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How and Where to Save: Our Latest Tips

Everyone knows they should save money to help pay for their future needs or wants, but not everyone knows the best or easiest ways to save. Here are a few ways to help you meet your goals. Review how and where … Continue reading

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Buying or Refinancing a Home?

Seven do-it-yourself tips for choosing and managing a mortgage Do you have a mortgage loan or are you in the market for one? With new disclosures and other consumer protection rules, and fluctuations in interest rates, it’s good to review … Continue reading

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Taking Your Money on a Trip: Safe Travels Financially

Your suitcase is packed, you’ve got your travel itinerary, and you’re prepared for the sun and warm weather. But are you all set financially? Unless you have taken the time to consider your money needs, including safety precautions, that pleasure … Continue reading

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Your Savings Plan: Balancing Long- and Short-Term Goals

How many savings goals does your family have? Many Wisconsin consumers have a long list of needs and wants. Retirement, college education, a new(er) car, and an emergency fund might top the list of needs. The list of wants is … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Paying Off Student Loans

May brings commencement and celebration for many college students.  It also brings the prospect of repaying student loans. Though increasingly needed for many careers, a college education is a big investment in time and money. The price to Wisconsin residents … Continue reading

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Money & Banking Tips for the Tax Season

How can you save money and avoid a variety of problems at tax time? Guard against tax-related frauds. Examples include scam e-mails falsely claiming to come from the IRS. Many of these are intended to trick taxpayers into revealing Social … Continue reading

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America Saves Week tip #2

Split Your Direct Deposit If you have direct deposit, most employers will allow you to split your check between multiple accounts — so instead of depositing all of your money into your checking account, you can set some to automatically … Continue reading

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America Saves Week tip #1

Sign Up for Your Company’s Retirement Plan If your company offers a 401(k) or 403(b), this is one of the best options for automatic savings. Not only do these retirement plans automatically put money you earn into a retirement account … Continue reading

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Hit by the Recent Storms?

The recent storms have caused substantial damage to property in the area.  A local TV station aired a news story regarding hiring contractors to repair your home.  This is sound advice that should be followed.  While there are many reputable … Continue reading

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Contacted By a Debt Collector? Proceed with Caution

Consumers who fall behind on credit card payments or other bills sometimes hear from a debt collector. But people who don’t even owe any money may find themselves contacted by a debt collector…or someone who falsely claims to be one. … Continue reading

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