Financial Education

Whether in person or through our resources, we aim to achieve a simple mission - helping people understand money matters every day. It's about trusted guidance to help you realize a better financial wellness and life, business and community.

We know financial decisions can sometimes be stressful, confusing, and even frustrating. That's why we make it our personal mission to help you understand all the options and the impact they can have on your money matters, so you can make informed decisions that will help you earn more, save more, and enjoy more.

Knowing the basics of personal finance is a great start, and we've done all of the research for you so you can get it all in one place!

Budgeting | Credit Scores | Credit Cards | Fraud | Loans

BUDGETING

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CREATING A BUDGET: A detailed budget can help us achieve our financial goals and develop a plan on how to get there.

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CREDIT SCORES

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HOW CREDIT SCORES ARE CALCULATED: 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 credit, save you money by helping you to qualify for lower interest rates on loans, and more.

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CREDIT CARDS

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5 TIPS FOR USING CREDIT CARDS WISELY: 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 benefits to signing up for one – especially when it comes to help building your credit. The key, though, is using them wisely.

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FRAUD

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HOW TO PREVENT IDENTITY THEFT: Once an identity thief gets their hands on your information, they may be able to use your information to open a line of credit, land a job, file a tax return, drain your retirement savings, give the authorities your name if they're arrested, and so much more. Taking the proper steps to prevent yourself from fraud is crucial.

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LOANS

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5 STEPS TO TAKE BEFORE APPLYING FOR AN AUTO LOAN: Whether you’re planning to buy a new car, an old car, a third car, or your very first car, there are a few steps you’ll want to take before visiting the dealership.

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5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT EQUITY IN THE HOME: Borrowing money from the equity in your home is a great way to finance costly home repairs, assist with debt consolidation, help pay for higher education, and more. Find out how these types of loans work and what kind might be right for your financial needs and situation.

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