Should I buy a house during a pandemic?

Q: I planned to buy my first home this spring and then the coronavirus changed everything. Should I forget about my plans, or can I...
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Beware of coronavirus scams

Scammers often capitalize on fear, and the coronavirus outbreak is no exception. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are warning...
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What’s the best way to pay for a home renovation?

Q: I’m doing some home renovations this spring and I’m not sure how to finance the expense. There are so many loan options, but which...

Homeowner’s insurance coverage options

You worked hard to purchase the house of your dreams and it is most likely your largest financial investment. If disaster strikes, you want to...
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How to build up your credit from scratch

Q: I’ve never had a credit card and my credit history is non-existent. I’m ready to build up my credit from scratch. Where do I...
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Credit union employees making a difference with a blood drive

TruMark Financial® Credit Union employees and members of the community donated blood at the credit union’s semi-annual blood drive on Feb. 7, to support the...
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How to create a budget in six easy steps

If you’re always wondering how you’re going to pay the next bill, feel guilty when you indulge in overpriced treats, or just can’t find money...
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When should I put my house on the market?

If you’re thinking of selling your home, think spring, because the season of blossoming flowers and gentle breezes has traditionally been the best time of...
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The SECURE Act and you

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, which took effect Jan. 1, 2020, aims to improve the nation’s retirement system. It includes 29...
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Waging war against porch pirates

Holiday shopping season is upon us and (not-so) friendly porch pirates could be gearing up to steal packages from your doorstep. Here are some ways...