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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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What is a Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit?

If you own your own home, you’ve likely heard about the concept of building equity, and with it a herd of questions: what is equity? How does equity work? How does it benefit me? Our article will sort through some of the information around home...

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Home Equity Loans vs. Home Equity Lines of Credit

One of the first steps in applying for a Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit (HELOC) is determining which is better for you. It requires a little research, but choosing the home equity product that is best is simply a matter of determining which has...

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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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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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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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