8 Ways to Protect Against Identity Theft Secure Your Hardcopies Most of us think of identity theft as a digital crime, but many thieves are just as eager to get their hands on your paper documents. While online accounts are password-protected, important paper documents are often left in a …

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One of the most fundamental financial lessons your kids are going to have to learn is about how you work for your money. Do your kids understand that every time you pull out a wad of bills or swipe a card to pay for a purchase, that money is directly …

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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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Q: I’m thinking of switching my checking account to a credit union. How is it different than using a big bank? A: You’re not alone. Many Americans are dissatisfied with banks and are looking to make a switch. As a member of State Department Federal Credit Union (SDFCU …

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If you do any of your monetary transactions on a smartphone or a tablet, you’ve probably at one point thought to yourself, I can’t believe I’m doing this from…inside my car, while it’s being washed…the rodeo…a zip-line. No matter your favorite remote …

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Q: Back-to-school shopping kills my budget each year. Is there any way to start the year off right…without spending a small fortune? A: Rows of freshly sharpened pencils, an unopened box of crayons and a pair of shiny, new shoes will provide a thrill for any child …

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Once, credit cards were only for the privileged few. The rest of us used cash – and when there was no more, we either had to borrow from a friend or family member, or make do till next payday. Today, qualifying for a credit card is easier then before. Establishing …

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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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