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Financial planning

One key to money management is creating smart financial habits for your everyday life. Browse this section to find tips on budgeting, investing, building savings and more.
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Planning your financial future

Tips on how to protect yourself from identity theft

It's critical to be proactive when it comes to safeguarding your identity from thieves, and that begins with the careful management of your personal information.

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Types of home loans

When looking for a lender, there are many resources available. While choice is a good thing, it is important to do your research. Some lenders will be a better fit for you.

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Using a financial worksheet as a budget tool to determine your net worth

You can make moves to improve your financial situation by understanding net worth and making sound financial moves to increase your overall worth.

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What are dividends? Sharpening your financial know-how


Increase your financial acumen by reading up on what exactly dividends are, and how dividends work.

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What is a hard credit inquiry?

When does a credit score inquiry impact your credit, and how can you minimize the impact? Read more about 'hard' and 'soft' credit pulls.

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What is gap insurance?

GAP insurance is a type of auto insurance that covers the difference between your loan balance and the current value if your car is totaled or stolen.

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Why you should invest in long term care insurance

Because we can't predict the future, it may be a good idea to consider protecting your family and your finances with long term care insurance.

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