Financial Fundamentals Blog

Planning to Move? Avoid These Top Money Mistakes

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Moving isn’t the easiest thing to do, but moving into a new home can be rewarding—as long as you avoid some of the common financial pitfalls that come along with it. Let’s explore some of the typical money mistakes people make while moving and how to avoid them.

5 Money Management Skills To Help You Plan for Your Future

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If you find yourself worrying about finances, it’s important to know you’re not alone. Money is a common source of worry in many people’s lives. In fact, more than a third of U.S. adults feel anxiety over their finances.

Save money with your WOW checking account

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Looking for small ways to make a big impact on your budget? Maybe it’s time to rethink your checking account and the benefits that could come with a new one.

Am I Ready To Buy A House?

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Ever heard someone say that you’re throwing your money away if you’re renting? Or that you’re not building equity in your own home?

Is It Possible To Reset Credit?

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A high credit score helps build healthy financial wellness and supports goals such as a new house, car, or apartment. However, having a low credit score can impact a person’s ability to attain these large investments and result in overwhelming stress.

Features to consider when opening a new checking account

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Opening a new checking account is usually easy. However, choosing the right financial institution and product for you is another story.

401k vs IRA: What's The Difference?

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It’s never too early to start thinking about your retirement options and how to save as much as you can for retirement. You have several choices for retirement savings, including a 401(k) and an individual retirement account (IRA).

Building An Emergency Fund During A Recession

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Life can unexpectedly send a lot your way. Loss of a job, unexpected medical expenses—you never know what might arise. That’s especially true during a recession when finances are already tight.

How To Plan A Wedding On A Budget

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Congratulations on your engagement! This is such an exciting time and we’re sure you have plenty of visions about what you want your wedding to look like, who you want to invite, and what your wedding colors will be.

Am I Saving Enough For Retirement?

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We all have retirement dreams—catching up on the to-be-read list, traveling with family, or doing projects around the house. No matter what your retirement dreams are, one thing is certain: You need to make sure you’re saving enough now so you don’t have to worry about money later. But the big question is: Are you doing enough saving for retirement?

Six Tips for Avoiding Summer Travel Scams

  • Beth Ann Tabak
Ready to get away this summer? We hear you! Just don’t fall prey to a fraudster. Here are four tips to steering clear of travel scams this summer.

7 Tips for Traveling On A Budget

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When the weather starts getting nicer, we start dreaming of vacations and exploring new areas. No matter what your vacation plans are, one thing is for sure: We all want to save money.