What You Need to Know About Credit Scores

Keeping track of your credit score is a crucial piece of maintaining your financial well-being. Your credit score is like getting a grade for all the good work you’re doing with your finances—or it can serve as a reminder that you could be doing better.

Posted by Charles Taylor on Oct 30, 2019
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It’s Financial Planning Week (Oct. 3–10) Time to Take a Closer Look at Your Finances

You probably know Columbus Day Weekend is upon us. What you probably don’t know is that the first week of October marks another important event, and one that potentially has far greater impact on your life than a long weekend. October 3–10 is Financial Planning Week!

Posted by Richard Lemay on Oct 2, 2018
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Paying Your Mortgage Off Early—Is It the Right Choice for You?

When you sign the dotted line (or the many, many dotted lines) on your first mortgage, it can seem like the last payment lies way far off in the distance. This isn’t an illusion—30 years, the most popular term for a mortgage, is a long time. But there are things you can do to bring that final payment closer.

Posted by Sarah Powell on Sep 15, 2016
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10 Mortgage Terms to Know When Meeting With Lenders

Are you a first-time home buyer? Here are 10 glossary terms that will help you speak the language of banking!

Posted by Sarah Powell on Sep 13, 2016
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5 Things You Should Know About Credit Counseling

Credit counseling can be a long process, but it is one of the best ways to get your finances in order and put yourself and your family in a position where you can build wealth and improve your credit scores.

Posted by Sarah Powell on Aug 16, 2016
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What Is a Debt-To-Income Ratio?

Learn about how banks calculate your debt-to-income ratio and how this number affects your ability to get a mortgage.

Posted by Sarah Powell on Jun 28, 2016
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10 Things You Don't Realize Could Hurt Your Credit Score

Having a good credit score is imperative to anyone applying for a mortgage. Learn what might be bringing down your score.

Posted by Sarah Powell on May 31, 2016
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5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home

Preparing to purchase your first home can be daunting. Make sure you're ready by asking yourself these five questions first.

Posted by Sarah Powell on May 17, 2016
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