Jan 162018

Understanding Your Credit Score

Posted on January 16, 2018 Uncategorized

  Regardless of whether you’re starting to build credit for the first time, or you’ve been building credit for decades, it’s not hard to get confused about how your credit score is calculated. There are a seemingly endless number of factors that go in the makeup of your credit score, including but not limited to payment history, credit use and utilization, and the number of accounts you have. One of the most important first goals you should have in terms of your financial goals is understanding your credit score, how it’s calculated by major financial institutions, and how you can

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Jan 102018

Owning a Dog – What Costs to Expect

Posted on January 10, 2018 Uncategorized

  Dogs are commonly known as “man’s best friend” – and few would dispute that notion. Adopting a four-legged friend into your family is one of the best things you can do for the critter you welcome into your home, and having a dog can also be incredibly therapeutic. Winter is often a popular time to adopt, because the chilly weather can leave people wanting to bring home a warm, cuddly puppy.   However, as we all know, adopting a dog can add a number of expenses to your budget. Some of these costs are pretty obvious, whereas some are

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Jan 032018

New Year’s Resolutions and Your Finances

Posted on January 03, 2018 Blog, Blog, Blog, Group A, Group A, Group A

  It’s the first week of 2018, and people everywhere are outlining their New Year’s resolutions. So many people around the world make resolutions related to their finances and fiscal responsibility, as there is no dearth of ways one can make improvements to how they manage their finances. Whether it’s something as simple as cutting out one frivolous luxury a week, or as complicated as a complete overhaul of their recording systems, the resolution possibilities are seemingly endless.   As part of our mission to give our members a better banking relationship, we have a few ideas for good New

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