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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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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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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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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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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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Selling Items Online

Selling items online, including furniture, clothing, even a car, is a convenient way to clear out your possessions and earn a little extra money. Unfortunately it's also an easy way for scammers to take advantage.

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