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Life Insurance 101

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Nothing says “love” like life insurance because you are making sure the financial needs of those you love are taken care of even after you are gone. Because life insurance is a key part of your financial plan, it’s important to make a smart, informed decision before purchasing coverage. Consider the following questions when shopping for the right fit for you and your loved ones.

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Keep Your Accounts Safe Following a Data Breach

Protecting Your Online Security

The latest data breach in the news serves as a reminder to everyone to remain vigilant by protecting your personal information to reduce the risk of fraud or identity theft. If you believe that your personal information has been compromised due to a data breach or another form of identity theft, there are some steps you can take to limit the potential damage.

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The New Psychology of Spending

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Many of us understand that personal finances are much more than income and expenses. Our spending habits, which directly impact our personal bottom line, are also affected by our emotions, values, and desires. This is known as the “psychology of spending.” Learn more about making a move from maximizing to minimizing spending.

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BalanceTrack "Stay on Track" Summer Contest

Did you know that you could win $500, while you strengthen your financial health? Presented by our partner in financial education, BALANCE, “Stay on Track” offers our BalanceTrack users the chance to win $500 and/or one of three $100 gift cards!

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Budget and Time-Friendly Home Improvement Projects

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The summer and fall months are a great time to get some home improvement projects and remodels finished. But for most of us, money and time are both factors in deciding what to do and how to get it done. We’ve put together some projects you can do on a tight budget and timeline.

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10 Expenses to Expect Beyond Your Mortgage Payment

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The world would be a simpler place if the only expense you had were your mortgage or housing expenses. But life isn’t free or that simple — especially when you own a home. That’s why we’ve compiled 10 expenses you’ll likely have beyond what you owe on your home loan.

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