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How To Save Money Each Month On Any Salary

access_time Posted on: December 31st, 2019

Saving money is an essential yet often tricky financial task for many people – even those with a relatively high income.  An article by Yahoo! Finance reported that only 58% of Americans could even afford to pay for a $1,000 emergency in cash. A 2018 article by CNN Markets found that only 28% of Americans have 6 months worth of expenses saved.  No matter what your annual salary, many like you are wondering how to save money each month, so you don’t find yourself without savings when you need it most.  4 Tips For How To Save Money From Salary Keep reading to discover how to save money from your… read more »

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How Do Credit Card Reward Points Work?

access_time Posted on: December 12th, 2019

When you hear about rewards credit cards, what do you think? I’m sure points and bonuses and cash-back galore come to mind. What’s better than getting rewarded for spending money?  While rewards credit card might seem straight to the point, you could be wondering, how do credit card rewards work? Keep reading to get all of the details about how credit card points work and how to get the most from your rewards card.  What Are Credit Card Rewards Points? If your credit card offers rewards points, you earn points for the money you spend with your credit card. You can then redeem those points for gift cards, cash-back, travel… read more »

The Beginner’s Guide To HELOCs

access_time Posted on: August 16th, 2019

If you’re a homeowner in need of cash, a home equity line of credit might be for you. There are many ways to get the money you need these days. Depending on your circumstances, it can serve as a great alternative to a loan, credit card, or borrowing from a loved one. What is a HELOC? Reasons to use a HELOC Reasons to avoid HELOCs HELOC risks HELOC alternatives Is a HELOC right for you? What exactly is a HELOC? A home equity line of credit (HELOC) is like a second mortgage on your house in exchange for cash. The amount of money you can get is based on the… read more »

10 Advantages Of Having A Checking Account

access_time Posted on: July 1st, 2019

You could hide your money under your mattress or pay cash for all your purchases. But in today’s digital online world, most of us use a checking account. Credit unions and banks offer checking accounts, giving you dozens of options. To select the right fit for you, choose a local credit union or bank where you can build a relationship with people who are vested in your community. With this flexibility, you’ll find an account that meets your needs and preferences all while affording you checking account advantages and perks. 10 Checking Account Advantages Whether your financial landscape is well-established, or you’re just beginning to build financial literacy, there are many… read more »

Getting A Credit Card From A Credit Union Vs A Bank

access_time Posted on: June 27th, 2019

Credit cards from both credit unions and banks allow you to make purchases in stores and online. But these two financial institutions differ in several key ways. In fact, before you apply for a new credit card, you should carefully compare the options offered by the credit unions and banks near you. While doing so, make sure you understand the benefits and drawbacks of each option so you choose the card that will support your financial goals now–and into the future. Here are some of the differences you can expect to see: Membership Requirements Before you get a credit card from a credit union you need to join the credit… read more »

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Money Market Account vs. Basic Savings Accounts: Pros & Cons

access_time Posted on: June 20th, 2019

Banks and credit unions offer a variety of options when you want to store your money. The key to making the best decision is taking your current financial needs and goals into consideration. Money Market Account vs. Savings Account Two popular options are the money market account and basic savings account. This post will outline the difference between the two, the pros, and cons of each option, and how to choose the best one that suits your financial needs. What Is A Money Market Account? A money market account is also known as a money market deposit account (MMDA). It is an interest bearing account which provides a higher interest… read more »

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HELOC vs. Home Equity Loan: Which Is Right for You?

access_time Posted on: May 28th, 2019

If you’ve been making payments on your mortgage, you have likely built up equity in your home. Not only does that mean you’ve paid off a portion of your house, but the equity may also be used as a resource when you need it. There are two ways to use your home’s equity to your advantage:    Getting a home equity line of credit, or HELOC    Borrowing a home equity loan But which one is best for you? To start, it depends on your unique situation and your goals. HELOC vs. Home Equity Loan Comparison In order to understand the differences, along with the pros and cons of each, let’s compare… read more »

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Home Equity Loans In 2019 – What Are They And How To Qualify?

access_time Posted on: April 19th, 2019

Most of us know there are many advantages associated with being a homeowner including utilizing the equity in your home in the form of a home equity loan. Of course, being a homeowner doesn’t automatically qualify you for a home equity loan. You must have a certain percentage of equity, the income and credit to support the loan. This article will walk you through what a home equity loan is, discuss pros and cons, and outline what you may need to qualify for a home equity loan in 2019. What Is A Home Equity Loan? A home equity loan is a loan you take out against the equity in your… read more »

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The Difference Between Checking And Savings Accounts

access_time Posted on: March 28th, 2019

Many of us are guilty of opening a checking and/or savings account but not fully understanding their benefits or how to use them properly to make the most of our money. Each type of account has a different purpose and function, so understanding the differences helps you choose the right combination for you to better manage your personal finances, minimize overspending and make your hard earned money go farther. What Is A Checking Account? A checking account allows you to write checks, or withdrawal funds, as an everyday way to pay others. In the not so distant past, this was primarily done in the form of paper checks – documents… read more »

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How Much Money Should You Keep In Your Checking Account?

access_time Posted on: March 1st, 2019

The amount of money you keep in your checking account is important. Since the goal of a checking account is to process transactions, checking accounts shouldn’t necessarily hold a large sum of money. Rather, they should provide enough funds to cover the transactions you plan to make within any given period of time. Breaking Down How Much Money To Keep In Checking Account When you learn how much money to keep in your checking account, you can make sure your funds are working for you in the best way possible. There are a few things to consider. Money Going In, Money Going Out The key factor to keep in mind… read more »