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What is a credit score?

What is a credit score?

Your credit score is a three-digit number meant to reflect the risk you could pose to a lender when you borrow money. It offers a quick glance at your credit health and history of paying [...]

Tips for navigating the basics of Medicare

Tips for navigating the basics of Medicare

While you’re doing everything you can now to be a healthy retiree, you’re still going to have the expected – and the unexpected – medical costs. In fact, a 65-year-old couple who retired in 2022 [...]

How much do I need to save for retirement?

How much do I need to save for retirement?

As you go through life, you’re going to have several financial goals. One of the biggest ones, however, will be putting aside enough money so you can live comfortably when you’re retired. However, [...]

How to dispute your credit report

How to dispute your credit report

Reviewing and managing your information is an important part of protecting your data identity. So, if you notice something you believe is inaccurate on your TransUnion credit report, we’re here to help. Disputing your [...]

Buying a home: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Buying a home: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Your home-buying experience should be an exciting time, yet the process ahead is not without its drawbacks and potential problems. For many home-buyers, failing to do enough research at the beginning of the process can [...]

How to prepare for a potential housing market crash in 2023

How to prepare for a potential housing market crash in 2023

There’s been a lot of concern about the economy lately, particularly regarding inflation, rising interest rates, layoffs, a potential recession — and the housing market. The housing crash of 2008 left many families underwater in [...]

NCUA launches financial literacy, outreach newsletter

NCUA launches financial literacy, outreach newsletter

NCUA invites credit unions, educators, and others to sign up for its new email newsletter on financial literacy. The Financial Literacy & Outreach Newsletter will focus on consumer finance and education, including insights and data [...]

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