Financial Fundamentals Blog

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.

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.

Unveiling Key Differences Between Refinancing, Home Equity Loans, and HELOC

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One of the benefits of owning your home is the ability to tap into the equity built up in it in order to achieve your goals. But when you’re looking at refinancing versus a home equity loan versus a HELOC, how do you know the differences between them — or which is best for your situation? Today, we’re digging into the pros and...

Unlocking the Power of Financial Growth: A Comprehensive Guide To Certificates

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Let’s say you’re saving money toward a goal. Maybe that goal is retirement; perhaps it’s a new house; or maybe you’re planning on taking yourself on a well-deserved vacation.

Secure, Swift and Convenient: The Future of Mobile Banking

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Mobile banking apps have become a necessary part of the overall banking experience, and many of us can’t imagine not having them as part of our financial tools. They’ve made paying bills, checking on accounts, transferring money, exploring other financial products and depositing paper checks much easier than before. And with...

Financial Freedom Awaits: Setting and Achieving Your Long-Term Goals

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What does financial freedom mean to you? Is it paying off credit card and loan debt? Saving for a house? Being well prepared for retirement? Improving your credit score?

Inflationary Realities: Adapting Your Budget To Economic Pressures

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Inflationary pressures on personal budgets have a huge impact on your day-to-day. Suddenly, the same gallon of milk you bought last month is twice as expensive. You’re keeping track of every mile you drive in your car.

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Different Types of Checking Accounts

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Regardless of the type of checking account you choose, one thing should always be true: Your checking account should give you more power over your money. That said, you do have options.