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 ...

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 ...

Overlooked Tax Deductions for Homeowners

While owning a home has its benefits, most homeowners will agree that their mortgage is a hefty expense to pay every month. To lessen the monthly burden of a mortgage payment, here are four tax deductions for which you may qualify ...

Should You Refinance Your Loan?

In some ways, refinancing your current loan for a new loan can feel like trading apples for slightly different apples. You still have a monthly payment and long-term financial responsibilities, but refinancing has the potential ...

Should You Sell or Trade In Your Car?

When the time comes, you can either sell your current car or trade it in during the process of getting a new vehicle. Either of these methods can be beneficial, depending on your desired outcome. Consider the pros and cons for ...

Should You Get a Construction Loan or a Home Equity Line of Credit?

It’s always been your dream not to simply buy a home for retirement, but to build one from the ground up that is perfectly suited to your vision for how you want to spend your twilight years. To achieve this dream, two of the ...

Buying vs. Leasing Your Equipment

Whether you’re starting up an accounting firm, a family-owned restaurant or a farm, you’re going to need equipment to get your business up and running. This will be one of the more significant financial decisions in a process ...

Is Pet Insurance for You?

Adopting an animal is a major investment. Besides the initial fees incurred from the breeder, pet store or animal shelter, you have to financially take care of them by providing toys, food and various other expenses. Pets have ...

What to Know About Student Loan Forgiveness

Student loans can prove to be a heavy burden once a student enters the workforce. Forbes contributor Zack Friedman points out that student debt ranks higher than even credit card debt. Luckily for some former students, forgiveness ...

The Pros and Cons of Multiple Savings Accounts

While having a single savings account can provide a solid foundation for building wealth, it’s not always the best strategy when it comes to growing your cash. Depending on your spending and saving habits, having multiple accounts ...