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Home & Mortgage Tips | Home and Mortgage

6 Mistakes to Avoid as a First-Time Home Buyer

By: America's Credit Union
August 9th, 2022

Finding your first home is one of life’s adventures. For first time home buyers, a first home is an excellent financial investment that offers an empty canvas of possibility. Yet what many forget with their first home purchase is this that your home, unless it is in the middle of the country, also comes with a neighborhood. As you shop for your first home, you are also shopping for your first neighborhood, and you need to consider the location carefully.

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Home & School | Personal Finance | Budgeting

Top 8 Money Saving Tips For Back-To-School Shopping

By: America's Credit Union
July 19th, 2022

Back-to-school shopping is complete before the most common well-known discount days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But with parents spending around $848 per child and upwards of $1,200 for college students, finding ways to save this school year can help relieve some of the costly burden. Although strategic use of credit cards can help spread out the expense and maintain checking and savings account reserves, one should never shy away from money saving tips that can help loving parents negotiate back-to-school spending.

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What is a Home Equity Loan and Can it Help with Debt Consolidation?

By: America's Credit Union
June 23rd, 2022

When hard-working people find themselves swimming in high-interest debt, it’s time to look for a lifeline and pull yourself out. Leveraging your home equity to consolidate monthly payments that are crushing your financial health and quality of life can be a game-changing solution.

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How Does a Home Equity Loan Work and How to Use it to Consolidate Debt

By: America's Credit Union
June 21st, 2022

If you’re looking for a way to deal with debt that is both flexible and affordable, a home equity loan may be a good solution. For homeowners who have built up some equity in their homes, this type of loan allows them to tap that equity and use it to pay down high-interest debt. Here’s a closer look at how home equity loans work, and when they work well for debt consolidation.

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HELOC vs Home Equity Loan Which is Best for Debt Consolidation

By: America's Credit Union
June 17th, 2022

If you want to save money and make some progress in paying off the bills and other debt you owe, you should consider accessing the equity in your home for a debt consolidation loan to achieve your goal of being debt-free. The two typical ways to access the equity in your home for a debt consolidation loan include a home equity loan and a home equity line of credit, better known as a HELOC. Below are some comparisons of a HELOC vs Home Equity Loan so you can see the pros and cons of each.

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Life | Budgeting | Home Improvements

5 DIY Home Improvement Projects for Summer On a Budget

By: America's Credit Union
June 17th, 2022

Winter and spring’s unpredictable weather coupled with hectic family school schedules cause home improvement projects to take a back seat. Now that summer’s reliable weather is within reach, it’s the perfect time to tackle some affordable home upgrades.

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How to Get Out of Debt Fast - Five Proven Tips

By: America's Credit Union
June 13th, 2022

The average debt load for Americans, including mortgages, student debt, credit cards, and car loans, is $90,460. All of this debt contributes to a high level of stress for many families. 

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7 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Debt Consolidation Loan

By: America's Credit Union
June 8th, 2022

Securing a debt consolidation loan and paying down your obligation can fast-track you to an improved credit rating and financial stability. But success requires personal vigilance and fiscal responsibility.

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Personal Finance | Youth News | Savings Plan

Top Financial Tips for New College Students

By: America's Credit Union
June 7th, 2022

The financially carefree days of college students are quickly disappearing in the rearview mirror. Wide-reaching surveys indicate upwards of 70 percent of college students experience stress about money before graduation. It almost goes without saying that this newest generation may not be overly welcoming to “advice” from their parents or grandparents. After all, those are the people who suffered massive student loan debt, a subprime mortgage crisis, and the Great Recession.

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Personal Finance | Life | Budgeting

9 Non Traditional Wedding Ideas On A Budget

By: America's Credit Union
June 2nd, 2022

Envisioning your future wedding can bring about feelings of excitement, joy, and love! Once the planning begins, it’s completely normal to experience different emotions as the reality of your future and the potential cost of your event set in.

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