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How to Become Financially Independent from Your Parents

If you’re like many 20-somethings, you either still live at home with your parents or they’re helping you pay your bills. Don’t despair. According to a study by Pew Research, 45% of young adults ages 18 to 29 say they’ve received a lot or some financial help from their parents in the past 12 months.

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Tips for Handling Debt

Whether your hours have been reduced or you’ve been laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, your bills are probably piling up. While this can be stressful and scary, the worst thing you can do is hope it all goes away and do nothing. Contact Your Lenders The first step you should take is to

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Coronavirus and Your Money

Staying healthy isn’t the only concern these days. The coronavirus is also affecting our wallets. We want our members healthy and to keep your financial stresses at a minimum, so here are a few tips to help. Keep Your Savings Safe – Some people panic during stressful times and want to withdraw all their savings.

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Understanding Your Credit Report

By now, you’ve probably heard it’s in your best interest to check your credit report a couple of times per year for accuracy and errors. But do you know what to actually look for once you’ve got your credit report in front of you? Getting Your Report To be able to review your credit report,

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How to Boost Your Credit at WWFCU

Is your credit not as good as it could be? You’re not alone. About 20% of Americans have credit in the poor to fair range (669 or lower). WWFCU is always looking out for its members and your financial health. So, we thought we’d share a few general tips on how to boost your credit

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Credit Cards

Here are some ways to responsibly choose and use a credit card. Read the fine print. If you receive an offer for a pre-approved credit card or if someone says they’ll help you get a credit card, find out the details first. You need to know what interest rate you will be paying and for

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Lions, Tigers, Bears, and Lenders?

Let’s play a game. I’ll give you a word and you tell me what comes to mind. Ready? “Predator.” Did you think of a prehistoric animal with claws and stabbing teeth? Or, a stealthy cheetah prowling for gazelle in the grassy plains of the Serengeti? Perhaps a portly Siamese cat stalking a house sparrow? How

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How to Protect Yourself from Credit Card Fraud

Here are a few tips on how to avoid becoming the victim of credit card fraud: Periodically review your credit reports. There are three main credit bureaus. Order your credit report from each of them at least once a year. Request copies of your credit report from TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax. You can also obtain

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Map Out Your Finances

The details of our financial lives can be tricky, and without a clear road map it’s easy to feel lost. Changes in tax laws and the family structure offer potential complications in how we handle our money, so heed these tips as you make financial plans for the future. Invest. If you have extra money

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