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  • Line of credit vs a loan. What’s the difference?

    Need money for a new car? Maybe you want to finance fixing up your house? Finding the right loan can become a bit confusing. Mutual 1st Federal wants to make it a little easier by explaining the difference between a line of credit and a loan.
  • Best Ways to Use a Tax Refund

    Over the past few years, the average federal tax refund has come to about $3,000. That's not exactly chump change. With the filing deadline approaching, it's not too early to begin thinking about how you'll use a refund this year. Here are five pointers to keep in mind.
  • When to Refinance a Mortgage

    Contrary to what you may think, signing up for a mortgage loan doesn't mean you're trapped in that rate or term. If rates change or events arise that prevent you from paying as you had planned, refinancing might be an effective way to change your monthly payments.
  • 5 Tips for Safe Mobile Banking

    Nowadays, almost everyone has a smart phone and access to the internet right in the palm of their hand. You no longer have to come in to a branch to do your banking. It’s on your time - the mobile app is 24/7! While we are working to keep your account protected, here are 5 easy tips to help you protect yourself.
  • 3 Reasons You Need an Automatic Savings Plan

    “Save money” is a timeless bit of personal finance advice, but actually doing it can be another story. If you need a way to boost your savings and stay consistent with your goals, setting up an automatic funds transfer can help.
  • 5 Financial Tips for Newlyweds

    What to do after ‘I do?’ As you begin your new life together, here are 5 financial tips you will want to consider. As you work your way through these tips, keep in mind the most important rule is being open and honest about your finances.
  • How to Save for Retirement

    It's never too early to start putting away money for your future. If you've ever wondered how to save for retirement when you're also dealing with day-to-day expenses, these easy tips can help.
  • Emergency Funds: Your Safeguard Against the Unexpected

    Life is full of unexpected surprises. Some are good; others are expensive. A busted water heater can cost as much as $2,000 to replace, for example. A trip to the emergency room may run you $1,000 or more in out-of-pocket expenses. And if you lose your job it could take months to find another, leaving you scrambling to cover rent or mortgage payments, utilities and other bills.
  • 7 Tips for Safe Online Banking

    Online banking is as convenient as it gets – you can virtually check the status of your account from anywhere. However, online hackers are finding new ways to access private information, so stay safe with these tips for keeping your online banking information secure. Monitor your accounts regularly:
  • Know How to Manage Your Money Before College

    Just last year an est. 21 million American students left home for college, that number is set to rise in the upcoming weeks. Parents, before you let your teen out the door make sure you teach them the fundamentals of money, now that they are on their own. Unfortunately, only a handful of states require financial education prior to high school graduation.

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