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Open the Door to Opportunity with a Home Equity Loan

Tapping into the equity of your home with a home equity loan is a big decision! A home equity loan enables you to borrow against the current value of your home. In other words, your home equity is the current market value minus the outstanding balance of all mortgages and other liens using your home as collateral. With a home equity loan, it can be a bit easier to access a larger amount of money and/or get lower interest rates because the loan is secured by your house.


Four Reasons to Refinance Your Car Loan

People commonly spend weeks or even months shopping for a new vehicle. They do online research, scroll through ads to find bargains, seek advice from friends and auto websites, visit different dealerships and test-drive numerous cars. What many car shoppers fail to do is shop around for the best auto loan rates and terms. Many…


Home Improvement Tips For Your Home Sweet Home

Handy home improvement tips and a guide to planning smart home improvement projects that make for a good return on investment. Securing funding for your home improvement projects.


It’s Time for Some Spring Day Trippin’

Whether you’re looking for a day trip a little closer to home or a weekend getaway, there is plenty to do within driving distance of good old northeast Pennsylvania!


Tips for Spending Your Tax Return Wisely

Ka-ching! It’s that time of year when many Americans are awaiting a refund check from Uncle Sam. What they do with that refund can make an impact on their financial fitness throughout the rest of the year. Many will splurge on big purchases and blow their entire refund, others may have a smarter plan of…


Shining a Light on CEO & Their Efforts to Alleviate Hunger in Our Area

Occasionally, the Choice Words blog will introduce you to local non-profits that we believe are doing great things in our area. This month, we’d like to tell you a little about the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) and Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank. March is National Nutrition Month. A time for sharing nutrition education and…


How to Get the Best Deal when Searching for That New Car

Spring is right around the corner and you know what that means, it’s car buying time. When it comes to buying a new car, knowledge is power! The more you know, the more leverage you have in making the best deal. So, buckle up and let’s hit the road with our tips and tricks on how to score a better deal on the vehicle you want!


Credit Unions & Banks: What’s the Difference?

Credit unions have been around for more than 100 years already, yet many people still don’t quite understand what exactly a credit union is or how it differs from a bank. So, allow us to start from the beginning. The first credit union was started in rural Germany in 1864 by a group of farmers….


Five Ideas for Enjoying Family Fun on a Budget

Here are some ideas for a fun-filled day with your family without breaking the bank. There are things you can do today, tomorrow, this weekend or over the next few months. The choice is yours; there’s plenty of fun to be had!


Ten Easy Ways to Save Money Each Week

Ever check your account balance and wonder where all your money went? Well, you’re not certainly alone! All those seemingly small purchases can really deplete your account in a big way. It’s something we like to call the “Latte Factor.” It’s the concept that the small amounts of money that we spend on a regular…


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