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The Beginner’s Guide to Filling Out a W-4

The Beginner’s Guide to Filling Out a W-4It’s no secret that the IRS excels at making things complicated. And when you’re busy learning the ropes of a new job, trying to fill out a 4-page W-4 form can be a huge hassle. It’s not a good idea to rush through it, though, because a small […]

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Beware Back-to-School Tuition Scams

Beware Back-to-School Tuition ScamsBack-to-school season means a flurry of shopping — and a flurry of scams. Scammers know that students and their parents are caught up in a frenzy of preparations and errands and are, therefore, more likely to fall victim to schemes. As you get ready for school, look out for these scams targeting […]

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What’s the Best Way to Tackle Debt?

Snowball Method vs. Avalanche Method: What’s the Best Way to Tackle Debt?Debt is the ultimate killjoy. It can destroy a budget, make long-term financial planning impossible, and shadow every purchase you make with guilt. No one wants to live with that debt burden. But how do you kiss your debt goodbye?Crawling out from under this […]

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Should I Take the Zero-Percent Financing Offered by the Dealer?

Should I Take the Zero-Percent Financing Offered by the Dealer?Q: I’m in the market for a new set of wheels, and I’ve seen some dealers advertising zero-percent financing. Should I take this offer?A: An auto loan without any interest sounds like a dream; however, there are many considerations before deciding to take out a zero-percent financing loan. […]

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What Can I Do With An EIP Card

What Can I Do With an EIP Card?The first round of stimulus payments were deposited directly into tax payers bank accounts. Then the government started mailing checks. More recently they have been mailing prepaid debit cards.  (This process will likely go through the summer. If you haven’t received your payment yet, check this article for […]

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Getting Ahead on Your Student Loan Before You Graduate

Getting Ahead on Your Student Loan Before You GraduateAs you prepare for graduation and begin scouting different employment opportunities, be sure to look at the larger picture before you accept a position.Hopefully, you’ve chosen a career path that will bring you joy and gratification. Equally important, though, is a job that can support your lifestyle […]

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Where is my Stimulus Check?

Where is my Stimulus Check?Q: Everyone I talk to seems to have already gotten their stimulus money, but I’m still waiting for mine to arrive. Where is my stimulus check?A: More than half of eligible Americans have already received their Economic Impact Payment, but tens of millions more are still waiting. We’ll let you in on when […]

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Why Does My Credit Score Matter?

Keep track of your score! Sign up for Credit Sense now in Virtual Branch. Why Does My Credit Score Matter?Your credit score is made up of three numbers, serving as an indicator of your financial history, wellness and responsibility. These three little numbers can spell the difference between approval and rejection for a mortgage, a job, […]

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