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The Top 5 Car Buying Mistakes

It is so easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of buying a new car or truck, but there are common car buying mistakes that can make the experience difficult. How can you avoid car buying regret? This article breaks down the five biggest mistakes...

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Terms you Need to Understand Before Buying a Car

So you’re ready to buy that new car - congratulations! Before you get caught up in daydreaming about cruising around the Hudson Valley in your new wheels, though, there are some words and phrases to be familiar with to help you navigate the...

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Reasons for a Personal Loan

A personal loan can be a great financial tool, but can you really use it for anything? Well, within reason, yes. The appeal of a personal loan is the funds can be used for a wide range of things, from debt consolidation to major purchases. In this...

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The Top 4 Credit Questions

You know your credit is important. You know you have a score, and reports. But the rest is a bit of a mystery, and kind of a scary mystery at that. The good news is understanding credit doesn’t have to be mysterious or intimidating....

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What is Debt Consolidation?

It can happen seemingly overnight. No matter how hard you tried to manage your spending, you’re suddenly faced with credit card debt you can’t pay. You try to pay your cards down, but that taps into the money you’d usually use for...

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How to Buy a Car From a Private Seller

Sometimes you don’t find your dream car at the dealership but from a private seller: a friend, neighbor, or even a complete stranger whose advertisement you happened to see.

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Personal Loans Can Fund Large Purchases

What is a Personal Loan?

A personal loan is a great option when you need to make a larger purchase, but don’t want to rack up high interest rate credit card debt. It can also be used as an effective means of paying off debt. It’s important to understand the ins...

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Be aware to prevent fraud during tax season

What are some common bank fraud practices?

While tax-related fraud and identity theft comes in many forms, there are several ways that it can begin. They all involve obtaining a victim’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Here are some common scams to watch out for.

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Get Pre-Approved for Your Next Auto

What is a Pre-Approved Car or Truck Loan?

One of the most overwhelming aspects of buying a new car or truck is trying to figure out how to pay for it. Not only is it a huge financial investment, but it seems like everywhere you turn there are car loan advertisements, and of course dealerships...

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