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Mar 24, 2023 / Money Tips

10 Quick Tips to Save for Retirement

Whether retirement seems like a long way off or right around the corner, finding new ways to save for retirement is easier than you might think. Try these 10 quick tips to help you gear up for your golden years and plan out the perfect retirement for you. 1. Make a Plan for Your Money…
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Mar 16, 2023 / News

Peace of Mind for Your Money: Understanding the Silicon Valley Bank Failure

Recent news about the failure of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank has many people feeling uneasy about the safety of their money and the security of their financial institutions. For most people, however, the news is more frightening than any of its real-world implications.…
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Mar 10, 2023 / News

Fostering a Love of Learning—One Utah First Scholarship at a Time

When it comes to helping students, we believe in learning by heart. That is, the more love you give to local students, the more they’ll love learning. That’s why we’re investing in the next generation of Utahns by helping students pursue their professional dreams with a little…
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Mar 03, 2023 / Money Market

How Does a Money Market Account Work?

A money market just might offer the best savings bang for your buck, so why doesn’t everyone have one? It’s one of the mysteries of saving money, and it might be because the money market account itself is a little mysterious and misunderstood. Here’s a…
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Feb 24, 2023 / News

A More Direct Way to Do Direct Deposit

As part of an ongoing commitment to make financial life more convenient for members, Utah First is introducing a new way to do direct deposit. While direct deposit has always been the best way to get paid, setting up direct deposit has never been all…
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Feb 17, 2023 / Credit

How Revolving Credit Can Keep Your Financial Life In Balance

Revolving credit makes the financial world go ‘round. It can also help you keep your financial life in balance and prevent you from spinning circles as you try to recover from a family emergency or other unexpected expense. By giving you easy access to cash…
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Feb 10, 2023 / Money Tips

7 Savings Ideas You’ll Love

Do you remember making Valentine’s Day boxes? You’d come to school with a crate paper covered cardboard box that your parents spent all night making. Believe it or not, they may have been teaching you a valuable Valentines lesson. That is, the more outside the…
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Feb 03, 2023 / Home Equity

3 Ways You Can Use a HELOC This Spring

Groundhog Day has come and gone. Punxsutawney Phil emerged from Gobbler’s Knob, saw his shadow, and went back to hiding in his hole—portending six more weeks of winter. Depending on how you feel about winter, this could be good or bad news. But if you…
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Jan 28, 2023 / Money Tips

Four Financial Solutions for Tax Time

Taxes can be, well, taxing, so we’re doing our small part to make tax season a little less stressful for you. Here are a few helpful financial solutions that you should consider as you get ready to file your return and start to think about…
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Jan 20, 2023 / Money Tips

What Are Your Financial Goals for 2023?

Everyone has financial goals. We just tend to keep them in the backs of our minds, tucked neatly between our good intentions and propensity for procrastination. We want to save for retirement, reduce debt, etc., but how often do we actually take the time to…
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