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How a “Duck Hunt” Led to the Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve is a frequent topic on the evening news; yet, many Americans know very little about this powerful institution, the influence it has on the economy, and the mysterious meeting more than a hundred years ago that laid the foundation for its birth. A Duck Hunt on Jekyll Island...

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Is It Better to Buy a New Or Used Car?

Are you in the market for a new vehicle? It can be difficult to choose between a brand new car and an older used vehicle. While there is no single right answer for everyone, we are providing the financial risks and benefits of both options to help you make the smartest financial decision...

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Live Smart: Save Money by Paying Yourself First

When you’re trying to save, it can feel like you will never get ahead. If you wish you could save more, you are not alone. More than half of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings account.[i] If you’re struggling to save, it may be time to try paying yourself first. This doesn’t mean...

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Personal Financial Planning Basics – Test Your Financial Knowledge

It is never too early or too late to prepare for your financial future. Whether you are fresh out of college or focused on paying down your debt, these tips will help you get on the right financial track. Let’s go over the five key areas that you can work on to improve your finances today. Don’t...

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A Parents’ Guide to Helping Your College Student Create a Budget

Watching your child go off to college can be exciting. On the other hand, figuring out how he or she is going to afford living away from home while getting a great education can be quite a different matter. We’re here to help you and your child learn how to budget for college and all that it has...

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