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Apr 15, 2022 / Money Tips

Two Ways to Combat the Rising Costs of College

College is expensive. It’s always been a stretch for students to save up and work their way through two to four years of traditional college, trade school, vocational school, or some other institution of higher learning. And, it’s only getting pricier with each passing year. Along with rising costs of living across the country, the…
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Apr 08, 2022 / Local Utah

Give Your Student a $100 Head Start

Your kids are inundated with unsolicited advice. Parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, social media influencers—there’s no shortage of people lining up to tell your kids what to do, how to act, and where to turn. And when it comes financial advice, your high school and college-age…
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Mar 11, 2022 / Money Tips

How to Help Your Kids Pay for College

College is expensive, and it’s getting pricier with each passing year. If you want a more detailed description of higher education expenses (emphasis on higher), check out last week’s post about the true cost of college. But suffice to say, it’s not a stretch to…
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Mar 07, 2022 / Money Tips

How to Prepare Your Teens Financially for College

Sending your teen to college is a bitter-sweet experience. On the one hand, you’re sad to see them go. On the other, you’re glad to get rid of them. You’re excited that they’re pursuing their education, but nervous about the life lessons they’re about to…
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Feb 14, 2022 / Auto & RV

We Love You!

We might show it through our actions more often than we actually say it, but we really love you! We don’t mean to sound overly sentimental, but being member-owners of an amazing credit union, with a shared love for community and helping each other succeed,…
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Dec 24, 2021 / Local Utah

Happy Holidays from Utah First

This time of year is always filled with mixed emotions—a little nostalgia for the past 12 months, a lot of hope for the future, and that unmistakable queasiness that often accompanies awkward family gatherings. But this year, we can’t help but feel overwhelmed with gratitude…
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Sep 22, 2021 / Local Utah

Learning Financial Lessons That Last a Lifetime

Back-to-school season is back again. Kids across the state are hard at work, preparing for a better, brighter future, and Utah First wants to make sure that their future includes healthy financial habits—and healthy bank balances to boot! Real Life Money Lessons Inspired by local…
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