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How to Manage Pet Care Costs & Expenses
Budgeting Tips, Money Smarts, Family
Caring for your furry friends can add up! Learn how to manage the costs of owning a pet & unwanted expenses without compromising on quality for your animal.
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5 Tips to Your Home Improvement Sweet Spots
Home Equity, Home Improvement, Money Smarts
Your home is your castle, your refuge and—let’s face it—a place where it can be very easy to sink a big chunk of money. Which is why you’re always on the lookout for “sweet spots”:  those home improvements that add comfort, safety or a little zing of style while you’re living in your house and will boost the asking price when it’s time to sell.
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Checklist to Help You Save Money & Financially Plan for a Baby
Family, Saving Tips, Financial Planning
As you prepare for this new chapter of your life as a parent, make sure you are saving to cover the costs of having a baby with our financial planning checklist.
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Money Smarts Podcast
Podcast: When and How to Open a Business Account
Podcast, Business Checking, Small Business, Entrepreneurship
In this episode of Money Smarts, a podcast of Summit Credit Union, learn what to do when your side hustle becomes something more. Our financial experts share insight on how and when to open a business banking account. Plus, find out what other types of help your financial institution can provide when your hobby grows into a business.
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Why Women Need Life Insurance
Financial Planning, Protecting Your Finances, SFA, Family
Today, women have more financial responsibilities than ever before. How will your family or loved ones manage financially if you die? Whether you are single, married, employed, or a stay-at-home mom, you probably need life insurance. At the very least, life insurance can help pay for the costs of funeral and burial services, estate administration, outstanding debts, estate taxes, and the uninsured expenses of a final illness.
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Tips & Advice for Your First Time Buying a Home
Mortgages, Financial Freedom, Money Smarts
Buying your first home can be intimidating, so we asked real people to share their new homeowner tips. Find out their strategies to ace the homebuying process.
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