two Types of Home Equity Loans It’s important to consider…

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How-Tuesday: How to Use Our SWITCHkit Tool

Posted on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

3Rivers makes it easy to securely move your direct deposits and recurring automatic payments (like utilities, insurance, or club memberships) to your 3Rivers account(s). Just use our…

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Watch-it-Wednesday: What is a Dividend?

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"A [dividend is a] distribution of a portion of a company's earnings, decided by the board of directors, to a class of its shareholders. The dividend is most often quoted in terms of…

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Watch-it-Wednesday: Check Out Our Financial Literacy Video Library!

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

We know that you don't always have time to research and read lengthy articles about basic personal finance. That's why we've condensed a few very important financial topics down…

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Watch-it-Wednesday: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Explained

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

If you've been following this year's campaign trail, then you've likely heard NAFTA brought up in various discussions. Struggling to recall what you learned in your US and World…

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5 Ways to Use Credit Cards Wisely

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016

Credit cards are a hot topic when it comes to personal finance. While some people advise not getting a credit card because of how quick and easy it is to rack up debt, there are also…

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Personal Finance 101: Preventing Identity Theft + Fraud

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016

In some cases, for someone who intends to use your information to better their situation, having access to your name and address are enough to cause damage. But toss in your social…

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Watch-it-Wednesday: Medicare vs. Medicaid

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Medicare and Medicaid, both public care health programs funded by taxpayers, and both created by the US government in 1965, certainly have some similarities - and that can easily lead to…

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Personal Finance 101: Credit Scores

Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Your credit score plays many important roles in your finances. Working to build a good, strong score can help to support any budgets you have in place, get you approved for new lines of…

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