Identifying Your Wants Vs. Your Needs

The foundation of successfully managing your finances is budgeting, and a pillar of budgeting is learning to distinguish your needs from your wants. If you can’t differentiate those, you could wind up overspending on luxuries ...

Common Financial Fees

You’re working hard to build up your financial accounts by filling them with the money you’ve earned. When you look at your monthly statements, sometimes you might notice some of that cash being deducted to pay a variety of ...

What Qualifies as a Strong Password?

In the age of ever-increasing internet involvement, the threat of someone hacking into your information by breaking through your passwords grows daily. To make an account far more resistant to hacking, following these basic rules ...

The Impact of Depreciation on Your Car Loan

There’s a common saying that a new vehicle loses value the second it leaves the dealership lot. It’s not terribly far from the truth: According to Edmunds, the average $30,000 sedan depreciates nearly $6,000 in its first year ...

Tips for Paying Off Credit Card Debt

Chances are you owe a balance on your credit card or cards. Statistics show that it is quite likely you owe more than a little. According to NerdWallet’s “2016 American Household Credit Card Debt Study,” the average U.S. ...

Why to Consider a Used Luxury Car

If you’re daydreaming about driving an affluent, stylish vehicle, but prefer more affordable transportation, consider buying a used luxury vehicle. Here are just some of the advantages of pursuing this affordable yet rewarding ...

After the Accident: Interacting with Another Insurance Company

If you’ve recently been in a car accident, the other driver’s car insurance company might try to get you to give a statement. Discover the risks of talking about the crash with the other person’s car insurance company, as ...

Types of Car Insurance

Even though many drivers have auto insurance, only some of them clearly comprehend what different types of coverages mean. Decipher the unique types of car insurance to understand the various components of your personal vehicle ...

Affected by a Recent Weather Event? We’re Here to Help

Thousands of our family, friends and neighbors have been affected by recent storms, and as a long-time mortgage servicer and insurance provider, we know that it can be challenging to figure out what comes next. Our communities ...

Tailgating Tips for Football Season

Football season is here, and to get the most out of this exciting time you need to be prepared for the ultimate tailgating experience. From grilling to games, here are some helpful tips to get you ready to host the best tailgate ...