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Extra Credit! Math Made Fun

Think back to those wonder years when you were in grade school. If you made a list of your favorite classes in school, where would math class be on your list? For many kids today, just as in the past, math is often at the bottom of their lists. Some […]

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Will Student Loans Hurt Your Ability to Buy a Home?

A house, 2.5 kids and a white picket fence: It’s the classic American dream. But with the cost of a four-year degree rivaling (if not surpassing) the cost of a modest home, some fear that young America’s ability to attain those decades-old aspirations could be threatened.

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Comparing the Great Recession of 2008 with the Great Depression

We all felt it. In fact, many of us are all still feeling the effects of it even now almost a decade later. The impact of what is now called the Great Recession of 2008 still reverberates today. Home values fell off a cliff, waves of foreclosures hit the market and the unemployment rate topped 10 percent for the first time in nearly 25 years. 2008 initiated a very bad period for the U.S. economy. How bad was it?

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5 Reasons Why You Need A Checking Account

There are an estimated 24.5 million people in the United States who are underbanked.1 While the biggest reason for avoiding banks is the fear of not having enough money to open an account (57.4%), an additional 10.9% report that they simply did not trust banks or believed the fees were […]

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Overdraft vs Clean Overdraft: What’s the Difference?

Most of us have become familiar with the term “overdraft” via the overdraft protection that most financial institutions offer. Through this protection, individuals can withdraw money from accounts, despite having insufficient funds, without experiencing a “bounced payment.” Although individuals may overdraft for a variety of reasons (intentional or not) they may experience […]

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