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When taking out a loan for a new home or car, it’s important to understand what makes up a loan-to-value (LTV) ratio and how it can affect your loan terms.

Topics: Basic Finances
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How to establish your credit without a credit history

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Consider these four potential perks of refinancing your home loan.

Topics: Owning a Home
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One of a parent’s proudest and most exciting milestones occurs when a child receives that cherished acceptance letter to college. But it also can be a stressful occasion, particularly if you learn that available scholarships and financial aid won’t completely cover tuition, fees and other expenses.

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How Does Your Home Look to a Thief?

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If you’ve bought supplies for your kids in the last few years, you know it isn’t a cheap endeavor. Sometimes a list of school supplies can come in around $100 or more. For many families that cost is prohibitive. But you can help!

Topics: Community
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Making the right decision for you.

Topics: Owning a Home
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Planning ahead by saving for important events is more important than ever if you want to avoid having to settle for less.