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If you’re in the market for a new home, you’ll likely need to take out a home loan or mortgage. Let’s take a closer look at this product and its application process. What is a home loan? A home loan, or a mortgage, enables you to buy a home without having to pull all the cash directly from

Whether you’re an Amazon Prime member who orders everything from shampoo to your winter wardrobe online, or you like browsing from the comfort of your couch but you still prefer the mall, you owe it to yourself to make your online shopping experience as pleasant as possible.

‘Tis the season to shop until you drop-or until you go broke. But you

Here at Acclaim FCU, we hate to see your money go to waste, so we’ve put together a list of misleading advertising schemes you may come across when hunting for deals this Black Friday.

There are wonderful treasures to be found on Craigslist, and if you have stuff you don’t need, you can make good money selling it there. Unfortunately, though, Craigslist is riddled with scammers. Keep your money safe

Entering your golden years without a partner at your side can be lonely. It can also be financially frightening. Without a spouse, you won’t have

Life sometimes throws expensive surprises. To cover them, you’ll need to borrow. If you’re borrowing to finance one of these costly events, consider a

With all the trending talk about FIRE (Financially Independent, Retire Early), you may be thinking

Take steps today to secure your job—and help get ahead, too!

Are you loaded down with piles of debt thanks to the decisions you made years ago? Lucky for you...

Use this guide help you choose the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) type that best suits your needs.

Are you an avid user of Apple Pay or a staunch opponent of yet another...

If you’re like most Americans, you’re carrying a large loan, such as a mortgage, auto loan or credit card debt. That means you’re looking at hundreds or thousands of dollars in interest payments over

Thanks to a 60% increase in email phishing scams over the past year, the IRS is cautioning taxpayers to be extra vigilant this tax season. These are the

You may be a shopaholic if any of the following applies to you: You have unopened items stashed at home. You

Everybody’s got a secret (or not-so-secret) luxury dream. Maybe you want to spend a month hiking through the Australian Outback. You might be hankering for

Last year, Amazon threw open the doors of its innovative cashier-less store. Using sophisticated cameras and a simple phone scan, the store allows shoppers to walk in, pick up what they want and walk out. No wait. No paying, and no fuss. The quick-in, quick-out appeal is super-convenient. But it comes with a price. Here’s a look at how Amazon Go might affect the economy.

401(k): A retirement savings plan offered by many businesses to their employees. Employees enrolled in their company’s 401(k) plan will have a portion of their pre-tax paycheck deposited into an investment fund. These savings then grow, tax-free, until withdrawal at or during retirement. Amortization: The distribution of scheduled

JANUARY: THINK OUTSIDE In January, outdoor goods, like gas grills and boats, will be sold at their cheapest. Snag a blazing hot deal when it’s freezing out! FEBRUARY: GEAR UP FOR WINTER In February, retailers start clearing out their winter merchandise. Cash in on their early goodbye to the cold by finding great deals on winter coats, thermal clothes, heaters and humidifiers. MARCH: GET FIT In March, you’ll find bargain-priced treadmills, ellipticals and

Tax season means a paperwork blizzard. Often, someone loses a copy of an important document and needs it reissued. Naturally, everyone’s too busy to verify the authenticity of each request. That’s what scammers are counting on with a ploy targeting tax form preparers. In this scheme,

Do you find it difficult to save money for emergencies or big purchases? If so, you’re not alone. A Federal Reserve Board study found that a shocking 47% of Americans don’t have the funds to cover a $400 emergency. This means a minor financial setback, like a car

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