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Feb 10, 2021 / Home Equity

3 Smart Ways to Use Your HELOC

A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) is one of the most flexible ways to borrow money. You can keep your line of credit at the ready as a financial safety net and advance funds to have cash on hand whenever it’s most convenient for you. So, it makes sense that how you use your…
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Jan 21, 2021 / Money Tips

The Best Way to Consolidate Christmas Debt

Did you know that the average American spent around $1,000 on holiday gifts and decorations last month? That figure includes those who don’t buy gifts at all. So, if Santa stuffed your family members’ stockings full of toys and treats, and left you with receipts…
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Jan 14, 2021 / Money Tips

What’s the True Cost of Courtesy Pay?

You’ve probably heard the term “courtesy pay” before. Essentially, it’s a service provided by your bank or credit union to cover insufficient funds in your checking account. Courtesy pay can kick in to cover a purchase, so you can avoid the embarrassment and inconvenience of a declined…
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Nov 18, 2020 / Money Tips

4 Tips for Smart Holiday Shopping

The holiday shopping season is upon us (t-minus one week and counting until Black Friday). But with rumors of “shipageddon” (possible delays in parcel deliveries), the challenges of socially-distanced shopping, and certain retailers opting to act as pick-up locations only, this holiday shopping season will…
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Sep 17, 2020 / Credit

How to Research Your Credit Score Before Applying for a Car Loan

Your credit score and car loan are inseparably connected. In fact, your credit score is arguably the most important factor influencing your car loan. It impacts the interest rate you qualify for and the final price of the vehicle you buy. So, it’s important to…
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Aug 25, 2020 / Money Tips

Tips for Conducting an Annual Financial Review

A belated tax season is officially over. Now that you have a better view of your income and expenses over the past year, now is the perfect time to conduct an annual review of your finances. Here are a few tips to help you organize…
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Jul 01, 2020 / Auto & RV

Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Car?

Just as people are wondering if now is a good time to buy a home (see last week’s blog post), many people are wondering if now is a good time to buy a car. Spoiler alert: now is a great time to buy a car.…
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Jun 25, 2020 / Mortgages

Is now a good time to buy a home?

As the economy begins to rebound and life starts to get back to normal, many people are still wondering whether now is a good time to buy a home. The short answer is yes. Both 30-year mortgage rates and 15-year mortgage rates are at all-time…
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Jun 17, 2020 / Money Tips

3 Ways to Make Saving Money More Fun

Is there anything more fun than spending money? Vacations, home improvements, shopping sprees, fancy restaurants—there’s an undeniable thrill to experiencing something new. But in order to spend money, you have to save money first. If only it was just as fun. Here are three creative…
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Jun 09, 2020 / Uncategorized

Upgrade Your Summer Staycation Surroundings

This spring, homes all across Utah transformed into classrooms, offices, churches, playgrounds, and more. But with all that extra time in your home sweet home, you might have noticed a few not-so-sweet features and/or quirky qualities that could use your attention. This summer is the…
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