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COVID Pushing More Consumers To Online Banking

Pushed by the pandemic, American consumers – and especially older ones – have embraced digital banking as never before. Since COVID began, over 90 percent of Americans banked virtually at least once using an online website or a mobile app. Retail banking institutions JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America have both reported a substantial […]

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How Much Student Debt Is Too Much?

Almost half of all Americans who ran up student loan debt regret not choosing a cheaper college. That’s a mistake you don’t want to make. Excessive student debt can put you into a hole you can’t easily climb out of. Many grads struggle so much to make monthly payments that they have to put other […]

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Applying For A New Mortgage? Make Sure Your Credit Score Is At Its Best

Why a top credit score matters You may already know how important it is to have the best credit score possible. Your credit score typically affects how much you pay on your home mortgage, your new car loan, and even your cell phone contract. Depending on where you live, it may influence how much you […]

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Diamonds – And Summer Weddings – Catch The Coronavirus Blues

Summer is traditionally a time for weddings and other joyous gatherings, but the coronavirus has turned everyone’s celebration plans on their head. Even Princess Beatrice in the U.K. had to scratch her wedding plans in favor of a private, scaled-down and socially distanced affair last week. There is no doubt that the wedding industry, which […]

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Uncertain Income? Tips To Cut Your Spending

Whether you’re still working or already in retirement, you may feel less confident now about your income than you did in January due to the ongoing fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. It’s natural to want to proceed with extra caution going forward. One way to get your finances back into your comfort zone is to […]

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Don’t Throw Out That Stimulus Debit Card!

“I almost threw it out,” confessed one client. “I thought it was another unsolicited credit card offer and was getting ready to put it in the shredder,” said another. They are talking about the prepaid debit cards they received from the U.S. Treasury containing their stimulus payments issued under the CARES Act. The cards, called Economic […]

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Women: Here’s How To Protect Your Credit During The Pandemic

Millions of Americans are concerned about protecting their credit during the coronavirus pandemic, and especially women. We’re all affected by the coronavirus pandemic. But some are facing greater financial challenges as they wait for the economy to rebound. Almost 90 million Americans are worried about their credit scores and whether they will be damaged before […]

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Florida Real Estate Holds Its Own During The Pandemic

We may be in the midst of a global pandemic, but life goes on. No surprise, then, that we have clients who are selling, building, buying, and refinancing homes across the state, despite COVID-19. Curious as to how Florida’s real estate market is weathering the pandemic? Here’s some highlights: Transactions are continuing day by day. […]

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Why A Juicy Auto Insurance Rebate May Be Headed Your Way

It’s not often you get money back. But billions of dollars in auto insurance rebates may be headed your way, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Industry sources say auto insurers will be giving back to policyholders $10.5 billion in premiums and benefits either as policy credits, percentage discounts, dividends, or added insurance coverages. One […]

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If We’re Barely Going Out, How Can We Be Spending More?

We may be sheltering at home, but apparently our wallet didn’t get the message. How on earth can our spending be higher if we’re barely leaving the house? While the vast majority of Americans do believe they have cut back on spending while social distancing, an estimated 58 million people admit to spending more money […]

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