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Quick-Start Guide to Your First Credit Card

You’ve heard the horror stories. Piles of credit card debt. Killer interest rates. So how do you avoid the same mistakes? This quick-start guide gets you going in the right direction.

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How Do I Avoid Checking Account Fees?

No one wants to pay fees for their Checking Account, right? So, why do financial institutions charge them? And what can you do about them?

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GAP Insurance can help protect you

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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What’s the Best Way to Save Money?

Want to feel like you’re making smart money moves? Picking a savings tool that matches your savings goal will definitely help.

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How Can I Start Saving Money Right Now?

You’ve done it. You’ve decided to buckle down and start saving money. You know your future self will thank you, but today you’re just wondering how you’re going to start.

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Understanding Personal Lines of Credit

What if you could get a loan that lets you access money only as you need it, instead of receiving (and paying for) a lump sum? That is exactly what a Personal Line of Credit offers you.

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Do I Need to Start Saving for Retirement?

How soon should you start saving for retirement, and how much are you going to need? Find out why you need to start planning for retirement now, no matter how far away it may seem.

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Tips for Test Driving a Car in the Hudson Valley

A lot of car shoppers worry about negotiating with the dealerships. But before you can even think about that, you have to master your test drive.

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Top Questions to Ask Before Buying a House

Before you even start hunting for your dream house, there are important questions you need to get the answers to. What are the tax implications of buying a home? What if I don’t have a down payment? Can I actually afford to own a home?

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