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Your Goals

Tips and steps you can take on your financial journey


2019 Retirement Trends to Watch

1/2/2019

In-plan spending strategies becoming more important

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Why women need to save more than men

10/3/2018

Because of longer life expectancies, women need to have significantly more in retirement savings than men.

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Home Improvement One-Upmanship

4/24/2018

Jealousy could be the mother of home improvement projects.

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Planning your finances after tying the knot

4/11/2018

Life after the top tier is in the freezer and how you both will pay for it.

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Learn tax refund savings strategies

3/6/2018

Savings Plans taught during Military Saves Week could work for you too.

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Come Home With Travis

1/25/2018

Make 2018 the year You become a homeowner!

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Healthy habits for the New Year

1/8/2018

2018 is your time to shine.

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5 Ways to Stay Financially Fit in 2018

12/27/2017

Make a resolution you can keep this year. Start saving with Travis.

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Is this the season to buy a new car?

12/20/2017

The holidays may be the best time to get a great deal on a new car.

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Auto refinance can help you save this holiday season

11/8/2017

Tackle your holiday to-do list with a payment deferral and extra cash!

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Are you ready to start investing for your future?

11/2/2017

Developing an investment strategy can put you on track to achieving your financial goals.

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Here’s what you can do to help your child prepare for college admissions

10/24/2017

As a parent, you play an important role in the application process, too.

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Have an auto loan? Thinking of refinancing?

10/10/2017

Refinance = Smart Financial Decision = Better Living

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Get a head start on winterizing your home

9/28/2017

Use home equity to prepare your home for the colder months.

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How to protect yourself from identity theft

9/21/2017

Don’t fall victim to one of the most financially devastating crimes.

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Do you have enough money set aside for emergencies?

9/1/2017

A new Bankrate survey sheds light on Americans’ saving habits.

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You’re in the driver’s seat when you refinance with Travis

8/24/2017

Enjoy the financial flexibility that comes with lower monthly auto payments.

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Family fun while on a budget

7/27/2017

Great ideas to have family fun at low or no cost.

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What a home refi can do for you

7/20/2017

Refinance your home while the rates are still great.

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How to curb the craving to spend

7/19/2017

Here are ways to spare your wallet and save some cash.

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Get your air conditioner ready for the summer

7/10/2017

Don’t let your AC break down when you need it most.

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Save for the dream summer vacation

7/6/2017

How to save for summer vacation.

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Tips for first-time homebuyers

6/29/2017

It’s finally time to purchase a place of your own.

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Improve energy efficiency in your home

6/22/2017

Go green and save money with an energy loan.

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Mortgage rates have remained in historically low range

5/22/2017

Turn to Travis for a better mortgage – refinance today!

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Benefits of refinancing your home

5/15/2017

A lower rate can reduce payments and improve your finances.

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How to save – and earn more – with your money

5/9/2017

Earn more with your money with these options.

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Go green on your energy bill with these tips

4/26/2017

Every light doesn’t need to stay on, nor does the AC have to be on 24/7.

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Stay safe during your home remodeling

4/24/2017

Renovations on your home can pose many dangers.

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Help your teen prepare for a summer job search

4/11/2017

Encourage your child to make the most of their summer break.

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Start budgeting for a summer vacation

4/3/2017

Your summer destination doesn’t have to drain your wallet.

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Preparing for a home purchase

3/20/2017

Becoming a homeowner is a big step – make sure you understand the process.

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Establishing a health savings account

3/8/2017

Many Americans don’t understand the basics of a health savings account.

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Wrangle in credit card debt with the $20 rule

2/24/2017

Limit credit card spending on purchases below a certain price point.

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Start planning your summer getaway home now

2/16/2017

Here are some tips for renting a summer vacation home.

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Turn to Travis as your Primary Financial Institution

2/10/2017

Let’s help you achieve your financial goals.

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Search for scholarships early in the New Year

1/27/2017

Graduation may seem far away, but application deadlines are looming.

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File a FAFSA before March 2 deadline

1/23/2017

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid can help offset college costs.

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Create a successful strategy to get out of debt

1/17/2017

Think about interest rates, unnecessary spending when ranking debt in priority to repay.

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Get the most value out of your used vehicle

1/9/2017

A good price for your trade-in can lead to a sweet new ride.

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Get fit in 2017 with these New Year's Resolutions

12/30/2016

Create realistic health goals and resolutions which you can meet.

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Improve your finances for the New Year

12/27/2016

Now is the time to get your bills in order and we can help.

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Improving academic performance

12/16/2016

Learn how to help your child achieve in school.

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Maintaining your holiday budget

12/9/2016

Stick to your spending cap this holiday season.

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Check out these home improvement projects as winter approaches

11/9/2016

Work on the home to keep heating costs down as the temperatures drop.

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Steps to buying a home next summer

11/7/2016

Purchasing a home can take months of planning before making that decision.

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Take advantage of all financial aid options

10/19/2016

The price of a college education isn’t getting any cheaper.

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Rely on your local credit union to be your primary financial institution

10/11/2016

As big banks fall under more scrutiny to due sales scandals, credit unions remain pillars among their communities.

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Start saving for the holidays

10/5/2016

It’s not too early to start your holiday budget planning.

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Start college planning early

9/26/2016

How to approach an educational savings plan.

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Is no down payment financing worth it?

9/14/2016

Not having to front cash for a major purchase can be beneficial.

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Try MYINSIGHT with three easy steps

9/13/2016

Process includes adding external accounts to the platform.

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How much car can you afford?

8/24/2016

Don’t put the want before what’s feasible on a dealership lot.

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Over 50 million Americans are investing cash long-term

8/19/2016

Despite financial experts’ thoughts, many continue regular deposits.

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Auto, home refinancing can lead to big savings


8/1/2016

Trimming off even a few percentage points leads to long-term savings.

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Your "real money" income isn't getting better

7/15/2016

Income adjusted for inflation remained stagnant in April and May.

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Don’t rely on Social Security alone for retirement income

6/13/2016

Create a retirement plan that includes other savings strategies to help you keep the same lifestyle.

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New car sales dip in May

6/7/2016

Compared to 2015, new car sales down more than five percent.

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Building retirement assets now matters later

6/3/2016

Don’t approach your Golden Years wondering when you’ll be able to stop working.

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Here are six spring-time home improvement projects to think about

4/18/2016

As the weather warms up, so do the tools and enthusiasm to fix up things.

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Study says most seniors not isolated or lonely

3/28/2016

Helps debunk long-held thought that most are lonely.

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Americans lack emergency funds

2/26/2016

Most would have to borrow money to cover an unexpected expense.

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Credit score improvement takes time, patience

2/18/2016

Credit standing can evaporate quickly, and may take years to rebuild.

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Military Saves Week and the pledge to save

2/16/2016

Find out how your family can reach its savings goal.

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How to start saving for tomorrow

1/27/2016

Create a savings plan to anticipate the unexpected.

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Create wiggle room in your budget

1/19/2016

A financial review will help identify your cash flow.

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How to start saving ahead for tomorrow

1/5/2016

Create a savings plan to be prepared for rainy days.

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Important to start saving for your child's college fund now

12/14/2015

Cost of attending four years of college currently near the six-figure range.

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Prepare for a home purchase next summer

11/10/2015

Buying a home takes months of planning before you even sign on the dotted line.

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Why people buy cars in December

11/9/2015

Luxury car sales are very good during the holidays because of promotions to clear year-end inventory.

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Maximizing the value of your trade-in

9/28/2015

Find out how you can the most money for your current vehicle before you head to the dealership.

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Empty nest offers flexibility for parents

9/22/2015

When the kids leave for college, your horizons get to expand.

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How to safely navigate the Internet

8/19/2015

That link looks cool, so I can click on it, right? Think again, as you may be exposing yourself to a world of hurt in cyberspace.

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Parents can find guidance online

8/13/2015

No matter if your child is age 5 or 15, help is available on the web for people raising children at any age.

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How did you get that interest rate?

8/6/2015

There are a few reasons “that guy” received a 3 percent rate on his car loan while you can’t seem to figure why you were slapped with a 10 percent jaw dropper.

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Basic home purchase information

7/10/2015

What are the main factors when it comes to choosing the right home to purchase?

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Rebuilding your credit – where to start

7/4/2015

Re-earning a reputation as a reliable borrower isn't as difficult as it may appear.

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Establishing credit history

7/2/2015

Building your reputation as a reliable borrower now can set up the success of your financial future later.

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Saving vs. Investing

6/3/2015

The adage is always out there – “Save your money! Save, save, save!”

But is saving money the best option? Is stacking cash on top of cash the best way to manage your funds?

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Differences and similarities between 401(k) and IRAs

6/2/2015

The avenues for retirement savings are similar, but vary when it comes to contribution and income limits.

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What most parents don't know about saving for college

5/22/2015

About 70 percent of the respondents to a recent survey didn’t know what a 529 Plan was, or how it works as a college savings tool. Given the high cost of a college education and the daunting task of paying for it, this is a little alarming.

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Auto Loans: What to keep in mind

5/18/2015

The truth is, it’s not. It’s far from that. It’s closer to excruciating at times. The thoughts race through your head, “Which car do I need? Which car do I want? Is this the right decision?”

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How refinancing your home saves you money

5/16/2015

If you’re a homeowner looking for ways to save money, the first place to look is at your home mortgage. Depending on the interest rate on your existing loan, refinancing could lower your monthly payment and free up hundreds of dollars you could save or use to tackle other expenses.

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Smart savings: Refinance an auto loan

5/13/2015

A big downside of purchasing a vehicle is actually paying for it each month. The worst part about that is paying the interest on the note, which can range from the low single digits to the mid-20s in terms of percentage.

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Benefits of starting a retirement fund early

4/21/2015

The first long-term financial priority a recently-graduate college student usually thinks of once they finish is school is starting to pay off their student loans – albeit, this doesn’t apply to anyone with a degree.

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