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Embark on Your Debt-Free Journey

Have you ever considered how debt is affecting your life? Side effects from debt can include trouble sleeping or concentrating, damaged credit score and difficulty paying for everyday expenses.…

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A Valentine’s Day Gift for Kids

Help your children learn the importance of finances and how to manage money at a young age by giving them the gift of opening a Youth Account for Valentine’s Day. It’s a way for you to share your love for them for many years to come. For your child to open an account they must be eligible for membership. Let’s dive into the different types of accounts and benefits, as well as a few pointers for you to help your kids save and budget for their financial goals.…

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Transfer Your Balance and Save

Today it is common for people to spend more money when they use their credit card to make purchases. Especially when you don’t have to leave your couch to buy groceries, a new book or even a pizza for dinner. You just enter your card information into an app on your smartphone and boom, purchase completed. Contactless payments are also becoming increasingly popular as a safe, convenient, touch-free option.…

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Justin’s MyConcierge™ Story

Looking for a new house for his new bride and soon-to-be new son, Justin had his hands full. So, he talked with his concierge in the Members 1st mobile app to set up their joint account, get a mortgage and start saving for a new addition to the family.…

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5 PPP Loan Questions: Asked and Answered

Do you have questions about the second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans? You have come to the right place!…

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Secured vs. Unsecured Loans

As we enter 2021, many people are making financial resolutions that focus on milestones like buying a car, going on a vacation, getting married or even doing home repairs. The best tool in your resolution toolbox is knowledge.…

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Home Equity Loan Types Explained

We all keep lists, either written down or in our heads, of our goals and dreams for the future. It could be anything from a wedding, college, home improvements, a special vacation or perhaps you just need funding for an unexpected expense.…

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5 Must-Have Rewards You Should Look for in a Credit Card

A credit card should make it easier to spend responsibly—not harder. That means big rewards, low interest rates, powerful digital tools, and absolutely no hidden fees.…

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4 Tips to Keep Your Holiday Budget in Check

As the fall season begins to close and temperatures begin to drop, there’s one thing we can be sure of: holiday commercials. Despite how you may feel about all the advertising, it’s a great time to get a head start on your holiday budget.…

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Know Your Medicare Options

It’s never too early to start thinking about your health. If you will be turning 65 soon or if you are caring for an older loved one, you may have questions about choosing the right option for Medicare.…

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