Financial Fundamentals Blog

How the New FAFSA Rollout Can Affect Your Financial Aid

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The transition from high school to college is an exciting time. But this year, it has been marred by a difficult rollout of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Cashless Convenience: The Pros of Embracing Debit Card Technology

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Many people have a debit card that they frequently use. Most people may not consider how beneficial it is and the debit card advantages that come with it, such as rewards and incentives. Today we’re exploring debit cards, security features and how to use digital banking tools to your advantage.

Interest Rate Trends: What's on the Horizon for Borrowers and Savers

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Increasing interest rates can create several challenges and opportunities for borrowers and savers. While this can seem overwhelming, knowing how to respond to the changing economy and be flexible can minimize these feelings and help you navigate changing finances a little easier.

Riding the Wave: How Interest Rates Impact Your Finances

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Inflation and rising interest rates can both create a lot of financial stress and put strain on your financial planning. Understanding how interest rates impact your finances and how to manage your debts throughout these times is essential.

Guarding Your Finances: A Deep Dive into Debit Card Security

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While using debit cards is a good practice to avoid credit card debt, the truth is that debit cards are just as vulnerable to theft as credit cards are and offer limited protection against fraud. Today, we’re digging into debit card security and what you can do to protect your finances.

5 Tips To Battle Inflation

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From the eggs in the grocery store to the gas at the pump, inflation makes everything a bit more expensive. And for many people, the hike in prices can make it difficult to pay for basic expenses.

Budgeting for Life: Strategies To Manage the Rising Cost of Living

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Budgeting is an important skill to have, especially as the cost of living increases. Having a solid budget and emergency fund will give you the tools you need to prepare for the unexpected and avoid running into financial trouble or debt. Let’s take a look at how you can navigate your finances as your cost of living fluctuates.

Elevate Your Finances With Short-Term Goals

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Short-term financial goals may seem self-explanatory, but sometimes the path to achieving them is not so clear-cut. Let’s take a look at short-term financial goals, how to make sure they’re achievable, and how to save for them.

How to Avoid These 3 Trending Financial Scams

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Fraud is on the rise, and there are so many different ways the scammers try to take advantage of people. Learn about the most popular scams and how to recognize the warning signs. Staying vigilant is the best way to protect yourself.

The Top 6 Reasons to Get a HELOC

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In addition to the value, security and personal fulfillment that comes with owning a home, the equity built up in your home can be a valuable financial resource as you face additional expenses and needs over time.

7 Proven Methods to Build Your Net Worth Over Time

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If you’re serious about building financial stability and long-term security, then you’re probably looking for ways to grow your net worth.

Weighting Your Options: Renting vs Buying Your First Home

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Owning a home isn’t merely a dream that you achieve once you reach a certain age. For many prospective homebuyers, the decision to switch from renting to buying requires a lot of planning, saving and carefully waiting for the right time to invest in a place of your own.