Anti-malware companies estimate that anywhere from 50-70% of all email being sent around is spam. Spam is the electronic version of “junk mail.” Like the physical mail, most of it just goes in the trash, but if it’s catchy enough, you might open it to see what …

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As I was purchasing my $5 Starbucks coffee at the end of my junior year of college, it hit me: After graduation, I’d be in $10,000 worth of debt. I still didn’t know what kind of job I’d have, or how long it …

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Buying a home can be a very complex experience. Here are some tips that will make your home buying experience easier. 1. You should buy, instead of rent. You’ll love the feeling of having something that’s all yours – a home where your own personal style …

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By this point you’ve done the math and have decided buying a house makes fiscal sense, and you’re ready to begin looking for a house. Not just any house, the house. At the very least, you’re embarking on a new journey that is full of …

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The lure of the big city is easy to understand. Having concerts, art, and amazing restaurants at your fingertips can be enough to draw anyone in. Unfortunately, those things take money, something students and recent grads usually lack. But you don’t have to deprive yourself. With a little planning …

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Many credit union members are sometimes reluctant to make their credit union their primary financial institution because of an assumption that they will receive a lack of access to branches and ATMs if and when they travel or move away. As your financial partner, we have you covered when it …

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Remember the Beatle’s hit “All You Need is Love?” A good song, but it’s not true. When two people love each other and want to get married, they also need a mutual understanding about personal finances. After all, finances are the leading cause of …

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In the next few days culminates in Black Friday–the day when Americans wake up at the crack of dawn and work themselves into a frothy retail frenzy because of great deals. A quick word of advice: it’s not a deal if you don’t need …

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Remember those days when you would run excited to get the mail hoping you got something interesting? Then, remember the days when you checked your email several times a day hoping someone sent you a message or that something interested was in the Inbox? Now, do you run to the …

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It was 104 degrees in Boise that day, a sweltering heat made even more sweltering by the black smoke rising steadily from under the hood of my 2000 VW Beetle. As I stood on the side of the highway waiting for the tow truck, I had some unexpected time to …

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