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  • How to Manage Your Finances After Graduating College

    That degree you earned might open the door to a higher salary — and carry a student loan burden — so it's important to know how to balance it all as you set the stage for the rest of your life.
  • Surviving a Road Trip with Children

    With young kids, planning an eight hour car ride could seem like a rough beginning to a weekend trip. You’re already imagining your child screaming in the back seat “Are we there yet?” and the formation of a headache. That is, if you didn’t plan ahead to keep your children happy and chillin’ in the back seat!
  • Money Lessons for Children as they Grow

    Learning life lessons and skills help your child grow into a happy, healthy adult, and most of them are learned from you! An important skill that often gets overlooked until a child reaches their teenage years is personal finance. This doesn’t have to be a long conversation over the dinner table with your child leaving confused or worse - bored! You can teach them simple lessons early in life.
  • The Student Loan Process in 3 Steps: What You and Your Child Need to Know

    The rising prices of college tuition, the stress of student loan applications, and learning how to maximize on the capabilities of financial aid has become a commonly shared feeling of anxiety amongst parents and children. Read on for three simple steps to assist you with the student loan application process and help you and your child start off on the right foot.
  • Checklist for Spring Repairs

    Spring has sprung! The birds are chirping, flowers are budding, and people are getting out of the house into the bright sunshine. Don’t let the sun become a spotlight to chipped siding, dead plants or a cracked driveway. So many memories, and laughs, have happened in your home. You already have plans to have friends over for a barbeque, soaking up the sun and chatting on the deck. Don’t let a deck that needs to be stained become the topic of the get together.
  • Tax Tips to Help New Parents Save Money

    Congratulations, new mom or dad! Now take out the checkbook, because your bundle of joy comes with a bundle of new expenses. But all those day care costs and pediatrician bills can bring new tax deductions that can help you ride out the first years of parenthood without going broke.
  • 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.

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