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How to Build a Budget

How to Build a Budget The word “budgeting” may sound a bit ominous if you’ve just been winging it with finances. The rewards are significant, though, and it’s really not all that difficult. Here’s how to build and stick with a budget without cramping your style. Budget basics The first step in creating a budget is to figure out exactly … Continue reading

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Build Your Nest Egg with 4 Keys to Retirement Savings

Build Your Nest Egg with 4 Keys to Retirement Savings Saving for retirement can seem like a daunting task. How do you know how much you need? What are the best ways to save money? When should you start withdrawing those savings? While the path to a comfortable retirement differs from person to person, there are four key steps to … Continue reading

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Three Reasons to Pay with a Credit Card

Three Reasons to Pay with a Credit Card   Credit cards aren’t evil and they don’t automatically trap the people that use them under a mountain of debt. When used properly, there are many financial advantages to using credit cards to pay for day-to-day expenses. Here are three of the best reasons to prefer plastic: Track Your Spending Credit cards … Continue reading

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Online Information Security Tips

Online Information Security Tips There’s no question that the Internet makes life easier in many ways. Shopping, communicating and storing information are just a few of the ways we all use the web. However, it also comes with risks. To keep your financial information safe online, follow these tips: Use a Secure Connection and Strong Passwords If you frequently shop … Continue reading

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Four Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

  Four Tips for First Time Homebuyers In many areas of Wisconsin, the housing market is still going strong from the active summer months, interest rates are still at historic lows, and real estate prices are competitive. You might be wondering if it’s time to take the plunge into homeownership. If you decide that now is the right time for … Continue reading

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The FDIC Offers Tips on Choosing and Using the Right Bank Account

The FDIC Offers Tips on Choosing and Using the Right Bank Account Having a bank account brings important benefits, including deposit insurance and access to a variety of financial services. The latest FDIC Consumer News features simple tips on how to choose and manage a checking or savings account wisely. The Summer 2016 edition also has articles on depositing a check using … Continue reading

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Three Tips to Raise Your Credit Score and Keep it High

Three Tips to Raise Your Credit Score and Keep it High Your credit score affects many aspects of your life, including making large purchases, obtaining loans, renting an apartment and even applying for a job! Do you know your current credit score? When was the last time you checked your credit report? Here are a few simple steps you can … Continue reading

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Financial Tips for College Students

Financial Tips for College Students With college move-in days right around the corner, students living away from home for the first time may need to brush up on some financial dos and don’ts as they prepare for the college experience. Here are some basic reminders on how to avoid financial pitfalls during the transition from high school to college. Create … Continue reading

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Tips for Back to School Savings

Tips for Back to School Savings Summer may be in full swing, but fall will be here before you know it. That means back to school shopping is on its way. Have you budgeted for school supplies and new clothes yet? The average family will spend an estimated $673 on back to school expenses, according to a recent survey from … Continue reading

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Tips to Save Money at Home this Summer

When the temperature goes up, so do energy bills, water bills and a host of other home-related costs. Here are a few tips on how to stretch your household budget this summer and still stay cool. Use ceiling fans. Overhead fans get air circulating, which means you might be able to delay turning on the air conditioning-especially if you can … Continue reading

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