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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 write down our financial goals and keep them as a…
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Jan 13, 2023 / Local Utah

Our New Year’s Resolutions

This time of year, you can read a lot about the resolutions that others want you to make and keep in the new year. You can get tips, tricks, and best practices for being persistent with your chosen pursuits. But you don’t often read about…
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Dec 30, 2022 / Local Utah

New Financial Beginnings

We all have financial firsts—our first bank account, first credit card, first car loan, first home. These firsts come at different times for different individuals, but they all represent the start of our own personal journey to accomplish our goals and find financial peace of…
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Dec 22, 2022 / Money Tips

What’s Your Perfect Savings Account?

With so many savings options out there, how do you know which account is right for you? That all depends on your specific savings goals. Selecting the best savings account often comes down to timing—that is, how long you want to keep your cash in…
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Dec 09, 2022 / Money Tips

Helpful Holiday Savings Ideas

The holidays have always been expensive—the presents, the food, the family gatherings. But this year, the holidays may cost just a little bit more. It’s no secret that record inflation has caused costs to skyrocket. Consumer prices are rising quickly, and that means this year…
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Nov 04, 2022 / Home Equity

Fixed Rate HELOC vs. Traditional HELOC

Every HELOC can help you achieve your personal goals—upgrade your home, put together a big event, or plan a dream vacation. It’s a great way to have extra cash on hand for any reason, big or small. But not all HELOCs are alike. In fact,…
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Oct 18, 2022 / Money Tips

3 Scary Good Savings Ideas

Halloween is nearly here and that means the end of the year (i.e. the most expensive season of all) is fast approaching. With inflation reducing the power of your dollar, this year is shaping up to be even more expensive than ever. If that’s not…
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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,…
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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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