Financial Fundamentals Blog

A Simple Guide To Investing for College Students

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Think investing is only for older adults? Wrong. Think investing in college is only for finance majors? Wrong again.

Simplify the holiday season with mobile banking

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Feeling the pressure of the Holidays already? Don’t worry, we have some tips on how online and mobile banking can truly make the Holidays the most wonderful time of the year.

Student Savings Accounts: What to Know and How to Get Started

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It can be tempting to wait until you’re done with college to start a savings account. Your finances in college are limited, so it can seem like there’s no point in opening an account.

Holiday budgeting: tips to help you save during the holiday season

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The holidays are right around the corner, and for some, that means added stress about finances. With less than 90 days until Christmas, there’s still time to start planning so you can worry less and focus on what really matters.

Planning for a Baby: 7 Financial Tips for Expectant Parents

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Growing your family is one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but it can also be one of the most expensive. Let’s explore some tips for planning for a baby financially so you can keep your finances on track during this exciting time.

What Is a Business Mortgage Loan and How To Get One

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Whether you’re updating your current business property or purchasing a new one, you’re likely going to be considering your business mortgage loan options. A business mortgage loan is similar to a traditional mortgage, except that the land being secured is for business purposes instead of residential ones. Let’s take a look at...

What Is Covered by Homeowners Insurance?

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Your home is one of your most important and valuable assets, so you’ll certainly want to protect it. One of the best ways to do this is through homeowners insurance. While this isn’t required by law, many mortgage lenders have a vested interest in homeowners insurance for your house. Plus, if anything should happen to your...

How Does an HSA Work? The Pros and Cons of Health Savings Accounts

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One of the most common questions when considering health care benefit options during enrollment is, what is the best way to save on health care costs? Should you enroll in a plan with a lower deductible or a high-deductible plan? Should you opt for a health savings account (HSA)? Most importantly, what exactly is an HSA, and...

How Does Refinancing a Loan Work and How Can It Save You Money?

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Even if you budget well, you may be looking for financial relief where you can. One possibility that many people don’t consider (because it can seem a bit overwhelming) is refinancing. This financial strategy can give you a bit of breathing room in your budget — and possibly better loan terms, too.

Understanding the Difference Between HSA and FSA

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We know that health care can be confusing and expensive — and it can be difficult to know what is best for you and your family. One of the most common concerns when deciding on health benefits is how best to save for health care costs.

Moving on a Budget: What to Consider

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Moving isn’t easy. It’s a lot of hard work with plenty of decisions to make — and it can be expensive. However, moving doesn’t have to be overly stressful or expensive.

What You Should Know About Student Loans Before Starting College

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Congratulations on taking the next step in your education by going to college! At this point, you may be looking into your financing options. Hopefully, you’re not considering student loans until after you’ve exhausted options such as grants, scholarships and fellowships that you don’t have to pay back after you graduate.