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There's a lot more to personal finance than most of us ever learned in school. Our blog is here to help you hone your skills on the finer points of saving money, borrowing wisely, and charting a course for your future.

Curb Appeal Matters

First impressions are everything—at least when it comes to selling your home.…

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Tie the Knot Without Overspending

Make your wedding day memorable without breaking the bank. To help get your wedding planning started, consider these four financial tips for saving money or at least staying within your budget.…

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4 Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Saving Money

While financial basics are taught in grade school, parents are primarily responsible for teaching kids about finances. Consider the real-life experiences related to budgeting, buying, saving and spending that you can provide to your kids every day.…

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Manage Your Credit Score with Devon Dibiase

A major part of your financial journey is your credit score. Improving it is a science and something that our concierge, Devon, is well versed in.…

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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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