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Oct 08, 2022 / Money Tips

Are Your Cash and Car Loan Cooperating?

At Utah First, we’re known throughout the state as one of the very best places to get a car loan. Many new members discover and join Utah First every year by financing or refinancing their auto loan purchases. We welcome these applicants with open arms, happy to help yet another Utahn save money. But some…
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Sep 30, 2022 / Money Tips

3 Reasons to Use Your Debit Card

Credit cards get all the credit—and for good reason. They offer a convenient and rewarding way to make purchases. They also get all the commercials, the rate and rewards comparisons, and the small-talk conversations about which card is best. But there’s another side of spending…
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Sep 23, 2022 / Money Tips

Time to Check Your Checking Account

You have regular checkups for just about everything. You check on your hair, your health, your fly, your finances, your blood pressure and your breath. You even sometimes check your reality. With so much checking going on, it’s a wonder that your checking account ironically…
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Sep 16, 2022 / Money Tips

7 Ways to Overcome Overspending

As inflation and interest rates rise and the market continues to show signs of slowing down, saving money has been on nearly everyone’s mind. If you’ve gotten into some suboptimal savings and spending habits over the past few years, you’re not alone. You’re also wise…
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Sep 09, 2022 / Home Equity

How Does a HELOC Work?

You’ve probably heard all about a home equity line of credit (HELOC). It’s a revolving line of credit that lets you use as much or as little of your available HELOC funds as you want, for whatever you want, whenever you need it. It’s a…
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Sep 02, 2022 / Home Equity

3 Outside the Box Benefits of Having a HELOC

Everyone knows that a HELOC is a great way to access cash for a home upgrade, a big event, or a big expense like a family vacation. But did you know that your HELOC can come in handy in a few less conventional ways too.…
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Aug 19, 2022 / Money Tips

Are You in a Bad Banking Relationship?

It’s not you, it’s your big bank. You’ve tried hard to have a mutually beneficial banking relationship—one that’s built on respect, trust, and unwavering honesty—but you get the feeling that your big bank just isn’t the best bank for you. You’ve tried to make things…
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Aug 12, 2022 / Local Utah

Are You A Good Fit for a Small Business Loan?

Don’t be fooled by the name: a small business loan can have big business benefits. Still, you may be wondering if your business is a good financial fit for a small business loan. Whether you’re trying find some startup capital, finance equipment or construction costs,…
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Aug 05, 2022 / Money Tips

Three Tips for Following Through with Your Financial Goals

Today, it seems that everyone is an expert on the topic of personal finance and they all seem know exactly what you should be doing with your money. What they seem to miss, however, is that personal finance should be—as the name implies—personal. After all,…
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Jul 22, 2022 / Credit

How Does Revolving Credit Work?

Revolving credit makes the financial world go ‘round. It can also keep you from having to run circles in your financial life to apply and reapply for loans. Here is a brief overview of this revolutionary credit concept and some ways it can help you…
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