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Understand, Build and Manage Your Credit

Credit plays an important role in your life – affecting the purchases you make and much more. The more insight you have about credit, the easier it is to strengthen your financial well-being.

Learn how to successfully manage your credit rating and protect against credit fraud.

Your Mailbox May Still Be Vulnerable to Old School Identity Theft

September 22, 2017

It takes just one piece of intercepted mail for a criminal to begin stealing your identity. Find out the steps you can take to stay safe.

3 Steps to Take If Your Social Security Number Has Been Stolen

September 22, 2017

Find out what you can do if you Social Security Number is stolen and how you can prevent identity theft.

How to Make a Budget

September 21, 2017

Learn strategies for building a budget that works for you. You can live within your means and meet your goals.

How to Unfreeze Your Credit Report

September 20, 2017

Find out the steps you need to take to unfreeze your credit report and what credit freeze laws may apply in your state.

Video: Making Financial Decisions Today with Bobby Lee from 2 Minute Finance

September 20, 2017

Check out this video where Bobby Lee from 2 Minute Finance joins us to chat about the importance of getting started on the journey to financial health.

7 Things You Need to Know Before Freezing Your Credit

September 20, 2017

Thinking about freezing your credit? Find out the seven things you should consider before taking any action.

10 Easy Ways to Save Money Every Month

September 19, 2017

When it comes to financial success, it’s not how much you make, it’s how much you save. Find out our tips on ways you can save money.

A Multigenerational Solution to the Home Buying Squeeze

September 19, 2017

Are you and your family members interested in buying a home together? Find out what you should all carefully consider.

Tres Key Steps for Buying Your First Casita

September 19, 2017

In the market for a new casa? Make sure your finances are in order to set yourself up for success in the process.

Here’s When You Should File a Police Report After a Data Breach

September 18, 2017

With so much uncertainty surrounding the recent Equifax data breach, many Americans are wondering how to respond—should you file a police report?

Is an FHA Loan Right for You?

September 18, 2017

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers a program designed to help first-time homebuyers of any age. Find out if it's right for you.

After the Equifax Breach, Watch Out for Phishing Scams

September 15, 2017

The Equifax data breach could expose you to risks that have nothing to do with the breach itself, or the culprits behind it. Find out how to stay protected.

How to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

September 15, 2017

A pre-approval for a mortgage shows the seller that you are a serious buyer, and that you’ll be able to afford the purchase. Learn more.

What Is the Difference Between a Credit Freeze and Fraud Alert?

September 15, 2017

Not sure what the difference between a credit freeze and a fraud alert? Find out when you should consider each one and what it can do for you.

Audio: Talking Personal Finance with Ashley Jacobs from Wise Bread

September 14, 2017

Check out this podcast where Ashley Jacobs joins us to chat about paying for college, personal finance tips and budgeting.

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7 Things You Need to Know Before Freezing Your Credit

Thinking about freezing your credit? Find out the seven things you should consider before taking any action.