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Preparing for Your Future

Q: I’ve had a financial emergency and I don’t know how to pay for it! What are my options? A: Ideally, you’ll want to have an emergency fund in place. If you don’t, consider these options… 1.) Credit cards Using one of your SDFCU credit cards …

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Buying a home is exciting and challenging. With commitment, planning, and learning, you can become a successful homeowner. This article series covers everything you need to know to start the homebuying process off right, including: • Preparing for Homeownership • Understanding Mortgages • Getting a Loan • Searching for a Home and Making an …

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Taking advantage of an SDFCU Personal Loan is not only a great way to pay off high-interest credit cards and consolidate debt, but it is an easy way to get the money you need when you need it. With a personal loan, the amount you designate to borrow is …

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Buying a home is exciting and challenging. With commitment, planning, and learning, you can become a successful homeowner. This article series covers everything you need to know to start the homebuying process off right, including: • Preparing for Homeownership • Understanding Mortgages • Getting a Loan • Searching for a Home and Making an …

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If you’re at the end of your college career, you likely spend lots of time thinking about that first, after-college job. What will your job be like? What kind of company will you work for? How big will your starting salary be? Will you get along with …

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Avoid extra expenses and stretch your travel dollars by saving with these products and services: Credit Cards Did you know card networks like VISA charge a fee on transactions made abroad? And that many banks charge an additional percentage on top of that? Use a credit card that helps you …

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I have entered a phase in my life in which many of my classmates, friends and family are in the thick of diapers, teething and general child-rearing activities. I am not married, and I just bought my first house with rooms for family expansion but no crying offspring to …

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Having a baby can be a shock to your financial system. It was most definitely a shock to ours! As our precious baby girl turns a year old, her college savings account is in the four figures. The saving success we experienced was due in large part to the generosity …

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