Posts By: Melinda Opperman

It’s customary to wish everyone “Happy Holidays,” but the holiday season isn’t always happy for a lot of people. We hear from many consumers who struggle during this time of year, both emotionally and financially. The National Alliance on Mental Illness found that 64% of people are affected by the “holiday blues.” It’s important to…

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For majority of people, the most important part of the holidays is celebrating the season with loved ones. This usually means traveling out of town to be with friends and family. If you are planning to leave home for the holidays, it’s crucial to take some steps to ensure your home’s security. An essential thing…

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Family and personal finances are a big part of every holiday season. People are buying gifts, preparing holiday meals, and planning all of the changes in their lives that the coming new year might bring. In addition to giving thanks for all we have, we want everyone to engage in some financially sound thinking this…

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Homeowners need to be ready in case anything happens to threaten their household. Sometimes, natural disasters can strike that are well beyond anyone’s control, but there are still steps everyone can take to be ready for any worst-case scenario: Have adequate insurance Homeowners insurance is a must have for anyone with a house, and likewise,…

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This Veterans Day, we hope all current and former military service members will take advantage of the professional services available to help them establish and improve their credit, become homeowners, and balance their household budgets. For our armed forces, it’s not always easy to achieve financial security. Military personnel face special challenges that others don’t….

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To rent or buy? If the question of renting vs. buying a home has crossed your mind we encourage you to consider the benefits of homeownership. However, the advantages of owning vs. renting are different for everyone. If you’re not already a homeowner, then it’s always time to be thinking about when to buy your…

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