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Oct 27, 2021 / Money Tips

Tips to Save for Larger Planned Expenses

Who says saving money can’t be fun? When you plan to save for some future expense (especially if that future expense is something fun), saving money can become a game unto itself. Whether you’re saving for a down payment on a home, a family vacation, holiday expenses, a big event, or any other major purchase,…
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Oct 15, 2021 / Credit

4 Credit Tips for Financial Beginners (and Begin Again-ers)

Whether opening up your first account, applying for your first credit card, or depositing your first paycheck, every financial journey starts with a single step. For most, these first financial steps are exciting and new. But for those with colorful credit—whose financial journeys may have…
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Sep 22, 2021 / Local Utah

Learning Financial Lessons That Last a Lifetime

Back-to-school season is back again. Kids across the state are hard at work, preparing for a better, brighter future, and Utah First wants to make sure that their future includes healthy financial habits—and healthy bank balances to boot! Real Life Money Lessons Inspired by local…
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Aug 31, 2021 / Local Utah

Finding the Right Fit with Your Financial Institution

Sometimes people have a tendency to lump all banks and credit unions into a single category. They wrongly think it doesn’t really matter where they put their money or apply for a loan—it’s all the same at end of the day anyway. Unfortunately, this couldn’t…
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Aug 19, 2021 / Money Tips

How to Teach Your Kids About Money

School is back in session (or will be soon), and there’s a distinct feeling of learning in the air (that also feels suspiciously like the end of summer). Your kids are equal parts nervous and excited, and ready or not, their brains are about to…
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Aug 04, 2021 / Local Utah

Introducing the Cash for College Scholarship

At Utah First, our mission is to be significant in the lives of our members. Sometimes that means helping a young family finance their first home. Sometimes it means finding the right loan to help someone get back on track with their credit. And sometimes…
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Jul 22, 2021 / Credit

Can You Still Get a Loan if You have Colorful Credit?

At Utah First, our members come from all walks of life. When it comes to credit, some have pep in their step and others have been told to take a hike by big bank lenders, who talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk with…
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Jul 15, 2021 / Auto & RV

Celebrate the Summer Road Trip at Utah First

We all love Utah, but summer is for seeing what else the world has to offer, or at least what you can see of the rest of the state. Here are a few interesting facts and a few helpful suggestions about the summer road trip…
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Jul 09, 2021 / Auto & RV

3 Reasons Why July In Utah Is Just the Best

Is there a better month than July? In this area of the world, you get warm weather, long sunny days, summer vacations, and all the holidays (Who doesn’t enjoy a good Bastille Day?). July may be the seventh month in the calendar year, but everyone…
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Jul 02, 2021 / Auto & RV

Why July is the Best Month to Buy (or Refinance) a Car

You may have heard about the recent global chip shortages, unprecedented vehicle demand, and low dealership inventory, all of which may have caused you to push the proverbial brake pedal on buying a car in the near future. But, there are actually a few really…
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