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Digital Banking 101: The Benefits of Banking At Your Fingertips

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What is “digital banking”?  Imagine you’re shopping and need to transfer money to cover a transaction. Maybe you need to pay the babysitter on a Sunday. Or you’re out of town and want to check your balance. What are your options? Drive across town to a branch? Try to navigate your financial institution’s telephone banking system? Like many consumers today craving convenience, you might try a convenient alternative to traditional banking channels: digital banking. “Digital banking” is simply a form…

How Does an Auto Loan Work? The Only Guide You Need

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Buying a new vehicle is one of the most significant purchases you can make in life, so researching the right type and model should be a top priority. While choosing the perfect model and color of your car are important, so too is understanding the financing. Knowing how an auto loan works will help you get the credit that offers the best value for your budget and needs. A car loan involves borrowing money from a lender, who provides the…

8 top reasons for getting a personal loan

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Get tips for funding life’s surprises Life happens. No matter how much you might plan and save, water heaters break, once-in-a-lifetime appliance sales come along, unexpected wedding or school expenses arise. This is exactly why you might be exploring top reasons for getting a personal loan. Whether a large one-time purchase like a home renovation, new or used car or you want to consolidate debt, a personal loan can have real merit. Let’s take a look at personal loans and…

Auditing Monthly Expenses: Money Saving Without Sacrifice

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Create a cost-cutting plan right for you A recent Intuit survey revealed that 65% of American adults don’t know how much they spend monthly and one-third regret overspending last month. It’s not surprising—creating and sticking to a monthly budget can be daunting. If you find yourself wishing you could get a better handle on expenses, the first step is to take a deep dive into what you’re spending. By auditing your current spend and tracking monthly expenses, you’ll tangibly see…

Home Equity Loan and Home Equity Line of Credit

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If you have paid your mortgage loan up to a level that the remaining debt is less than the current market value of your home, you are said to have equity in your home. Having home equity allows you to borrow money equal to a percentage of your equity amount, but the problem arises when you get to know that there are two different types of home equities. This article will explain the differences, benefits, and drawbacks of both a…

How to Plan for Unexpected Costs

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Get personal budgeting tips to help feel financially secure Life brings unexpected surprises. And while many are welcomed, some are expensive. Having the right financial preparation can help make those unexpected costs easier to handle. Let’s take a look at how you can prepare.  Build up an emergency fund Car repairs. Replacing a water heater. The need for unanticipated medical care. An emergency fund can take care of these and other unexpected expenses. Try to save up to six months’…

Monthly child tax credit payments start July 15. Here’s what parents need to know

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In just a few weeks, monthly child tax credit payments will go out to U.S. households that are home to about 65 million kids, according to the IRS. The expanded child tax credit was established in the American Rescue Plan signed into law in March. In 2021, the maximum enhanced child tax credit is $3,600 for children younger than age 6 and $3,000 for those between 6 and 17. The credit will be distributed as an advance on 2021 taxes in…

6 Common Reasons Why Businesses Fail

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Every business, no matter how big or small, can end up as a failure. Indeed, being a business owner is not for the faint of heart. On the contrary, with threats lurking around every corner, running a company requires a lot of bravery and self-discipline. While some entrepreneurs can instinctively avoid getting in trouble, others constantly have to be on the lookout for potential issues. Whichever group you belong to, knowing the most common reasons why businesses fail can help…

8 Essentials That Every Homeowner Needs To Have in Their Garage

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No matter if you are a very experienced homeowner or moving into your first house, you are aware that there are many regular home and car maintenance tasks and occasional repairs, such as getting a garage door spring replacement or filling the cracks in the flooring, that you will need to deal with. To make these less tedious and time-consuming, you need to be properly equipped! If you do not know what equipment you have to acquire first, then you…

How To Properly Invest Money During A Financial Crisis?

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Financial investment is all about the allocation of money with the aim to gain a positive return in the future. In a simpler context, investment is all about owning an asset with the objective of generating income from the appreciating value of the asset over time. Learning how to invest money is difficult, which, once mastered, can lead you to relish the pure bliss of financial freedom. However, as the ongoing pandemic ignited a major recession worldwide, even the pros…