Donating a Vehicle – Tax Deduction

July 19th, 2017

Do you have an old vehicle that’s been sitting in your driveway for years collecting dirt and rust? Maybe it’s the set of wheels you used in college or a minivan from when the kids still lived at home. You could sell it, but likely wouldn’t be worth the hassle. Instead, an easy way to

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When Your Plans Go Awry

July 2nd, 2017

When leaving home for a vacation, most people experience a slight nervousness. “What if something goes wrong?” they ask themselves. Usually, it’s a concern that’s quickly forgotten when they reach their final destination. However, for an unlucky few, sometimes vacations do go “south”. Here are some situations you may run into while abroad, and how

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Introducing Your Kids to Credit and Debt

May 21st, 2017

The concept of credit is enormously broad, as well as enormously important. It’s only natural that the idea of introducing it to your kids is accompanied by apprehension. After all, their credit and debt habits will have a profound impact on their lives. If you start early with some engaging simulation of real-life finances, you

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Words of Warning about “Playing the Market”

November 29th, 2016

Everyone has heard a story at one time or another of someone’s friend of their cousin’s roommate who “played the market” and hit it big. There are countless books written by successful traders who give general advice on how people can replicate the same success that they have achieved. Every day there’s news about movement

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Should You Be Using a Digital Wallet?

November 27th, 2016

If you bought a smartphone in the last year or two, you may have noticed that it touted digital wallet technology. If so, you probably wondered why you would switch from whatever system is working for you now. Digital wallets are catching on more slowly than expected, but you can expect to see and hear

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Who Can You Trust With Your Assets When You’re Gone?

October 27th, 2016

A will isn’t the only way to transfer your assets upon your death. Trusts are a useful tool that can be used to achieve a maximum amount of control over how your assets will be distributed among your loved ones and other beneficiaries. Trusts may also reduce the amounts spent on probate court and estate

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Unique Mortgages for Every Situation

September 21st, 2016

Our partner, Mortgage Center, offers a variety of mortgage options that other lenders cannot. These Credit Union Exclusive Programs have been designed to bridge the gap in conventional loans, so that you can find the loan program that is best for you. Here are just a few of the exclusive programs available to you: Condominium

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How to Choose the Right Budgeting and Accounting Solution

September 20th, 2016

Keeping your personal budget and accounting organized is necessary to ensure any kind of financial security. Managing such accounts and budgets down to the individual transaction is, at best, a tedious task if handled the traditional pen-and-paper way. Fortunately, help is available. The option you choose will depend on whether you’re an excel monkey —

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Useful Tips for Buying a Used Car

September 16th, 2016

If you’re considering replacing your vehicle, have you considered purchasing a used one? The perception of used cars can be somewhat negative. That’s why the market-friendly term “pre-owned” is now more widely used (forgive the pun). However, shopping for a used car can be tricky because every car has a unique, and often hidden, history.

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Ways Businesses Can Save on Credit Card Processing Fees

August 26th, 2016

Small Business could miss out in sales in case they decide not to accept payment using credit cards. In 2014, 35% of consumers preferred credit cards over any other type of payment. Some small business build the cost of accepting credit card in the final price of goods. Instead, there are ways businesses can save

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