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Financial Wellness

1/25/2023

Are Checking Accounts Truly Free?

Checking accounts will vary by features such as fees, accessibility, dividends, digital features and more.

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Financial Wellness

1/25/2023

How to Improve Your Credit Score to Buy a House

Improving your credit score is one way to get the lowest rates for you.

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Financial Wellness

1/10/2023

VITA Tax Preparation Workshops

Travis Credit Union will again participate in the Federal VITA program that provides free basic income tax assistance.

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Financial Wellness

12/16/2022

Unlocking The Power of Your Home’s Equity

By unlocking the power of your home’s equity, you can fund home improvement projects, consolidate debt, pay college tuition, or take care of other major expense.

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Financial Wellness

12/15/2022

The Best Way to Consolidate Debt

It’s the New Year and you’re excited about the opportunities ahead. Before staring too far into the future, take the time now for a financial health check, especially if you used credit to buy holiday items last year.

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Financial Wellness

11/16/2022

A (New) Home for the Holidays?

Why Winter is an Excellent Time to Buy

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Financial Wellness

11/16/2022

Spend Better - How a Personal Loan Can Help You Afford Everything, From Vet Care to Veneers

Personal loans are a great way to pay for goods and services when you don’t have the funds readily available.

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Financial Wellness

10/25/2022

How You Should Pay for Holiday Purchases

Knowing your options on how to pay for festive purchases may help relieve some of the pressure of the holidays.

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Financial Wellness

10/25/2022

Tips for Choosing the Right Mortgage Partner

Selecting the right mortgage lender for your home purchase should be just as important as finding the right home to buy.

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Financial Wellness

9/22/2022

Ways to Create An Energy-Efficient Home

Energy savings tips to make your home energy efficient and save using the energy assistance program.

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Financial Wellness

9/22/2022

How to Reduce Closing Costs

Want to save money when buying a home? Here are some easy tips on how to reduce closing costs.

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Financial Wellness

8/24/2022

Save Better With These Certificate Strategies

Certificates, the guaranteed investment tool to help you earn and save money easily and fast.

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Financial Wellness

8/24/2022

Six Steps to Buying a Home

Key financial steps you can take now to help when buying a home.

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Financial Wellness

8/5/2022

Employee Retention Tax Credit Reminder

Can Still Help Businesses Affected by COVID‑19

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Financial Wellness

7/27/2022

How to Use a Mobile Wallet

What they are, their benefits, and other ways to pay securely using debit and credit cards.

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Financial Wellness

7/27/2022

How to Save Money for a House

Saving money for a down payment to buy a home may feel like a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be.

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Financial Wellness

6/27/2022

How to Financially Prepare for a Life Event

Saving for a major life event such as getting married, buying a home, or starting a family are all daunting things to think about.

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Financial Wellness

6/27/2022

Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

If you’ve decided to become a homeowner for the first time this year, congratulations!

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Financial Wellness

5/26/2022

Renting vs. Buying a House

The question whether to rent or buy in this current market is as complicated as ever.

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Financial Wellness

5/26/2022

How to Build an Emergency Fund

According to the Federal Reserve, 36% of Americans cannot cover a $400 emergency.

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Financial Wellness

4/19/2022

What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean for Your Mortgage?

Higher rates may require adjusting your housing budget.

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Financial Wellness

4/19/2022

Student Loans – A Viable and Valuable Option

Which Student Loan is Best?

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Financial Wellness

3/30/2022

Home Equity Loan or HELOC vs. Cash-out Mortgage Refinance. What’s Best for You?

Today’s rising home prices means homeowners have more equity in their properties than just a few years ago.

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Financial Wellness

3/30/2022

Navigating Market Uncertainty

Understanding and Preparing for Volatility in the Stock Market

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Financial Wellness

3/30/2022

Best Credit Unions in California

Knowing how to manage your personal finances may come easy to some and may prove difficult for others.

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Financial Wellness

2/22/2022

How to Make Your Tax Refund Work for You

Know how to leverage your tax refund wisely and recognize when your refund may be too high.

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Financial Wellness

2/22/2022

VA Loans Make Homeownership Affordable

More and more people are turning to VA Loans for home purchases, tapping into the significant benefits that come with these loans.

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Financial Wellness

1/25/2022

Get Ready Now for the Spring Home-Buying Season

Get started before the spring real estate season begins.

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Financial Wellness

1/25/2022

Buy Now, Pay Later

What you need to know about these short-term loans.

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Financial Wellness

12/21/2021

Planning for Home Renovation Costs While Buying a Home

Buyers must now plan for home improvements as part of the cost of buying a home.

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Financial Wellness

12/20/2021

The Ins and Outs of Opening a Joint Bank Account

If you and your significant other have decided on spending your life together, ask each other if you should combine your financials accounts now that you’re sharing a household.

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Financial Wellness

11/29/2021

Homebuyers – Docs Needed to Navigate a Mortgage

The Real Estate market continues to sizzle, even at a time of the year when sales typically cool down.

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Financial Wellness

11/29/2021

Couples that Need Help with Financial Planning

How to set and plan financial goals as a couple.

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Financial Wellness

11/1/2021

Pros and Cons of PMI

PMI has helped increase home affordability for many Americans over the years.

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Financial Wellness

11/1/2021

When to Have That Money Talk with Your Partner

Life happens and before you know it, your relationship with that special someone has turned serious and excitedly toward a bright future together.

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Financial Wellness

10/8/2021

How Your Credit Score Impacts What You Pay for a Mortgage

One of the first things you should do when you start your home-buying journey is to check your credit score.

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Financial Wellness

9/22/2021

Is a Cash-Out Refinance Right for You?

A cash-out refinance means using your home’s equity for home improvements, debt consolidation, or other purposes.

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Financial Wellness

9/22/2021

The Ins and Outs of Inflation

Inflation is a complex topic, so we’ve put together this guide to help you.

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Financial Wellness

9/22/2021

Top Tips for Managing Student Loan Debt

There are many tips and tricks to help with student loan debt.

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Financial Wellness

8/10/2021

3 Ways to Level-Up Your Financial Literacy

Here are three simple steps you can take to control your finances and boost your financial literacy.

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Financial Wellness

8/10/2021

Refinancing? 3 Important Considerations Before Making a Move

Many homeowners are feeling the pressure to refinance their mortgage in order to take advantage of low interest rates.

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Financial Wellness

8/10/2021

Top Scams and How to Protect Yourself

The COVID-19 pandemic left many people financially vulnerable due to job loss, medical expenses and economic inflation.

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