Credit and Loans

Savvy Advice on Choosing the Right Credit Card

From building a credit history to financing a short-term purchase, a credit card can really come in handy, but the sheer number of options available can be overwhelming – and leave you more than just a little confused. With so many different credit cards and rewards programs out there, how do you know which one is right for you? Here we help you sort out the choices by looking at the top four considerations for choosing the right credit card for you.

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Debt Management

Wondering how to pay off debt? Here’s a guide to get you started.

For many people, debt can inch upward slowly, especially if there are multiple types of accounts involved, like lines of credit, loans, and credit cards. For others, a major event – such as a health emergency or unexpected home repair – can throw a careful financial plan out of whack.

No matter where you are with loans, getting a handle on your accounts is a great first step toward learning how to pay off debt.

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Financial Literacy

ATM Safety Tips You Need to Know

ATM safety is something we often take for granted. We drive up to use the ATM to either withdraw cash or make a deposit and assume that there is no risk or chance of foul play.

ATMs are such a part of our everyday lives that it can be easy to feel a false sense of security, but it’s important to be mindful of potential risks. Keep the following ATM safety tips in mind the next time you use one. Read more…

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Debt Management

How to form a plan and pay off debt

Everyone’s eager to eliminate the nagging pressure of debt and its interest payments. But that’s a tough problem to escape. The average credit card balance among indebted Americans (about $15,000) has remained steady for years.

The debt challenge can be so daunting – especially if you face large or multiple debts – that some people think it’s unbeatable. The good news is if you take time to assess your debts and plan a strategy, you can set yourself on a realistic path to financial freedom. Read more…

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