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You want to take more control over your money. We have the top financial wellness tips. These personal finance tips can help you reach all your money goals.

Financial Wellness
The Benefits of Doing Two Things at Once: Checking and Direct Deposit

Researches has shown the benefits of focusing on one task at a time. In fact, every time you multitask, you open yourself up to doing both tasks poorly. Plus, breaking away from the task at hand to answer a text, call, or email, makes it harder to get back in the groove, harming productivity. Okay, what does this have to do with checking accounts with direct deposit? It’s the exception to the rule. It proves doing two things at once is a good thing. Let us explain.

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What Will the Fed Do Next?

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) holds its next meeting on March 19-20. And with it comes serious questions that impact your financial well-being. Will the Fed raise interest rates? Will they drop interest rates? Will they hold rates where they are today?

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5 Reasons You Need to Know Your Credit Score

Do you know your credit score? More importantly, why does it matter? Put simply, a variety of financial businesses use your credit score as an indicator to predict the likelihood you’ll pay them back. The higher your credit score, the more likely you’ll be able to obtain credit and pay less interest, which can save you significant amounts of money.

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9 Reasons To Start Saving For The Holidays Today

The holiday lights and decorations are tucked away in your attack or garage. Holiday music has stopped playing at your local mall. You’re no longer scouring the internet or stores for the perfect gift. And all the holiday guests have left. Phew! Let’s talk about the 2024 holiday season. Now is the perfect time to start saving money for this year’s end-of-year celebrations.

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Give Yourself The Gift Of Savings

We hope you received everything you hoped for during the holiday season. If not, it’s time to give yourself a gift that keeps giving: The gift of saving money. On the surface, it may not sound as exciting as what was on your holiday wish list, but it’s a habit that can help you.

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What’s The Real Cost Of A Gift Card?

We’re in the final weeks of the holiday shopping season. You have a gift for everyone on your list. Well, almost everyone. There always seems to be one or two hard-to-buy-for people. Or people you want to acknowledge, but getting something too personal may not be appropriate. Gift cards have become the go-to gift for many of us. In fact, according to WalletHub, sales of gift cards are expected to reach $204 billion this year.

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