Mortgage Down Payments

A down payment is the initial payment that you make when purchasing a home. The money is applied entirely to your equity in the home. This in turn lowers the amount you

Protecting Yourself From Fraud

The financial service industry has noted an increase of attempts from scammers to access personal account information. These attempts will often take the form of text

What to Know Before Co-Signing a Mortgage

We all have people in all of our lives that we’d do anything for. But should that include co-signing on a mortgage? Here are some factors to consider before helping

Auto Loan Road Trip - Liens

What Is a Lien? A lien is “a claim placed on real property in order to secure a debt” ( For example: If you finance an auto loan, your lender will place a

Tax Fraud: What Every Taxpayer Should Know

With the tax season upon us, it is more important than ever to be informed about tax fraud. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants taxpayers and tax professionals to

What Are Bonds?

A bond is a popular choice for investors to diversify their portfolios. Here is a brief and simple rundown on what a bond is.

Perks of Automating Your Finances

Automation is one of the most practical ways to make sure your money goes where it needs to each time you get your paycheck. Here are just some of the ways to begin

10 Résumé Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you’re a recent college grad or a seasoned professional looking for new opportunities, it never hurts to revise your résumé. This is your introduction to a

Auto Loan Road Trip - Titles

What Is a Title? A title is a sort of “birth certificate” for a vehicle. Among other things, this document lists the vehicle identification number (VIN), manufacture

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