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Aug 05, 2022 / Money Tips

Three Tips for Following Through with Your Financial Goals

Today, it seems that everyone is an expert on the topic of personal finance and they all seem know exactly what you should be doing with your money. What they seem to miss, however, is that personal finance should be—as the name implies—personal. After all, you’re on your own, unique financial path and your goals…
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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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Oct 27, 2021 / Money Tips

Tips to Save for Larger Planned Expenses

Who says saving money can’t be fun? When you plan to save for some future expense (especially if that future expense is something fun), saving money can become a game unto itself. Whether you’re saving for a down payment on a home, a family vacation,…
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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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Jan 27, 2020 / Money Tips

Is Your Big Bank Playing Games with Your Money?

Games are fun. Games with your money are not. Many big banks have a whole litany of ways of playing games with your money, but the end goal is usually to keep your money from you, while taking a little bit for themselves. This game…
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Oct 30, 2019 / Money Tips

Know Your Spending Triggers and How to Avoid Them

It’s a cold fall day in Salt Lake City. You’re downtown with friends and pass by a storefront where you see a beautiful new jacket. You take a look at your own (you’ve had it for a while now) and think to yourself, “Sure, it’s…
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Oct 09, 2019 / Money Tips

Try a Financial Fast to Save More Money

They say it takes 21 days to break a bad habit. And poor spending habits are among the most common bad habits of them all. Have you ever thought you were in a good financial position, only to reach the end of the month and…
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Apr 30, 2019 / Money Tips

3 Ways to Save at Utah First

Life is all about finding the right fit. It’s true for friends, careers, communities, and even your financial goals. When you find the right fit for saving money, your financial goals can become realities. And at Utah First, it’s our job to help you find…
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