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May 20, 2021 / Home Equity

The Advantages of a HELOC

Every type of loan has its advantages—credit cards are convenient, auto loans and home loans are relatively low interest, and personal loans are known for their flexibility. But what if there was a loan that had all these advantages rolled into one? A home equity line of credit (HELOC) gives you the best of a…
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May 12, 2021 / Credit

3 Ways to Build Your Credit

When financial times get tough, credit scores can suffer. It’s one of the unfortunate facts of financial life. But having less-than-perfect credit (or no credit) doesn’t have to disqualify you from the kinds of quality loans and financial services that can help you both live…
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Apr 28, 2021 / Home Equity

How Home Values Impact Home Equity Lines of Credit

The Utah housing market has never been hotter. As a result of extremely high demand and limited supply, the median sales price for a home in Utah has increased by 20 percent in the last year alone. The current median sale price for a single-family…
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Apr 21, 2021 / Money Tips

Saving for Taxes? 3 Smart Reasons a Money Market Account Makes Sense

In case you haven’t heard, the 2021 Utah and federal tax deadlines have been extended to May 17. If you’re already looking for a better way to save for next tax season, or if you’ve just been looking for a smarter way to save up…
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Apr 15, 2021 / Auto & RV

How does your monthly car payment compare?

Cars can be expensive. There’s the purchase price, the cost of financing, the cost of maintenance and repairs, and last but certainly not least, the cost of gas. That latter of which, in particular, has been on nearly everyone’s mind, every time they pass the…
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Apr 07, 2021 / Home Equity

Spring Cleaning Tips to Improve Your Home’s Value

Spring is here, and among other things that means spring cleaning and home-selling season are officially underway. If you haven’t been paying attention to the Utah housing market, it’s apparently the hottest in the country. With historically low inventory and high demand, each new home…
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Mar 24, 2021 / Auto & RV

Is Your Car Loan a Cash Guzzler?

Have you ever bought a new or used car, knowing it wasn’t going to get great gas mileage? Maybe you focused on the pros and looked past the cons. Or, maybe you just ignored the MPGs because you were so excited about your new purchase.…
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Mar 18, 2021 / Money Tips

How to Meet Your Savings Goals

  Each new season brings a new opportunity to save. Whether you memorialize the moment with a resolution or you just have a general goal to save for your next big purchase, the right savings plan and the right follow-through can help you reach your…
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Mar 04, 2021 / Home Equity

One Big Reason to Use Your HELOC This March

March is known for a lot of things—the luck of the Irish, the Ides of March, in like a lion and out like a lamb. March brings the first days of spring, Daylight Savings Time, Women’s History Month, and even National Dentist’s Day (yes, that…
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Feb 17, 2021 / Auto & RV

3 Things to Consider when Financing a Car

Buying a new or used car is a big decision. You spend hours online researching the right make, model, trim level, and color. But too often, financing that new or used car purchase is relegated to a mere afterthought. You go with the first finance…
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