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Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information and uses it for financial gain. Learn what you can do to protect yourself from identity theft.

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Useful tips and information on credit unions to help you with a wide variety of important financial decisions.

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10 Terms Every Home-Buyer Should Know

Buying a home is a common undertaking for many Americans, but it’s also one of the most complicated — not to mention costly — purchases adults will ever make. It’s important to understand these 10 essential terms so you’re ready to make smart decisions with your money.

  1. Adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM): A mortgage with an interest rate that can change over time. It typically has a low, fixed initial interest rate and then may adjust regularly either up or down depending on market conditions. It can’t exceed a set rate cap.
  2. Closing costs: Fees from buying a house from both the lender and third parties like inspectors, attorneys, surveyors and title insurance companies. These typically add up to 3%-6% of the total home price, though some of these charges are negotiable.
  3. Down payment: When you’re buying a home and financing it with a mortgage, most lenders require
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Identity Theft Education

Identity theft is when someone steals your personal information, such as your name, Social Security number or credit card number, to commit fraud or other crimes. Nearly one in five Americans has become a victim of this crime. Identity theft can cost its victims valuable money, time and frustration.

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Seven Money Saving Tips for Teens

Most teenagers probably won’t leap at the prospect of learning about personal finance on their own. That’s why it’s important to take the time to teach them smart money management.
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The Benefits of Mortgage Preapproval and How to Get One

Unless you were recently selected as the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft or released a hit album, you probably won’t pay for your new house in cash. Like millions of Americans, you’ll take out a mortgage.
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Five Money Moves to Make Before Traveling Abroad

In the excitement of exploring a new country, it’s all too easy to rack up extra expenses when paying in a foreign currency. Exchange rates fluctuate and it’s not always clear what commissions and fees you’re being charged.
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