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How to Get a Car Loan: 4 Easy Steps

Shopping for a new or used car should be an exciting process, but it’s often fraught with confusion, indecision and even a little bit of fear. One of the biggest uncertainties is figuring out how to get a car loan.
 

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Understanding Guaranteed Auto Protection (GAP) Insurance

When you finance your new or used car or truck, you will probably be asked if you want to purchase GAP Insurance. While you may be hesitant to spend more money, this coverage could prove a smart choice in the event of a car accident.

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Life Stages: How to Manage Your Finances Through the Years

There are certain times in life when particular money management areas need special focus. The list below may remind you of areas of your finances that need special attention now or in the near future. 

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Tax Benefits for College Students

Did you know college students and their parents can take advantage of special tax breaks? These benefits are in the form of tax credits and deductions when you file your income tax return. A tax credit reduces the amount of income tax you have to pay. A...

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Your Credit Score: Everything you Need to Know

Your credit score can have a major impact on your life. Not only do creditors typically check your score when deciding whether or not to approve your loan application and what interest rate to charge you if you are approved, but landlords, insurance...

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Hidden costs new homeowners may overlook (and how to avoid them)

Homeowners can sometimes overlook budgeting for certain under-the-radar expenses that come with a new home. Check out these 4 tips to help you avoid that mistake!

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Five insider tips to an affordable first home

The process of buying a home can be overwhelming—especially if it’s your first time. You want to make sure you’re getting the best house at the best value, but without prior experience, how can you really know? Here are some helpful...

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Tips for Keeping Your Checking Account Balanced

Keeping your checking account balanced is important because it enables you to maintain your account at your financial institution. Follow these tips to help you manage your accounts.

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Nine Steps to Car Buying

Buying a vehicle is likely to be one of the largest purchases you will make in your life. By taking the time to properly plan and prepare for buying a car, you can save yourself hundreds or thousands of dollars and set yourself up for a more secure...

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